We are Under Lucky Stars, we make beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and time chosen by you.
Everyone has that special moment in their life that is worth making into a star map.
We asked you to tell us about yours.
Here are some of our favorites stories.
By Kacey A
Ramón (my fiancé) and I met in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on June 8th, 2018 at 7:45pm.
I had just moved to Puerto Vallarta to complete a TEFL certification. 6 days after arriving, I was walking on the beach with some friends. One of my friends and one of Ramón's friends started talking. Ramón and I were standing there, awkwardly waiting for our friends to finish their conversation, and started talking. It was difficult because he barely spoke English and my Spanish was terrible! BUT we made it work! 3 hours and a Puerto Vallarta sunset later, Ramón asked for my phone number and I went home. That night I told a friend, "I am going to marry him."
Ramón was just visiting Puerto Vallarta for the weekend for a doctor conference. He lived in León (central Mexico) and went back at the end of the weekend. We tried to get together again, but I was busy zip lining and riding quads through the jungle! We kept in touch via WhatsApp, texting and video chatting every day.
A month later, I was doing some traveling around Mexico with my good friend. Her parents had moved from Seattle to San Miguel, Mexico and we were planning to go spend some time with them before heading off to visit some other places. Coincidentally, the closest airport to San Miguel is León. Ramón convinced me to come visit for a weekend, as it was "on the way." Clever, eh?
We spent the weekend together exploring León and the surrounding cities! It was absolutely magical, but sadly, our fun vacation was cut short because I got sick with the flu. Luckily, he is a doctor and spent the remaining time we had together nursing me back to health.
I continued with my travels and visited a few more cities in Mexico. At the end of my travels (about 2 weeks later), Ramón invited me back to León for a few days before I headed to Mexico City, where a job and apartment were waiting for me.
However, I never made it to Mexico City....
I never realise how absolutely crazy our story is until someone asks me how Ramón and I met. I guess sometimes the universe has a way of working out...and for us to meet, a country, language and culture apart, all the stars in the sky had to align perfectly.
We are now engaged and eloping here in Mexico VERY soon!
Published on June 21, 2019, 4:42 pm
By Makarius T
When we thought there was no more hope and happiness, we found each other...
Each one with your own tragedy: she very sad with her mom with a terminal disease and me, weak after the end of a long relationship. Fortunately she found me on facebook, gave me attention and made me smile.
She told me about her mom and I decided to show them the sky with a telescope, just trying to make a little difference in their lives.
So I proposed and it happened in November 2017. On that night I fell in love as soon I saw her! But only on July 11th 2018 we started our special relationship.
I remember that night: I made a surprise appearance with roses, chocolates and funny words about dating. Then I asked her to be my girlfriend. She told me to wait for the answer while she had a shower.
Needless to say, I was nervous as never before (even being a guy with experience).
While I waited I saw the sky with the wonderful milky way and I thought: 'Wow! The stars' path brought me to her' and I decided to show her after one year.
That's the time now!
Published on June 21, 2019, 4:20 pm
By Jorja P
On the 2nd of February unfortunately my dad had a motorcycle accident and was unavailable to survive the injuries but on the 3rd of February at 12:34 his heart, lungs and other organs were donated to families all around the country to give them a new chance at life.
Published on June 21, 2019, 7:29 am
By Lauren R
Our story began about 25 years ago when were just kids in elementary school...
One day during school he gave me a red rose to express that he liked me. Later that day , he came to my grandmas house and asked my cousin to see if I could come out.
So being a little girl not knowing what to do when a boy said he liked me, I came out and handed him a Ziploc baggie with the rose petals that were picked off. That was the day I unknowingly, broke his heart.
Throughout our school years, we had several encounters but nothing more. About 7 years ago, he tried to reach out to me, I was excited to hear from him but I was already dating someone and never pursued anything further. Fast forward to October 12th...
It was a stormy, rainy night and I had plans with my girlfriends to go to an event that was rain or shine and NEVER cancels. Well, that night it did because of lightening and I am so thankful because that was the night my life began.
My girlfriends and I decided to go to a bar in the same town as the event. After a while and having good time, I happened to look up at the corner of the bar and saw an attractive man there with an LA baseball hat on, so I couldn't really see his face.
A few moments later, I hear "Lauren ?" being called out from that corner. I looked up and immediately said "Hector!" with the biggest smile on my face. It turns out that attractive man in the corner was the boy whose heart I hurt when we were kids.
After talking for while, it turned out he and his friends were also supposed to be somewhere else and that that bar was a last minute thing for them as well. I am so grateful for that storm the night of October 12th because that was the night the stars finally aligned for Hector and I. He never gave up on me and I will forever be thankful.
The love we share goes much further than the stars themselves. It was always Meant to Be.
Published on June 19, 2019, 8:01 am
I met my one and only 3 months prior to this moment, but it wasn't meant to be then, and that moment marks the exact moment when we found each other again and started talking.
