17 The Star
Keywords: perseverance; concentration; one-track mind; diligence; endless possibilities; miracles; magick
Archetypes: The Nutty Professor; Dorothy (and her crew); Dr. Seuss (his manuscript was rejected 80 times before he hit pay-dirt)
Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius
Upright Interpretation: This card reminds me somewhat of Temperance, except the angelic figure on Temperance is robed and this woman is naked. What this card deals with is more “out there”, more viewable, more public; and whatever circumstances it surrounds, it’s going to open up the can, whether there’s any worms in there or not. This card is a defining moment, it is every defining moment you will ever have in life; and we all have more than one. It’s brilliant; it has Super-Star quality; it is unembarrassed, intent, directed. This card validates all your hard work; this card acknowledges that you gave it your best shot. This card isn’t afraid to bare all to the world, so don’t be shy.
Reversed Interpretation: It’s okay to fail. All you can do is try. If your best efforts got all fucked up, it might– or it might not– have been your fault. The main message here? Get up off your knees, wipe off the dust and dirt, the mud and the blood, and get your ass in gear to try again. Don’t give up…that’s the main message. If you give up, you will not succeed for sure. If you try, you might be victorious. I know, this sounds like a flip of the coin; but hey, that means you’ve got a 50/50 shot. Don’t waste your opportunity.
1. What is your first impression of this card?
2. What does this card mean to You?
3. Are there details on this card that especially stand out for you? If so, write them down and explain.
4. How does this card define relationships?
5. How does this card define financial circumstances?
6. How is this card relevant to health issues?
Affirmations for Meditation:
1. My light shines like a beacon for positive energy.
2. I’m an achiever, a mover, a shaker.
3. I will make a wish upon a star.
4. I revel in the brightness of my spirit.
5. I will, I am, I do.
A Tarot Reading for The Star:
The Star ~ 2/swords ®; 9/wands; The Sun ®
You ignore everything, screaming at us silently to succeed, ignoring all the major sign posts or indications there could possibly be any other outcome. You squelch every question or doubt. You force us to take our blinders off and jump into our dreams and goals, secret wishes and desires, with both feet, not knowing, or seeming to care, where or how we actually land. “Just do it– do it NOW!”, you yell at us from your heavenly vantage point.
Beautiful Star, you warn us with brilliant light and a magical touch, to let our guard down, to expose our underbelly to the world and dare it to all be okay, knowing that what we needed all along is an incredible abundance of confidence and a total shedding of that wicked Killer-of-Dreams…fear. “You’re strong!”, you shout at us through your brilliant glory. “You can do it”, you call to us, on your knees at the pool of all life. “You are SUCCESSFUL!”, you proclaim to us and the heavens.
“Happiness comes to all of us in different degrees,” you calmly state with a quiet voice, letting us know that life is life and we are human, and the level of happiness we achieve can only be understood from our earth-bound perspective. But there’s more, you hint broadly with a wise smile, knowing that many of us must find the key to this happiness on our own and the New Existence it will open.
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