The word star itself comes down to us from Old English. We also use the adjective astral, which comes from one of the Latin words for star, ‘astrum,’ to describe the invisible counterpart to our body (corresponding to the old Egyptian part of the self they called the Ka), as well as the unseen astral plane. Actually, the ancient Romans most often used the word astrum when talking about constellations, or a ‘silver star’ in the poetic sense. When referring to one particular star, they tended to use the word stella, which is the root of our English word stellar. We use that to describe something great, such as a “stellar performance.”
In Latin, the Romans sometimes also used the word lumen for star, referring to a light in the sky. The idea of each person being connected to a star above them comes from that same era, a couple of thousand years ago. The Sun, of course, is a star, and personally I think of the small Orb above my head as being a miniature piece of the Sun. Sol is my star.
The word ‘astrology’ has a meaningful implication for some while it deters others. In the eighteenth century, the German physician Franz Anton Mesmer spoke of the influence of stars and planets on humans. The word ‘influence’ itself, while derived from the Latin influo, came into the English language by way of astrology. It is the name Marsilio Ficino gave to the ‘stellar fluid’ that flows from the stars down to Earth and informs what happens here.
Mesmer – who himself added his name to our vocabulary in the form of ‘mesmerism’ – described ‘animal magnetism,’ like astral influence, as being a fluid permeating the universe, like the nineteenth century Ether, linking everything to everything else, its cosmic flow keeping all in balance.
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