Call of the Star

Do not fear me, said the Tower
To pass my testing you will fall from my inferno – willingly
For only the brave encounter my wrath and I will test you and try you until you are ready to surrender

Here is my secret:
For I wish only to heal your shy heart
To sweep away the built up dust, from all corners of your being
To prepare you for the light of a new star which rises as a beacon of quiet and calm
I come to remould the textures of your land, using a fine masters brush

For I am gatekeeper
I am guardian for She…
*She of the Star

She will infuse your cells with the glow of a new dawn
She will flow through your veins as would a mountain stream
She will open your mind to other worlds

The Star is calling you

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This poem has been inspired by a few things:

1) The exciting new group ‘Tarot: Map of Consciousness’.

2) A picture I drew a while ago called ‘She of the Star’

3) The Tarot cards ‘The Tower’ and ‘The Star’ as I wanted to verbally express my fascination with these two cards as The Tower is a rather scary card at first glance – not one you want to pick first thing in the morning and depicts people leaping out of a burning Tower!! What I find amazing is that a most beautiful card ‘The Star’ follows directly after ‘The Tower’ card, which suggests (given my limited knowledge of the Tarot) that lessons learned from ‘The Tower’ will be greeted with the grace and beauty of The Star and all the positive energy this card brings.

This poem is ultimately about the process of growth, transformation and new beginnings. I hope you can relate to it both on a symbolic and everyday level.

I have often found in life when times are tough – good things are just around the corner.


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  • Plum
    Plumabout 5 years ago

    This is awesome – such rich language depicting such a deep and wonderful journey – mythical yet can so relate to it as an experience of today >: x

  • Wow – thanks so much Plum – your comment is so very encouraging and beautiful! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful depiction of the Arcana Tower.

  • Thank you so much Flowers etc. It felt so good to write the poem as in doing so I learnt something more about these cards and their relationship to each other (tip of the iceberg though!) !! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful…and really interesting.
    Never had occurred to me this conversation, rather it is like a friend’s summoning to call her braveness and true strengh…
    It speaks a lot of the depicting of your “card” the Star. For I wrote you a comment suggesting that the representation of the Star, showing just her face, had something , could have something o relationship with a kind of fear, or hiding , or unableness to “find her own place into this world”. And now I have seen that the Tower… is like a bolting really close Star,up on Heavens needing to come real close and abruptily to her sense, in order to make her feel a revolting movement in her Being.
    I make you a proposal…think it coul be really challenging for you.. and it is to render another Star…that will express her full bloomed… having accepted what the Tower-Star is telling her, and show her all in her nakedness, in her fruitful relation with the Waters of Life…
    This is becoming new …. fresh and should move… along… open new sceneries…
    Many thanks…Emma…I have loved your words.

  • Thank you so much Rosa – firstly for taking the time to write me such a wonderful comment…I have a picture that is forming in my mind of what I might attempt to create…..I better become a better artist quick smart!…..Thank you for further enriching my understanding of these special cards x.. Hugs..Em x

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Keithbotilier
    Keithbotilierabout 5 years ago

    Emma your poetry that goes with this picture is superb,excellent work.

  • Many many thanks Keith – means a lot :)

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Stephen Denham
    Stephen Denhamabout 5 years ago

    the image and the poetry work beautifully Emma, thank you

  • …No thank you Stephen! He he..x

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 5 years ago

    Yay…I love this so much Emma!!! Thankyou so much for sharing these beautiful, inspiring words with us!!!!!!

  • ……Thanks so much Tammy! I feel the warmness in your comment! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • MeliB
    MeliBabout 5 years ago

    Wow, love this – says it all really. Loved reading about your inspirations too. Fantastic!

  • …Thank you so much Meli! I enjoyed writing this piece! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerabout 5 years ago

    Woooooooow Emma this is soooo true on so many levels!She of the Star is one of my favourite paintings! These words and the painting blend together perfectly!Wonderful words and word pictures! The journey is rich an enchanting! However it is so relevent to our lives today! Brilliant! Instant fav!

  • Many many thanks for your lovely comment Carol! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • S .
    S .about 5 years ago

  • Thank you so so so much – love the banner too! Beautiful! Oh and I’m totally thrilled! xxx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

  • tracyxkeema
    tracyxkeemaabout 5 years ago

    this is beautiful writing emma, congrats on your feature x

  • Thank you Tracyxkeema! Thank you so much for the comment and stopping by! xx

    – Emma Wertheim ~

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