After 3 months the right moment came, as I looked in her lovely, big, green emerald eyes; saw her smiling, we talked and talked and then we continued to talk on the phone and online, and just after 3 days I was telling myself that she can't be true - I am dreaming, she is way to perfect for me (also, she was thinking the same thing :)) )
I never felt anything like that before and oh boy, have I been searching for that feeling without knowing what it feels like - but I found it eventually, it was exhilarating.
I felt how my soul was being filled with love; with warmth; with extreme joy; with calmness - I felt like I was coming home after a very long time and I still feel this way, even to this day.
It takes just her voice to make everything better. I can't even begin to explain how after all this time, when she wakes up and looks at me, she has a little sparkle in her eyes and her face lights up my room - my day, my life, no matter how exhausted I feel or cranky.
Even when she sleeps and I am working, I like to stop now and then to look at her, to just look at her beauty; at how perfect she is to me and, even though she is lying there dreaming, I can still feel her love for me and I feel like the most lucky guy in the world.
When I'm with her it feels like winning the lottery every single day. Even when we have an argument here and there, we can't really stay mad at each other for too long.
I break down when I see her upset; I can't see an angel upset, she was my gift from the above, my other half - to upset her feels like stabbing myself in the heart and it hurts more than I can describe with mere words. We make up fast, cause just being there we can't help but hugging, kissing, making each other laugh.
Even from that day, that moment that all started on my birthday, FYI, that's why I call her my absolute gift or my gift from above, cause I had a hard life and it all turned 180 degrees on that moment - all my life had meaning, everything fell into place, there were no more struggles; no more sadness; no more bad stuff; just a never-ending fairy tale and it's all thanks to this perfectly beautiful, crazy, loving girl <3 .
So that's why I chose that moment, it was the moment that my life changed forever; it was the moment I became whole again; the moment I understood why it never worked before with anyone else: because they were making room in my life for my forever love. <3
Published on June 21, 2019, 5:21 pm
By Tyler R
I was a freshman in college and had a crush on this beautiful girl in one of my classes...
Every day I tried to spark up some sort of conversation in hopes that she would be interested in going on a date. Unfortunately, she never really seemed interested in chatting for longer than a minute or so. I couldn't tell if she was simply just shy or completely unimpressed. But I remained persistent, and to be honest, I wasn't really sure why. I was the kind of guy who would laugh at people who said they "fell in love at first sight." What a bunch of bologna, right? But then I felt something; something I couldn't explain. Every time I walked into that classroom I got butterflies, because I knew that I would get to see her again. I knew that for those couple of minutes when we were engaged in whatever silly discussion, I'd go back to feeling like I'm on cloud nine regardless of what was going on in my life.
About half-way through the semester, my dreams began to come to fruition. We would take water breaks together and talk about things like sports, hobbies, and our families. Then one night, I mustered up the courage to ask her on a date. I stood in front of the mirror in the college bathroom, checked my hair and teeth, gave myself a pep talk, and went for it. But as I walked back into class, I saw her yawning and nearly falling asleep at her desk. I sat down and asked her why she was so tired. She told me all about the crazy things going on in her life and how she just needed to focus on passing this physics class so that she can stay on track to graduate in a couple of years. Jokingly, I said: "we should just go get you an energy drink or something!" To my surprise, she had never had an energy drink before and thought that might be a good idea. So we hopped into my car and drove to the closest gas station. They say time flies when you're having fun; well before we knew it, we had spent an hour or so in the car talking about everything sentimental and deep in our lives: our passions, our dreams, our future. We joked that our hopes of making it back to class in time were long gone and decided to get to know each other a little bit more. We found a back-country road, put the convertible top down, and spent the rest of the evening gazing at the magnificent star scape above us as we continued to learn more and more about how we were destined to be together. Through laughter and tears, and with our caffeine and dopamine levels off the charts, we both found ourselves realizing what love at first sight really means.
I thought she was just giving me the cold shoulder, but it turns out, she was just as nervous as I was. And now, I'm married to that girl with a beautiful three year old boy and plans for number two right around the corner. We are forever grateful to have a visualized cosmic star map from that night, printed on an incredible work of art, for everyone to see.
Thank you Under Lucky Stars, because of you, we get to relive the most amazing moment of our lives. Every. Single. Day.
Published on June 21, 2019, 4:29 pm
By Paul L
This was my first kiss with the love of my life.
It was our first date. We had been talking over the phone and texts for a couple weeks before this first date. We planned 3 parts of the date: go to lunch, go see Star Wars, and then she wanted to go to this popular Christmas lights show at Mozart’s in Austin.
So, effectively, our first date lasted pretty much all day because the Mozart’s part was at night under Christmas lights. It was the best first date I’ve ever been on.
The Under Lucky Stars poster part comes in when we were at Mozart’s. That’s where we shared our first kiss. I had never been, but I’d heard of this place before.
We walked up and you could hear the music playing and see the lights from a block away. It was the PERFECT place for a first kiss. I was really nervous though going into it because I didn’t want to seem too forward with wanting to kiss her on our first date, but I was having such a good time and the vibes were so good that I wanted to, really bad! We had already broken down some physical barriers to this point like holding hands and she was cool with me putting my arm around her and stuff, so that made it less nerve-racking.
