17 The Star

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

Hope, faith, inspiration, optimism, insight, spiritual love, pleasure, balance

 

When the Star appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling rather inspired. You will be feeling more hopeful about the future, and more confident that your needs - whether these are emotional or financial needs or both - will be met. This is also a very spiritual card. You may find yourself for a time feeling at one with all of creation. Savor it.


This card is a definite good omen. You are probably already inclined to be thinking positively; this is a time to do so specifically. What are the changes that you would like to make or see in your life? Make a list. You can accomplish nearly anything that you set out to do now. Think big.


Work: Work should be going very well now. If you're not happy in your current position, this is a time when you can expect new opportunities to come flying into your life if you are open to them. Be ready for them. Dust off your resume, read tips and tactics about making positive career changes, and when opportunity knocks, be prepared to answer.


Love: This is an excellent time to meet someone new if you are in the market for a new relationship. If you're ready for love, get out and mingle. A new relationship could happen at any time. If you're already committed, your relationship may move to new, higher, more fulfilling levels.


Finances: Again, this is a very powerful positive omen. You will do better financially than you imagined. This is a great time to take risks (only those you can afford,) to ask for more money at your job, and to sell things. You'll have everything that you need, more than likely, and then some. Enjoy it.


Health: This should be a fabulous time, health wise. If you are waiting on test results of some kind, they are likely to be very good results. You'll be calm, and inspired. Take good care of yourself.


Spirituality: You are so in touch with your spirituality now that this is a great time for you to reach out to others, and to share your wisdom and your joy. Your efforts in doing so will be repaid many times over. The world needs your light and your happiness. Make a point to let it shine.

 

 

Reversed position:

 

Unfulfilled hopes, disappointment, dreams are crushed, bad luck, imbalance

 

When the Star reversed appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling rather inspired. In many ways this card indicates the calm after the storm, whether upright or reversed. In reversal, you should still be feeling more hopeful about the future, and more confident that your needs - whether these are emotional or financial needs or both - will be met. You will also find that you have good reason to feel optimistic and that your prospects are bright.


The Star reversed is still a good omen. Look hard at what you are feeling and discern whether, if you looked a little deeper, you could find reasons to be more optimistic and helpful. When this card appears in reverse, often we are tending to look on the darker side. Lift up your eyes! If you are drawing breath, there is always something you can be thankful for.


Work: When you draw the Star reversed, it indicated that you may have a lot of powerfully positive opportunities in front of you which you are not seeing. Think about not only how to make the best of the situation you are in now, but also about your ideal situation, e.g. where you want to be work-wise five years from now. Picture your “perfect” scenario, then take steps to make it happen.


Love: When reversed, the Star still bodes very well for love relationships, especially existing love relationships. However, there may be a stumbling block on one or both sides which will need to be resolved before the really excellent possibilities for the relationship can come shining through. Think about what the blocks might be on your side (the only side you can truly change) and work through them. If you are single and feel that you’re ready for love, again, consider what may be standing in the way of attracting the relationship you want. Is it your self esteem - too low, or too high, bordering on arrogance? First think that through, work on it, then get out and mingle. A new relationship could happen soon. But first you need to examine and/or eliminate any blocks.


Finances: In general this is still a positive omen when reversed, but as with the other contexts, it is very important that you consider what, if any changes, may need to be made in order for you to reach your goals. You may discover that you are already on the right track, but also check to see if your goals have changed since you originally made your plans. If you don’t have a financial plan, make one!


Health: Even when The Star appears reversed, this should be a very good time, health wise. If you are waiting on test results of some kind, they are likely to be very good results. You’ll be calm, and inspired. Trust in your body’s strength and wisdom.


Spirituality: You are so in touch with your spirituality now that this is a great time for you to reach out to others, and to share your wisdom and your joy. Your efforts to do so will be repaid many times over. Even reversed, the numerological translation of The Star equates to the concept of “strength.” Your spirit is coming through strongly when this card appears; trust yourself.