Stella Maris

Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) is one of the names of the Virgin Mary and is a symbol of Ishtar in Babylon. It was sometimes espresented as an inverted pentagram. It is also one of the names of Polaris. Stella Maris (Polaris) is found in the constellation of Ursa Minor which was oft seen as a Sacred Mountain with caves, artesian springs that flow and renew health and youth, and a sacred flame which guides in the night. As we move closer to this Maiden of Light Star we may look forward to renewed opportunities to bath in the Celestial Jordan above and be healed with its Asayya (Healing Essene) waters of life and light. http://essenes.net/8.htm Stella Maris It is premised that in the time of Our Lord the equivalent phrase of ‘Our Lady’ in the Aramaic language of that day meant pilot, leader or guide--someone who could navigate through the sea or the desert by the stars and lead people to safety. The stars were and are used as a guide to safety and to new life. The sea covers all the earth and symbolises all the people of the earth. Our Lady was therefore identified from the very earliest days of the Church as the guiding light to her son, Our Lord, for all the people of the earth. The visible circulation of the minor stars Sirius A and Sirius B around Sirius itself were also part of this worship culture and form the basis of the Star of David symbol Cited from: campus.udayton.edu/mary//stellamaris.html