Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Star, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore
The Star: “Silver gilded footsteps glide of silver flowing streams with the silver glowing starlight etching night in silver seams.
There is no sun. There is no moon. In the hushed stillness of the blackest night, only a trail of stars glitters like a fortune in diamonds upon the velvet carpet of the sky. The river of the Milky Way pours across the heavens in a cascade of starry pinpricks, and she comes dancing down that lane to where the celestial river runs to the silver etched earthly waters.
Water and earth and air become a single element in her presence. Walk on one, swim through the other, it matters not which; they are as she wills them to be.
She dances, and her feet are so light, there is but the barest disturbances of ripples upon her watery dance floor. She dances the dance that the stars have choreographed in their millenia of gazing down on the earth. It is their silent homage to the burning spirit they have witnessed. It is the dance and flow of human life, condensed into a pure essence of painful beauty. It is Hope made into a visual form.
She stretches and strains, sways and arches, leaps to impossible heights in time to a tempo that beats in the silent pulses of the stars above. A cascade of river droplets sprays for the from her swirling form. Where each droplet falls, a flowery tendril slowly sprouts.
She dances tirelessly through the night, inhuman and yet embodying humanity in her very being. When the glow of dawn touches the eastern sky, she clasps her silvery cloak tight. There is a sudden weariness to her eyes, but it is edged with triumph as well. She steps up the slowly furling carpet of the Milky Way, back to her sister stars in the night, where they gleam and wait for the next true night to dance again.”
Meaning: “Regaining hope, faith in the future, inspiration. Finding the still and silent place within your being of serenity, tranquility amid trouble, harmony, offering without reservations, Sharing and being generous. The harshness of daylight or even moonlight is gone, and there is nothing but the calm and nonjudgmental eyes of the stars. There is a peace to that, a space to gather up, prepare, and uplift the spirit. Let loose doubts and fears to the embrace of the night. The stars have always been symbols of guidance and hope, the light to lead you home. A resilient fish, carp symbolize strength, perseverance, courage, and determination of spirit. The chrysanthemums, commonly representative of longevity, are also symbols of hope.”
~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
“You demi-puppets that by moonshine do the
green sour ringlets make,
whereof the ewe not bites,
and you whose pastime is to make midnight mushrooms…”
-Shakespeare, The Tempest (Act V, Scene I)
Forty days and forty nights we traveled to the underworld and back with Venus. We have been down to the depths of of our emotions, weeded through the debris and cleaned house. Many of us have relived uncomfortable lessons, gained clarity and broken old patterns. Released the old and made space for the new. Let go of the belief systems that held us stagnant for too long. We will never be the same. And that is a good thing.
Now we step forward, renewed. We feel the shift in the collective energy. Now we can expand into a new freedom, a new way of being in the world. Passion, joy and inspiration are available to us in abundance. Our opportunities are as limitless as the stars. And all will come to us with as much grace and ease as we are willing to invite to receive it.
The struggle is over and we can breathe easier. We have six weeks to finish off this year; powerfully, courageously, boldly. What do you desire to create? Where will you focus your energy?
And what else is possible?