Bast is a fixed sign. It indicates a stabilising effect. The condition it refers to doesn’t necessarily need to change.
The Good News: Bast represents intuition, caution, protection, devotion, mental healing, generosity, gracefulness, joy, and happiness. Her energy is the concept of pride and joy and happiness in general. She is associated with healing mental or psychological illnesses, thus having her in a reading can often mean that there is some kind of anxiety around the subject.
She’s graceful and gracious and generous. If she shows up for you here, it’s likely that you are the same.
She’s associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra (relationship with self) and is connected to the planet of Mars. In Alchemical terms, she is represented by the Oil of Iron.
The Not so Good News:
Bast can also be representative of someone who can feel nervous, cautious and intimidated by life. It’s possible that you’re feeling stressed by the situation you find yourself in.
Overall: You tend to pick your way carefully through most things, like a cat. You look where you’re about to step, go delicately and quietly through the situation and act with care and caution. Bast’s way is usually to wait and see. It’s likely that yours is similar.
Bast is inextricably linked with the mental healing process. So if this card appears for you, know that meditating on its imagery will help you align with the energy that you need in order to feel mentally better by inducing a balanced state of mind. The energies associated with this card inspire joy, happiness, and laughter.