Spiritual Growth with The Tarot – The Star

Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, al...

Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, also known as the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On The Star, a blond woman is kneeling on the shore of a small body of water. She is naked, showing she is hiding nothing; the naked truth is right there in plain sight. She rests her left knee on the ground at the water’s edge. Her right foot rests on (not “in” but “on”) the water. In ancient wisdom, water symbolizes spirit, so this shows that she rests her life on both the material and the spiritual. In each hand she holds a pitcher and she is pouring water (spirit), back into the pond from her right hand, and onto the land (the material world) on the left. She is sending energy into both her spiritual and physical life. Eight stars are shining overhead, one large and seven smaller. A mountain can be seen in the distance, representing the heights we can reach by feeding both the spiritual and physical sides of ourselves.

After receiving an awakening flash of awareness from The Tower, we now have more light in our lives. However, starlight is dim at best. We get a hint of light but it’s not very illuminating. One key word for this card is “meditation.” We know light is available to us but we can’t see very much of it. As we meditate we “seek more light.” We go into ourselves to seek the part of ourselves which is Divine.

Meditation, if it is to be effective, can’t be a catch-as-catch-can activity. We need to have a habitual schedule for meditation, and stick to it. The mind can reach deeper and deeper into itself, listen, and start to see its more elevated “self”. It’s a good idea to start keeping a meditation journal chronicling our advancement. And we will see progress if we stick to our program and meditate often.

And, how much should we meditate? Well—too much can be self-defeating. Some say a half hour every day, reliably, at the same time each day, is as much as we need. Others say it is better, twice a day. it is largely up to the individual, but we should meditate at least once a day if we’re going to make any real progress.

That’s the bad news. Now for some good news! Meditation will not only help your spiritual development, it also brings about physical improvements. You will have more energy after you’ve been meditating for a while. Studies indicate that the heart slows down and the blood-pressure tends to get lower just as a result of your meditative process. There are many books out there teaching meditation; one of them could do more to help you learn than I can in this article.

When you meditate with The Star, remember that your meditation schedule is very important to your spiritual growth. Let it remind you that the light is there at all times, you just must learn to be aware of it. Your meditation will help.

About the Author

TarotMeister is a Certified TarotMaster, ordained minister (since 1979), and a Doctor of Metaphysics who has been studying Tarot and all types of metaphysics for well over thirty years. Visit his websites at: Http://www.tarotmeister.com, http://tarotmeister100.gotop100.com/, and http://www.metaphysicalclassictexts.com.

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