17 The Star – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn title: Daughter of the Firmament, Dweller between the Waters

Divinatory meanings

Hope, faith, unexpected help. Sometimes dreaminess, deceived hope.

MacGregor Mathers

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

Reversed meanings

Hopes not fulfilled, Expectations disappointed or fulfilled in a minor degree.

Golden Dawn description of The Star

The large Star in the centre of the Heavens has seven principal and fourteen secondary rays and this represents the Heptad multiplied by the Triad. This yields twentyone-the number of the Divine Name EYHH whch as you already know, is attached to Kether. In the Egyptian sense, it is Sirius, the Dog-Star, the Star of Isis-Sothis. Around it are the Stars of the Seven Planets each with its sevenfold counter changed operation”. “The nude figure with the Star of the heptagram on her brow is the synthesis of Isis, of Nephthys and of Athor. She also represents the planet Venus through whose sphere the influence of Chesed descends. She is Aima, Tebunah, the Great Supernal Mother-Ainia Elohim, pouring upon the Earth the waters of Creation which unite and form a River at her feet, the River going forth from the Supernal Eden which ever floweth and faileth not. Note well that in this Key she is completely unveiled while in the twenty-first Key she is only partially so”. “The two Urns contain the influences from Chokmah and Binah. On the right springs the Tree of Life and on the left the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil whereon the Bird of Hermes alights and therefore does this Key represent the restored World, after the Formless and the Void and the Darkness: The New Adam, the Countenance of the Man which falls in the Sign of Aquarius. And therefore doth the astronomical symbol of this sign represent, as it were, Waves of water: the ripples of that River going forth out of Eden. But, therefore also, it is justly attributed to Air and not to water because it is the Firmament dividing and containing the Waters

Path of Wisdom

The Twenty-eighth Path is the Natural Intelligence, and is so called because through it is consummated and perfected the nature of every existent being under the orb of the Sun, in perfection.

Deities associated with The Star

Egyptian Gods



Kerub of Air

Greek Gods


The Cup-bearer, is referred to the Water-carrier

Roman Gods


God of the Winds.


Lady of Air.

Flora and Fauna of the Star



Precious Stones


Chalcedony suggests the clouds by its appearance

Artificial glass

Artificial glass pertains to Aquarius, as being the work of man, the Kerub of Air.



Cherub of Air


Kerub of Air

Magical Attributions of The Star

Magical Power


Magical Weapon

The Censer or Aspergillus

The Censer carries the perfumes as the clouds carry the distillation of the water  of earth. The Aspergillus similarly sprinkles the lustral waters as the clouds shed rain.

Colour Scales of The Star

Knight Colour Scale


Queen Colour Scale

Sky blue

Prince Colour Scale

Bluish Mauve

Princess Colour Scale

White, tinged Purple

Aquarius is the Kerub of the Man; and his perfection is to attain the purity of Kether (white) tinged with the purple or violet vibrations explained above.

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