The Star (Tarot card)

The Star (XVII) from the Rider-Waite tarot deck

The Star (XVII) is the 17th trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.[1] It is used in game playing as well as in divination.


A naked woman kneels by the water; one foot is in the water and one foot is on the land.[2] Above her head is one large star, representing her core essences, and seven smaller stars, representing the chakras.[3] In each hand she holds a jug. From one jug she pours a liquid into the water. From the other jug she pours a liquid onto the land.[4]

According to A.E. Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot, the Star card carries several divinatory associations[5]:

17.THE STAR.--Loss, theft, privation, abandonment; another reading says--hope bright prospects, Reversed: Arrogance, haughtiness, impotence.


  1. ^ "The Star Tarot Card". Keen. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  2. ^ "Star Tarot Card Meanings". Biddy Tarot. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. ^ "Star Tarot Card Meanings". Biddy Tarot. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  4. ^ "The Star Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings". Labyrinthos. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  5. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942. (2005). The pictorial key to the tarot. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-44255-1. OCLC 57549699.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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