This card is an invitation to to feel completely liberated and at peace. The Star connects us to the heavens above, and reminds us of what Carl Sagan said: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
When you draw this card, it shows you are involved in something greater than yourself. This calls for celebration and gratitude. There is great hope in this card, a sense of order, and the promise of rejuvenation. You are a living star. Let that light shine through you. It will make a good and lasting impact on you and your community.
The Major Arcana
The twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana tend to hold the big lessons. These cards carry powerful messages. If you are reading a spread of cards, watch for the Major Arcana. If your spread contains more than 30% Major Arcana, you are in the midst of something big, or beyond your control. If most of the cards in the spread are from the Major Arcana, you might be trying to exert too much control. You might have trouble expressing your feelings, or you might be near your breaking point. A spread without any Major Arcana cards could indicate you are hiding from the truth of the issue, or are in some deep distress. If this is the case, it is important to find someone you can trust to guide you through this period of time. In a spread, focus most of your attention on the Major Arcana. The other cards will be useful for clarifying the situation.
The Number — 17, which resolves to 8
Eight is a number of movement, power, and adjustment.
In a spread, the Star twinkles gently in the background, shedding light and serenity on the surrounding cards.
Magician: If the Star comes before the Magician (Magus or Cobbler in other decks), it suggests a happy beginning for a new project or artistic venture.
Empress: If the Star comes before the Empress, it suggests a happy, ordered, and tranquil existence. If the Star comes after the Empress, success will be assured through strong ambition and sustained effort.
Devil: In a spread, the Star and the Devil cancel each other out.