Friday, January 11, 2013

XVII The Star

XVII The Star

Keywords: Anticipation, Blessed, Contemplation, Creating, Direction, Faith, Generosity, Guidance, Harmony, Hope, Inner strength, Inspiration, Motivated, Optimism, Peace of mind, Realization, Rebirth, Release of fears, Serenity, Tranquility, Truth, Wealth shared

Reinforcing Card Possibilities:
Fool - Innocence, Faith, Trust
Empress - Generosity, Free-flowing love
Six of Cups - Good will, Sharing
Ten of Cups - Joy, Positive feelings, Blessings

Opposing Card Possibilities:
Devil - Hopelessness, Lack of faith, Pessimism
Tower - Upheaval, Chaos
Moon - Being troubled, Disturbed, Anxious
Two of Swords - Blocked flow of feelings
Nine of Swords - Guilt, Anguish

Regaining hope!
Having faith in the future
Thinking positively
Counting your blessings
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel
Feeling great expectation
Looking forward to success

Being inspired!
Regaining motivation
Realizing an inner strength
Seeing the way clear
Being stimulated to a higher level
Receiving the answer

Being generous!
Wanting to give or share
Spreading the wealth
Opening your heart
Giving back what you have received
Letting love flow freely
Offering with no reservations
Holding nothing back

Feeling serene!
Experiencing peace of mind
Finding your still center
Remaining untroubled
Savoring perfect calm
Being tranquil amid trouble
Enjoying harmony
People have always looked to the stars as a source of inspiration and hope. There is something about their twinkling light that draws us out of ourselves and up into a higher plane. When we turn our eyes heavenward, we no longer feel the distress of earth. The Star reminds me of the clear, high voice of a soprano. There is something otherworldly about it. All the harshness and density of everyday life has been refined away leaving only the purest essence. After being exposed to the Star, we feel uplifted and blessed. 

In readings, the Star is most welcome when grief and despair have overwhelmed us. In our darkest moments, we need to know that there is hope, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Star is the opposite of the Devil who strips us of our faith in the future. Card 17 holds out the promise that we can eventually find peace of mind. The Star also reminds us to open our heart and release our fears and doubt. If you have been holding back in any way, now is the time to give generously. 

It is important to remember that the Star is inspiring, but it is not a card of practical solutions or final answers. Truly without hope we can accomplish nothing, but hope is only a beginning. When you see Card 17, know that you are on the right track. Your goals and your aspirations are blessed, but to realize them, you must take positive action. Use the light of the Star to guide you in your efforts. 

The light has begun shining at the end of the tunnel.

Hope springs anew for guidance & inspiration. Truth demands a blending of heart & mind.

Ambitious anticipation is your motivation now. Listen to your inner vice. Don't limit yourself.

Hope, rebirth, guidance & direction are highlighted. Cultivate a positive attitude.

Peaceful contemplation. The star of the soul, lighting the way from within. Stilling oneself, listening. Replace restlessness with faith.

Develop a relationship with neighbors.

Overcoming problems strengthens character.

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