A Taste of Tarot: Aquarius and The Star
A look at the symbolism of Aquarius' Tarot Card, the Star
By Tarot.com Staff
Every zodiac sign is ruled by a Tarot card from the Major Arcana! The zodiac sign of Aquarius is ruled by The Star card.
Here we take a look at the symbolic connections between quirky Aquarius and The Star...
Aquarius, the Water-bearer
Represented by the Water-bearer, Aquarius is the quirky sign of the zodiac. Their offbeat opinions and lifestyle often garner a reputation for being eccentric but they like to think of themselves as true individuals. Ruled by rebel planet Uranus, which is the ONLY planet that spins on its side, these colorful personalities march to the beat of their own drums -- known for being worldly and unconventional.
Aquarius is often misunderstood for being aloof or detached, but it’s more likely that they are distracted by their own thinking. This sign is considered the humanitarian of the zodiac -- representing community and mankind. But if you’re looking for a sympathetic shoulder to cry on ... you might as well look elsewhere, because Aquarius is usually more concerned with the good of all than the good of one. This visionary is VERY focused on the future.
Aquarius and The Star
Similar to water-bearing Aquarius, The Star card features a woman that is pouring water into a body of water and into the earth, providing nourishment and restoring hope for the future. She has one foot in the water, symbolizing intuition, and one on land, symbolizing stability. This echoes the same duality in Aquarius, which is the only zodiac sign represented by two astrological elements -- water for her emotional side and air for her intellectual side.
The stars symbolize the card’s over-arching message of guidance, hope and inspiration! Aquarius is NOT one to blend in with the crowd, and this is illustrated by the large, yellow star that is set apart from the others. While external guidance is appreciated, Aquarius has a strong connection to their OWN intuition and will listen to that internal voice above all others.
The bird symbolizes the Sacred Ibis of thought who roosts in the tree of the mind. This represents the boundless intellect of Aquarius. Whether it’s improving humanity, inventing the next big thing or just bolstering our sense of hope and inspiration, Aquarius and The Star make the perfect match.