When our Tarot card for today, the Star, twinkles in your skies, its message is that this is a time of hope and inspiration! And how appropriate on this Christmas Day!
Keeping with Christmas, the card I pulled for today comes from the Dore Great Bible Tarot, and the image is of the three Wise Men following the Star of Bethlehem.
According to Christian scripture, recorded in the Book of Matthew, the Magi (Wise Men) came from the east, asking where the infant born to be king was. The Magi stated, “We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2; New International Version Translation)
From a metaphysical perspective, the star of Bethlehem symbolizes the inner conviction of our divinity. According to metaphysical scholar Charles Fillmore, “This inner conviction of our ability to accomplish whatever we undertake calls forth the very best in us, and helps us to succeed where others of equal ability fail.”
In order to bring out the best within us, which plays an important part in our being successful, we need to have a goal in mind. The Star is a card of ideals and goals. What do you want in your life now–and in the future? Being a card about inspiration, this card is asking you to think about the things that inspire you. And who inspires you. Who do you look up to? Who has achieved the success you are striving for?
For the spiritual seeker walking on the path of the metaphysical, the Magi have been considered by some to be astrologers, for they were following the star in the sky to find the baby Jesus (just as astrologers follow the stars in our skies). With that, the Star is a card that highlights not just the metaphysical science of astrology, but numerology and Tarot as well, along with the healing arts that connect us to the Universal Life Energy that flows around us (such as Reiki). If you are a practitioner of any of these sciences, the Star is a card of encouragement, as it is a request to continue to develop the talent you have for it.
When we look at our work in this light, we can see that we are using our “gifts of the Spirit” in the ways that connect us to our divinity. Much like the Magi, these are the moments we rejoice—for what was once a mere speck of light has now become a “star in the east.”
And those moments can happen any day—making any day Christmas.