Starlight Symbolism & Meanings
Stars, all billions of them, are highly symbolic. The faraway glitters that fill the night sky are actually self-reliant and remind us that we need to be, as well. Although we typically gaze up at them in order to make a wish, they actually serve a much more empowering spiritual purpose.
Stars remind us of our own resilience, especially when we’re feeling down. They offer reassurance of our great qualities when we need it most. Just as stars shine, they encourage us to allow ourselves to shine, too. While they seem so small and far away to our eyes, stars have “big” personalities that afford a long list of symbolic connections.
For starters, this list includes the more obvious of ties: light, mystery, guidance, and navigation. They shine brightly in the sky (light), are much more complex than they appear (mysterious), and have guided people around the world for thousands of years before the compass and GPS were invented (navigation).
Stars guided the Wise Men to the manger when Christ was born; they led slaves to freedom in the North; they are saviors to countless other groups of lost people. They are a grand, striking force of energy that prompt all of us to recognize this within ourselves.
Starlight Symbolic Meaning
Can we act as guides for both ourselves and others? This is what stars would like us to take from their messages. As a huge energy source, start put forth so much “effort” into shining brightly. They are big, bold, and have meaning, which for us means be bold and mindful in your own life.
How can we do this? There are many ways. In addition to being an efficient and caring guide for others, we have to apply the teachings of stars to our own lives. The best way to invoke any symbolic messages from nature is by meditation. During this meditation, you can choose which areas of your life you’d like to focus on. You can also think about other important people in your life and how you’d like to help and support them.
For example, if someone you know is in need of healing (whether physical, mental, or both), this might take a lot of energy and patience from you. Channel the abundance of energy from stars to help and support you in your endeavors. With this energy, your internal radiance will shine through any hazy, difficult time.
If a long meditation is not your style, fear not. All you need to do is focus on warm and caring thoughts. We are all connected in the great celestial realm. This means we can all sparkle and make ourselves known. Just make sure that this is for good and positive reasons. Another great way to do this is by committing random acts of kindness. Helping others, whether they are strangers, close friends, or family, is just another way for us to realize our own bright potential.
Although they appear to be to be packed tightly together when we look up at them in the sky, stars are actually quite on their own, thus signifying solitude. For us, this means that being alone does not necessarily have to mean that we are lonely. When we stand alone, we can shine more brightly. When we feel so small in this great big world, focusing on the symbolic elements of stars reminds us of our importance- of everyone’s importance.
Star symbolism is also connected to dreams. We only see stars at night, the same time when we are sleeping. Perhaps focusing on the stars will protect our subconscious from nightmares. Stars teach us one great thing: when we are feeling down, we need only look up. Just like stars, each of us can shine.