Hope, inspiration, healing, guide
THE CARD’S STORY BY MEREDITH DILLMAN
The romance of the Weaver Girl and the Cowherd is celebrated at the festival of Tanabata in Japan, and Qixi in China. Symbolized by the stars Vega and Altair, they are separated by the river of the Milky Way and can only meet once a year when magpies form a bridge between them. Like seeing a light in the darkness, Th e Star is about the promise of a better future. Look toward the future with hope, inspiration and trust in yourself. With the star’s guidance, you are going towards the place where you are meant to be.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
Floating on a path of birds, Princess Orihime travels to make her yearly meeting with her husband, Hikoboshi, the light of a solitary star her only guide in the night. With hope in your heart, you can achieve anything. You’re coming out of the darkness – it’s not been easy, but you’ve come this far already. And with light shining on you, things can only get better. Don’t be afraid. Walk with purpose, allow your confidence to show, let faith grow within you. Find your centre, think about what you want to achieve and visualise clearly how you’re going to make it work for you. You can face any challenge, and jump over any obstacle that appears before you.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: TANABATA Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, celebrates the mythical love story of Princess Orihime and Hikoboshi. Orihime was daughter to the king of the Universe, but she was a workaholic, so her father introduced her to a cowherd who worked on the other side of the heavenly river (the Milky Way). They fell in love, and married straight away, but her work deteriorated, so her father separated them – they were only allowed to meet once a year. But still they travelled through the night on a road of birds, to see each other, guided by starlight. Th e love and hope of this legend was a perfect fit for our Mythical Star