The Star – Card 17



If you have been following my Chaos Pen Challenges over on my sister’s blog the Writing Hallow, then you are familiar with the artwork and artist of this card on DeviantArt. And yes, you can still purchase this amazing Tarot deck from this online store.

Today we’re featuring and exploring the eighteenth card in the Major Arcana, The Star.

Additional Card Images

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So take a look at these three cards and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.

Feel free to click on each one to visit their page on DeviantArt to see a larger image and read what the artist had to say about it.

Themes of the Card

The Star is Card 17 in the Major Arcana and the sixteenth step in the Fool’s Journey. Here is where The Fool finds hope.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • HOPE

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.

What This Card Means to Me

Think of the tale of Pandora. Through one simple act, she unwittingly and irreversibly released all the suffering and ills upon mankind. However, she also discovered the timid yet power spirit of Hope. Zeus believed that by her keeping it in the container Hope would be unavailable to mankind. I don’t believe that’s true though based on the Greek stories. Hope always came to those that called upon it within their heart. It didn’t matter what man faced, ever faithful Hope came. Every tale of heroism the Greeks told isn’t just a tale of courage, but is also one of hope. It is through the spirit of Hope that the heroes commit the greatest deeds. Zeus intended to punish us for gaining fire but in reality gave us the greatest gift of all: a weapon with which to fight the gods themselves.

The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.


Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!

The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let The Star speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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