What’s In My Cup? Invigorating Detox Blend

What's In My Cup?

There are a lot of underutilized herbs out there in the world. After doing some research on cardamom I realized that it should really be put into an amazing golden milk recipe. If this flavor is too much for you then add a tinge of locally sourced honey to sweeten. Cinnamon lifts spirits along with cardamom which also helps the digestive system. Turmeric cleanses the liver and detoxifies the entire system helping clear skin and organs equally. Black pepper is thrown in to help make the transport for the other herbs more seamless.

Simply Mix Together:

6 ounces almond or coconut milk (whichever milk you prefer)

1/4 tsp cinnamon (less if you’re not into cinnamon)

1 cardamom pod

1/2 tsp turmeric

dash of black pepper

Heat everything together in a sauce pan whisking pretty regularly as not to burn the milk substitute. If you’re adding honey add it right now so that it dissipates into the milk mixture. Warm the mixture until steaming and all of the turmeric and cinnamon are thoroughly dissolved. Sit and take in the aromas that lift from the cup, stay with whatever thoughts wash over you. Don’t cast them away if they’re bothersome stay with them and let them soak back into the universe. Drink up and do some twist heavy yoga or meditate.

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I’m Pretty Sure I Suck At Relationships

Existentialism, Lifestyle, Relationships

Seriously don’t “awww” it’s true. I think I can actually be kind of an asshole. I mean, obviously I’ve ‘failed’ at some romantic relationships before I met Josh. But even friendships I’m kind of the worst. I think about people all the time and cherish them in my heart but for some reason I’ve always kept myself at a distance from people by not keeping contact regularly or making the time for them that was well deserved. For this reason I find myself really dissecting what makes a Cara in a friendship and a romantic partner so that I can be sure to give good Cara when at all possible for the people that I love. It’s been a prevalent topic on my mind for many moons now but until today I didn’t have the vehicle with which to talk about it. Before I dive right into the story I’ll tell you, I’m a nester, I love my house and being in it and feeling the energy of my space. It’s my most favorite.

However, I also love to travel and go out into the world and leave my beautiful home. Before I do I generally clean the dishes in the sink and change the sheets because what is better you guys, than coming home from foreign spaces and nestling into a crisp bed with no worries about all the dishes that you have to do? It is divine. So when I left for 9 days knowing that cowboyfriend would be coming home 7 days before me I tried to instill in him the importance of coming home to a clean house with some *wink wink* obvious nudging. Instead of the easy wash the dishes, change the sheets, this little nugget attempted something much more grandiose. He forfeited his office to me and put all of my favorite art and gemstones and instruments into the room. When I walked into my home after 9 days of missing my kittens and all of the warm energy of the house and everything was different, I didn’t react exactly how he had thought I would. All I could see was that every ounce of me was removed from the bedroom and Josh’s things had taken over. I was devastated and blinded from the surprise of it all and unfortunately the blindness also covered up the nice thing that this amazing man had done for me.

Luckily after the initial reveal he had to go feed the horses and I was left in the house staring, thinking, laying with my head under the bed. I began to get unnecessarily upset about this spontaneous redecorating that I had no say in and then I had a big realization. Josh loves me. He would never try to do something that would make me upset, his intention was to give me a gift. And I basically stomped all over it right along with his enormous and squishy heart. So I stopped for a beat and took some deep, meaningful breaths. It’s easy if you are also a big squishy heart haver to now think that you should roll over and accept things as they are, this is as big of a mistake as the aggressive hatred that I expressed at first glance. So instead of needing to be either/or I sat down with my beloved cowboyfriend and told him that I loved his intention of creating a space for me to work, I made sure that he knew he was appreciated. But to keep my stake feeling worthwhile to the partnership I also asked him if we could change small decorative things so that I felt our home reflected us both.

Joshy

He agreed and we both sat in silence with our egos trying to figure out if we did or did not like the way that they just took that little blow.

I suppose the super obvious meaning of this ridiculous and somewhat silly blow up is that we compromised and in the end the compromise is the only fair option between two parties with valid arguments. But at a deeper level I feel like I accessed a new level of truly being a partner, I was able to objectively look at our situation while taking into account what I can assume as his subjective view. All three aspects are necessary in a relationship because the childish ego sometimes calls to us to make a big deal when in reality we’re missing the bigger picture. When accepting another human being as your partner you’re accepting that your souls have become a ven diagram, some of you and some of them will be squished together in your coupleness. It is up to you as you lay the foundations of your relationship which parts of you remain yours alone and which you’d like to share, as you learn your ego will naturally pick up and go right along with you. But do expect little blow ups along the way as the ego decides exactly where it fits in your relationship. Happy loving, may it be shiny and glorious.

