They say its celestial, its all in the stars
Like Tony LaRussa on how you play your Cards

from Jay Z – American Dreamin' Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tony La Russa is the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals (the “Cards”) — so an easy Poker Pun

Jay Z knows that it’s not about reading your horoscope (It’s all in the stars) but it’s rather about how you play your cards that determines your fate.

I just play the hand I’m dealt, I can’t say I’ve never knelt
Before God and asked for better cards at times to no avail
But I never sat back feelin sorry for myself

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