XVII – The Star

The card seventeen of the major arcana is that of the Star. And simply by virtue of being the major arcana, it has the important task of guiding the soul directly. 

To the occult terms, the number 17 is that of the horoscope, and charts the trajectory of any individual to the choices they make in life. As the individual grows and evolves, so does their orbit to all matters of spirit and soul in their interactions with the world. And with that, their star guides them through their subconscious and allows them to chart their wisdom to their lifetime. 

And yes, it is possible to cast in horoscope to a star to map a person’s influences. But then as the older we get, based on the choices made at important junctures in life, the personality starts to become cast as the reflection of the said star of the tarot. And merging of sorts in all heavenly attributes reflected to a person’s star and their earthly qualities as a name living the lifetime. 

Osho in his tarot cards calls this Silence, and only the individual knows the real truth of the impressions made of celestial matters in their journey. 

And that journey is what each querent makes in the silence of their own contemplation. The star and soul, each guided by the other. That is their ascent to horoscope, and descent to matter. 

This card is also connected to the goddess, and naturally all stars in the epitome of a star. A star is born, when another hath arisen.