Josh+Cara

What’s In My Cup? Tea for Healthy Guts

Lifestyle, What's In My Cup?

We went on a trip to California last weekend and it was so much fun, my cousin was married and I saw the ocean again. When we travel we love to eat and drink the local fare,  but as two dairy free people who eat very little processed food we tend to get very sick for a week or so after we get home. This generally happens because dairy truly exists in almost everything so it’s hard to escape. Instead of lamenting about eating delicious foods I decided to hit the problem head on, so I formed another tea that will help create healthy guts and push anything through that your body may be having trouble digesting. Anyone who has recently indulged a bit too much or isn’t feeling 100% lately will enjoy the uplifting and revitalizing effects of this tea.

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Simply Mix Together:

1/2 tsp dried dandelion root

1/2 tsp dried lemon grass

1/4 tsp dried calamus root

1 tsp dried spearmint

Put all of these herbs into your tea ball and put into your favorite mug. Pour 6-8 ounces of boiling water over the tea ball and steep for 15 minutes. Remove the ball after the tea has steeped, the calamus can become overwhelming when steeped too long. While you sit with this tea, swishing around your tea ball, meditate on movement. Not just the movement around you but the movement within you. Think about the kundalini energy of the chakras and inhale the pleasant aromas wafting from your cup. Your mantra for this tea blend is: I eliminate bad, I emanate good. 

The Irony & Bliss of Instagram Yoga

Lifestyle, Yoga

Life is balance guys. Every single thing can be detrimental to you if you indulge too much, right down to fruits and veggies. The reality is that we are always walking a sharp sword between two lakes, enjoying their beauty and indulging in their fragrances as immensely as possible with out falling in. With this key balance in mind, I’d like to talk about Instagram Yoga. You see, there is an entire world on Instagram of amazing people practicing yoga, taking snapshots and sharing them with each other. This has developed into challenges where a couple of people will give a key pose and then thousands will throw the pose back through a photo, the winner receives fun yoga clothes, bracelets, aromatherapy sprays and even privately roasted coffee beans. I got involved about 2 years ago on and off, after getting on my mat daily it felt natural to jump back into @carajuanabends and start making shapes.

Hanumasana

Many yogis look down on this practice, afterall yoga isn’t about getting likes and approval from others. It’s about calming your mind and bringing gratefulness into your life, but #igyoga can do that too… if you maintain a balance. I don’t make a lot of female friends, recently I’ve been working really hard at it because powerful women are just that, and I want that power in my life. But on InstaYoga I found beautiful wonderful women who support me and that is pretty magical. Aside from that I’ve also learned new poses and learned more trust in myself from the wonderful yogis in my InstaFeed. But I have seen some things that worry me for other people’s health and I am using this little soap box to cite these warnings.

  • Try not to compare. I’ve been there, 2 hours deep in Insta stalking and you’re wondering why you don’t have a six pack and then eat a ball of cookie dough. I’ve been there. But try your hardest to change the behavior, if you are going to compare in that realm of your life you’re going to do it elsewhere. Use Instagram as an opportunity to change your thought process when it begins to compare and instead learn to love yourself and others.
  • Don’t do poses that are too advanced, ever. If you’re thinking of attempting a new pose don’t do it with out physical help from an advanced instructor or yogi. You will hurt yourself eventually if you’re dangerous with yoga practice, it is imperative that your posture is correct or your skeletal structure will become irregular and eventually painful.
  • My most hopeful request, please also go to yoga class and get professional instruction. Don’t only practice at home because it is possible to learn something wrong and repeat it enough to cause pain. Get a gym pass or some classes at a local yoga studio to supplement your home practice, this will ensure that you’re safe in your endeavors. Making the pose look good is fun but doing it RIGHT is imperative.

Last but not least, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL, YEAH, I’M TALKING TO YOU, and so are all these wonderful yogis on Instagram. Try not to get down on yourself or others, if you think it’s lame or defies “What Yoga Is” then just look the other way because it is a community full of love and harmony that nestles comfortably into precisely what yoga is, simply designed for a modern age.

