Yellow Star Tribe
In Mayan: Lamat
Right ring toe
Action: Beautify Power: Elegance Essence: Art
Antipode (opposite and balancing energy) to White Mirror
Analog (support and similar energy) to Blue Monkey
Occult Power (mystical, magical energy) to Red Skywalker
Guide to some in the Yellow Seed, Yellow Human, Yellow Warrior and Yellow Sun tribes
Yellow Star is one of the 20 archetypes to be celebrated by the Maya in their Tzolkin sacred count. The 20 day signs are represented on our fingers and toes, and the journey through their images tells a creation mythology. Each of us is born on a day of the Tzolkin, and belong accordingly to one of the 20 ‘tribes’ and its teachings. We may embody the ancient icon described in the Mayan stellae – the stone carvings of their temples – or relate to the modernized language of the Tzolkin as channeled by Dr. Jose Arguelles. Through emersion in the calendar count, we can find our own correlations between self and the core images of the day signs. By meditating on the words, images, and our own perceptions of Tzolkin birth energy, we can find another awakening to ourselves and how we relate to the world.
Yellow Star in its Mayan origins specifically salutes Venus, a celestial jewel so bright it can be seen in day and night skies. Presumably the Maya could not delineate between stars – burning orbs – and planets – solid mass brightly reflecting the sun’s glow, and so when we celebrate Yellow Star we also include both: any glint, spark, that dots the darkened sky.
The Maya revered Venus for the power of its shine, more pointedly than its prettiness. They chose their entry into battle based on its placement and ascent. When Venus shone fiercely, so did a warrior. It portended victory, or at minimum virility, and the best chance for triumph. When we contemplate Yellow Star, we might see pure beauty more than the charge of solar strength. For modern audiences, the sky’s truest star power comes straight from the sun. Venus is diminutive, delicate, charming by comparison – that emblem of beauty reserved for pretty women and children in a male chauvinist world.
Yellow Star people get to have it both ways. They can be exceptionally able to present themselves as naturalistically lovely in the world: an artistic flair, great personal grooming and style, a talent for interior design so that they exist seamlessly as a central object of beauty surrounded by so many others. They can also have the essential vibrancy that we call ‘beauty within,’ on fire with life force, burning as a beacon for others to follow and imitate.
This two-fold paradigm means that sometimes they are reflecting the sun against their face, and sometimes have the sun at their core. Either way, their nature is to be bright a point of illumination within darkness. They know how to situate themselves where their beauty stands out and serves best to guide and inspire. Sometimes that’s where it’s all dejected and depressive hardship – they volunteer in rough terrain, help causes of the downtrodden – and sometimes it’s among a sea of other splendid light-givers. Not so much in between, an average or haphazard life, unchanging. Like their namesake, Yellow Star people are ever on a smooth moving circuit through life experience, unafraid of the unknown, and probably received like a light ambassador most places they turn up, at minimum appreciated for their grace and good looks.
Yellow Star is diminutive of Yellow Sun, the big star we also venerate in the Tzolkin. It’s like a sun-seed, or an heir waiting to become the emperor with all the potential for that grandeur. Yellow Star people don’t get overly preoccupied with big concepts like enlightenment, divinity, being on fire for the heavenly presences. Yellow Star people like being the ambassadors of the sun and representing that larger light field wherever they go, with less pressure to figure it all out for those following, offering every answer. They like to shine, have attention, fill people’s dark voids with joy, hope, and something special to gaze upon. But they don’t force a hard sell about seeking and attaining the light. Rather their presence is spell-binding: be here now in this beauty.
If it sounds a bit etheric, that’s because Yellow Star people are often burning embers occupying outer space. They live in the sky with the other spots of brilliance, like angels or shooting streaks of inspiration. Of course, Venus is a planet, a solid mass, only reflecting the sun. Here the Yellow Star is a bit of a charlatan, happy to seem like a small sun swirling close when their resilient glow is just a power far outside and away that plays off the blank canvas of their features.
Going back to the idea of war, Yellow Star people can have an imperious beauty, a prettiness that also forces confrontation. It doesn’t sit simply like the petals of a flower, but moves and agitates and reacts like a lithe animal. Yellow Star calls you to your power, emboldens you, dares you to find the fire inside you, or to face the sun and absorb its light. Don’t disappear into the darkness, don’t be outside the star sheen of the night sky, be a part. Join the army of light bearers, have sunlight as your standard even as you enter its shadows.
