The Star: What better image for this season of hope in the darkness that we experience at Midwinter? For many, as we saw last month, the past year has brought upheaval, sudden change and reversal. Not everything has gone to plan, or been successful: there have been many unexpected losses. We are ready for some new hope and inspiration. The Star brings these qualities and acts as the guiding light that symbolises inspiration. We can look for the dawning of understanding, truth and redemption; we can strive for the growth of compassion.
Venus, the Morning and Evening Star, connects us to love and the potential for a rebirth of some kind in the forthcoming new year. The Magi, the Three Kings, followed the Star to see the baby, the Son, which was born to bring peace and redemption. We can now trust that the sun will return and, day by day, the light will increase and things will start to grow and move again. How often do we ‘wish upon a star’ for better things, or new opportunities? The Star brings us insight to our desires to make our dreams come true; this is the time to be confident in our hopes for the future and trust in our abilities to take action. What will you do first to begin manifesting your desires? As we move towards the New Year, let us look to the Star to guide us towards healing, peace and a new beginning.
Image: The Star by Thalia Took