365 Days of Earrings

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Symbolism of the Starfish

I wore these pewter starfish today, the last pair from this set that I bought while living in Savannah some 20 years ago.

I've been following the news from Tripoli all day, hoping that Gadhafi would leave before causing further misery. My hopes are symbolized in the starfish. Here's how WikiAnswers describes it:

The Starfish has been used to represent the Virgin Mary (Stella Maris which means Star of the Sea) who creates safe travel over troubled waters and is also seen as an emblem of salvation during trying times. The Starfish can also be seen as celestial symbol and as such, represents infinite divine love. In addition to love, the Starfish also holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition. To see a starfish in your dream, suggests a period of healing and regeneration. Alternatively, it may indicate that you have many options to weigh and decisions to make.

Salvation during trying times. Healing and regeneration. And so many options to weigh and decisions to make in the coming months.

CNN is showing images of people celebrating in Green Square. So far, the Gadhafi forces seem to have disappeared. May tomorrow bring stories of vigilance, inspiration, and brilliance.

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