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All the Yoga Everywhere, Always

Existentialism, Religion, Yoga

Yoga has been intertwined with my life for the last 10 years but it wasn’t until February  of Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 7.38.56 AMthis year that I started intently practicing every single day. Before then I would take time in my life to fly off of the rails and have existential crises where yoga was no longer something I made time for. Practice every day makes me stronger and allows me to achieve more advanced levels of posture. But what it also does is give me the ability to maintain joy, gratitude and balance in my mind & life even in the toughest moments.

As a former athlete, my practice was a way to stay in shape when I couldn’t run, lift or cross train because of my injury. After a couple of years I got more interested in the spiritual and scientific aspects of yoga in my life. From meditation & breathing to Ayurvedic eating to our fabulously interesting chakra system; it was all absolutely fascinating to me. There are so many intertwined aspects of yoga that I could confuse you and myself with, but instead there is one simple idea that I’d like you to take away from this post. Yoga practice teaches us how to find balance in breath, how to find stillness in motion and how to create a fantastic realm of calm despite the storm.

I’ve been wanting to explore this idea on the blog for awhile but I wasn’t able to get the words out, until this week that is. For some reason this week has been the worst, but it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday, for no reason, I was completely and horribly angry right at the getScreen Shot 2016-06-14 at 7.38.40 AM.png go of waking up. Sometimes there is something that sets me off, like an excessively dirty kitchen or some animal vomit to clean up that really grinds my gears when I stumble out of bed to make my coffee. That wasn’t the case yesterday, it was just one of those days that my intense empathic soul needed to flush out anger it had accrued over time as I sponge emotions off of passersby. I was angry ALL DAY except while I was in a gentle yoga class and while I was helping out with kids yoga camp. These hours spent were full of gratitude, excitement and wonder; but this bliss isn’t only accessible while you’re in a studio or on your mat. The moments we spend in the studio or on the mat are points of training for all of the times that we need to access pure unadulterated bliss in our daily waking lives.

Today I woke up after about 10 days trying to get my bills across different states and credit unions all settled up for the month to find that I incurred an unnecessary overdraft fee. You know what I did you guys? I cried. I cried so hard, with open mouth breathing and everything. I cried like this right on the phone with the sweet, gentle Southern woman who works for PayPal. Starting off the first moments of your day with a rollercoaster of disappointment, regret and open mouthed sobbing doesn’t generally prove a recipe for success. But I am confident that if I’m kind to myself, if I show gratitude in the right places and if I get on my mat for at least 20 minutes; I’ll be able to find my balance again amidst the sea of bleh my emotions have me sailing on this week. Because yoga can be my constant, my mat can be my reset button. Every moment can be yoga. Only then can we learn to understand the deep facets of our mind and step away from these days of rage or sorrow to look at the feelings themselves from an objective perspective. We can access our witness body to observe our emotional body and engage with the triggers instead of the effects. This is necessary in order to grow and shape ourselves into better humans through our practice.

This is how we heal. This is how yoga heals. This is how we heal ourselves with yoga.

 

What’s In My Cup? Writer’s Block Tea Blend

What's In My Cup?

I’ve been feeling so bogged down by convention and logic lately that I can’t create anything right now. It’s no one’s fault but my own. Surprise!! it’s hard to freelance full-time and generate your own workflow. When I combined the art of writing with the necessity of making money to stay alive I compromised my ability to channel anything creative out of the pen. Where else to turn in these immensely frustrating times but back to my little jars of herbs. This is a blend dear to my heart, a blend that will help your mind heighten to the realms of the muse.

Simply mix together:

1 tsp dried rose buds

1/2 tsp dried lavender buds

1/2 tsp dried passionflower

1/4 tsp dried lemon verbena

Put all of the herbs listed into a tea ball or bag and put into your happiest, silliest mug. Pour 6-8 ounces of boiling water over the ball and sit with your steaming hot cup. Let the different scents of the concoction permeate your aura as the herbs steep. Take out the tea ball after 10-15 minutes depending on your taste preference. Both the rose and lavender can be overwhelming for anyone who is new to floral teas.

