The Star Tarot Card Meanings

The Star tarot card image
Meaning Indicator


The Star’s Upright & Reversed Meanings

The Star (Reversed, Lacking)

Ideas: Discovery, low expectations, measures

Traits: Active, clear-headed, conservative, rational, realistic, responsible

Emotions: Disappointment, enthusiasm, frustration, hopelessness, insecurity, uneasiness

  • Actions:
    • Acting on your aspiration
    • Finding out what you want
    • Having low expectations
    • Keeping your energy to yourself
    • Taking responsibility
    • Walking the walk
The Star (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Certainty, faith, healing, openness

Traits: Appreciative, benevolent, caring, confident, cooperative, generous, peaceful

Emotions: Contentment, hope, longing, optimism, satisfaction

  • Actions:
    • Adopting a generous spirit
    • Believing good things happen to good people
    • Embracing possibility over probability
    • Hoping for the best
    • Nourishing and healing yourself
    • Seeing events in the best possible light
    • Seeking guidance from above
    • Taking time to restore vitality
The Star (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Excuses, high expectations, mirage

Traits: Absent-minded, casual, forgetful, idealistic, impractical, irresponsible, passive, unrealistic

Emotions: Desire, enjoyment, pity, pleasure, pride, sympathy

  • Actions:
    • Denying personal accountability
    • Having high expectations
    • Making excuses
    • Overprotecting yourself or others
    • Preferring illusion to reality
    • Talking the talk

The Star’s Advice

Personal Growth

An optimist sees what is … and what can be. Open yourself to possibility. Numbers never tell the whole story. Shed your ego; be yourself, no matter what others think. The only truly unique thing you have to share is the person you really are. Unmask!


Give freely of yourself and expect the best. Don’t hold back genuine emotions; express them without shame. Consider exploring spiritual goals together. Astrology can offer important insights into compatibility. Let your honesty and openness encourage others to reveal their deepest thoughts.


Surround yourself with visual reminders of your goal because these can serve as guiding lights when you need a way to put the situation into perspective. Expect the best of yourself and your co-workers. You’ll know when the time is right to take action; have confidence in your own judgment.


Prayer and quiet time communicate your openness to guidance from above. Don’t hesitate to share your spiritual side with those around you. Seek out oracles. Allow the power of spirit to flow through you; let your spirituality color all aspects of your life.

The Star’s Symbols & Insights

The Seven Stars

The seven stars seen on both the Rider–Waite–Smith and Marseilles cards likely refer to the seven classical planets. They orbit a central flamboyant star, which Waite, in The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, describes as a Masonic symbol. In your situation, who is following whom—and why?

Eight-Pointed Stars

Depending on the deck used, the number eight suggests the work associated with expressions of strength or the delivery of justice. Eight, the number of action, doubles four, the number of persistence and stability. Might the key to your situation be the application of consistent effort over time?

Pouring Water

There’s no conservation going on here; the figure on most Star cards bears an inexhaustible supply of the Water of Life. What are your own inexhaustible resources? How can they help?


Here, nudity communicates innocence, openness, and shamelessness. What would happen if you embraced yourself completely?

The Ibis

The ibis is the representative of Thoth, the master magician of the Egyptians. It is associated with the idea of both initiation and meditation. In your situation, who is the magician, and who is the mediator?

More About The Star Tarot Card

Get an astrology chart drawn up.
Someone is a little too starstruck.
What’s happening now has long been foreordained.
Between January 20 and February 17
“I am hopeful and optimistic, and trust in the abundance of the universe.”
The heavenly guide
Hebrew Alphabet
Tzaddi/Fishhook/90 or, in some decks, He[as]/Window/5
Numerology Number
17 = 1 + 7 = 8
(the action: movement, outer work, swiftness)
Astrology Element
Astrology Sign
The star that guided the Magi
The Pleiades
Moses bringing forth water from the rock
After the darkness, comes the dawn! Just as the situation looks completely bleak, the main character discovers a way to move forward.
Questions to Ask
What would my higher power direct me to do?
How can I be less self-conscious and guarded?
How can I better attune myself to the abundance of life’s blessings?
Related Pages
Tarot Card Meanings Guide
Tarot Birth Card Meanings
Exploring Today’s Tarot
Consulting the Tarot
Traditional Tarot Card Meanings
Thirteen Fun Things to Do with Tarot Cards
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