Dea Filia or Daughter God is the (North) Guiding Star of Hope.
As the Star of Hope, the Holy Daughter comes to us as our Soteria (Saviouress in that She is here with us, gives us our souls and guides us back to the Divine Mother).
The Northern Star is a symbol for North, which is the corresponding direction for Winter in the Deanic Faith.
When I compare the sun symbol shape to the Northern Star – visually it is emanation.
The Holy Daughter is said to have been born of (She emanates from) the Holy Mother during Winter at Midnight in our Cosmic Drama. The Sacred Time for Winter, according to our correspondences, is Midnight. The Northern Star is also sometimes known as the Midnight Star.Sailors use the Northern Star to navigate the often-times treacherous seas of the northern hemisphere, it was the Guiding Star home, just as the Holy Daughter, the Great Dove of the Waters, guides us back to the Celestial Mother and to the Supernal Realm which is our True Home. Our Lady is known as Stella Maris, Star of the Sea. The Star itself was once known as Stella Mars (Star of the Sea).
The North Star became a symbol for finding your way home safely and symbolically finding your way in life. But beyond that, as many sailors were deeply superstitious with a rich history of lore about life and death at sea, they were always looking for lucky charms. So many sailors began to place nautical star tattoos on their forearms or hands as a symbol of good luck and a desire to get home safely.
Skip forward through the centuries and the meaning of the nautical star tattoo has become broader. Not only is it a symbol of the sea, but also a sign of security and guidance for all sailors and travelers. It has also become a sign of following your dreams and achieving success in your life.
The Northern Star, or Polaris, also appears to ‘stand still’ in the sky, while all the other stars revolving around it just as the Janati and all hosts of Heaven surround Our Lady. It is a ‘fixed’ point in the sky, a constant companion for setting one’s course just as the Holy Daughter is ever with us to guide us on our own Soul Path.
This star was also sacred to the Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient world cultures.
I have a personal difference to Janite thealogy.
Our predecessors in the Madrian Faith used the upright pentagram which probably arose from studying Pythagoras.
I view the upright pentagram (5 pointed star) as the Midnight Star of Wonder, the “epiphany” star announcing the presence of the Holy Daughter in the manifest planes.
The ArchMadria and majority within the Janite Tradition have taken the decision that the upright pentagram (5 pointed star) has been adopted by Wicca and neo-Paganism faiths as their main symbol. Also despite the fact that the pentagram was used in early Christianity, it is still associated with evil, unfortunately.
Therefore the guiding Northern Star is more appropriate.