What Does The Star Tarot Card Mean?

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Tarot cards serve as a helpful tool in guiding your path, and can provide insight for questions about your relationships, career, family, and any other topic. Tarot has become a phenomenon across the world with many people receiving daily tarot readings

The oldest tarot deck can be traced all the way back to the 15th century through the Visconti Deck. This deck was beautifully painted by Italian artist Bonifacio Bembo, and is one of the earliest surviving tarot card sets.

In general, not every card in the Tarot is romantic in nature. And the significance of each is often personal. While the Star card holds has its own message, the most powerful tarot card, the Fool, reveals an allegorical story and serves as a protagonist in life's greatest mystery.

But what does it mean when you draw the Star Tarot card from the deck? Can it tell you how someone feels about you? 

Star Tarot Card Meanings:

Upright meaning keywords: Spirituality, hope, faith, inspiration, creativity, renewal, positivity, healing, rejuvenation

Reversed meaning keywords: Disconnection, hopelessness, despair, monotony, lack of creativity, lack of inspiration, negativity

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The Star card is part of the Major Arcana, which tells of the Fool's Journey and where a person is in their own life.

When you get the Star card, either in a three-card reading or a full spread, you are being asked to pay attention to the spiritual side of your life.

The Star card is a positive omen. It means you are being gifted with supernatural support. Your life is going to be granted with an opportunity. You may receive a monetary blessing.

Other keywords that come with the Star card include optimism, angels, and higher learning.

The Moon tarot card follows the Star card. The Moon is a card of illusion and deception, and often suggests a time when something is not as it appears to be. This could be a misunderstanding on your part, or a truth you cannot admit to yourself.

The Star Tarot Card Description:

Though there are multiple versions of this card, in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, the face of the Star card shows a nude woman kneeling at the edge of a pond.

She is holding two pitchers and pouring water out of one pitcher back into the pond; in the other, she is pouring onto the ground. As she is a picture of fertility, she is nourishing the land.

Other versions of the card depict a child seemingly reaching to the sky up towards the stars. 

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In the Rider-Waite deck, one of the woman's feet is submerged in the water, which shows her spiritual abilities and the inner strength she has as a woman. She has the other foot on the ground, which shows her practical strengths and abilities.

Behind her is a large star surrounded by seven smaller stars, representing the seven chakras. The bird resting on a tree branch represents the holy ibis of thought.

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Upright Star Tarot Card Meaning:

The Star is drawn to bring you strength, hope, and renewed power. When you pull the Star card upright, you are being blessed by the universe.

This card follows the Tower card, which brings about trauma and a period of destruction or turmoil. Thus, this means that you have overcome the worst that could happen, and have done so without losing your hope. That is, you made it out of the storm.

You came out of the hurricane with a new sense of self and are realizing who you are at your core, beneath all the layers. You have peeled back the layers and uncovered something within yourself you may have never thought you had in you.

Remember: all you need is courage and faith, and the universe will bless you by bringing you what you need.

Reversed Star Tarot Card Meaning:

When you get the reversed Star card, it may feel like everything is turning against you. It may seem like you will never be able to overcome all the obstacles you are dealing with, and may have lost all faith in yourself.

The reversed Star card is often a test for you to believe in yourself and the divine power you are always connected to. It might happen when you are facing a challenging obstacle or situation and you need to decide whether you will crumble, as the Tower card would allow you, or to trust that the universe will be with you.

Not only does it say you have lost faith, but that you are disengaged and uninspired with the components of your life. This could be in your hobbies, your relationships, or even your job.

Maybe you started out with energy and enthusiasm but now feel overwhelmed or bored with your day-to-day routine. The reversed Star card is incredibly relevant to career readings, especially if you already feel disconnected from your work and are wondering if you need to move on to bigger and better things. 

Remember that you must have hope and faith to find the motivation to overcome everything. It is important to nurture your hope and stay positive; don't let your fear get the better of you.

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Star Tarot Card in Numerology:

The Star is the 17th trump card of the Major Arcana cards.

The numerology of 1 and 7 indicate that you are learning to be led by your spiritual search, rather than focus your attention on earthly things.

Together, 1 and 7 add up to the number 8, which is the Powerhouse in numerology. The power you are learning to master comes from your higher power and your spirit guides, not just from money.

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Ruling Zodiac Sign of Star Tarot Card:

Aquarius is an Air sign known for its spiritual mentality. Air represents knowledge, action, power, and change, so it makes sense that the Star card is an Air element. Air is also known to be intangible but in constant movement just like divine power. You cannot see it, but it is always there. 

Aquarius relates to the Star card because the woman on the card is pouring water into water, and into the earth. The holy ibis is very sacred, which is why it is present in the card — it is representative of the intellect of Aquarius.

The combination of the Star and Aquarius work together to improve humanity, while also providing hope and inspiration. The Star card and Aquarius share a ruling planet of Uranus, a planet known as "The Fool" and the Star card part of the "The Fool's Journey."

The Star Tarot Card's Meaning in Love and Relationships:

Love and Relationships: Upright Star Meaning

Drawing the Star card upright while single means you have a positive love life to look forward to; a past love will come back into your life; you're ready to let go of what no longer serves you.

When you draw this card upright while in a relationship, it means your relationship is ready for the next step, or you have the chance to solve issues in your partnership.

Love and Relationships: Reversed Star Meaning

When drawing this card reversed, if you are single it means you are suffering from loneliness; you have lost faith that you will never find love; you must come to accept that love just manifest out of thin air.

If you draw the Star card while in a relationship, it means you are feeling negative about your current relationship; you and your partner are stagnated; you need to heal wounds of the past to move forward.

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics. For more of her content, follow her on Facebook.