Star Tarot by Cathy McClellan
Continue along your path of self-discovery through cosmic symbolism with the second edition of The Star Tarot! By using 78 stunning cards and a detailed guidebook, you’ll gain an even deeper understanding of this world and beyond by recognizing and reconnecting to your soul’s purpose and inherent gifts.
Created for all readers, this book and card deck – the Star Tarot – offers a heightened methodology for a deeper connection to your inherent gifts and the true purpose of your soul.
Explore new sections linking numerology with the Major Arcana as you reveal your lifetime personality, along with astrological references, three added spreads and larger artwork on the cards. Explore this indispensable tool seeking infinite personality possibilities: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Stars are full of miracles and magic-bring the beauty of them into your life and into your heart.
About the Author
Cathy McClelland’s love for nature, archetypal symbolism, and the cosmos inspired her to create The Star Tarot. Her magical and enchanting images flow from her heart and imagination. Her hope is that her artwork awakens the viewer to see and feel the magic life has to offer.
The Story Behind The Star Tarot
Cathy McClelland has always had a fascination for symbolism, nature and the mysteries of life and beyond. The tarot system seemed to blend all of these ideas together. As she became more familiar with the imagery of the tarot, she realized how universal the symbolism was within each image of the tarot. The parallel between the tarot symbolism and lessons with the cycles of one’s spiritual evolution and the cycles of nature captivated Cathy. She feels, we are forever discovering more about ourselves, our world and our universe, through a deeper understanding of the stars and universe and our connection to the unfathomable cosmos. Some oral traditions have the wisdom of the Major Arcana to be as ancient as the lost continent of Atlantis, where the hidden knowledge was put into symbols. Symbolism speaks to the spirit and soul in a way that words cannot.
In 1991 Cathy decided to paint her own tarot images. She started with the majors, beginning with The Fool. These images would be part of ‘The Star Tarot Deck’, a name inspired by her love and fascination for the stars. Each image became a labor of love, taking up to three months to complete. In 1996 she finished the fifth image of The Emperor and took a long break. In the summer of 2005 Cathy decided to paint the rest of the majors, completing the 17 Keys in 2006. Then self published the majors only deck and booklet and in 2008. Which inspired her to move forward with the minors. The Star Majors only deck and booklet are sold out.
The imagery depicted in the cards were inspired by meditation, long walks in the woods, nature, her study of the tarot and spiritual subjects, as well as the influence of different cultural symbols and myths. She draws upon nature, life and the allurement of the universe’s mystery for inspiration, weaving the three together in her creations, hoping to inspire others to enjoy the beauty and the wonderment the world offers.
The 1st edition of “The Star Tarot” came out in August 2016. The tarot community embraced the imagery and wisdom behind the deck and book. The Star Tarot continues it’s legacy with the second edition now being released in the spring of 2020.
“The world is full of miracles and magic. We just need to recognize the truth of this, and bring the beauty of it into our lives and into our hearts. I hope that my artwork can be a contribution to others in that direction. And I especially hope you enjoy “The Star Tarot.” – Both Editions