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The Star is an Old Energy Archetype from the Masonic Tarot Deck. In the Book of Slavery and Book of Power, the archetype is used to reinforce the idea that we are being "tested," as a Fool in School.

Star Tarot Card Freemason's Deck

List of Old Energy Archetypes from the Masonic Tarot

Chariot, Death (archetype), Duality, Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)

Related Terms

Old Energy Archetypes > Book of Slavery


Book of Power

TRIAL "Here we find the symbol of immortality. The soul (ibis or butterfly) will survive the body, which is only a place of trial (the ephemeral flower). The courage to bear these trials will come from above (the stars).[1]


REWARD "The fall of the Divine and of the Human into the Material has scarcely taken place, when a mysterious voice whispers, courage to the Sinner, by showing him future reinstatement through trial."[2]

Book of Slavery

No matter how bad it gets, there's always a reason why... "You may be feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges right now and questioning why you are being put through this. You know life throws curveballs, but really? Why this, and why now?! You may be desperately calling out to the Universe to give you some reprieve but struggling to see how the Divine is on your side. Look harder, and you will see it. The Divine is always there. Take a moment to ask yourself what the deeper life lesson is, and how this is a blessing, not a punishment."[3]


"In divinatory readings the card expresses hope, a sense of healing and wholeness, especially after emotional storms." [4]


  1. Papus, The Tarot of the Bohemians (Wilshire Book Co, 1978),
  2. Papus, The Tarot of the Bohemians (Wilshire Book Co, 1978),
  3. Biddy, Bridget. “Star Tarot Card Meanings.” Biddy Tarot (blog), 2020.
  4. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 124.

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