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Starfish Symbolism: The Beautiful Meaning Of The Starfish And How It Can Help You Survive

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Today I thought I’d write about starfish symbolism and the symbolic meaning behind these wonderful creatures.

People have always found starfish fascinating. Their unique appearance, the colors, the textures. Combine all these things together and it’s easy to see why we find these sea creatures so intriguing.

But did you know that the starfish symbolizes one of the most important traits that humans have? Without it, none of us can survive in this world.

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Starfish Symbolism: What is the meaning of the starfish?

The starfish has quite a few meanings and connotations attached to it but for me, a starfish represents and symbolizes renewal and regeneration. 

Starfish can grow back limbs. When they are attacked by a predator (like a crab for example) they will detach their own arm to free themselves from the attacker. They will also sometimes just drop one of their arms to distract the predator. This gives them a better chance to escape.

Isn’t that amazing?

And if the lost arm has a piece of the starfish’s central region, that one arm can grow and become a new starfish altogether!

Don’t know about you, but I find this so fascinating and inspirational.

Many a time I have had to renew myself in my life. I did it multiple times professionally.

Many thought I was crazy when I decided to quit a stable, good paying job that I’ve had for years to pursue a totally different line of work. That didn’t stop me though. I am a great believer that nothing comes easy in life. Not the best things anyway. You have to work hard and bang your head against the wall many times sometimes to finally get what you want.

But if you don’t at least try, you’ll never know would you? I believe with all my heart, that we often underestimate our true potential and simply “settle” for what we have at that particular stage in our life. “Settling” though is a dangerous thing in my books. It can only lead to regret. Regret that even though you felt that you deserved more, you somehow convinced yourself to not rock the boat and settle.

Starfish JewelryKnow someone who’s going through a rough patch right now? Why not give them a little symbolic pick me up. It might sound shallow, but I truly believe that the meaningful nature of the starfish in jewelry can really help make someone feel a little bit better and special. And isn’t that how we all want to feel? Lots of gorgeous starfish themed treasures right now in my online shop. Take your pick and make someone’s day.

The only thing that’s constant in life is change. And with change comes renewal and regeneration. We have to constantly keep renewing ourselves, otherwise we might as well be dead. That’s what I think anyway.

I remember a world without the Internet. God that makes me sound old! haha I remember resisting this new thing that all my friends were on about for years. I’m usually like that with everything. I’m never an early adopter.

But guess what, when I tried it I loved it. And many years later, I am making a living with it.

What else can the starfish teach us in our every day lives?

It teaches us to regenerate our thoughts and mind-sets. We can rid ourselves of negative, crushing thoughts and “grow” new, more refreshing thoughts. We can rid ourselves of unnecessary worries and grow into better, stronger selves.

When the starfish grows back an arm, it also means that it has healed itself. So the starfish also symbolizes healing. Healing from emotional stress and trauma, healing from betrayal from abandonment.

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Throughout our life we wear many “coats”. The various layers protect us from the many issues we invariably have to face. But there comes a time when we need to remember the starfish symbolism and take off those coats to allow ourselves to heal. Heal and renew. And become the person we were destined to be.

Much love and peace,

Marica xx

8 thoughts on “Starfish Symbolism: The Beautiful Meaning Of The Starfish And How It Can Help You Survive

  1. Thank you this was beautifully written. My son wants a Starfish Tree topper for his 1st Christmas tree in his new home. I had known there was some significance of the Starfish and in my search came across your page. I have copied a few of your sayings to share with him, hope you don’t mind.
    Sharon

    1. No problem Sharon 🙂 I’m so happy you loved reading my article. A Starfish Tree topper would look wonderful, plus the significance behind it is something that we could all use in our lives.

      May you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas ever!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Marica xx

  2. Thank you for the symbolism of starfish. Last night when I was walking out to my car, I happened to look down and found a small starfish. How it got there, I don’t know nor do I know how no other vehicle ran over it. FYI I don’t live near the ocean, I’m in Arizona. So I believe that I was meant to find it as a symbol of renewal and healing, a gift from God.

    1. What a wonderful story Vickie! Thank you for sharing it here. I appreciate it.

      I agree. I believe that throughout our life we are given symbols to help us in our struggles along the way. I wish you peace and healing.

      – Marica xx

  3. Thank you. This week my family and I are celebrating my mother’s 80 th birthday. She is very excited about the whole family being with her to celebrate. So, I bought a care and chose a starfish on the beach. I am not fond of starfish so I wasn’t sure why I chose this card for my mother. Now, that I am reading your symbolism, I totally understand why: Healing and Renewing. How utterly beautiful that is and how perfect for her (and everyone else) to get a starfish. Thank you. I have a new found appreciation for this symbol in Nature.

    1. Oh how lovely for your mother to have her whole family to celebrate with her 🙂 I agree, nature gives us many symbols that each one of us can appreciate and treasure. Have a wonderful time at your mother’s birthday celebration!

      – Marica xx

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