Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Star – Meanings & Interpretation – Major Arcana

The Star Meaning In A Tarot Reading

The Star meaning represents the balancing point between intuition and practicality. Its position in the deck after the Tower is no mistake. You have come through a great many trials and tribulations and survived.

The biggest aspect of life this tarot card of the Major Arcana represents hope and that it’s time to be open to the potential of the future ahead.

Read on to learn more about the Upright and Inverted positions of this Rider Waite tarot card.


The Star Tarot Card Meanings – Upright


The Star in this position represents hope and inner peace. It often shows up in this position in times of rebirth, new beginnings, or the hope of the same. It can represent an artist finding the vision of their masterpiece or just a deep connection with their inner spirit.

the starPast Events:

The past few months have been a wonderful time for you, full of hope, inspiration, and a deep connection to your inner spirit. You came through some trials, possibly some of the most difficult you’ve ever had to face, and came out of it fully alive, full of hope.

Present Events:

You have recently come through the fire, and the time of trials is over. You have learned more. You’ve recovered. The future has a lot of potential in it, it always has, but this is the first time in a long time you’ve seen that potential. Take advantage of this time to pursue your newly revived dreams, and follow your bliss and your inspiration. Now is the time for healing and growth.


Future Events:

Things may seem hard right now, empty and pointless. But take heart. Better days are around the corner. In the days to come, you will find a bright new inspiration, and your hope will be restored to you.

The Star Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


The stars of the night sky are hidden, and so is the hope they bring. The night seems endless, and it’s beyond imagination that the dawn will ever come. The eyes that see this are clouded. They can’t see how bright the day is.

star reversedPast Events:

You’ve come out of a very dark time, where things just seemed impossible and like things would never be right again. You didn’t see how bright things were, couldn’t see past the dark miasma of your depression and despair. But you’ve come out of that time and into the light!

Present Events:

The world seems remarkably bleak right now. Discouragement and despair are present everywhere. Things may not be as bad as you think, but the lens you see the world through just isn’t making that very obvious—time to turn your thoughts around and recognize the opportunities that are there.


Future Events:

There is a trial coming, and it will have all the imagery of being a difficult one. But don’t let it get you down, things are brighter than you imagine, and it won’t be as hopeless as it seems.

Just keep your head up and try to see all the brightness around you. For once, the darkness is illusory.

Associated Colors:

Green for emotional and physical healing, rebirth


Meditation For The Star – Upright

The last few meditations have taken us through a dark path in the Tarot. Through the machinations of the unseen Devil and the trials and tribulations of the Tower, we have found our way out of the darkness to the realm of Hope. Upon the cloth of green, with the candle at its summit, place the Star card upright in front of you.

Allow feelings of hope, health, and recovery to form about you as you drift into the tarot meditation on the Star. Let feelings of the challenges of the past, the damage done from the path you walk, slip off like scabs from a freshly healed wound.

As you come to, you will find yourself walking down a dark hallway. Light is at the end of the tunnel and not far ahead.

The dark has been your constant companion for a long time now. There in the cloying black, you had lost all hope. The cold stripped away from your feeling, the lack of light left you blind, and it did not take long before you found yourself wondering if there was ever going to be light again.

Tarot Meditation Techniques For The Star Upright Card

As you close upon the doorway, you feel a gust, an unfamiliar sensation… Warmth. Its warmth, the light ahead becomes more distinct, and it becomes the unmistakable subtle yellow of the sun.

You cannot remember the last time you saw the light, let alone the bright natural warmth of the day. You continue working your way down the tunnel and see that the ground beneath you is dry, and the bare stone is speckled with some grit.

Dirt, you realize, and a glint of color on the ground amidst the dust. A flower petal! The air freshens with a stronger breeze, the air carrying hints and promises of a warm spring day.

Is it possible that you’re finally coming out? You think back on all that you’ve been through and what it feels like to have actual hope again. How does it feel?

Star Card and Relief

The air warms further, and the sensation begins to return to your skin with the slight burning-tingling sensation of cold flesh being warmed. It’s not entirely pleasant, but what it heralds is a relief long unremembered.

Your eyes adjust to the light, and you begin to pick out details from the terrain outside. What do you see there? What drives you forward and aids your healing heart?

When you finally reach the tunnel’s end, you stand there, taking in the sun and the fresh air. You can see a wild natural open expanse before you, promising you the freedom to hope, dream, and grow as you choose.

It is finally over. Those terrible times have passed. Glory in this space for a moment, take the light into yourself and think about the feelings and sensations that run through you.

Come out of the Star tarot meditation, taking these feelings with you. It’s a new day, with a new future. What are you going to do to make the most of it?

Meditation For The Star – Reversed

The tarot meditation on the upright Star card represents hope, healing, and growth after a series of difficult trials. Star-reversed tarot meditation is the antithesis of all of this.

The loss of hope, stagnation, and inability to see a way out of the trials in which you find yourself. Choose a cloth that represents a feeling of loss and hopelessness to you, and place a matching candle at the top of the cloth with the card in front of you.

As you begin to focus on this meditation, think about what it feels like when every light has gone out in your life, when you can’t see a way out or an end to your circumstances.

That is the feeling you are trying to capture as you begin this trip. As the meditation takes hold, let the conscious world drain away.

Tarot Meditation Techniques For The Star-Reversed Card

You will find yourself in utter blackness, the floor beneath you is cold and damp, and you feel simultaneously claustrophobic and lost within a great vastness.

You call out for help, hearing only the echo in the deep black but coming from an indeterminate distance. Then, you begin walking, but in every direction you go, you encounter no wall, the floor beneath you changes in no way.

How will you find your way out of this place? There is no light, no wind, no discernable sound or surface except the floor. You begin to despair of any respite, any way out, and your mind begins turning in on itself, devouring any vestige of light or hope that tries to take root.

When will someone come and rescue you? This thought echoes through your head, somehow making the dark even lonelier. “You can’t get out of here yourself,” you think “There is no way out. All is lost.”


Rising out of the Star inverted card tarot meditation, take this sense of hopelessness with you at first. Remember times you felt this way, how you found your way out.

Remember that there is always hope. Always a way to see yourself free of situations that seem hopeless. Time will move on and take the bad times with it.

Your notebook should be used to record these, and as you write down your experiences, leave the bad feelings behind. Walk in the sun, listen to cheerful music, or watch an uplifting movie to free yourself of these feelings. The Universe does not intend for you to stay in these moments, and the momentum of time will set you free.

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