I’d recommend this cup before bed, cuddle up with your current book or while listening to your favorite podcast. Leave a journal near your bed so that you can wake up and write down your dreams. Take note the next day of anything odd or new that happens in your life. Spend the next day being completely present, and the muse will present herself. While drinking the tea sit with the mantra: Freedom is vision.

4 Tips for a Yoga Beginner

how to, Yoga

People are kind of sick of me sometimes because I am always preaching things to them that have changed my life. I just get so passionate when I find something new that makes me feel good inside and out, when these rituals and practices find me I want to shout out about them on the rooftops. Yoga is most definitely one of those things. But after my 9 years of trying to get people to try out a class I’ve learned that not everyone thrives within the same experience. It kills me that sometimes people are completely turned off by yoga because they didn’t find themselves in the right capacity for their first yoga class ever. I compiled these tips in hopes that a beginner yogi will find their way into their practice with joy and ease.

  • Never, Ever Push Yourself Too Hard

After being a competitive athlete it was really difficult for me to understand that you can’t just push yourself into a final pose in yoga. My sheer willpower isn’t enough to make me Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 7.50.23 PMan advanced yogi, the only way to achieve that is with consistent practice. Being athletic can help but a lot of times in yoga being an athlete can work against you. Mostly because in American athletics we are focused on pushing ourselves all the way to the limits of our comfort levels. Yoga is quite the opposite, you can really hurt yourself if you use this mentality when approaching your practice. Your mind can be pretty loudly telling you to force yourself into a posture as you look around to these strong, bendy yogis around your class, ignore it. Keep working, slow and steady like a turtle. Eventually it will come, but it will take way longer if you pop your MCL or pull your abdominals. Take your time, listen to your body. Confront your instructor with any new sensations during the class to confirm if it is something to be worried about.

  • Go to Many Different Studios

I’ve had countless experiences at different yoga studios, often times 2 studios right down the street from each other are completely different. Don’t go to a studio and buy a month or tons of sessions; try out just one class before committing yourself to a huge payment. It is possible that you might not like the first studio that you try. Before even going in for a class its smart to check out the schedule with a couple of things in mind. First off assess your own level; for the purpose of this article I’m pretty sure that you’re a beginner. So only choose classes that are Level 1 or marked for beginners; this will ensure that you’re not terrified by a class way past your beginner skill level. Next decide the type of class that you’re looking for. Here are a couple of classes that are common in the yoga world, there will also be classes that are simply labelled Beginner Yoga; that is always a good option.

Hatha: This style of yoga focuses on holding poses for around 5 breathes, it combines some movement with focus on deepening into poses.

Ashtanga: Enjoy a fast connection of movements that really ramp up your cardiovascular system, this is a great class for upper body strength.  My arms have never been as in shape as they were when I practiced Ashtanga 4 times per week. Beginners who are quite strong or athletes that needs more movement to stay focused should try this mode of yoga first. Beginner yogis that aren’t naturally athletic might want to steer clear of Ashtanga first thing.

Yin: Oh man, I tell everyone that will listen about Yin yoga classes. My first yin class I was Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 2.00.43 PM.pnga little bit out of my element but it started a journey that led to soaking up as much yin as possible. Yin is the opposite side (Yang) of the yoga styles that are fast paced and build muscles. Yin helps to repair connective tissue through laying in supported poses (using pillows and blocks) for 3-5 minutes. The muscle can repair itself and the mind can actually take time to purely STOP. This is one of my favorite modes of yoga because those who say they’re too hurt to develop a practice can’t be, they just need to use props and eventually they will find the ability to heal themselves. 

Iyengar: I won’t go too much into the story of Iyengar after my spirited Yin rant but basically BKS Iyengar’s story is amazing and every yogi should know it. This yoga class will feature a vinyasa (faster) movement style using props to assist your body in feeling the pose with out the full expression being unlocked in your body. Use a combination of straps and blocks to truly feel with your body may not allow you to do alone just yet.

  • Develop a Home Practice

I don’t think I went to a real yoga class until after I’d been practicing for more than 6 months. My first yoga experiences were with my living room and Namaste Yoga for FitTV by Kate Potter. Having an understanding of rudimentary poses before going to a class that I paid for made me kind of feel like I was getting the most for my money. Over the years my home practice has developed, I generally don’t use videos anymore. Now with my knowledge from regular classes I just get on my mat and create an entire flow from the feelings and movements that pour from my body. Developing a home practice helps a new yogi to understand the meditation and relaxation within the movements of yoga because there aren’t any distractions around. Check out The Bad Yogi for really great videos to help structure a positive home practice. I’m also a big fan of Kino’s youtube channel for Ashtanga heavy theory and practice.

