The Star Tarot Card Meaning (Card 17)

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does The Star tarot card mean?

The Star is a card of hope. It often appears in a reading after you’ve been through a difficult time and are about to reenter a place that is bright and shiny once again.

This major arcana card signals a renewal of hope and positivity.

If you’ve had your heart broken or suffered a terrible loss, The Star signals a renewal of hope and optimism. While you may have found yourself changed by those difficult experiences, you’ve come away from them with a core connection to your strength. You’re ready to receive the positive gifts that the future holds for you.

Such changes can bring with them a new sense of purpose. The Star tarot card may point the way to a new path that brings greater potential, creativity and meaning for your life to come. 

What is The Star zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of The Star is Aquarius

The Star Tarot Guide

Keywords for The Star: Hope, healing, faith, renewal, rejuvenation, purpose, creativity

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of The Star: Uranus

Element of The Star: Air

What does The Star card mean in a love reading?

The Star shines brightly in a love reading, carrying a message of hope and optimism.

If you’ve been through a recent breakup or a challenging shift in this area of your life, The Star encourages you to keep healing and rebuilding. If your relationship hit a rocky spell, here’s a message that resolution is in sight.

Love is heading in a positive direction for you. Even if you’re still doing the work of letting go of the past or grieving a breakup, you can feel uplifted that you’re on the right track. A dry spell in your dating life may soon come to an end. Be open to meeting someone new!

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What does The Star tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Star points the way to exciting opportunities that are coming your way. Those big dreams you’ve had? This major arcana card is a positive sign for you in moving forward to receive them. In the days ahead, you may hear of a promising opportunity or client lead. Be proactive should this happen! You will be striking while the iron is hot.

If there’s something big that’s been on your mind: a new job opportunity, a fresh business idea, a chance to get a raise or promotion, the Star tarot card tells you that the time is right to go after it. In this moment of faith and possibility, you’re poised to take advantage!

What does The Star tarot card mean for health?

The Star is a healing card, so it’s a good indicator when it shows up in a health reading. If you’ve been dealing with health issues, The Star is an auspicious sign for your vitality.

This major arcana card’s message here goes beyond the physical, too. This card carries a deeply spiritual message. It is sometimes associated with energy work or the psychic realm. Holistic healing, such as Reiki, chakra balancing, guided meditations and aromatherapy are worth exploring.

The Star Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

As The Star is a card of hope when pulled upright, in reverse it can speak to feeling hopeless. If you’ve been having a rough go of life, you may be feeling tapped out. The Star in reverse can be an urgent sign to pause and deploy self-care.

Although your circumstances may feel hopeless, The Star reversed tells you that your feelings don’t match the reality. Hope remains a possibility for you.

The Star, even in reverse, encourages you: although you may feel overwhelmed by the obstacles life has thrown at you, you have what it takes to make it through a crisis of faith. If you can reconnect with your sense of hope, things will begin to take a better turn for you.

Is The Star tarot card a yes or no?

As a card of hope and optimism, The Star offers a strong yes.

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