Optimism, insight, aspirations, peace, promise, healing, developments, inspiration, hope, blessings, optimism, return to life, faith, aid, continual flow, good health, bright prospects, new opportunities, new independence, inner-strength, and just rewards, calm, healing, renewal, recovery, harmony, abundance, generosity and humility.







Hope, inspiration, faith and the belief in a new and better life ahead.

8 Pointed Star of Venus  -  The Star of Love


(Spiritual Animal Symbology) 

The Master for The Star is the Master Lord Maitreya

The Master Lord Maitreya serves the Divine source in the role of ‘Energizer of the Earth’ and the ‘Controller of the Solar System’.

The Master Lord Maitreya operates from the highest ethers where he seeks to raise the level of consciousness within all humanity. The Master Lord Maitreya also encourages scientists who are predominantly intellectual, to balance their thinking through acceptance of the metaphysical. The Master Lord Maitreya influences the deep-thinkers of the planet, that by their detachment from old ideas and concepts they may express creative ideas not previously manifested on this planet.

The Master Lord Maitreya works with the number 17 and with the month of August, and works on the energy of the 2nd Ray.

Pathway 17 on the Tree Of Life connects sephira NETZACH to YESOD.

The energy of The Star combines victory with foundation to bring about intellectual awareness and enlightenment.

Skullcap is a nerve nutrient and alterative. It releases the nerves and counteracts addictions. Skullcap calms the mind and heart and prepares the way for meditation. Symbolically, it tells of the need to look inward and to focus on that which is subtle within oneself in order to find inner-peace.

The Divinatory meaning for Skullcap is meditation, distant vision, goals and dreams.


The Star promises a change for the better. The Star has been a symbol of hope and promise for many centuries. The hope and inspiration which The Star in the tarot represents is vital for keeping a sense of equilibrium, particularly when life is at a low ebb. Without the special sense of faith and hope of The Star, we can simply give up.

Everyone needs a goal to believe in, and while that goal is alive within, anything is possible. If we stop believing and lose hope that things can improve, the light goes out in our hearts, and ultimately, in our lives. The Star, therefore, indicates an extremely important stage of the journey to understand and integrate. Our own attitudes to hope are critical to how we live in our lives, how we treat ourselves and others. If we do not respect our own lives, why should we feel any different towards anyone else’s? … but if we cherish and appreciate life, our attitudes begin to change. It is often when we are in danger of losing something that we begin to appreciate it, and that which we appreciate, we cherish.

The Star, being one of the most positive cards within the tarot deck, reminds us of hope and gives us inspiration.

The Star is the symbol of our faith in the future, and helps us to gather the forces necessary to expand our knowledge and to develop emotionally and spiritually.

The Star tarot card gives a sense of protection, inspiration, promise and joy, and encourages us to develop our inner talents in order to achieve our goals.

The Star brings forth hope, good health, insight and optimism. It can also bring forth a whole new meaning to life and the Divineness of Nature. The Star tells of the calm which follows the storm, and a period of search and quest.  The search involves finding a way for the Star of the Soul to shine it’s light. It is sometimes said that The Star card rewards a faith in oneself and in fate.

The Star card is one of meditation, as through meditation wisdom is gained and the animal forces can be controlled.

The Star of Hope symbolizes the magical side to the human spirit which never gives up believing in a better world. No matter how despairing, no matter how dismal, when we have hope we can carry on.

The Star distributes knowledge to all of humanity to awaken them to Universal truths and concepts. The Star brings about intellectual awareness and enlightenment.

The water depicted in The Star card is going in five directions, and represents the five senses. 

The Star is shown shining brightly overhead, with a female emptying jugs of water into a stream. The two jugs contain the ‘Water of Life’  -  one pours into the sea and one onto the land. 

The naked figure depicted on The Star card is known as ‘The Goddess of the Stars’, and indicates peace, contentment and well-being, and represents eternal youth and beauty.

The green shown is an indication of growth, and the bird depicted is the Ibis  -  the sacred bird of thought and mind.

The Tree represents the human brain and nervous system, and indicates the act of bringing intellectual activity and thought process to rest, by concentration. It is a message to stop and still the mind in order to meditate properly, for when we stay still truth is revealed.

The small 8 pointed stars, and the larger one all represent radiant cosmic energy. The smaller 7 stars correspond to the 7 Charkra centers of the body.

Being ruled by Mercury brings in the powers of the mind and the intellectual urge. Mercury helps one with communication on all levels. It’s action is quick and uncertain and sometimes volatile.

In The Star's association with Gemini we see the Air Sign that is the sign of the Twins  -  the dark and light sides, the conscious and unconscious  -  and has to do the intellectual and mental realms of thought.

