17. The Star

"You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it." - Albus Dumbledore

"Phoenix song is magical; it is reputed to increase the courage of the pure of heart and to strike fear into the hearts of the impure." - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Star is a source of guidance and hope. In the darkest moments, it serves as a single point of light that is uplifting and inspirational. While this card does not suggest practical solutions, it provides the hope and faith that is needed to take action toward a goal.

The phoenix is an amazing magical bird that is both loyal and gentle, noble and spiritual. Harry appears to be one of the few fortunate who has a soul noble enough to form a bond with one of these creatures. More than once has Fawkes' enchanted song come to Harry's rescue when the situation looked grimmest for him, providing a clear spark of confidence and comfort when all hope seemed lost. Dumbledore himself has explained that Fawkes' assistance is called to a person who demonstrates the highest faith in the force of good.

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