The Star is about healthy balance, harmony, faith, peace, a positive outlook and higher potential. Doing what you’re meant to do. All good stuff. The song that frequently comes to mind when I see this card is, “When You Wish Upon a Star”. And everyone knows that verse ends with dreams coming true!
Today I got a whole lot of insight from the imagery in this card. The woman in the card is pouring equal amounts of water into the pond and on the grass. She’s doing it with perfect balance, and balance is an area I am currently working on in my life.
The difference in the two trees struck me as the difference between the north and the south. In the U.S., The Northwest and Northeast has trees like that on the left, and the Southwest and Southeast have palm trees, like the one on the right. I have lived in Southern California and hated it. I am currently in South Florida and feel much the same. I have also lived in the Northwest and the Northeast. How much I prefer the north is really indescribable. It’s so much a part of me that I feel very out of place in the south.
In the card’s image, the girl is at peace with where she is, and I have found that I can be happy anywhere, but I still have my preferences. I notice that she is leaning towards the “North” tree, and her actions are facing that direction. I also see that that side has four stars in the sky, while the palm tree side only has three. What popped into my mind then was a 4-star hotel vs. a 3-star one. There’s also a beautiful bright red bird and a blossoming red flower...yep, both on the “North side”.
All of this imagery holds a deep personal message for me. Everything in this card seems to lead to the side that I desire most. I am reminded to focus my attention on all that I love in life, and not give my attention to that which I don’t want. I may not be where I want to be right now, but I can only get there by matching my energy to what I want, while I’m still where I am now.
I recalled a quote from Abraham in “Ask and it is Given” and looked it up to include here:
Sometimes people will argue, “But Abraham, I’m only telling you what-is. I’m only facing the reality of the situation.” And we say that you were taught to face reality before you knew you were creating reality… do not face reality unless it is a reality you want to create - for any “reality” only exists because someone has focused it into being.
Someone will say, “But this is a true thing, and therefore it deserves my attention.” And we say that you make whatever you give your attention to… your Truth. And so, it is extremely beneficial for you to focus primarily on the way you feel while giving only scant attention to the manifestations as they are unfolding, for whenever you are giving your primary attention to the things as they are, you are hindering the expansion of what-is.
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)
In looking at this card, I see this advice pertains to where I wish to be geographically, but more importantly, it applies to every aspect of my life. The things in my life that I am unsatisfied with are things I shouldn’t focus on. It’s my desires that deserve my time, energy, focus and attention. The woman in the card has her back turned to the palm tree, further illustrating this point to me. If I discontinue noticing and disliking the "palm trees" in my life, they will eventually disappear from my reality altogether, and as I move towards the "trees" I do love and appreciate, they will become my new reality!
Deck: Morgan-Greer Tarot