This Star is primarily a card of Hope and Healing. Healing mends
the souls wounds of the past, while Hope resets one's course onto
the path toward the future. The trauma of the Tower has past,
and now is the time to rest, take in nourishment for body, mind,
and soul, and to let the medicines take effect. So, while it may
seem like a time of simply waiting and watching, there is much
activity going on in the unconscious, behind the scenes. Rachel
Pollack (in Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom) says that this card
shows us what is behind the veil of the High Priestess, which
is very fitting with my intentions for this card.
Symbolism & Meaning
A faint peace sign can be seen in the water, reminding us that
peace and calmness enables healing to begin. The swirl of colors
in the Star figure's body represents the understanding the Star
has gained of all that has gone before, and how each step in the
journey adds another hue to the palette of her life. There are
six stars in the sky, and the figure takes on the role of the
seventh star through her actions.
The Star figure on
the card looks up to the other stars, for hope, guidance, inspiration.
The Rider-Waite-Smith Star figure, however, looks solemnly down
at the swirling waters where she pours the elixirs of hope and
healing. My Star is asking you to look up to that which inspires
and guides you, and then be a conduit for the Strength gained
in Trump #8 (17 = 1 + 7 = 8) so that it may be poured forth from
your soul to others'. The posture is similar to the Rider-Waite,
though, in that one foot is in the water and the other is on land.
In my opinion, this symbolizes that she is in contact with all
four of the elements: the Earth that she kneels on, the Water
surrounding her foot, the Air all around her body, and the Fire
within her soul.
arms are stretched forward, offering the gifts found within the
two pitchers she holds. They are shaped like the two halves of
the Yin/Yang symbol. There are two pitchers, one poured on the
ground, one poured into the water, Yin and Yang. The stuff of
life from just one of these pitchers is not enough to carry you
forward on your journey. You need to balance the Healing from
one pitcher with Hope from the other pitcher that learning and
growth will be the fruits of the Tower's painful harvest that
will nourish us on our future path.
The Paint Shop Pro computer program was the 'palette' I used
to create The Star.
Melvis is an Advertising/Website/Anything-Someone-Needs-Done-On-A-Computer
Specialist for a small chain of gift stores. She has over 100
Tarot and oracle decks (thanks in part to the Aeclectic Tarot
Forum) and is an amateur genealogist.
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