After the Tower falls, the dust flies around and we feel exposed. The Star steps in to take our hand and tell us that everything will be okay.
I’ve got two songs for the Star card.
Shine by Anna Nalick speaks to the getting up and dusting yourself aspect of the Star. There is hope here. This card is about clarity, peace, and good things down the road. This is a card about rebounding, rebuilding and believing in yourself. After the Tower and the Devil and Death flip your life upside down, you get this gentle hand to help you up and show you what’s ahead of you. “And you’ve only begun to shine…”
Isn’t it time you got over
How fragile you are
We’re all wait-
Waiting on your supernova
Cause that’s who you are
And you’ve only begun to shine
Do You Realize? – Flaming Lips.
These lyrics capture the gentleness of the Star card perfectly. The Star follows the Tower in our trip through the tarot. Everything has gone to hell, and the dust settles, and you look up. There is a shining, beautiful star. The gentle light hits your eyes and shows you that everything is okay. Everything is calm. Everything is beautiful and it’s going to be okay. There is a promise there. Do you realize? That you have the most beautiful face…
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes – let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round