I want to wish everyone a magic and love filled day. Remember to carry the light of love and heart of giving throughout your life that you feel and share on this day, as every day can embody the magic of Christmas when you embody its essence.
I hope you enjoy the following information that sheds some reflective perspectives on the symbolism of the Christmas Star and that the quotes and song below will warm your heart and touch the precious child within that you are.
Christmas Symbolism by Avia Venefica of Whats-Your-Sign.com:
Christmas symbolism, in my view, is rooted in the presence of Light. Whether it’s the Christ light, or the Sun light returning back to our focus with the lengthening of days – to be true – this time of year (around the winter solstice) is a time to “See the Light.”
This time of year marks the least amount of light shining upon the northern hemisphere of the earth. Each consecutive day after the winter solstice is a day imbued with promise because the sun lingers just a wee bit longer. And although the grips of winter are still firm and often cruel, the promise of lengthening Light insures hope will be restored (crops will flourish once again, warmth is a promise just around the bend).
In the spirit of renewal, and welcoming the Light of Understanding and Inner Illumination, here is some thoughts on the symbolism of the Christmas Star.
Stars are commonly seen this time of year, and for lots of good reasons. We know of the North star that guided the Magi to the infant Christ as the story goes. But more spectacular is Orion who is positively radiant at this time around the winter solstice. Orion is a great hunter god in Greek mythology who was blinded by Oenopion after Orion raped Merope (Oenopion’s daughter). Later, Orion cast his sightless eyes to the east on the isle of Lemnos where the healing rays of the sun restored his vision. This is symbolic, and germane to our ongoing exploration of the theme of renewal, illumination and clarity in vision during this divine season. Looking eastward to the dawning sun is akin to awaking our soul-vision to the potential dawning within us. And, as the Sun is the greatest star in our solar system – it is also considered a macro of the great matrix…our soul is its counterpart – the miniature replication of the Sun. Pretty intense – and worthy of some contemplation during this most auspicious time of year.
And here is some more information from Thais Campos from her article: Meaning and Symbolism of the Christmas Star: (see link for more symbolism she shares)
The Star of Bethlehem and the Astrological Symbolism of the Christmas Star
It is said that when baby Jesus was born, a star led the three magi to the birth place of the little Messiah. According to the ancient mystery schools, an astronomical conjunction in specific periods of history is usually associated to the birth of a great master – someone who can lead the masses towards spiritual growth.
At each new cycle that humanity goes through, a few leaders are expected to be born in different countries, in a limited space of time (a few thousand years). So, the birth of these enlightened creatures could be predicted by astrologers at that time, when the magi still dominated the art of astrology in its original form.
These masters (or avatars, according to Hindu tradition) represent the human ideal, men who have been successful in the journey of the soul towards ascension, and became conscious of their role in the maintenance of the universal laws.
The Christmas star, then, symbolizes these leaders who have achieved the human ideal through many incarnations – when the mind (principles, moral virtues, philosophical values, etc) has finally dominated the body.
Memorable quotes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!
And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!
Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand.