The Card: The Star is a card of hope and optimism. This card indicates the querent has healthy self-esteem, or at least nothing to worry about in this situation. This card also denotes a time to reflect and understand things will shake out however they need to unfold. The Star indicates this sense of wellbeing comes from the querent having the internal and external tools they need to get the job done. The Star can also indicate getting a second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) chance. The Star is also a card of truth and openness. In a relationship spread, this card denotes a positive—or at least workable—point in the relationship. This is the time to talk through any arguments or needed boundaries. This is a great time to change any negative patterns in a relationship or change up the way the querent looks for love. One or both partners is open to whatever happens next. In a financial or work spread, the Star indicates this is an excellent time to negotiate or start a new project. The Star comes with a lack of ego or self-importance, just the knowledge the querent has what it takes to get the job done right. If the querent is looking for a job, now is a good time to lead with a strong cover letter (but nothing terribly boastful). It also indicates a time to step up and try a new approach in all areas of life.
Warnings: The Star is all about truth and openness, but do not get complacent or just assume you got this without putting forth any effort. Laziness will bite you on the butt. Guaranteed. Likewise, do not let your guard down so much that you suffer from verbal diarrhea. Having good energy for the week does not automatically make the world trustworthy and your safe place. People are not going to automatically understand the context of your words or see things your way if you mistake truth for being a jack ass. Be mindful of your intentions before you put anything out there. Just because you’ll probably get your way for now, does that mean it’s the best thing for all concerned? I have a strong “anything you say can and will be used against you” feeling for down the road. Perhaps you enjoy the moment, but think of the long term, hmmm?
- What is the first situation that comes to mind (i.e. the U.S. election, looking for a job, starting a new savings plan, talking with your spouse about boundaries with the parents, et al)?
- How are you likely to encounter this situation this week (e.g. your idiotic Facebook friends can’t shut up, you’ve been looking at job sites, you have an appointment with a financial advisor, your spouse mentioned the topic, etc.)?
- Who are the other people or agencies involved (i.e. the bank, your spouse, your in-laws, your boss, your parents, the government, your idiotic Facebook friends, et al)?
- What parts of this situation have to do with others (e.g. their ill-informed posts, the election being broadcast everywhere, your in-laws being intrusive, your parents criticizing your spouse’s parenting, employers posting jobs, your boss’s view of you, etc.)?
- What parts of this situation involve only you (i.e. your reaction to your in-laws’ constant intrusion, whether or not you respond to friends’ idiocy, whether or not you state your opinion, how you state it, et al)?
- What do the others in this situation want from you (e.g. for you to accept their idiocy, to remain friends after insulting your beliefs online, to know where you stand with in-law boundaries, for you to tell your parents to knock it off, etc.)? Have they told you this? How?
- What do you want from others in this situation (i.e. for them to keep at least some of the idiocy to themselves, for them to at least treat your differences of opinion with respect, for the in-laws not to show up unannounced, for your spouse and parents to get along, an interview, et al)? Have you told them this? How?
- How are your answers to Questions 6 and 7 similar? How are they different?
- What are three feelings you have when you think of this situation (e.g. dread, anxiety, depression, hopefulness, optimism, boredom, anger, amusement, etc.)?
- What are three thoughts you have when you think of this situation (i.e. “I need a job;” “here we go again;” “perhaps we don’t need to be friends;” “we need to talk about this;” et al)?
- Based on you answers to these questions, what is at least one thing you can do differently in this situation (e.g. put your needs first, listen more than you speak, think about the others’ position, be more direct, meditate before confronting it, use a cover letter, etc.)? Are you willing to do these things? Why or why not?
- What is a prayer, mantra, song, ritual, etc. you can use to keep yourself focused and halfway sane this week (i.e. Prayer to St. Jude, Kali mantra, “I am good enough,” your favorite EDM album, extra workouts at night, writing in your journal daily, et al)?
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