It feels like such a long time since I last drew for us all! Between school this semester (ugh, chemistry is just as horrible as I anticipated) and a full work load, I’ve barely had time to even look at my deck. But we’ve still got the rest of the deck to get through and a deck to giveaway!
Today’s card is The Star! We haven’t gotten too many Major Arcana cards into the circulation yet so it’s nice that we keep getting more. Especially since we have to cover them all!
Each Major Arcana card follows through the journey of life, starting the the Fool representing the beginning of life and the journey, and ending at the World, coming full circle. The Star is actually the 18th card in the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. Even though the card says its only the 17th, the cycle starts 0 with the Fool.
The Star is towards the end of the deck and is after we’ve done all our growing and changing after the upheavals of life. The Star represents hope and rebuilding. It actually comes immediately after The Tower in the deck.
So if we’re being told to be hopeful, to rebuild, to look to our future, I think we should remember that this year alone we’ve gone through so much, as a country, a society, and individually. So while we do have a lot we need to focus on for our futures, we should still focus on giving ourselves the hope we need to see in the world.
One of my most favorite quotes is from Avatar: the Last Airbender, from dearly beloved Uncle Iroh; ‘if you only look for the darkness, that is all you will find.’
So let’s be hopeful going into a strenuous and scary time of the year, and even if something falls through, like this dreaded election or your car payment, let’s focus on taking care ourselves and our loved ones through this. Besides, Samhain is coming up and we should celebrate what we have been able to reap from this year’s poor crop.
Take care of each other out there, witchlings!
So far, we’ve pulled all of these cards:
- The Star
- Five of Pentacles
- Eight of Swords
- Six of Cups
- One of Pentacles
- Page of Cups
- Four of Cups
- Queen of Pentacles
- Four of Swords
- Seven of Pentacles
- Two of Cups
- The Tower
- Ten of Pentacles
- Six of Swords
- Four of Pentacles
- Three of Wands
- Two of Swords
I think I might start laying them out in a table as we keep going to keep better track of what ones we have left.
Let me know what you all think in the comments.