Shining in the darkness – The Star

Today I drew a card for a friend in need.

Someone dear to my heart who felt she had lost her way. The card was The Star. (I should point out that this was not one of those awesome moments where the cards deliver what you need the most, but that I chose it myself.)

The star tarot card

The Star, from the Anna K Tarot by Anna Klaffinger

The Star is the card of hope – of a light at the end of the tunnel, or shining in the darkness. It can be a guide, an inner light or a reminder of our own courage. It is a kind message from a friend that everything will be okay.

The Star also reminds us that we are part of a cycle of death and rebirth, or constant renewal of our selves. Letting parts of ourselves go – even parts such as fears and insecurities if we have been holding them for a long time – can be scary. Making changes in our lives can throw us into doubt as to who we are, what we are. The Star is a reminder that we are wise and brave and on the right track.


Star fountain, by Niki de Saint Phalle

It’s such a simple, loving card that I’m struggling to find much to write about it! It seems to speak for itself. I hope it speaks to my friend when I send her this little light and lets her know that she is not alone, and she is amazing, and she is growing, and she is gonna be just fine.

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  1. Chloe says:

    What a beautiful message for a friend! I hope that she can hear it, and I’m sure that having a friend like you to reminder her of these things is in itself a light in the darkness 🙂

  2. la galesa says:

    I really love this interpretation. The Star is a card I’ve struggled to connect with (not helped by my current deck which features an impossibly-proportioned beautiful blonde woman). It often feels a bit… detached; serene, but cool and dispassionate. Reading your post, and seeing the Anna K card above, has finally made me think “I get it!” It’s the kind of serenity that comes after all the mud and blood and chaos of a Tower situation – emerging and realising I’m still here, and the stars are still here, and on some cosmic universal level things are going to be ok.

    I really need to get a new deck!

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