Story of The Happy Star
Eastern Star! For almost 40 years it has been a very big part of
my life. In 1964, when I was initiated, I chose to follow
Star. I have tried to lead every day of my life guided
by the principles taught by the heroines of our Order. Sometimes
someone will see the ring I wear, a pin, or an emblem on my car,
and they ask me "What is Eastern Star"? My Mother (Grandmother,
Aunt, neighbor) used to belong to that".
they will see my star and ask me, "why does it point down"?
A five-pointed star with one point down has long been associated
with the occult. People who practice the occult believe the two
points up represent the horns and the one piont down the beard and
- so to them the star forms the shape of "the devil's head".
Have you ever been asked this question? What do you say? Nothing
could be farther from the truth! Do you tell them our star is the
most beautiful Star in the firmament? When we look up at the eastern
sky we can see our Star shining the brightest. Do you answer the
question and say, "our Star points down because it was the
Star in the east that led the three Kings to the manger where the
baby Jesus was born." In Matthew 2:2 we read "for we have
see His Star in the east, and have come to worship him".
you look at our new Star pin, it will
be the face in the center of the Star
that will attract your attention. The face is carved quartz. It
is made in Austria. It has a beautiful aurora borealis finish that
is fired to the crystal. It is the finish that causes the expressions
on the face to change before your eyes. Move the pin from side to
side and you'll see different facial expressions. My favorite is
the beautiful SMILE! My Star is telling
the entire world "I am a HAPPY STAR! I'm
the Star the three Kings followed in search of the newborn King.
I showed them the way through the dark night. I am the Eastern Star."
beautiful face is surrounded by Swarovski crystals that sparkle
and shine and show the world that as members of the Order of the
Eastern Star we are to "twinkle". The lovely emblems that
dangle beneath the Star remind us of the lessons taught to us by
the heroines of our Order. We should strive to emulate the virtues
of these women and live our lives with Fidelity, Constancy, Loyalty,
Faith and Love. We hear the lesson of Electa, our mother point,
as taken from the Second Epistle of John, which teaches us to "Love
your beautiful pin with pride in our Order, and now when someone
asks you why one point is down, tell them "MY STAR
is the Eastern star. It points to the manger where the baby Jesus
was born, and MY Star is a Happy Star
because it led the Kings to the manger."
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