Tarotka Minor Arcana: Ace of Stars

Once again, new suit brings new symbolism: Stars are the suit of creativity, action and movement. They are associated with such qualities as enthusiasm, adventure, risk-taking and confidence. This suit is associated with the element Fire. This energy flows outward and generates passionate involvement.

It can also have some spiritual connotations – there’s some argument between Stars and Cups for spirituality, but I’ll just say they both have elements of it. Stars, as a spiritual thing, are much more dynamic and “inspiring you with divine power”. Cups are more emotionally moving and focused on the soul.

Ace of Stars/Ace of Wands
Once again, the Ace is the starting point of the suit – the “root”, or basic foundation that the rest of the suit builds upon. The Ace of Stars is thus considered to be a spark of energy that moves you to act. It could be a bolt of inspiration, or a spark of energy, but you are seized with a sudden need to do something. You are driven to action, and have a need to get something done. It’s an unpredictable and uncontrollable force, and not one that’s easily directed. We’ve probably all experienced having the sudden, thrilling inspiration to do some amazing project, when we’re already in the middle of trying to do something else.

Like the other Aces, this is just a starting impulse. There is no guarantee that anything will come of this – plenty of promising projects fizzle and burn out half-way through. You need to manage the energy here carefully if you want to actually see things through until the end. That being said, the spark from the Ace needs to be used quickly, if not immediately, or it can poof out of existence as quickly as it came. Fire is a fickle element.

When inverted, the energy on the Ace is still there, but being pent up or blocked somehow – which leads to frustration. You might trying to work towards what you want, but it’s not actually accomplishing anything. All that inspiration and energy is going to waste… or it’s sticking around and making you aggravated. This might be a sign of delays, scattered focus, or just going in the wrong direction. The metaphorical element here is burning you, and you’re really itching to get something done, but it’s just not working out for some reason.

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