Lessons from The Star card:
The appearance of The Star is a sign of hope. The Star represents the wish or prayer you make when all seems dark; it is the beacon of light that guides us home when we are lost; it is the calm after the storm. The Star teaches us the power of faith: belief that a new day will provide us with a better future. As long as we have faith in ourselves, in others, or in a higher power, we have courage to endure hard times and manifest love and light in spite of any trials or tribulations. The Star is kindness, forgiveness, understanding, healing and positive transformation. If you can find the faith, trust and courage to embrace these aspects of The Star, you will be rewarded with peace, higher self-esteem and renewed happiness.
A Lesson from Harry Potter:
“HAPPINESS CAN BE FOUND, EVEN IN THE DARKEST OF TIMES, IF ONLY ONE REMEMBERS TO TURN ON THE LIGHT.” –Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Prof. Dumbledore was always leaving cryptic messages for Harry Potter and his companions, perhaps because he saw value in allowing his students to think for themselves rather than handing them all the answers in detailed instructions. The most obvious reference of this particular example of Dumbledore’s wisdom was the effective use of the Patronus charm to counter a Dementor attack. Dementors are a perfect metaphor for periods of darkness in our life, events that potentially drain us of hope and happiness and leave us with only unpleasant memories. A Patronus, on the other hand requires, two things from its spell-caster: self-esteem (belief in oneself) and a happy memory. Whether faced with fear, depression, grief or sadness, seek out that which is still bright in your life. Have faith in yourself and recall happier times. As long as you can turn on the light, the darkness cannot consume you.
“IT IS OUR CHOICES, HARRY, THAT SHOW WHO WE TRULY ARE, FAR MORE THAN OUR ABILITIES.”–Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets