(Card Descriptions Based On Original Rider-Waite Colors – Still Under US Games Inc. Copyright)
When The Star reverses she loses faith in life and fears what tomorrow will bring. She lacks hope and trust that things will work out okay. She has not moved on from the trauma of The Tower. Still afraid of what people think of her she is afraid to be herself and lets others influence her. The Devil still has a hold of her and she will need to work hard to shake him off. The Star Reversed often highlights a poor or distorted body image. You do not love yourself and believe that no one else will either. This may be a hang-over from The Tower, especially if The Devil was involved. If you have escaped from a controlling abusive relationship, it may take some time and professional help to shake off any indoctrination that you were spoon fed.
You have wonderful creative gifts and talents that are either hidden or denied, believing that they or you are either non existant or not good enough. You must find some sense of self-belief and pride in your abilities. It would be a crime to let such talent go to waste. If involved in the artistic world you may feel uninspired or be experiencing a temporary creative block such as writers block. This may be leave you lacking in confidence which leads to low self-esteem. There may be a lack of imagination in your work. The Star Reversed can represent a creative talent that you had when younger but never developed as you were lured into the demands of the material world, marriage and family. It may not have seemed financially viable or practical at the time. However, The Reversed Star may suggest that you change your attitude and go back in search of it. Your world and circumstances have changed so dig it out and polish it up.
When The Star Reverses, you may indeed take that holiday but will bring your work and worries with you. You may need a holiday badly but obligations and duty prevent you from getting away. You may be lacking real head space and time to think clearly. You may feel overwhelmed with everything that is going on in your life now. Your Star may feel dull and lack lustre. On the other hand, you may think that life is one long holiday and never seem to get any work done. You may be playing The Victim role for too long after the trauma of The Tower and not taking any responsibility for your own life.
The Reversed Star can sometimes suggest the loss of innocence. With regards to love there may be the feeling that you will never meet your soul-mate. Loneliness within a relationship can be evident as it becomes increasingly cooler. Your partner may have backed off or claims they need more space. Your relationship may no longer bring you the fulfillment that it first did. Your relationship may lack imagination and spontaneity. Check the foundations of your relationship or marriage for you may need to return to The Tower and allow it to clear what is not working. You probably feel disconnected from your partner and life in general. There may be a lack of faith that you can sort the issues that are causing problems in your relationship.
Instead of protecting the environment and recycling there could be waste and poisoning of the land or water. When The Star Reverses there is a tendency to think of just yourself and not of others. You could help but you are either not interested or not bothered. You believe that it is someone else’s responsiblity to save the world.
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