The shape of the eight point star is used as an artistic expression of the celestial points of light in classical and modern art though out the world. In paintings of the heavens, this shape was used to denote the North Star, the star of the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, in child’s finger painting and in the most detailed maps of the constellations.
As an artist, I was fascinated by it’s universal appeal and adopted it in my own paintings, sketches and illustrations. After experimenting with the design I discovered and inverted view including the descending ray expanded it’s meaning. No longer fixed in the sky the star isn’t fixed in the sky, the descending ray reaches towards the earth; a metaphor of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The Masons use the metaphor illustrated in their ancient building of temples; as noted by James Joyce in Finnegan’s Wake in the building of the Cathedral the bricks go up (raising the earth to heaven) and the hod returns “empty” or “filled with air” (spirit) bringing the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Although an often used quote used by Christians and Jews, the concept of Heaven on Earth actually predated the Monotheistic paths by centuries. The idea “If you live a good life you get to go to heaven” was not readily accepted by the Scots. Rather the idea “One makes their heaven or hell while still breathing” was more akin to the Old Religion, denoting responsibility of how one leads one’s life and bring the Ideal into the Real.
In some versions of the Star Card in the Tarot, we see the eight point star prominent in the sky above the Sky clad figure of Isis pouring “water” into a pool denoting the contribution of one’s consciousness to the Akashic Waters. More about this imagery and interpretation of the Star may be found here.
When wearing the Star Drop Amulet one is reminded of the power of virtue, of positive thinking, action, and conscious living. It is also a subliminal statement to those that see the bearer of the amulet, perhaps a reminder: life can be and will be better should we choose it: discarding grudges and moving forward in our lives.