In its association with Aquarius, The Star tells of humanitarianism and intuition. Aquarius is to do with telepathic communication and movement and represents the higher intuitive mind and is tuned in to the Universal Mind.

The Star is the number 17 which is a highly spiritual number, and its symbol is the 8 Pointed Star of Venus  -  The Star of Love.  17 is considered the ‘God Energy’ number, expressed through the spirituality of the number 7 and in the independence of the number 1. 17 tells of good fortune, power and authority. This vibration has the ability to do and accomplish anything one is willing to make sacrifices for.

Reduced 17 becomes the single digit of 8  -  the number of power, leadership, the teacher, the psychic and the healer. 8’s appearing in a reading is very positive and indicates positive changes.

The Star appearing in a reading tells of peace and contentment coming after a period of turmoil, and so represents a return to physical and spiritual health. Fresh beginnings and new experiences may life ahead.

The Star indicates the bringing of many gifts of the spirit, and it is time to recognize the great love given and received.

When The Star appears in a reading it is indicating that you are well protected and blessed. You can expect a great deal of spiritual guidance and help in all endeavours under the influence of The Star tarot card.

The Star indicates that you are on the right path. It implies that your foundations are firm and you will succeed and suggests that you should feel a sense of relief and calm.

The Star card appearing in a reading tells of being filled with inspiration and optimism, preparing you to be ready to take on new challenges.

In a reading, The Star suggests that insight brings fulfilment. It is also informing you that charity, when offered, should be accepted, and when requested should be given (where possible) with love in the heart.

The Star informs you that your thoughts will become clearer, bringing in a new sense of stability.

In the context of a reading, The Star card indicates that recent difficulties will soon disappear and a new, more positive future will begin.

The Star in a reading implies that it is time to reach for the stars as dreams may now become a reality. The Star indicates that your brightest hopes and wishes will be fulfilled.

The Star lets you know that you are well-blessed with many strong spiritual forces and energies around you.

Health-wise, The Star indicates that improvement is taking place.  You are currently ‘healing’.


Delay, prolongation, loss, impotence, lack of success.

The Star, when it appears reversed in a reading may be indicating that a loss will be incurred caused by a lack of judgment.

Reversed, The Star foretells that you may experience temporary setbacks and may be easily taken in by a conman or be the victim of a theft or scam.

When The Star appears reversed it is asking you to contemplate past mistakes. Put things into perspective and see them for what they are. Learn from past lessons.

Reversed, The Star may be telling of a feeling of helplessness and stagnation. In a reading may be warning that loss of hope brings about disappointments. Self-doubt undermines your courage, creating restrictions. It also warns that stubbornness will only cause failure.

The Star reversed warns that if you are behaving negatively without cause, this will prevent you from moving forward and improving your lifestyle.

Reversed, The Star may be implying that the timing is not right and your desires will not come to fruition just yet. It warns of disappointments due to a pessimistic attitude, unfulfilled hope, a lack of opportunity, doubt and stubbornness. The Star reversed may indicate a loss through lack of good judgment.

Appearing reversed, The Star asks that you hold your point of view or position, and be patient. Contemplate your mistakes of the past and put things into perspective. Learn from your lessons.

When reversed, The Star is telling you to remain in complete control of your emotions.

The Star, reversed, may indicate the onset of a physical and/or mental illness.

The Star appearing reversed can indicate the opportunity for rest, repair and recuperation. It also tells of an opportunity which is yet to materialize so is therefore a sign of hope and encouragement for someone who may be feeling anxious and/or suffering from self-doubt at this time.

In the reversed position, The Star can indicate obstacles, a lack of motivation, pessimism and/or the inability to accept help from others, leading to possible failure/s.

Health-wise, when The Star appears reversed it may be implying that if things are not seen to quickly, they may deteriorate all the more. Prevention is better than cure.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

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  1. I did a 10 card spread some days ago,The star card was in the past position. I have a cross roads to deal with both pathways are difficult there is sadness connected to both paths,I had been praying for resolution direction and protection and stability neither way shows any of this unless this means...the waiting is over (I have been waiting for this a long time) there are other GOOD cards in present and future but the 10 of swords in the 9th position. Beginning with page of wands ending with the 4 of wands and the ace of cups beneath me and the 2 of cups in the immediate future (possibly) All is just POSSIBLE anything can change and quickly...I am aware. everyone is watching and waiting for me to fail its a struggle to BELIEVE in me.

  2. my birthday is august 17th and I just pulled this as an outcome card.

  3. Hi Andrew, I really appreciate your break down of the star card What if it's reversed? I recent got a reading where it was reversed. I'm curious to know what your thoughts are for the reversed star card