  • Don’t Give Up, Yoga is a Daily Practice

I’ve been practicing for almost 10 years on and off, there were full years where I wouldn’t get on my mat. I’m sure that it goes with out saying that those yoga-less years were often the ones where I was going through painful, existential crises where I just wasn’t myself. I joined Instagram’s thriving yoga community and started to notice that yogis that had practiced only 2 years were able to accomplish poses that were just so beyond me. I started to get down on myself, to feel less than while I lurked around different photos comparing myself. It’s often these times where I quit things, where I give up because it’s easier than putting in the actual work to step up my game and rise above self pity. This time I decided that I wasn’t going to sabotage myself like that, that instead I would be inspired by these Insta-Yogis to dedicate my knowledge to the mat. Now I practice every day for AT LEAST 20 minutes and I’m unlocking arm balances and binds that were just impossible to me before. I share this portion of my egotistical comparing competitive mind because yoga isn’t something that people are just good at.

Yoga is a journey where you slowly release the light in your spirit through mastery of poses, calmness of the mind and growth in the soul. Everyone starts somewhere, don’t get discouraged just be inspired to continue.

RESOURCES These are a few of my favorite studios in the couple of places that I’ve visited.

Flagstaff, Arizona: Northern Arizona Yoga Center

Dana Point, CA: I Heart Yoga in the Park

San Francisco, CA: Yoga to the People

What’s In My Cup? Creativity Tea

What's In My Cup?

Herbs are magical little plants. They can dress up a dish with vibrant flavor and appearance. Their aromas can heal a troubled mind and depending on how they are used their decoctions can promote specific feelings in body, mind and spirit. I created this blend on the Full Moon in Leo to help me harness my creative energies and release them back into the world successfully; a hard feat for any self proclaimed artist. Enjoy this tea in the afternoon before reading an inspiring book or perhaps while you sit down in front of your journal.

Simply Mix Together:

  • 1/2 tsp Lavender
  • 1 tsp Spearmint
  • 1/2 tsp Passion Flower

Pour 6-8 ounces of boiling water over the tea ball filled with herbs in your favorite mug. Let it steep for 15 minutes and then remove tea ball. Best results come with a few dunks of the tea ball every 5 minutes or so. As you’re waiting for it to steep fully hold the mug and let the aromas wash over you.

Go to your creative space and relax with your warm tea. Sit with your journal, your canvas, your dance floor and ponder creation. While you waft in the aroma of your tea sit with the mantra: Nourish my spirit.

Happy Full Moon in Leo!

Beauty Recipes, Religion

Happy Full Moon beautifuls, this is a glorious time of the month around our house!! The moon is void and will be full at 2:21pm Eastern and 5:46pm Pacific time. With a full moon in Leo it is meant to be a beautiful occasion. Celebrate Venus, beauty and pageantry today to bask in the light of the moon. After a long period of time with no planets located in Air quadrants we were experiencing some tension. As a fire sign I was suffocating. But then Pluto coupled with Mercury and the creative muscles started flowing and all tension began to evaporate. Fly with that feeling during this moon cycle for the most success.

Since the moon shines it’s light on our emotional needs and Leo is based in the beauty and creative energies of the world, it’s time to express yourself. Come into touch with your deepest truths during this full moon. If you write, write. If you draw, draw. If you don’t know what you like to do creatively yet, ponder on it and be weird while you do so. Cultivate your ability to tell yourself the truth.

Perhaps you have the opportunity to go out and dance your heart out tonight. Laugh with friends, get attention, be flashy. These are all things that Leo loves, and the Full Moon is always enticing us out of our houses anyways.

If we are not focused on positivity then it’s possible that we have fallen into the negative aspects of this planetary cycle. Avoid obsessing over that which we have no control and avoid communication based activities as Mercury is still in retrograde. This moon is about sitting with oneself, learning the truth within your soul and creating something gorgeous to help share that truth with the world.

I’ve formulated this little bath recipe to help anyone interested bask in their intrinsically beautiful natures and feel the urge to create.

