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I can't remember it myself, but I have seen plenty of commentaries on this, all of them obscure and hinting...

Personally, I like to relate the Star to sphere 8 on the tree of life,
which is Netzach, and traditionally associated with Venus and water.
Hence the Star person is pouring out water.

I see the Star as the Star Goddess Nuit -
I am the Mother of all living: and my love is poured out upon the earth
<snip> and the Mystery of the waters <snip> I am the soul of nature who giveth life to the universe.

Look at the star card in conjunction with temperance, as they both pour water from jugs.

General background on Nuit:-

Consider the following image
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In David Allen Hulse book 'New Dimensions for the Cube of Space' he uses the BOTA Tarot and describes the smaller stars as the 7 lesser stars, he links them to planets and chakras:

*Lower left Star - Base Chakra - Perineum- Saturn - Lead
*Upper Left Sar - Second Chakra - Genitals - Mars
*Lower Right Star - Third Chakra - Solar Chakra - Jupiter - Tin
*Middle Left Star - Fourth Chakra - Heart - Sun - Gold
*Upper Right Star - Fifth Chakra - Throat - Venus - Copper
*Middle Right Star - Sixth Chakra - 3rd Eye - Moon - Silver
*Tiny Star just above the lady's head - Seventh Chakra - Crown - Mercury - Quicksilver
* 'Eighth great yellow star is the light of spirit whose radiance illuminates the seven lesser stars.

Hope this helps
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In Christian mysticism eight is associated with resurrection and eternal life; a theme Waite refers to in The Pictorial Key. He also says: "But she is in reality the Great Mother in the Kabalistic Sephira Binah, which is supernal Understanding, who communicates to the Sephiroth that are below in the measure that they can receive her influx." If you start at the bottom of the Tree of Life and go up, Binah is the eighth Sephira; it's also the first one you come to after crossing the "Abyss."
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8 pointed Star through the greater Arcana

The Star (XVII) = Wheel of Fortune(10) + The Chariot(7)
On the Starcard we find 1 Big Yellow big Star and 7 Little white stars.
All are Eightpointed as 17= 1+ 7 = 8
The Wheel of Fortune has eight spokes and the Chariot: a eightpointed star on his head.
X:The eight lines are symbolic for the 4 corners of space North South West and East and Time. (the 2 equinoxes and 2 solstices)
Also the fool (0) has eightspoked wheels on his tunic.
In the chariot we can see a square(4) and a triangle(3) which first returns in Temperance (XIV) in the emblem and then in the Woman of the star. The womans makes a square with her legs and a triangle with her arms.

XIV the entrance into the world of darkness (Devil, Tower)
Devil= Capricorn : wintersolstice, begin of Winter
XVII The way back to the Light (Moon, Sun)
Moon=Pisces : Spring Equinox, begin of Spring
VII: Chariot=cancer : 21 june:The longest Day

XIV mixes and unites opposed powers and change these powers in something different and XVII gives life, from the source, spiritual Insight through the naked Soul.

On XIV we see IRIS (the flower)
On XVII we see IBIS (The bird) and the Yellow Star Venus ISIS
Somehow this have to do with SIRIUS (the dogstar, also called the Prince....)
When we look above us to Heaven, we See Orion followed on feet by Sirius.
Sirius is the clearest Star in Canis Major and is The Eye of the DOG.
Orion in hebrew means: FOOL Feathered with Bands.
(The belt of the fool as belt of Orion, and the dog as Sirius)
Of Orion is also told that is stands not in our Zodiac but "next to it". (As the fool is related to the greater arcana)
Waite says in PKT: The Fool is the Prince of the Other World!!

Sirius is a TWIN Star which makes a DNA movement in heaven (Sirius A + B)
Sirius is the astronomical fundament of Egyptian religion
Sirius was ISIS and Orion OSIRIS
IN GD Uranus (Fool) rules over Aquarius (Star)

There are 8 paths on the way of Buddha
In Christianity 8 is the number of Christ
In Islam the eightpointed stars is called Khatim Sulayman (Seal of the profets)
In Sumeria the eightpointed star represented The Goddess INANNA(Queen of the heaven) ISHTAR-Astarte: bringer of Light.
Pagan: The 8 Rituals for the seasons:Imbolc, Vernal Equinox, Beltane, Litha, Lugnasadh, Autumnequinox, Haloween and The wintersolstice Yule.
Hindu: Manas(Spirit), Vayu(Air), Akash(Ether); Pritvi(Earth); Ahamkara(Ego);
Ap(Water); Buddhi(Intelligence) and Tejas(Fire)
Universal symbolism of the 8: balance, harmony and cosmic order.

Also the Star is XVII
X 10 plants
V 5 streams
II 2 Urns

The 7 white stars we also can see as the Pleiads, the 7 Sisters.
A beautiful example of As Above, So Below.
In the apocalyse there are 7 letters to the 7 Churches.
The pleiads in heaven do have the exact layout as the Churches on Earth
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