The Star is the tarot card that represents reassurance. Man has always looked at the starry sky and felt comforted, believing that there is some greater force that will ensure that all is well. It is a symbolisation that we are in the midst of warmth, brightness, and beauty. A better day will come, and what we have been doing for so long will bear fruit. The Star also denotes aspiration, and tells us to keep reaching for the skies, and set ourselves free from all restrictions. It symbolizes love and hope, and guarantees us the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. However, it is to be remembered that this card cannot create magic; it can only direct us once we get going along the desired path. We can be assured of its unending guidance and take solace in its promise of new beginnings. In a reading, this card signals the end of a bad phase, and the beginning of a refreshing and relaxing one.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.