So having struggled with our spiritual growth with the Devil, the Ego, The Tower, and Awakening, our Dreamer now comes to 17-The Star.
In both Rider Waite (RW) and Angel tarot we find a beautiful woman with two containers for water. In the RW tarot the woman is naked and in Angel tarot she is represented by Archangel Jophiel. The Star represents a time for respite. It indicates we are exactly where we should be, doing what we should be doing. It may be that we were taking on a lot of other people’s junk and that is why we had the last few cards before The Star–to take a closer look at who we really are and compare it with who we came to be. It seems much easier to follow the crowd and be who others want us to be. But that all ends with The Star. By now our journey has left us so exhausted that we can’t help but be the unique and beautiful creatives we are all meant to be. We have a purpose to fulfill while we are here in physical form. At this point we begin to see ourselves as whole and complete. We have been reminded of our mission and purpose.
The symbolism of the star is appropriate for this card. Sailors have used the stars as guidance to tell us where we are and where we are going for eons. Archangel Jophiel is pouring water in two places. The first is a vast openness which represents universal consciousness. The other jug is emptying out into 5 streams, which represents the 5 senses. Archangel Jophiel has no worries that she will run out of water. The Source is eternal. In the RW tarot the large yellow star represents Universal consciousness and the 7 stars in both cards represent the 7 chakras.