Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot (US Games, 1998).
large, yellow star dominates the image, bent in half and wrapping its
points around a dark moon. It has the squiffy eyes found in many of the
characters of this deck, and a bright, pink and purple smile. Six
smaller stars twinkle around the edges of the moon. Below this wide sky
scape, we see choppy waters and two structures poking up from amid the
waves. The structure on the left holds a scroll, while the right hand
one holds a small person. This little figure in black pours a single
drop of water from a jug into the swell of water around them.
image doesn't bring to mind calm and generosity, as so many Star cards
do. It speaks more of underlying uncertainty, and putting a bright,
bold face on. And if we can't do that, of at least giving what we can,
despite trying circumstances. Or maybe that's just me... Still, I
suppose those could be taken as ideal circumstances for the Star's
traditional message of hope and guidance!
certainly feeling a bit like that small, dark figure, under threat of
being overwhelmed by the waves. So, this card reminds me to look beyond
my current circumstances and keep hope alive.
I am grateful for hope.