The Star

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about The Star Tarot Archetype.

The Star Tarot Card Meaning

Part of the tarot archetypes, The Star is the seventeenth trump, or Major Arcana, card in most Tarot decks.

Checkout this detailed breakdown of the meaning of The Star tarot card.

Upright Meanings

Indicative of hope, inspiration and contentment, The Star means the recipient is positive, serene and motivated due to being in tune with the universe and having a sense of spiritual connection.

It indicates stability and calm following difficult times, with a sense of renewal, healing of past wounds and one’s energies being in balance.

Past mental, emotional, physical or spiritual issues are gone and the recipient can embrace the future, trusting in the universe’s plan for them and that things will be ok.

They will feel an inner confidence, creativity and artistry, with this a good time to take up a new, artistic hobby. Spiritually,

The Star indicates being well connected with the spirits and a chance of positive development if interested in psychic work as well as this being an opportune moment for healing or energy work.

​The Star indicates a relationship with an Aquarius.

Single people will let go of emotional baggage from past relationships, with now a good time to meet new people or rekindle a past relationship.

The star also signifies the deepening of an existing relationship, with any past issues healing and a better future on the horizon if open to healing.

The Star indicates positive forthcoming career opportunities, perhaps a promotion or new job. It can also indicate suitability for a more creative role.

Financially, any money problems can be resolved and now is a good time to make investments.

​For anyone experiencing health problems, The Star promises great healing to come or renewed hope for their future health.

Reversed Meanings

The Star can indicate hopelessness, with past difficulties resulting in loss of faith in the universe and zest for life.

However, things are not hopeless in reality and the recipient should take responsibility for their situation and attitude, perhaps seeking professional help to move on from the past.

The recipient may have lost confidence, self-belief and self-trust, feeling anxious and overwhelmed. However, a change of attitude could resolve this and allow them to move forward.

Seek support if necessary, start by changing small things each day and find a creative outlet as this could help healing.

Faith in the universe may have been lost, with a sense of being doomed and lacking spiritual connection. However, problems faced are simply the universe giving opportunities for growth and, by finding something to be grateful for each day, a positive change in outlook can be affected.

​The Star reversed indicates loss of faith in, or over-focus on negatives in, a relationship, with a sense of stagnance and disconnection developing.

These issues can be fixed if past hurts and negative energy are cleared.

If single, it indicates loneliness and cynicism about the chances of finding love. Love will appear if fears and negativity are let go of.

​The Star reversed indicates boredom or feeling stuck in one’s career. Positivity and attitude change will help the recipient see that they can change things if they wish. It also indicates a failure to make use of creative powers which should be addressed.

Financially things are problematic but this can be changed if financial plans are changed in light of current circumstances and the recipient does not let money overwhelm them.

​The Star reversed indicates health issues are being made to seem worse by anxiety and poor attitude, with these making symptoms seem out of proportion.

Going for a check-up and focusing on positives will help put the mind at rest. Energy healing may also give a health boost and help rid them of negative energy.

The Star Keywords

  • Hope
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Calm
  • Contentment
  • Renewal
  • Serenity
  • Spirituality
  • Healing
  • Positivity
  • Hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Focusing on the negative
  • Lack of faith
  • Lack of inspiration
  • Lack of creativity
  • Boredom
  • Monotony

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