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First of all, thank you all for chiming in and commenting this is really helpful to me, and I will try to do the same now that I am cought up and have a "couple of days" as Dave put it

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Originally Posted by dadsnook2000
For part 2) you noted that there were "no objects." It is possible that the book was not meant to be taken so literal. If so, the "objects" would be the vines and flowers and fish and water's edge. Should these objects be taken as a single object -- nature -- how would that play into your card's message of "hope"?
I thought really hard about that, and to me "objects" are things, and nature to me is not a thing. So after internally debating that for long while I decided there were no objects in my card. That in and of itself led me down a whole nother trail which I really enjoyed, which was that it removed the Star from the mundane, put it back in its celestial realm though blended with earthy nature, a gift of the gods so to speak. The realization of no objects was quite profound to me. So I did not dismiss it lightly. I think what you say would be just as valid, but for me the no object approach works best with what I have learned from this card in this deck.

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Just curious. The STAR card in many decks are often quite beautiful but their portrayal of a message is sometimes indistinct relative to the word "Hope." Could you see this image as also suggesting "being at peace within ones own natural environment?" Or, "Seeking and reveling in an unhurried pace within comforting surroundings?" Or, "recognizing that we are part human, part god, part mother earth, part universe and that this sense of connectedness should lead us to a path of seeking greater perspective and a diminution of daily and petty concerns?"
ABSOLUTLY!!!! That is what she has revealed to me in the various Steps and she carries all of these meanings to me, as noted or described in other Steps. My statement about the card meaning hope, referred to "if I had to describe the card in one word", but I think she we will carry a different meaning (like those you noted) depending on the question, where she comes up in a spread, and what cards are surrounding her if any.

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Part of what I learning from all of these exercises is to stretch my views of possible meanings, possible messages from both individual and grouped symbols. My reaction to "busy" cards tis distill the objects or symbols in to one or a few grouped symbols or collective meanings. For some cards, I find that there can two/more meaning-directions within it. Then the surrounding cards in a spread or the card-position in the spread adds more richness. Perhaps you and others will want to discuss these approaches.
I think that would be excellent and I would love to. It is a real honor to be able to learn along side you all. I feel quite privilaged.
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