The Star

Stars + Cards: The Star

The Star (XVII)

The Star (XVII)

This card might be the most overt nod to astrology in the whole Tarot. After all, it is The Star! It also displays the symbol of its astrological counterpart: Aquarius, the water bearer.

The Star follows the tumultuous darkness of The Tower, and drawing it can be a message to look ahead to a brighter future. Aquarius is also known for it's forward thinking nature. It's the sign of the visionary, with an affinity for revolutionary thought and radical shifts. It's also worth pointing out that the woman on the card is naked and relaxed. She's the epitome of a free spirit, like many Aquarius natives.

Aquarius also rules the eleventh house of humanitarian work. Just as the woman on the card pours out her water jugs, generously refreshing the world around her, the Star could be calling you to give. How can you be of service? Alternately, when the Star comes up you might be on the receiving end of wise guidance. Someone may enter your life to help you navigate a rough situation, just like the stars have been guiding sailors and travelers for hundreds of years, .

Many people call the star the “Wish Card”. Aquarius and the eleventh house rule our hopes and dreams, so whenever you see The Star, odds are good that you'll be able to manifest your desires. When you draw this card, close your eyes and state your intentions to the universe. Then release your wish and trust that it is going to come true! I've had many beautiful dreams come to fruition after wishing on this card, and I hope you do too. This is a perfect activity to try with the vibrant energy of the lunar eclipse backing you up. Wish bravely, and see what happens!

Stars + Cards: King of Swords

King of Swords

King of Swords

This week's card is the cool and collected King of Swords. In astrology, the King of Swords corresponds to Aquarius, the visionary eleventh sign of the zodiac.

Both the card and the sign are highly logical, intellectual, and detached. Much like Star Trek's Mr. Spock, both Aquarians and the King of Swords maintain a fascinated detachment to everything they encounter. The two are also associated with a futuristic mindset and innovation, taking time to think out a rational plan to move forward. They're both masters of the mind.

The sign of Aquarius brings new dimensions to the King of Swords card. Aquarius is associated with humanitarian causes and groups, reminding us that the King uses his logic not for fear of emotion, but to make sure the needs of those who rely on him are met. Friendship also falls in Aquarius's domain, so we can think of the King of Swords as the paragon of the reliable friend.

My favorite connection between the King of Swords and the sign of Aquarius comes from another Tarot card entirely: The Star. The King of Swords and The Star are both associated with Aquarius. The Star pictures the water bearer, the symbol of Aquarius, as she pours the water from her vase back into the river. This connection is a reminder that when times are difficult, if we choose the poised logic of the King of Swords over hysteria, it will be easier for us to see The Star's silver linings in our life.


How would you interpret the King of Swords and The Star together? Share your reading in the comments!