Star Light, Star Bright
"Star light, Star bright,
First Star I see tonight,
I wish I may I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight"
How many of us know this? :)))))) Uh huh I thought so. Did it ever occur to you that it's a spell? Hmmmmm.... Yes, yes it is lol :)))) You are sending your intentions to the universe when you wish upon that star. Back in ancient Pagan times, this is indeed a spell that they would have practiced, or at least very similar to what they would have done. While they may not have had this rhyme, it's unsure where it originated so as catchy as it is, I believe it's possible.
So yes, I'm not ashamed to admit that this is a spell I use very often, and one that I was perfectly comfy teaching to my children. I love when they show me the first star and get all excited closing their eyes and making that wish. :))) Of course you know you can't say your wish out loud when in the presence of others, as that could lessen the magick of it. Hmmmm... does that sound familiar? As Wiccan's we are taught not to tell anyone of the magick that we are working so that it may reach it's full intention. The reason for that is if people know what you are doing they could lend their energy to it and it may not help. A perfect example of this is a healing spell, if the person doesn't believe you can actually heal them then it may disrupt the energy getting to them.
In any event :)) I thought it was really cool to look at this rhyme this way. So make sure when you see that start tonight you stop and take a moment to send the universe your wish. <3
Love and Blessings,