The Star

The Star

Basic Meaning of The Star (Rider-Waite)

The Star is the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot and symbolizes hope, inspiration and spiritual guidance. The card’s image shows a woman pouring water from two vessels, one into a river and one onto land, with a large star shining over her. It represents that there is a universal and loving energy that guides our lives and that we can find comfort and hope in this power.

Upright Meaning

When The Star appears upright in a Tarot reading it signifies a time of hope, inspiration and renewed faith in yourself and your place in the world. The card encourages you to follow your intuition, to believe in your dreams and to be open to spiritual guidance. It is a time to seek inner peace and to work towards achieving your highest goals and ideals.

Reversed Meaning

If The Star is reversed in a reading it can signify difficulty in feeling hope and inspiration, or that you have lost faith in yourself and your dreams. It can also mean that you are ignoring your inner voice and spiritual guidance. The card encourages you to regain your faith, to listen to your intuition and to be open to the possibilities and insights that the universe offers.

Example Interpretation

If The Star appears in a reading alongside Two of Cups and Nine of Pentagrams it could be interpreted as that by following your intuition and believing in yourself (The Star) you will experience a deep and meaningful connection with someone (Two of Cups) and that this relationship will lead to material success, independence and wellbeing (Nine of Pentagrams). It is important to trust your inner guidance and to be open to love and support from others.


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