As promised, we are moving on now to the STAR card in the Major Arcana and it will be be listed here in my Journey of Life Tarot Series - please do click the link and read all the cards on this Journey so far.
I began this series last year around Summer I believe and had a feeling that I would be quite some time in completing it. I hope that you will find it interesting!
The last card discussed was the TOWER card. Once you have read that you might see every need to want to see it next door to the STAR which is what I am writing about today. The Star is as beautiful as it looks. What a relief to see it when it offers so much healing, hope and inspiration. That is what this card is all about. We are probably only too grateful to see this in our reading if the going has been tough or we have suffered badly. It will act as an uplift in many ways.
I love this card because it shows a real forgiveness about it. You know when you have so many things go wrong in your life you wonder 'what else can life throw at you' ? its like being reduced to some kind of very humble level that you really kind of accept the 'whats next'. Its like being hurt really bad but still allowing a bit of hope that things MIGHT get better , that they actually COULD get better? hell, you have been the lowest you can go so surely ANYTHING is better than that? so on this card and how I view it we have a naked Lady who doesnt seem bothered about wearing any clothes does she? I dont think she cares. She is not trying to hide herself, she has NOTHING left to hide - she is just there and she is taking a jug and emptying out water in that pond. That is what it looks like right? This card is AQUARIUS. Its a bit of an aloof card in some respects - the lady shows that she is alone there but she has a huge Star above her. There is an idea here that its the North Star and it 'points the way' to stop you getting utterly lost. You guys must know the idea of the North Star for Mariners? as long as you follow it then you will be ok. There is then a sense of IT WILL BE OK in this card - the Star is there to GUIDE YOU - you may be feeling utterly naked, humble and just open to 'whatever comes along' here BUT the water is there too. Water soothes, cools, bathes, cleanses....its a lovely pool too, you could get in there and gently relax all the tensions and problems away. It is a sign of getting 'washed clean' - cleaning and cleansing the problems and troubles in the hope of feeling better.
If we are wounded, we would clean our wound right? and over time it will start to heal. Whether physically or mentally this card is there to tell you that EVENTUALLY things will HEAL and YES they really will get better. This card is the card of HOPE as well as HEALING. What you HOPE for is your inspiration to go forward another day. TO KEEP moving forward, to have FAITH things will improve.
In this card whenever you are dejected, whenever you feel LOST, SAD LONELY HURT REJECTED - the STAR is here to GUIDE YOU . The beautiful naked lady waters the ground around her to make sure everything GROWS, nothing dies, everything lives on, everything is nurtured, everything has nourishment to progress and at the same time? She appears to be filling the pool because she wants you to have a place to bathe away your troubles, have something to drink if you are thirsty. Its almost like a pool of eternal circles of life. What gets taken is replenished with abundance.
This card wants us to believe in the FUTURE. To know that miracles can happen, that there is something around the next corner, that even if everything fell apart around us, if we keep our cool and allow ourselves space to heal then there is a bright future ahead or at least the promise of that. We have to have a little input of course but the INSPIRATION is there and the HOPE is there because the Star tells us that it will guide us and we have to trust in that. Imagine Mariners on the sea in eras gone by just looking up at the stars to tell them which direction to go for land or safety ? they had to trust that didnt they? and the Stars did guide them - today we have a COMPASS - or Sat Navs on the land etc we dont necessarily have to get physically lost (yes and mobiles)! BUT lets not detract from what this card is pointing out.
HAVE FAITH - HAVE HOPE - BE INSPIRED - BE HEALED - HEALING IS THERE - STAY COOL - TAKE TIME TO CONSIDER YOUR WOUNDS - BUT BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE. The Star is card number 17. If you add those numbers together you will get number 8 the STRENGTH card. That also tells you that with added strength and fortitude - with COURAGE - you can cope with the most fearful or trying situations. After all in the strength card the lady is facing a Lion.
Take care until my next card synopsis which will be THE MOON. Join me soon and dont forget to check my link to read up the other cards. I may be back to write a few more elements for each card so please always come back for a re read!
TAROT - THE JOURNEY OF LIFE EXPLORATORY