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Readings | XVII The Star

Readings | XVII The Star


The Star

Hope, optimism, openness, certainty, faith, longing, truth

Upright: Anything is possible.  Hope flows where there is charity.  Transformation.  Mental stability.  Renewed energy.  Inspiration and authentic nature.


Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds


A witch born of all that is dark in New York becomes the very cure for all that is terrible about the city.  She waits for someone to accept her gifts and to offer her trust.  A man comes in and she explains all of this.  He turns away from her because he does not know if she is beautiful.  His enemy does not turn away and receives all that she brings as blessings; always finding a taxi, green lights all the way no matter what time of day, theater tickets, pollution protection, beautiful apartments, promotions, etc.  The first man regrets his decision and is killed by a mugger.

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“What can you give me?”

“Peace,” she said. “Serenity. Quietness in the midst of bedlam. I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the East River on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight.  To turn about on my own parentage.  I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light.  I am a serum born of those venoms.  I am the antibody of all Time.  I am the Cure. You die of the City, do you not?  Manhattan is your punisher.  Let me be your shield.”

- Ray Bradbury
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