I have been interested in the Wise men and their star for a long time not least because during my hippie years I became an Astrologer.... I suppose I have always felt the magic... the white variety of course!
I was drawn to Astrology because I could already read hands.....my grandmother taught me more than herbalism in the fields when I was very young! .....Astrology was for me a tool to play with, never an attempt to make money...and I did enjoy those years until moving to London another star rose in the East and I went off on a completely different path!
Following a call and seeing the path clear ahead is what the three wise men chose to do and lo by some miracle they all arrived in Bethlehem at the right time! That's Astrology for you!
The message here is for us all to follow our own personal stars which will be different according to our interests and abilities I suppose.. but that feeling of being called is real, is true and should therefor be listened to. Ignore your call at your peril!
Not all calls lead to the church....a vocation to look after people is just as valid a call as is becoming an ordained minister.
Once you have started on your path amazing things can happen...and no one puts it better than Auden in this poem
He is the way
Follow Him through the land of unlikeness
You will see rare beasts and have unique adventures
He is the Truth
Seek Him in the kingdom of anxiety
You will come to a great city that has expected your return for years,
He is the Life.
Love Him in the world of the flesh
And at your marriage all its occasions shall dance for joy.
Amen to that!