Yellow Star’s action – its direction in life – is to beautify. Any environment benefits with light and enchantment from this tribe’s spark. Yellow Star people will actively seek to improve the look and feel of spaces they enter, and anyone there will absorb or reflect the glow that they emanate. Harmony is another form of beauty, so it’s not all visuals, looks, surface sheen. The tribe also calms, softens, sweetens with its presence. The mission of a Yellow Star is to improve life through making it more potent and virile (on fire from within), and more de-light-ful, shiny, brilliant (making sure you capture some of the sunshine they reflect).
Yellow Star’s power – its offering to strengthen us in turn – is elegance. There’s just nothing rough and clumsy here, only movements with poise and grace. This is like the trajectory of Venus through the more fixed constellations, bedazzling different mythic creatures on its tour around the sun. It slips by, elevates what it passes with its pretty features, must sail on. There’s not a lot of fiery confrontation in Yellow Star, even if its nature is the flame. It has a palatable amount of intensity, meted out in pulses of pretty light, enough to make us want to stay close, share this gentle form of receiving enlightenment, see our dark phases have sparkle.
Yellow Star has the essence of art. So much of Yellow Star demands an audience, someone to wish upon them, aim for them, feel their power. They are like works of art to gaze upon, study closely, aspire to imitate. They are like artists themselves, creating objects to brighten the landscape of dull, muted moods and heavy metal machinery. A Yellow Star passage will be full of pretty things that we suddenly can’t help but remark upon: life is beautiful. Yellow Star people embody, attain, produce a beautiful life. Again, it can be surface, a bit of the sun caught in their visage. Or it can be from the very center-point of their warm heart. There are giant stars and lesser stars, of all different gaseous colors. But what they share is our attraction to them, our sense of solace in untouchably precious light and pretty orbs.
Yellow Star is antipodal, opposite, to White Mirror. White Mirror is a sacrificial act or offering that clears space for us to directly behold divinity. Yellow Star is so far from any sense of loss, even one that begets a greater gift. Yellow Star is a gemstone, making us feel blessed, endowed, when it appears before us. Both lead us to the sun, however, on different paths. Yellow Star’s is direct, unobstructed but possibly the easier way with some vanity and superficiality intact. White Mirror’s is violent and heartbreaking, a public feat of intense bravery, where we are carved into a posture of humility, surrender. Even if it’s not literal, at its essence White Mirror is joining god more fully when our fear and resistance is cut away. Yellow Star people benefit from the embrace of something so raw, rigorous and drawn from the shadows. It makes them more balanced.
Yellow Star is analogous, supported by Blue Monkey. Children like to see count stars, sing about stars, see the first one that blooms from the dusk sky. Blue Monkey is the child self, the inherent magician with a wild imagination that is under all the layers of aging through a human lifetime. Blue Monkey likes beautiful things to collect and display, simple treasures, more than what their undeveloped minds can’t process like dark parental moods and societal trauma. They gaze upon the stars and all is soothed for a while. Yellow Star likes an audience, and children – the Blue Monkey essence – offer that easily, a spellbound lot. Yellow Star likes being the benevolent center of attention, basking in the ease of just being aglow. No logic and reason demanded, just a spark to dispel darkness.
Yellow Star has a mystical, occult relationship to Red Skywalker. Easily, they are both launched into the heavens, one as a fixture the other as passerby. They bounce mystery off one another like a sailor who meets the sea, or better: the mermaid in its swells. Red Skywalker is a day-tripper mostly, entering a light blue expanse where stars give way to clouds and the sun’s supremacy. The stars are not a focal point when the greatest sun-star has supremacy. In this way Red Skywalker is unfazed by Yellow Star, more objective and unfawning. Really, when Red Skywalker enters the sky it becomes a star itself, this is how humans access the heavens through a prophet’s eyes. Yellow Star finds an ambassador from earth who is at heart her equal, another figure with five points who lights up the dark. Their occult intimacy is much like falling in love.
If you are guided Yellow Star, you are drawn to beauty in all forms, and the clear order of it, light backdropped by dark, not ignorant of each but your attention always on the luminescence. You might be called routinely to tribal wars – expressions of your strength, power and fearlessness – but they are in service not of human hungers, but the sun god’s ultimate enterprise of creating harmony.
Yellow Star people
Carlos Santana – Yellow Magnetic Star
John Barrymore – Yellow Lunar Star
Miles Davis – Yellow Electric Star
Julia Roberts – Yellow Self- Existing Star (portal)
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Yellow Overtone Star (portal)
Ellen DeGeneres – Yellow Rhythmic Star
Maxfield Parrish – Yellow Resonant Star
Rachel Maddow – Yellow Galactic Star
Ingrid Bergman – Yellow Solar Star
Ray Charles – Yellow Planetary Star (portal)
Anthony Bourdain – Yellow Spectral Star (portal)
Lionel Richie – Yellow Crystal Star
Mariah Carey – Yellow Cosmic Star