The Star in Tarot: Hope, Inspiration, and Renewal

This tarot series isn’t finished, my friends. 😉

The Tower may have knocked me out, but that’s alright! In many ways, the brief break in this series has been perfect and needed for clarity.

On the day I’d originally scheduled to work with the Star, I was distractible, flighty, ungrounded, and all over the place. I could see I was struggling. Even my usual optimism was hard to access.

So… I focused on taking a break. I recognized a level of overwhelm was creeping in with my current schedule and that was ultimately on me. I took several days to turn off, play, and rest. In this, I built back up my ability to tap into inner wisdom and creativity.

This slowing down process let me see how I was rushing ahead in fear, tripping on obstacles I could have easily avoided if more mindful.

I began mapping out a transition plan for my career using art, spoken and written words, and symbols. I sat outside on the porch quite a bit. I went on a day trip to a new city and tried a new food. I let myself not “work.”

I recognized what I consider work vs. play, and why it’s important for me to do a little bit of both.

The creative tension that exists in the space between comfort & joy vs. expansion & possibility has such potency. In this space, we will choose to make massive leaps in life. In that creative birth space we can collapse timelines and quantum leap ahead in our goals through acts of ritual and integration. It’s all about intention.

Intention is very much associated with Lunar flow (see: Divine Feminine). So this Lunar flow in action looked like me letting my intituion and inspiration take the lead for a while. This is essential to building up my more action oriented energy reserves (Solar energy) which is required to take continued action.

All of these realizations were deeply nourishing!

The Star’s energy has been more present during this time of retreat and play, and I’m grateful for the pause to appreciate it!

Regardless of what deck I’ve read with, The Star has always been one of my favorite tarot cards. Perhaps due to the use of soft, often feminine imagery, moonlight, and water, I find myself very drawn to the symbolism and feelings this card evokes. It’s often depicted how I would like my life to look (hell yeah, naked under moonlight with some pristine ritual water and my hair flowing? Sounds like a good life).

However, looking back, I see many times in which I’ve misinterpreted this card as being somehow romantic or indicating a particularly positive outcome. In studying the card further, I see that the Star more accurately represents our inner reserves and the importance of trusting ourselves to see things through no matter what. We choose the outcomes we aim to work towards and how we nurture ourselves and take action on the course of manifesting that vision into actualized reality.

Sometimes that looks like taking a deep breath and a step back to rest and flow. Now that I’ve done that, I feel more prepared to face the path ahead.

Now, I’m leaning into a delicious joy of birthing The Sacred Moon Circle! It is finally getting it’s feet under it with a full launch page. Allowing my intuition to lead has helped a TON of clarity to blossom. Thank goodness for the breath!

(Tee hee, picturing a little fairy ring that is walking with floating Vanns sneakers).

Midjourney’s Imagining of my walking spiritual circle. It’s a pretty good depiction of my vibe I feel like.

Annnywhooooo. We’ve landed here firmly in The Star’s energy, I feel like!

Did you let yourself flow this past weekend? 

Symbolism & Interpretations

The Star is the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana and is represented by a woman pouring water from two jugs into a pool beneath her, associated with hope, inspiration, and renewal

In tarot readings, the Star often symbolizes a time of hope and renewal after a difficult period. It is a card that encourages us to have faith in the future and to trust that everything will work out in the end. The Star is also associated with creativity and inspiration, encouraging us to tap into our inner wisdom and creativity to find solutions to their problems.

The Star is also associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is known for being innovative, independent, and forward-thinking. When the Star appears in a tarot reading, it can indicate a need to embrace these qualities in order to move forward in life.

In terms of spirituality, the Star represents a connection to the divine. The water the woman pours represents spiritual energy and the pool beneath her represents the unconscious mind. The Star encourages us to tap into our intuition and to trust our inner guidance. 

Affirmation: “I embrace the well of hope that exists within me.”

Keywords: Hope, Inspiration, and Spiritual Insight.

Reflection Questions:

  • When have you experienced a time of hope and renewal after a difficult period in your life?
  • How can you tap into your inner wisdom and creativity to find solutions to your current problems?
  • In what ways can you embrace the qualities of innovation, independence, and forward-thinking in your life?
  • What does spirituality mean to you? How do you connect with the divine in your life?
  • How can you trust your intuition and inner guidance more in your life?

The April Fool – Sowing the Seeds of Curiosity

Here in the Living LUNA community, our theme for April is “Sowing the Seeds of Curiosity!” Throughout the month of April, we’ll explore the journey of the Fool alongside the symbolism of the Major Arcana cards from Tarot. Each archetype offers opportunities for self-reflection! Follow along or participate in our community by joining our Discord server at:

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Read: The Fool Blog here.
Read: The Magician Blog here.
Read: The High Priestess Blog here.
Read: The Empress Blog here.
Read: The Emperor Blog here.
Read: The Hierophant Blog here.
Read: The Lovers Blog here.
Read: The Chariot Blog here.
Read: The Strength Blog here.
Read: The Hermit Blog here.
Read: The Wheel of Fortune Blog here.
Read: The Justice Blog here.
Read: The Hanged Man Blog here.
Read: The Death Blog here.
Read: The Temperance Blog here.
Read: The Devil Blog here.
Read: The Tower Blog here.

10 responses to “The Star in Tarot: Hope, Inspiration, and Renewal”

  1. It’s always good to take the breaks we need to rejuvenate and start again. It sounds like you took full advantage of your break and are back in business. As a side note, I watched a tarot reading while on my work trip, and it was fascinating. It was the first one I ever saw live. Pretty cool.


    1. I love that! It’s so fun to watch people read who really have a knack for communicating the symbolism! It can be so powerful.


  2. Your comment box does not like me. what do I have to sign into to comment?


    1. Hmmm. I’m not sure! I haven’t had anyone report issues before! However, we manually approve comments to keep spam and hate speech off our page. Not sure if that’s what it is!


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  5. What a great post – so important to give ourselves time off to rest and recalibrate!

    I also love the Star card, 🌟 and enjoy seeing different interpretations. It’s ‘my’ card (adding up the numbers of my both date, month and year, then reducing to 17 and again to my secondary card, Strength (or Justice, in some decks)
    I appreciate your interpretaton and Inquiries, and will sit with them. My name means Hope as well, so another doubling.


    1. Thank you! So glad this resonated and so cool that the Star is your card! I need to figure out what mine are now! 😍


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