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Created on 2011-12-23 15:36:26 (#1221494), last updated 2011-12-24 (303 weeks ago)

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There are certain things people can't help noticing about Star. The first is that she is is almost always smiling; radiantly. Her eyes, a fiery brilliant blue-silver, are too bright to be human. Her skin is pale white, like snow or creme paper, and her bones under them look thin and bird-like. That whenever shadows fall on her she shimmers brightly, and then even when there is no shadow anytime she feels joy her skin brightens up noticeably.

The largest of these is that Star does not touch the ground. She does not stand or sit on things, unless she is making a sacrifice to cross that boundary. Stars are not meant to fall and touch the Earth so Star is almost always sitting or standing at least two inches above the ground or a seat.

Those in her presence can not help but feel their burdens are lessened, that the faint rays of dawn are that much closer in their dark times. Just as frequently as she's drawn to those in dark times, she is pulled to those who seek inspiration. The original muse, she bears love for all those who would reach into their souls and the universe to produce truths' beauty.

While her outer appearance is that of a young woman, Star is only young compared to the other Major Arcana and still much older than most sentient beings. Unlike most of the Major Arcana Star does not remember her life before she awoke, only that one day she woke up knowing the world, and her family, desperately needed her. Being of a light heart predisposed to an unwavering faith of the future she went to them without looking back.

Basic Tarot Story

On the bleak landscape where the Tower stood, the Fool sits, empty, despairing. He hoped to find himself on this spiritual journey, but now he feels he's lost everything, even himself. Sitting on the cold stones, he gazes up at the night sky wondering what's left. And that is when he notices, nearby, a beautiful nude girl with two water urns. As he watches, she kneels by a pool of water illuminated with reflected starlight. She empties the urns, one into the pool, one onto the thirsty ground.

"What are you doing," he asks her. She looks up at him, her eyes twinkling like stars. "I am refilling this pool, so that those who are thirsty may drink, and I am also watering the earth so that, come spring, the seeds will grow," she tells him. And then she adds, "Come. Drink."

The Fool comes to kneel with her by the pool and drink. The water tastes wonderful, like liquid starlight. "I can see you are sad," the girl continues, "and I know why. But you must remember that you have not lost all. Knowledge, possibilities, hope, you still have all of these. Like stars, they can lead you to a new future."

Even as she says this, she began to fade away, like dew, vanishing. All that remains is a gleam that was at the center of her forehead. This rises up and up, until it settles in the night sky as a shining star. "Follow your star," the woman's voice seems to sing from that light, "and have hope." The Fool takes in a breath and rises. It is a dark night, a desolate land. But for the first time, he has a guiding light to show him the way.

Distant as it is, it heals his heart, and restores his faith.

Basic Tarot Meaning

The Star is one of those cards everyone loves. In every deck, it is usually the most beautiful. It suggests the peace and harmony of its meaning. There is nothing negative about this card, but I think there is a trick to it. Whatever hope, healing, future it offers, the reader must remember that it might not be immediate. This is a soft card, and like Aquarius, its vision is for tomorrow, not today. That's not to say that it offers no concrete benefits; it is a card the predicts unexpected help, but that help is only the first step. The star only reveals the future. It is up to the Querent to find his way to that future. (Information from Aeclectic Tarot)

Star (the Star(s)) is from the major arcana of the Tarot, and is public domain. She appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing, in [info]milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made.

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