What Does Seeing a Shooting Star Mean?


Good morning to you!  Can you please help me?  Last night, I was outside at a party, talking with family and friends, but my mind was elsewhere.  I was quietly looking up at the night sky, admiring the stars when I saw a shooting star!  I haven’t seen one in years and although I was with other people who were talking, I guess nobody noticed it but me.  And I didn’t say anything.  I just kept the moment for myself because I felt it was special.  But I was distracted moments later, before I could make my wish and so now I’m asking for your help.

Shine On!


Thought you might want to go down memory lane today…

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Faith is kind
She brings to those she loves
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true




49 thoughts on “What Does Seeing a Shooting Star Mean?

  1. I think it means that you get to contemplate exactly what you wish for…and then make that wish…and it will come true!!! I wish for every dream you ever have to come true! ❤ <3.

  2. What a thrill seeing a shooting star. My Mom would say who ever you are with if they see the shooting star also you have found a life long friend. The logical brain says during this time of the year the earth is eclipsing closer to the asteroid belt and we catch a light show.
    When I was young friends and I would lay down on the beach at the lake and watch for shooting stars in these months. In Vermont I got to watch the show in October, the number was high and a thrill. Sitting in loungers wrapped in blankets at 3 am just to gaze.
    This Universe is awesome and so beautiful.

    • Laurie, that sounds delightful, snuggled under blankets, what a special memory and something I’m planning on doing this fall. What a great idea. Thank you. I like your Mom’s take on the shooting star. Friendship is such a blessing. ♥

  3. Thank you for this smile-inducing post. It reminded me of nights when my cousin and I would sleep under the stars at my paternal grandparents house out in the country near Murphy Creek, Oregon and talk half the night of all the things that young boys do while being amazed at the glorious sight of a black sky ablaze with countless stars. We often saw many shooting stars in a single evening. It was magical and miraculous rolled into one. One of nature’s many masterpieces.

    • It was part of what I wanted to do as well ~ just encourage others to remember the night sky and the vastness of the world we live in. To ponder the peaceful moon and the twinkling stars and to gaze with wonder at the beauty of it all. ♥♥♥

  4. Based on my quick Google-ing,

    In Europe at the time when the Greek astronomer Ptolemy’s view of the cosmos as a universe of interlocking spheres became the orthodoxy, there was a widely accepted and very poetic explanation for “falling stars” which was entirely consistent with other deeply held beliefs of the time.

    It was thought that the gods, overwhelmed with curiosity, would sometimes look at the earth from between the spheres, and that in that instant a star or two might slip through the gap and become visible as a falling or shooting star. Since the gods were clearly peering down at that very moment, it was considered an excellent opportunity to voice one’s wishes with the guarantee that the gods would hear them.

    I will have to look for my own shooting star tonight.

  5. A connection to the purest form of beauty this planet has to offer. Wishes can be made all year, send them out, wrapped in a big balloon floating out into the universe. I do this often after reading The Wish, How to Make your Dreams Come True. Loved this book.

    • I will have to get that book for myself as I have never heard of it. Thanks for the recommendation. ♥ I don’t usually wish, but I think I will take the opportunity ~ Thank you for letting me know I can make wishes whenever I want. It makes such a difference. Have a lovely weekend. ♥♥♥

  6. I think seeing a shooting star is a bit like seeing the green flash. People may constantly try to see these rare phenomena in nature, but when you finally do experience it, it’s very personal, and happens without warning. I wrote and posted a poem about seeing the green flash, to which Frederic responded that seeing the green flash is a blessing (and that’s why it’s rare). I think he’s write, and I think this applies to seeing a shooting star. What we make of these blessings is totally up to us. I see them as gifts.

  7. Shooting stars are so exciting! I am amazed when I remember they’ve already burned up by the time we see actually them. It’s like we are seeing into the past …or something complicated and mysterious like that!

  8. How awesome to see a shooting star – they are so awesome! Also thank you for the memory, I miss those Sunday Nights watching the Wonderful World of Disney – Tinker Bell hitting the star. I always think of Tinker Bell when I hear this song.Why I don’t know since it has nothing to do with Tink!! 😉

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  10. I just seen my first shooting star and ,I was so shocked,but I got to make my wish,but forgot what I wished for ,lol I hope that it comes true and so do everyone else’s wishes !!

  11. I saw a fireball (aka HUGE shooting star) with the man I love with every inch of my being. Going through our first major rough patch and it was the same night we both decided that we needed space. It was not determined how much space or time .We both saw it and it was seriously the biggest ever (the size of a golfball). I didn’t make a wish immediately because I was so in awe. What does this mean ?

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