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As the Silent Stars Go By

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on December 16, 2010 | Comments (3)

The Star card seems to be a particular favorite amongst tarotists at this time of year, and no wonder. It holds such hope, such promise. In the darkest days of the year, that little sparkle in the sky catches our eyes and we make a wish, perhaps for good health and good fortune for ourselves and our loved ones in the coming year. Perhaps the calm, peaceful image of this card, the Star, inspires us wish for peace on earth.

Stephen Sterling’s hefty book, Tarot Awareness, is a serious study of the cards based on the idea that serious study of the tarot enhances the examined life and is a key to unlocking the secrets of the psyche. It is filled with information and exercises that promote both deep introspection and practical application.

For each Major Arcana, Sterling provides a meditation and a prayer. This is the prayer for The Star:


How curious

To see such tender glow

On my lightning struck skin…

From below the ragged cliff,

I lift my gaze

And see my soul

Reflected back to me

In the evening sky,

Whole and shining.

How could it be otherwise?

We fall from grace

Only to stare once again

Into the eye of God—

I am propelled upward

Within the depths

Of my brain

To the secret chamber

Where my Beloved awaits.

Reader Comments

Written By Elysia
on December 17th, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

That is a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing it.

Written By Arya Ishtar
on March 5th, 2013 @ 12:23 am

You are so good about attributing the pics to decks, but you forgot this one! I have to know what deck this is! Thanks!

Written By Arya Ishtar
on March 5th, 2013 @ 12:26 am

Whoops, forgot to click “notify me,” and i fear i won’t be able to find my way back. So i try again…

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