Star Tarot Card Meanings
Since as long as we have had eyes to see we have lifted them upwards to the stars for assurance and guidance. Winking back at us, the stars signal comfort to us. By their very design, they instill wonder in the deepest parts of our hearts and allow hope to spring forth. That concept of twinkling and winking is the energy at the core of star Tarot card meanings.
The Star Tarot card holds that same twinkly hope and promise we see when we look up at the stars in the night sky. Everything about the card suggests serenity, assurance, and hope. It is a message for us to take heart, be at peace and know that all is well. The waters running from the maiden’s pitchers are never-ending. There is an abundant supply of love and the cycles of life run smoothly along the currents of peace.
The sky is clear with a hue of blue, which is a symbol of inspiration, creativity and aspiration. We also see a predominance of green which is a symbol of healing. Key Words for the Star Tarot Card Meanings
Our maiden intensifies the feeling of blissful peace as she is among the fertile gardens in her most natural state. It is as if she is in an oasis of creativity, and inspiration that serves as a place of healing and renewal. The lushness of her surroundings is compounded by the tranquility of her demeanor and it all puts us instantly at rest. She is nude which is a symbol of her ease – nothing to hide or fear, she is completely natural in her own skin as well as her surroundings.
We see the water she pours out is a part of a cleansing process. She pours out healing waters in dimensions of time: pouring out a pool in the present time, and pouring out a healing river that runs through our future days as well (see the pitcher symbolism below).
If we allow our imaginations to step into the card, we become surrounded by the beauty and warmth that delivers a promise that “all is well.”
We are surrounded by elements of faith that let us know our needs are always met. This is a very spiritual card, as it rings out messages of renewal, purification, and assurance that each of our days are saturated with the promise of joy, truth and love.
When the Star appears in a reading it indicates that the querent may have been through a rough time and is now entering a time of rejuvenation. This card is a message that time for relaxation is here. Think “spa for the soul.” Think breath of fresh air. Also, if the querent has been worried about a situation, this card indicates that he/she is on the right path and that all things will work out to a happy end. The Star Tarot card meanings are all about the promise of a better day.
Key Symbols Relative to Star Tarot Card Meanings:
This section focuses on a few select symbols that can help us further define the Star Tarot card meanings.
Bird: By their very nature birds are symbols of aspiration, illumination, and higher vibration. They live in the realm of the skies and this makes them symbolic of higher places in thought, body, and mind. When we contemplate the bird we are lifted above the mundane, lifted of our burdens, and our souls are set free to fly above the restrictions we’ve placed upon ourselves. (See also Bird Symbolism in Tarot and also Dove symbolism in Tarot.)
Star: As mentioned earlier, the star has long been a symbol of guidance. From the wise men being led to the Christ child, to star-eyes of Mithras that when open, served as windows to the cosmos, the star is an ancient oracle. The star is just over our maiden’s crown, from this we can intuit that guidance is her crowning glory, and that her own higher-consciousness is her ultimate guide. Note that there are seven stars surrounding the centre star which is the number of prime chakras, which is thought to be symbolic of perfectly balanced health. It is also interesting to note the seven-pointed star is a common emblem among the Gnostics. The eight-pointed star is a symbol of Venus as the evening star, and thus reinforcing this Tarot card meanings of love, peace and hope.
Pitchers: Pitchers are symbolic of vessels containing the nectar of life, the healing waters of peace. They pour out an endless supply of crystal clear, cleansing waters. In this rendition (Morgan-Greer. See permissions for use on the home page) the blue pitcher represents the water element that deals with motion, emotion, and fluidity – it comes from her right hand which deals with consciousness. This is a symbol that we pour from ourselves the energies that we are aware of, and we should be mindful of this process. In her left hand (symbolizing unconsciousness) she pours waters (emotions) from a red pitcher which is the element of fire (passion). This is symbolic that we must face emotions that we may be burying in an effort to view how these suppressed emotions are affecting our environment.
Key Questions Relative to the Star Tarot Card Meanings:
When contemplating the Star Tarot card meanings, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I allow my higher source to be my guide?
- How can I nurture myself and those around me more?
- Do I emit a presence of peace and harmony with others?
- What can I do to allow more tranquility into my day?
- Am I allowing peace and relaxation to flow through my life?
- What can I do to be more at ease with myself and my surroundings?
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