Beautiful Venus Creativity Bath

For bath teas I’ve learned the hard way, don’t put herbs into your tub they will clog the drain. At World Market I found an enormous tea ball and I use that for my bath teas. Feel free to make a tea bag out of a coffee filter or use a muslin bag. Also feel free to use a drop or two of essential oils that are related to Venus, they just give my skin a burning sensation so I avoid them. Fill the ball with:

  • 2 TB Lavender
  • 1 TB Calendula
  • 2 TB Hibiscus

Place the ball in your hot, still filling bathwater and take time to create a sacred energy space for your bath. Tell family that you’ll be busy for 15-1hr, draw the shades and dim the lights if they’re like a horror show (like a lot of my rented apartments had horrific bathroom lighting.) Light some candles, preferably white, green or red candles that are unscented. Now choose your favorite calming aroma for your space to put into an atomizer. (I have a soapstone essential oil burner that burns with a tea light and I love it.) I would use Juniper Berry mixed with a tinge of Peppermint to both cleanse and bless Jupiter since the Sun is in Capricorn. If you would like to hear music put on flute or soft drums to facilitate a spark of creativity.

Now dip in, relax and let yourself feel the lights of Venus shine upon you.

 

Card of the Week: 17 The Star XVII

Religion

I have been reading cards for about 5 years, ever since a fantastic human being from college read mine I knew that it was a part of my path. I mostly read for myself and my loved ones, I’ve never read cards for money or barter. My goal with tarot, and everything really, has been to understand exactly how the deck is organized to work. There is a major arcana and a minor arcana. The major arcana is like a hero’s journey, starting with the inquisitive querent setting out on a journey and ending with a full attainment of goals. The minor arcana is made up of four suits, much like modern cards, that go from Ace to King. Each of these suits -wands, cups, swords and coins- represents a different aspect of the life journey.

In the spirit of my own pursuit of knowledge on the subject I decided it’d be fun and informative to add tarot card of the week to the carajuanablog rotation. I’m going to go through each and every aspect of one tarot card each week to help both you and I understand the deck a little more deeply. This week I’ll look into the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana: The Star.

The Star

Karma Tarot Deck

IMAGERY: Generally the card will have a nude genderless or female individual surrounded by green and water flowing in 5 directions representing the 5 senses (the number of points in a star). The figure is the ‘Goddess of the Stars’ representing eternal youth and beauty along with peace and contentment. The green represents growth. The water is the ‘Water of Life’ and often the cards will show the figure pouring the water out of jugs into the land and the stream. You will see small 8 pointed stars representing cosmic energy and a seven pointed star to represent the 7 chakras.

 

 

Corresponding Symbology:

Astrology: Gemini, Aquarius

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Numerology: 17

Herb: Skullcap

Rune: Wunjo

I Ching: Beginnings

Symbol: 8 Pointed Star of Venus: The star of love.

Animals: Butterfly, Hummingbird

MEANING: This is one of the most positive cards in the deck, it represents hope in our aspirations. The Star directly follows the Tower, the card of everything falling apart. The position in the Hero’s Journey shows that this is the card of new beginnings, of starting off on a stronger foundation than was laid before the tragedy. This card represents our optimism and positivity, the inner child that never gives up believing.

When the star shows up in a reading it is a symbol of intellectual awareness and insight. It implies that the querent is blessed and can trust their spirit guides as long as they continue to listen to their intuition. Life’s challenges have been endured, but trust and hope can help you to keep your spirit open for imminent growth and personal realization. As of now your thoughts may not be clear, but soon they  will be.

  • Hope
  • Promise
  • Healing
  • Guidance
  • Cleansing
  • Assurance
  • Ascencion
  • Rejuvenation

REVERSED MEANING: 

If the querent receives 17 The Star reversed they will be experiencing temporary setbacks. It is saying that perhaps this person has recently made a decision that lacked judgement and now they’re paying the price. When the card shows itself reversed it may be implying that the querent is going through  time of stagnation and a lack of trust in the universe. In the long run it is faith in oneself that can turn this card around. When this card comes into a reading it implies that the querent has lost hope in themselves which is preventing them from moving forward in life. This star is warning the querent to have patience and let the world move around them before making any rash decisions.

  • Delay
  • Loss
  • Impotence
  • Lack of Success