We finally found a spot to sit down after walking around and waiting for a while because it was so crowded and busy there. I remember sitting there next to her, holding her hand, listening to both Christmas music and non-Christmas music alike...seeing her beautiful smile under the Christmas lights and making her laugh (I love her laugh) and I knew she was someone special. I also caught myself, multiple times, getting lost in the most gorgeous light brown eyes I’ve ever seen.
But I knew that if I didn’t go for it, I would probably regret it. So, there was a moment while listening to the music under all those Christmas lights at around 7 pm that evening where she happened to look up at me and gave me the most innocent, happy look and I knew that was the moment - so I leaned in and kissed her.
It was one of the most magical feelings I’ve ever felt in my life.
I will forever hold that day as a special treasure in my heart.
Published on June 17, 2019, 12:27 pm
By Jeremy D
On January 9th, 1999, my mother gave birth after several hours of induced labor. I was over a week late and born with a full head of hair. From the very beginning, my grandmother was there to love and care for me.
We lived in my mother's childhood home with my grandparents. My grandmother worked double duty as my on-call baby sitter. She kept a pocket calendar for over thirty years, making several entries about our days together whether it was at home or out at the park. I always felt truly loved and adored by my grandmother - she was in every regard my second mom.
That strong connection continued to grow and develop over the years. She trusted me with many things and was certain that whatever she did for me and my family would not go unappreciated. She took us on our first trip to Walt Disney World which sparked a joy in me to the point that I now work for The Walt Disney Company; she took me to my first Broadway show which opened my eyes to musical theater - I now work at The Lion King on Broadway; and she was always one to give my sister and I money when we would leave the house just to spoil us a bit. All the good things she brought us would come full circle in her time of need.
After more than 8 months away from home, I had finally returned in the summer of 2018 from my travels across the country and across the world. My grandmother had been diagnosed with pneumonia and we thought nothing of it - within a month the diagnosis had been changed to stage four lung cancer. Immediately we began treatment. Shortly into her treatment, fluid was found around her heart and she had to undergo open heart surgery - my once strong grandmother, who would regularly walk my dog for miles, could now barely stand, let alone speak.
We watched her suffer as she began to realize that everything we were doing to fight this cancer was too little, too late; something we never felt was true until January 8th, 2019 when we made the call to 911.
My grandmother's eyes were the clearest they've ever been; she was happy to have reached the end of her journey, but we were terrified to think of a life without her. I spent the day gathering as much family as I could at the hospital - we managed to get close to all of our immediate family, which is over 40 people, including family friends and my dog.
After everyone had come and went, it was just my mom, dad, grandpa, his sister and myself in the room with her. We took our turns staying yet another final goodbye, but it wasn't until my grandfather sat with her that she was ready to go. At 8:49 AM I was born, and halfway to that at 4:25 AM on my 20th birthday, I lost my grandmother to the stars.
In just a short five months my grandmother went from being healthy as a horse to my guardian angel, which she will be forever. I long for the day's I will be able to see my dancing queen again, but until then we will forever honor her memory by spreading the love that she so graciously gave to those around her - she is remembered by all for her generosity and love.
Published on June 13, 2019, 6:56 pm
By Angelo V
That night, at Disneyland, was the first time my mom and dad met.
They didn’t go to see each other, she said she and friends were just there and saw some guys, who started following and talking to them. She told me there was just a connection and they actually took a picture together that night. They met up again a few weeks later and started dating. And in July of 1973, they were married. Had a total of 4 kids and 4 grandkids through 45 years of marriage.
My dad passed away in October 2018, 5 days before his 66th birthday. So this was a gift for my mom, for the night they first met. The top caption for the map is “The night our hearts met”. She loved it and keeps it in her room near her bedside.
My dad served 20 years in the US Navy and was deployed during the first Gulf War. Retired in ‘93 and was working for the Army Recruitment Headquarters in Honolulu as a computer tech. They honored him by having a memorial service for him aboard the U.S.S. Missouri docked in Pearl Harbor.
Below is the picture of the night they first met.
Published on June 13, 2019, 5:19 pm
By Christy A.T
Dave & I met as kids at church camp attendees as we lived in the same area of the state. Then we met again as a freshman in college when a friend of his introduced us. We smiled and shared pleasantries but that was about it.
Then life happened - he went one direction and I went another and our society became more technology driven. On May 29, 2016 - 30 years later - while reviewing various posts on Facebook, I got notification of "someone you may know" and I realized it was Dave. So I "friended" him on Facebook & then sent him a private message asking if he and his family would like to get together for dinner at some point and catch up on the last 30 years. He responded and said he wasn't married but had a daughter and grandchildren. He told me he was currently working out of the country until October but would enjoy having dinner when he returned. We spent the next 5 months communicating daily through emails, texts, facebook messenger and snail mail. When he came home in October - we went out for dinner & the rest is history!
I chose to make our star chart of that 1st Facebook communication because that one message opened up the door to what has become a most wonderful friendship and life adventure filled with laughter and love! That one moment in time with that one choice to make contact has made all the difference in the world for us!
Published on June 13, 2019, 4:18 pm