Tarot Card Meanings
To see this card is a message to have faith, for the universe will bless you and bring forth all that you need.
The Star card depicts a naked woman kneeling at the edge of a small pool. She has two water containers in her hands, one on her left (the subconscious) and one on her right (the conscious). She pours the water out to nourish the earth and continue the fertility cycle, which is represented by the lush greenery surrounding her. The water from the other container is poured onto dry land in five rivulets, representing the five senses.
The woman stands with one foot on the ground, representing her practical abilities and common sense, and the other foot in the water, representing her intuition and inner resources, as well as listening to her inner voice. Under the vastness of the starry night sky, she is naked, representing her vulnerability and purity. Behind her, one large star represents her essence, and seven smaller stars represent the chakras.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
In Tarot, The Star card comes after The Tower card, and it is a welcome reprieve after a period of destruction and turmoil. You’ve overcome many obstacles and rid yourself of any limiting beliefs that were previously holding you back. You are becoming aware of your true essence, who you are beneath all the layers. Whatever life throws at you, you know you are always connected to the Divine and pure loving energy. You have a new sense of self, a new appreciation for your essence.
The Star gives you renewed hope and faith, as well as a sense that you have been truly blessed by the Universe. You are entering a loving, peaceful phase of your life, filled with calm energy, mental stability, and a deeper understanding of yourself and the others around you. This is an important time in your personal development because you are now ready to receive the many blessings of the Universe.
Anything is possible with The Star card, and magic is all around you. Your heart is full of hope, and your soul is lifted to new heights as you realize that your dreams can come true. Allow yourself to dream, aspire, and elevate in any way you can to reach the stars. They are already waiting for you.
You might also want to rediscover or find a sense of meaning, inspiration, or purpose in your life. You are making significant changes in your life, transforming yourself from the old you to the new you and bringing about a new perspective: “Out with the old and in with the new!” You are selecting the best version of yourself. This is a profound spiritual journey that will give your life more meaning and purpose, as well as renew your inner energy. Remove any limiting beliefs, facades, or deceptions, and live in your true self. Be open to new ideas and growth, and listen to your inner still voice.
The Star also represents a generous nature. You want to give or share your wealth with others to help them improve their lives. Your heart is open, and you now want to return the favors you have received so that others may benefit.
The Reversed Star can indicate that you’ve lost faith and hope in the Universe. Right now, you may be feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges and wondering why you are being put through this. You’ve heard that life throws curveballs, but really? Why is this happening now? You may be pleading with the Universe for help but finding it difficult to see how the Divine is on your side. You’ll notice it if you look closely. The Divine is never far away. Take a moment to consider what the deeper life lesson is and how this is a blessing rather than a punishment.
Often, The Star Reversed is a test of faith. When faced with a difficult situation, you can either crumble like The Tower or stand firm in your belief that the Divine is present everywhere. You will also learn to trust not only the Universe but yourself. You are a vessel for the Divine, and when you believe in yourself and your abilities, you allow the Divine to shine through.
The Star Reversed also indicates that you are disengaged and uninspired by life or aspects of your life (for example, work, hobbies, relationships, personal projects, etc.). Perhaps you began with great vision and enthusiasm, but you are now feeling overwhelmed by mundane and dreary day-to-day routines. This card is especially useful for career readings when you feel dissatisfied with your job and wonder if it’s time to move on or make a change. Reconnect with what is truly important to you and the purpose of your soul in this lifetime. Align your daily activities with this goal, and you will discover new sources of inspiration.
Finally, The Star Reversed encourages you to prioritize self-care and nourishment on a deeply personal and spiritual level. Your energy reserves may be depleted, so rather than pushing yourself further, make time for yourself. Schedule a massage, return to your daily spiritual practices, or soak in a warm bath – whatever it takes to nourish your spirit and reconnect with your inner essence. Being near water or participating in a purification ritual will nourish you on a deeper level.