Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning: The 78 Tarot cards, their meanings in divination and free online reading.
By Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. In addition to fiction, I've written books about astrology, Taoism and other Far Eastern traditions. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here is my personal website: stenudd.com

Tarot Meaning & Online Reading

Tarot Meaning
& Online Reading

Tarot Online Reading

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana

The Celtic Cross

Tarot Card Decks

The Rider-Waite Tarot

Tarot vs. Playing Cards

What to Make of It

Tarot Copyright

Tarot Unfolded

Contact




Other Divination:

Complete Horoscope
Complete Horoscope
How predictions are done by classical astrology and the complete horoscope, with many examples.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online
The 64 hexa­grams of the Chinese classic I Ching and what they mean in divination. Try it online for free.


Major Arcana
Click the image to get the Tarot card reading.

The Fool Tarot Card The Magician Tarot Card The High Priestess Tarot Card The Empress Tarot Card The Emperor Tarot Card The Hierophant Tarot Card The Lovers Tarot Card The Chariot Tarot Card Strength Tarot Card The Hermit Tarot Card Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Justice Tarot Card The Hanged Man Tarot Card Death Tarot Card Temperance Tarot Card The Devil Tarot Card The Tower Tarot Card The Star Tarot Card The Moon Tarot Card The Sun Tarot Card Judgement Tarot Card The World Tarot Card


Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope
This book shows you what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the planets, the Zodiac signs and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.


The Star

The Star

The Meaning of the Star
Major Arcana Tarot Card in Readings


The Tarot Star card meaning in a nutshell:
Time to pause and reflect,
contemplate what's precious and what's not.

The Star is very distant and mysterious. Although the sky on the Tarot Star card image is light blue, the Star is a nocturnal being. Its shimmering light inspires contemplation and dreaming. It's emotion is melancholia. You need to pause and ponder what existence is all about.



     Don't expect the Tarot Star card to answer questions. Instead, it raises new ones - or old ones that you've forgotten because you were so occupied with worldly matters, ambitious plans, and what-not. Who doesn't become somber and thoughtful when watching the stars in the night sky? All the things that mattered so much seem to lose importance and attraction.

     The Tarot Star is about emotions, which is indicated by all the water on the card image, poured serenely by the woman. The element water represents the emotiononal. But these feelings lead to stillness, and the stillness leads to thoughts.

     What moves through our heads when we are at rest, not involved in all those things that make a lifetime pass so swiftly? That's what the Tarot Star card urges us to explore. If we never do, it's like we never lived.

     If the Tarot Star card represents a person, it's someone who inspires reflection, making you ponder where you are in life and where you really want to go.

     If the Tarot Star card represents an event, it's a moment when things halt so that you have time to reconsider, which you should do. Goals are questioned. So are values previously upheld. You should sit down and meditate, until you're open to completely new perspectives.


A. E. Waite's Texts
About the Tarot Star Card

17. The Star, Dog-Star, or Sirius, also called fantastically the Star of the Magi. Grouped about it are seven minor luminaries, and beneath it is a naked female figure, with her left knee upon the earth and her right foot upon the water. She is in the act of pouring fluids from two vessels. A bird is perched on a tree near her; for this a butterfly on a rose has been substituted in some later cards. So also the Star has been called that of Hope. This is one of the cards which Court de Gebelin describes as wholly Egyptian-that is to say, in his own reverie.


The Inner Symbolism of the Tarot Star Card

A great, radiant star of eight rays, surrounded by seven lesser stars - also of eight rays. The female figure in the foreground is entirely naked. Her left knee is on the land and her right foot upon the water. She pours Water of Life from two great ewers, irrigating sea and land. Behind her is rising ground and on the right a shrub or tree, whereon a bird alights. The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty. The star is l'etoile flamboyante, which appears in Masonic symbolism, but has been confused therein. That which the figure communicates to the living scene is the substance of the heavens and the elements. It has been said truly that the mottoes of this card are "Waters of Life freely" and "Gifts of the Spirit."

The summary of several tawdry explanations says that it is a card of hope. On other planes it has been certified as immortality and interior light. For the majority of prepared minds, the figure will appear as the type of Truth unveiled, glorious in undying beauty, pouring on the waters of the soul some part and measure of her priceless possession. But she is in reality the Great Mother in the Kabalistic Sephira Binah, which is supernal Understanding, who communicates to the Sephiroth that are below in the measure that they can receive her influx.


Divinatory Meaning of the Tarot Star Card

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



The Tarot Major Arcana

  1. The Magician

  2. The High Priestess

  3. The Empress

  4. The Emperor

  5. The Hierophant

  6. The Lovers

  7. The Chariot

  8. Strength

  9. The Hermit

  10. Wheel of Fortune

  11. Justice

  12. The Hanged Man

  13. Death

  14. Temperance

  15. The Devil

  16. The Tower

  17. The Star

  18. The Moon

  19. The Sun

  20. Judgement

  21. The World

  22. The Fool

The Book

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.
Tarot Unfolded

This book by Stefan Stenudd presents an imag­inative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Also, it gives many examples of symbolic and allegorical imagery within and beyond the Tarot. This book will help you find your own intuitive way of making inspired Tarot card readings. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.