Card Meanings

The Star in Love

XVII The Star

Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding

“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
― Francesca Lia Block

The Star is one of the two ‘wish cards‘ in the Tarot deck together with the 9 of Cups. It means that whatever you are wishing for is in alignment with the highest good of all and will therefore be easy to manifest. Or it does if the card is upright / well dignified. Reversed or ill dignified it could mean wishful thinking!

Astrologically, The Star corresponds to the Zodiac sign of Aquarius. Humanitarian work falls under this sign, as does friendships and working with large groups of people. Emotionally detached but with the greater good of all at heart, the Aquarian spirit guides us toward a new Age, Oneness and a less self-centred way of being.

To the relationship, The Star showing up is almost always a good sign. It usually means that you are able to detach from your ego’s point of view and to see the other more objectively. You have less attachment to outcome for yourself and truly desire what is best for your beloved. This is true love and pure magick.

With ‘star consciousness‘ it is easy to manifest anything – including a fantastic and mutually beneficial relationship based on firm friendship.

If this card describes your beloved, he or she will be more concerned with the bigger picture than with details. Philosophical and concerned with doing right, this person wants to know that all their actions contribute to the greater good. Friendships are important to them so you can’t be too possessive or start acting jealous around this person who often has friends of the opposite sex.

Sometimes they can come across as detached to the point of cold. They aren’t always great with ‘the personal touch.’ Having an almost alien-like quality and ability to see the bigger picture (as if looking at earth from space or some higher plane of existence), they do wish for everyone’s well-being but fail to see how a small act of kindness such as a smile or hug could make a difference.

There is something epic about this card, there is no denying it. It combines the numerology of 1 (the self) with the the 7 (bridge between heaven and earth). 17 is a magical number in its own right. Combined with the symbology of The Star which traditionally contains the constellation of the Pleiades, we have a Star Gate through which higher consciousness can flow.

In the energy system of the body, The Star corresponds to the crown chakra. (Click HERE for more Tarot and chakra correspondences)

It’s no coincidence that this card is next in line after The Tower, as the kind of peace we experience after the dust settles when the Tower has come crumbling down is very much akin to the energy of The Star card. This is when we know that what happened was for the best and start seeing the possibilities in starting over.

If this card describes the quality of your relationship, it could mean that it is platonic (friendship) and/or that you have come together to do humanitarian work. Or it could be an indication that you have finally hit a patch of peace and equanimity… the calm after the storm. (Look to surrounding cards for more information)

If the Star shows up together with The Lovers or the 2 of Cups, you have the best of both worlds. You will be life-long friends as well as lovers.

Sexually, The Star can indicate abstinence but not for the sake of poor health or a weak libido. This is abstinence for higher, spiritual reasons or in order to focus on some great task – usually in the service of humanity.

Proximity to The Hermit in a relationship reading is a very strong indication of abstinence for spiritual reasons. If the Hermit is reversed, the abstinence could be due to physical separation. However, you will remain connected through the ether – either electronically or telepathically… or both.

Because of The Star card’s connection with Aquarius and therefore the Internet and electronically transmitted messages, it can also indicate all forms of cyber sex and sexting.

To a single person, The Star could mean that you are about to meet the love of your life. Your wish for true love is about to be made manifest. Look for The Star in the present or future positions and close to the Knight of Cups, 2 of Cups, 6 of Cups of the Lovers.

As always when you have a chance to make a wish… Be careful what you wish for!


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7 replies »

  1. Once again – i LOVE your writing style Lisa! Succinct, yet informative , brief yet profound! Geez, wish i had your essays available when i was starting!!! How many “verbal diarrheas” i read back than – and all in vain, none of it gave me the working knowledge of the Star…

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, feedback and questions. Please note that, while I'm happy to answer questions about individual cards, I don't interpret spreads. I get several requests every day about interpreting DIY readings based on my spreads. Even if I had the time, I don’t think it would be a wise investment of my time to ‘read on readings’ – A reading is done in synergy between the cards, the question and the reader… in the MOMENT.

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