Stars can form into different images that astrologists interpret in
several ways. Stars have also been converted into symbols and can be
interpreted into different contexts. In this regard, it pays to take a
look at the variety of star symbols and see where they are often used.
is a six-pointed star
with wavy rays. It can be placed on shields
of mighty knights and usually forms part of emblems in a flag. A
six-pointed estoile can also be an eight-pointed one in some cases.
Altering straight and wavy lines are made to form this star symbol. It
basically refers to a celestial star.
the rowel of
a spur, a mullet is a five-pointed star. It
can also be a six-pointed star at some points depending on the number
specified on the blazon. In German-Nordic heraldry, though, a
six-pointed star is used when the number is not specified. In
Gallo-British heraldry, on the other hand, a five-pointed star is
presumed when the blazon does not specify any number. This is commonly
seen in hieroglyphs and paintings of Ancient Egypt.
sexagram in Latin, this is a 6-pointed star produced
from two equilateral triangles. This is a symbol common to religion,
history and culture. It has been a popular star for Jewish
identity, Occultism, Hinduism and Islam. It is also applied in
mathematics to symbolize the G2 root system.
symbol most popular to
Pythagoreans (they have made use of it to
identify each other), the Pentad is a five-pointed star that also means
other things. It can represent the number five in a lot of ways but can
also be interpreted to mean invulnerability, power and life.
Nicomachus, the Greek Philosopher who studied the pentad and its
relationship with the Pythagorean says that "Justice is five".
Star of Life
is typically a
six-pointed colored-blue star with white borders.
On its center, the Rod of Asclepius can be found. This is popular in US
logos authenticating ambulances, paramedics and all other Emergency
Medical Services or EMS personnel. Similarly, one can also find an
orange star of life used by search and rescue personnel.
Star of Lakshmi
is a complex star
with eight points. Formed by two squares that
are centered at 45-degree angles, this represents the eight forms known
as Ashtalakshmi. The star is linked to the goddess Lakshmi and her
kinds of wealth. This symbol appeared in the film the Return of the
there are things
represented by the red star, then that would be
religion and ideology. From here, the symbol became famous for various
purposes. It can be seen in flags, emblems, logos, ornaments and
monuments. It has also been a popular object in architecture especially
in the creation of stained-glass windows. It otherwise symbolizes,
heraldry, communism and socialism.