The seventeenth card of the Major Arcana appearing just after the turbulent Tower card and right before the elusive Moon card, the Star is one of the cards that is almost always welcome in a Tarot reading.
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and thought about how beautiful the stars look? Their twinkling lights can brighten even the darkest of moods. At a time when the world enters a period of darkness, stars shine a light across the world.
They provide a sense of comfort in moments of despair and their gentle lighting illuminates like fireflies across the vast black skies, bringing tranquility and hope to those who feel swallowed by the moorish and often ominous black vacuum.
This is the power of the stars. It is also the meaning of the Star in the Tarot.
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What is the Meaning of the Star?
Appearing right after the catastrophic and shocking Tower card, the Star appears in a reading to represent hope and inspiration. As it is with catastrophe and those moments of shock that turn our worlds upside down, there comes a point afterwards where we start to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel and this is where the Star’s energy comes in.
The Star has a number of different meanings in the Tarot:
- Feeling hope
- Having faith in the future
- Counting your blessings
- A light in the darkness
- Regaining motivation
- Being inspired
- Sharing wealth with others, monetary and spiritual
- Opening your heart
- Experiencing serenity
- Trusting a power higher than yourself
- Finding inner peace
The Star Meaning: Love Tarot Reading
If asking about someone’s feelings for you, this person feels that you bring them hope and inspiration. Their feelings for you are filled with admiration. They feel you are the light in their darkness and that when you are with them, they can do anything. There is a deep and powerful feeling of love connected to the Star in the feelings position.
As feelings, it can also go the other way. They may feel that you are ‘cold and distant’. They could feel that you are out of their league or too hard to reach. There may be a sense of longing – the kind of feeling one might get if they had a crush on a celebrity!
Look to surrounding cards to give you a better idea of what the Star means in this context, or you can browse our personal tarot readings here. From topics such as love, twin flames, soul purpose and more, our readers are incredibly skilled and intuitive with the tarot.
For how someone sees you, the Star is a very positive card. They see you as beautiful, inside and out. The beauty of the Star is on par with the imagery which often depicts a beautiful naked woman pouring into a jug. In their eyes, you are the epitome of beauty.
For a relationship, it means this relationship is filled with hope and optimism. It is a sign that your relationship is one that brings out the best in both of you and together you can shine a light in areas of your lives (and indeed the world).
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The Star Meaning: Career Tarot Reading
In a career reading, the Star indicates good news. If you have been waiting to hear back from a job, this card shows that in some way the news you receive will be positive. It could be that you get the job but it could also mean that even if you don’t get the job, you are provided with great feedback or even recommended to someone else.
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One way or another, the Star highlights that the career you are reading about will lead to brighter and better things.
If the Star shows up in a career reading, it can also indicate a career in healing or counselling. This can include traditional healing like nursing or the mental health profession; or it can indicate healing in esoteric tradition, such as working with chakras or shamanic work.
The Star Meaning: General Tarot Reading
If the Star appears in a general reading, its message is one that brings hope, joy and enlightenment. The challenges you are facing will soon come to an end. There is light at the end of the tunnel and the trials and tribulations you have suffered will start to fade as the light breaks through the darkness.
The Star can also indicate a person coming into your life who is compassionate, kind and wise. This individual may be sent to heal you and teach you valuable lessons as you go forward on your spiritual journey.
The Star also highlights your creativity. Nurturing your creative energy brings a sense of peace and serenity. You are encouraged to delve within and see how you can harness your creative streak to manifest in the real world. Remember, creativity is the soul’s way of expressing itself!
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This reading also allows the opportunity to ask three questions of your choice – whatever questions have been floating around in that wonderful mind of yours. Whatever questions or areas you are ready to open to and activate.
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What About the Star Reversed?
Reversed, the Star Tarot card indicates that you have lost faith and hope in the universe and in yourself.
A sense of despair has set in and it may be hard for you to see beyond the negative energy that has arisen.
If you get this card to represent someone you know, they may be feeling hopeless at the moment and trying to reach out in their own way.
When the Star appears in reverse, it can be a warning sign that hard times are ahead. Look to surrounding cards to give more clues about potential challenges that await.
For greater support as you move through your healing, the intention for our tarot readings, with the help of your Higher Self and Divine Source Energy, is to help you fall back into alignment with your Higher Self, to help you fall into flow with the energy of life, to help you reach your highest, most beautiful and full of life self.
Use the Energy of the Star to Shine a Light
The Star Tarot card is one of the most welcome cards in a reading. Its imagery alone brings a sense of joy and peace and a feeling that all’s right with the world.
No matter what challenges we face in life, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. We all have a Star within us and sometimes it is just a question of tapping into it. When days are bright and sunny, it is easy for us to be happy and relish in all that life has to offer.
But when tough times hit and we are plunged into darkness, it is then that the energy of the Star is at its most powerful, battling against the negative forces that consistently try to push us down. Hope, faith, light and love are powerful attributes that the Star possesses – that you possess. Through harnessing the energy of our inner Star, we will weather the storms and come out of them stronger, brighter and better than ever before.
This is the true meaning of the Star. Whenever you feel in despair, look to this card to help guide you. The stars in the sky shine a guiding light for many a weary and lost traveller. Let the Star guide you when you tread your own dark path. The light that exists within you can never be taken from you.
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♡ Iberia Tor