Stars are an ancient symbol that has many uses and meanings, depending on its form (it's number of points), and it's context.
Stars are some of the most distant things we're able to see with our naked eyes. They can be used as symbols of this physical distance (a long journey or something that is physically unobtainable), as well as many extensions of that, such as emotional distance (something foreign and not easy empathized with, or understood) or conceptual distance (something that is entirely unlike something else or alien).
Stars are commonly associated with magic. In modern culture, wizards are often seen with stars on their clothes, and the act of magic can be visually depicted with stars and starbursts.
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