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The Star

The Star Major Arcana Tarot card.

The Meaning of the Star
Major Arcana Tarot Card in Readings

The Tarot Star card meaning in a nutshell:
Time to pause and reflect,
contemplate what's precious and what's not.

Distance — the unreachable.

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       The Star is very distant and mysterious. Although the sky on the Tarot Star card image is light blue, the Star is a nocturnal being. Its shimmering light inspires contemplation and dreaming. It's emotion is melancholia. You need to pause and ponder what existence is all about.

       Don't expect the Tarot Star card to answer questions. Instead, it raises new ones — or old ones that you've forgotten because you were so occupied with worldly matters, ambitious plans, and what-not. Who doesn't become somber and thoughtful when watching the stars in the night sky? All the things that mattered so much seem to lose importance and attraction.

       The Tarot Star is about emotions, which is indicated by all the water on the card image, poured serenely by the woman. The element water represents the emotional. But these feelings lead to stillness, and the stillness leads to thoughts.

       What moves through our heads when we are at rest, not involved in all those things that make a lifetime pass so swiftly? That's what the Tarot Star card urges us to explore. If we never do, it's like we never lived.

A traveler at the edge of the firmament. From The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology, by Camille Flammarion, 1888.
A traveler at the edge of the firmament, the Medieval concept of the starry sky as a dome covering the earth. The illustration is often mistakenly believed to be of renaissance origin, but it comes from The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology, by Camille Flammarion, 1888.

The Star Card as a Person

If the Tarot Star card represents a person, it's someone who inspires reflection, making you ponder where you are in life and where you really want to go. You should cherish it and let that person's attitude influence you, at least for a while. But don't make the mistake of thinking that he or she is or brings some kind of solution.

The Star Card as an Event

If the Tarot Star card represents an event, it's a moment when things halt so that you have time to reconsider, which you should do. Goals are questioned. So are values previously upheld. You should sit down and meditate, until you're open to completely new perspectives.

The Star Card as You

If the Tarot Star card has a position in the divination spread referring to you, then you are caught in a serenity that some would call a coma. You halt to reconsider just about everything. That is refreshing and sometimes absolutely necessary. But don't get stuck in it. You still have a life to live. It's a vacation, not a vocation.

A. E. Waite about the Tarot Star Card

Click the header to read what A. E. Waite had to say about the Major Arcana Star Tarot card symbolism and meaning in divination.

The Major Arcana Tarot Cards

  1. The Magician

  2. The High Priestess

  3. The Empress

  4. The Emperor

  5. The Hierophant

  6. The Lovers

  7. The Chariot

  8. Strength

  9. The Hermit

  10. Wheel of Fortune

  11. Justice

  12. The Hanged Man

  13. Death

  14. Temperance

  15. The Devil

  16. The Tower

  17. The Star

  18. The Moon

  19. The Sun

  20. Judgement

  21. The World

  22. The Fool

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