Heaven is the abode of the sun, moon, planets and stars and is the reward of the resurrection.
Stars that pierce the darkness symbolize the spirit overcoming evil and rising to heaven.
A five-pointed also known as a pentagram star was believed to have protective powers against evil. This symbol has been adopted throughout the world with different meanings. The five-pointed pentagram star represents the five senses.
To Christians, it represents the Star of Bethlehem and is symbolic of the life of Jesus. It may also represent the five wounds of Christ.
To the Jews, it represents the five mosaic books.
This symbol has also been adopted by Masonic organizations (e.g., the Eastern Star).
A six-pointed star represents creation and divine protection as epitomized by the alchemistic signs for fire and water which are an upward and downward apex triangle. It is also called the Creator’s Star with each point representing the days of the week and the hexagram representing the Sabbath.
The interlocking triangles represent the union of opposites.
The six-pointed star or Magen David (Hebrew for Shield of David) is recognized as the emblem of international Judaism. This star comprised of an overlapping upright and an inverted triangle, is associated with David because he carried a hexagram shield against Goliath.
The sun is a symbol of light and warmth illuminating the world. Its brightness represents everlasting life.
On occasion the sun is shown as a disc with wings.
A rising sun represents the Resurrection whereas a setting sun represents death.
A cross crowned by the rising sun symbolizes Christ’s victory over death and is known as the Easter cross.
The Moon which appears in the darkness is symbolic of death; rebirth and Victory.
A crescent moon represents a virgin.
A crescent moon and star symbol denotes that the deceased was a Muslim in life.