XVII: The Star.


Did you know the Star card is famous?  It makes an appearance in Cecilia’s bedroom in The Virgin Suicides.  Check it out at about 24 seconds in to this video:

In any event, after the destruction and crisis of the Tower card, the Star brings us back to a place of healing.

There are a lot of similarities between the Star and the Temperance card.  We’ve got the same two cups with water and one foot on land and one in the water.  One foot on land represents her practical abilities and common sense.  One foot in the water represents her intuition and subconscious.  While the Temperance card shows water poured between two cups, in this case water is being poured on the dry land and in the pool of water.  Pouring water into the pool represents pouring psychic energy into the pool of universal consciousness.  By pouring water onto the dry land, she’s healing it.  Those five puddles of water forming on the land are symbolic of our five senses.  Like the Temperance card, the Star is about balance.  However this card is also about healing – the Star provides hope, renewal, and nourishment.  The seven smaller stars on the card represent the seven chakras.  Each star has eight points.  This is meaningful – the card number is 17, or 1+7 = 8.  This takes us back to card number eight – strength.   Continue reading