17. The Star

Navigating home to yourself

A counter-pose to the terror wrought by the Tower, the Star brings peace, hope, a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s coming home. Its something to hold on to.

In its most basic element, the Star is a soothing voice from the night sky, whispering “everything is gonna be okay.” It’s a hug that gives confidence, a cup of tea that calms and reassures.

Sequentially, this is a powerful shift of energy. We have recently met Death, the Devil and the Tower in quick succession (with Temperance bringing some relief). Things have been rough, a lot has changed and been witnessed, not all of it pretty. The Star’s appearance here is a welcome change.

It brings hope and positive energy. It tells us that things are looking up. It reminds us of our own power, the great capacity we hold for healing, ourselves and the whole world. It’s our collective energy of love and compassion. We are all interconnected. We contain multitudes. Our capacity for healing is immense.

The Star represents healing itself.

I always find it funny that it should be a celestial body – one that belongs in another galaxy, outside even our solar system – that should carry such comforting, grounding, intimate energy. The Star is about your inner light, the very essence of who you are, beautiful, creative, kind. Tuned-in, connected and free. So many areas of our life – education, society, career – have us creating barriers around all of these qualities, obscuring them from view. And yet, they are always there, shining within each of us. We can hold on to them.

Advice from the Star

It is a ‘star’, of course, because it is there to guide you. To help you navigate these tricky waters. Like a sailor following the constellations, that inner light inside you will guide you home to yourself. The Star brings you the healing, steadying message that you are still you. Whatever has changed, whatever you have been through, that essence of you remains, strong and bright, burning within. (It can also represent a person who has passed away, reminding you that their essence and energy lives on.)

We each contain infinite possibilities, infinite capacity for beauty, infinite wonder. When times are hard, remember who you are. Remember your capacity for healing and magic. Know that you are a creature of this earth and of this universe, that you belong here. That you are loved.

Things will be okay. You will be okay. Healing is in progress and you are doing fine. You are in a beautiful process of coming home to yourself.

Remember to be true to yourself. Listen to your intuition, and know that your body and soul are always working to heal, to grow stronger. Give yourself the space and the care you need to do this. And offer that healing love outwards into the world.

If you are feeling a ‘calling’ right now, answer it. If there’s something you’d love to do, create, try – approach it with love and give it a go. Take a positive, gentle approach to the things you do.

Key words and concepts

  • Hope
  • Love and support
  • Coming home to yourself
  • Self-care
  • Healing
  • Being true to yourself
  • Being guided by your intuition
  • Integrity, honesty
  • A positive new start or new vision

Some common symbols

  • The water bearer (Aquarius)
  • Nakedness (being vulnerable, but feeling safe)
  • Pouring water (soothing emotion)
  • Stars (guiding lights)
  • Cups (containers of emotion)