XVII THE STAR
In the light of the eight-pointed star, two deer drink from a shallow pool. One is dead, his antlers entwined with those of his killer. The victor remains strong, his future yet unwritten. In each moment of his victory, however, he must stare into the eyes of the past, and his own future, in the skeletal remains of his fallen foe. Upright, this card is for the victorious, suggesting blessings and inspiration are entering your life. The challenges of the past have been overcome, and the future is full of healing and new opportunities. It is important to remember the path that got you here, however, and to reflect maturely on the past to enter this new glorious phase in your life.
Reversed: The winner of the battle soldiers on, but the weight of his fallen foe’s skull hangs heavy from his antlers. In the inverted position, this card reflects an abundance in negative thoughts in your life. The opportunities for creativity and renewed happiness are there, but you may be feeling uninspired, depressed, or overwhelmed. Now is the time to step back and consider making a change in your life to combat these forces. Start exercising. Try a new creative medium, Go outside. Now is the time to engage in positive thinking.