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The Star, Symbol for hope, light and Otherworldliness

The star is a symbol that will help guide you through the dark times in your life.

Linger a while, rather than racing towards the light of the sun, using your star-light to help you search for the wisdom to be found in the darkness.

The star, in one form or another, is a very common symbol and most children are familiar with it very early on, through books, songs, and otherworldly paraphernalia: like faerie wands, wizard costumes, wishing stars etc. and later on, gazing at the night sky.

The star is the LIGHT that wondrously lights up the dark night sky, like the guiding lights in the night of the unconscious. The image of the star symbolises a sense of HOPE(shining through the darkness).

The celestial nature of the luminous star also denotes the Heavens and they become symbols of Spirit and Otherworldliness.

There are many different types of representations and meanings attached to the star symbol. Some of which I will explore in following posts:

  • The six pointed star:- Seal of Solomon and Star of David
  • The ancient Egyptian five pointed star
  • The five pointed pentagram
  • The Blazing star of the Masons

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark,—
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Jane Taylor,

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,

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