The calm after the storm, the road to recovery. The star inspires you to find the way to go now that external restrictions have been removed by the Tower card. Or you can just make a wish upon the Star.
5. Tarot of the Holy Spectrum
This makes me think the 6 of Swords has landed on the opposite shore and is resting by the water, starting her recovery. There's no obvious big star in the sky but lots of little stars both shining down and reflected in the dark waters (and in the fabric of her coat). It looks like she's made it and it's her intuition thats guided her to this place (see the little owl in the tree). Now she just has to muster up enough strength to make her way toward those twin peaks. The tiny hint of colour in this card with the nurturing green of the cup sends the strongest message, she will heal.
4. Anna K Tarot
This is not a deck I've ever bonded strongly with but there are a few cards that really stand out and this Star is one of them. This is a true North Star and a beautiful image showing the card will inspire the correct direction to take. The strength is in the colour, the Star really does shine brightly against the midnight sky grabbing your attention while at the same time leaving you feeling calm and reassured that everything will be okay.
3. Lux ex Umbra Tarot
If you want to make a wish, why not make it on a shooting star? Again it's the colours in this card that make it stand out, the beautiful pinks on the horizon and the shades of blue, purple, grey and black of the forest, water and sky. This card feels like something magical is happening in it. It's an interesting energy, not the usual calm and quiet, more a direct opposition of positivity against the previous destruction of the Tower. It's reminiscent of the 8 of Wands on the traditional RWS with it's flying wands.
2. Way Home Tarot
Another strong North Star lighting the way through the trees, just follow the path of the river. The forest looks like it's been wrecked by the Tower with its damaged and broken trees but if you look closely the signs of recovery are there. The tiny white shoots peeking out from behind rocks and from the scorched earth and there in the distance is a pale lilac sky and just the tip of a bright moon. This is a card you can easily step into.
1. Way of the Panda Tarot
It was hard to pick a favourite amongst the Star cards. However, when all is said and done, this card shows what we need to know. This panda is called Celia (after the artist perhaps?). We can follow her gaze as she wishes upon the bright yellow star and allows her bowl of water to replenish the ground beneath her tree. We don't even need to see the expression on Celia's face, we can tell just by her posture that she's comforted by the gazing at the stars. There's no signs of destruction, showing that rest and recovery are sometimes necessary even though there's been no big upheaval.
Universal Waite by US Games Systems
Smith-Waite Borderless edition by US Games Systems
Radiant Rider Waite by US Games Systems
5. Tarot of the Holy Spectrum by Chase Voorhees 4. Anna K Tarot by Anna K, published by Llewellyn 3. Lux Ex Umbra Tarot by Mystiic 2. Way Home Tarot by Bakara Wintner and Autumn Whitehurst 1. Way of the Panda Tarot by Kimberly M. Tsan