Weekly Card XVII The Stars in All Their Glory

We’ve looked at the basic Tarot . . . It’s Easier Than You Think idea of XVII The Star as a calling. And we’ve talked about how unlikely the elements of your personal mission can be. So what does Giorgio Trevisan’s beautiful image from the Tarot of the Renaissance have to teach us?

I’m most aware that we can see this Star in all her beauty through her garment. She’s not at all concerned with her visibility.

It’s very much like that when we become comfortable with our true calling. People can see us for who we are. We’re not wearing a social mask. What we do no longer hides us.

This Star pours from a pitcher and a cup. We know Cups as the suit of relationships, emotions and creativity, the suit of the heart. Our mission is never in isolation; there’s always service and connection to others involved. And there’s certainly creativity: no one else has our mission.   We’re making it up as we go.

Quite often I’ve heard from clients who think they’ve found their mission when they’re doing what they “should be” doing, even though they hate it. Our missions satisfy us, even emotionally. If you’re not in love with what you’re doing, you’re still earthbound. Aim higher.

In this deck, XVII The Stars is a multiple. Our detailed Star is just one of many glowing in the firmament. Her halo glows brightly, and so do those of all the stars that surround her. We are one of many with a personal mission. Other stars shining brightly don’t dim our light. When we see others being a light in the dark, we can welcome their success, knowing that we’re doing the same, that we’re also being recognized for our inspiration by those we serve.

Take your place amoung the stars!




 If you’re not feeling very star-ish, tarot provides an excellent tool to help you connect with your calling. You know where I can be found.

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