Star of BethlehemSaid the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

RWS_Tarot_17_StarA few lines from one of my favorite Christmas carols as a child…and one in which I desperately tried to get a solo during one of the many holiday choir recitals I sang through my youth. I tried for years to be a good singer. I never was able to fix my pitch problems (or maybe I just never found the right style of singing for my voice), so I eventually gave it up, but reserved it for Pagan chants, bonfire classics, and the occasional karaoke belt. But for much of my formative years, professional singing was my Star card–the star of Bethlehem I pursued relentlessly until I finally accepted that my true Star card was in writing and in particular, writing about things like the Star card. How’s that for a feedback loop? I’ll say it’s grand!

Jupiter and Venus are converging to make a “Star of Bethlehem” moment. It’s been said that these two planets haven’t been this close in nearly 2,000 years. I’m not an astronomer, so please don’t quote me…but I like the way it sounds. So if any old guys ask you to ride along with them to some small town to meet a baby…this might be a good week to take them up on the offer. But more likely, it’s a better chance to ask ourselves what our own Stars of Bethlehems might be. What guides us? What is calling to us? Do we possess the courage to seek them out, even if we can’t possibly understand what lies in wait for us at the end of our journeys?

The Star represents our guiding force. We don’t always know where that will lead us, but we know that there’s something that is pulling us to the place that leads us further. What does the Star Goddess say? “I am that which is attained at the end of Desire.” In the story of the Three Wise Men, they knew there was something great at the end of their journey, but they weren’t sure what it was. What they found was a child of light and promise–the future world at hand.

Maybe this time has returned. Maybe it’s time for us to follow our own Stars of Bethlehem. Most of us probably won’t travel there by camel, but we may each be bringing our own special gifts whose uses we can’t quite understand, but we bear them into the future, anyway.

Meanwhile, I quite like this version of the story:



And saving the absolute best for last…The Goddess’s riddle of the day….

Hat Mehyt, the Fixer of Hearts, says, "Make the Ocean your favorite conspiracy."

Hat Mehyt, the Fixer of Hearts, says, “Make the Ocean your favorite conspiracy.”

With Honor to the Oceanic Queen, I thank you for this message.