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 Kimberly L
So a few weeks earlier, my son Owen and I were at the park when he met a new friend. They started to argue as 5 yr olds do and the other boy's father and I both said our kids names and started to laugh as his son was Rowen. The boys wanted to have more play dates.
After a few weeks of play dates for our 5 yr old boys and discovering they had the same due date - but were born about a month apart - and finding that we shared many common interests, he asked me on a date and he planned on our date being a truck bed full of blankets looking at the stars. But it was rainy that night so instead we drove around and ended up under a bridge in melrose watching the rain fall all around us.
Our conversations flowed effortlessly and a mouse ran out from under his feet and scared him; we still laugh about that! We had our first kiss there and now we go to that spot to go fishing with our boys and we sit on the same rock as we did that night; it has become our favorite spot to go for picnics; for fishing; or just to spend some time together.
I chose to get a map of what the stars would have looked like that night because even though we couldn't see the stars, they still lined up perfectly for us that night.
Published on July 15, 2019, 5:34 pm
By Sheila B
The reason for my star chart is the day my Grandson was born - his name was Phoenix Thanos Bulen.
He was born to two loving parents: my daughter and son in-law. He was only on this earth for a very short time. So when I think about him I like to look up to the stars and know he is looking down on us.
When I gave it to My daughter and her husband, it was on the anniversary of their son’s birth - it means the world to them that we keep his memories alive.
They hang it in the living room so everyone can see just how beautiful the stars were lined up the day they gave birth to an Angel.
Published on July 15, 2019, 11:57 am
By Leigh P
My husband and I met on an internet dating site and talked via text or phone for a few weeks.
He asked me to finally meet him in person and he chose to drive an hour to my hometown. We finally met for the first time in person on April 25, 2013 at 6:30pm in Tuscaloosa, AL. He proposed to me in July 2014 and since it was for both of us a second marriage, I let him plan the wedding.
It was the best thing I could do for myself, I got to relax and sit back and enjoy being a bride. We were married in his hometown (at the beach where he grew up). I have since moved across the state line to where he lives and we have been happily married since September 2014.
The place where we met holds a dear place in our hearts though and we visit it as often as we can with our busy lives.
Published on July 15, 2019, 11:40 am
By Kelly O
Back in May of 2014 I had finally gotten away from an abusive ex, I had dealt with such pain for 3 years and I was finally free - it was all so new and scary, being free and alone with my children. All I did was work and come home.
During this time I received a friend request on Facebook, my heart dropped to my stomach when I saw who it was: my high school crush Derek, who was also my ex from like 10 years ago. We had a rough breakup but, then again, we were so young.
The next morning I woke up and the friend request was gone; I'm not going to lie, I was a bit sad, but I ignored it and went about my day. The next day the friend request popped up again and this time I did not hesitate and accepted it. He messaged me and we talked for a little bit, talking about life and how we both have been.
A week had gone by and I hadn't heard from him. I was going through the emotions of a break up and trying to feel normal after getting out of such a horrible relationship.
I was posting song lyrics on Facebook that matched how I was feeling and Derek messaged me, guessing the songs' name - he asked me what was wrong, so we began talking. Then the next day we were talking, and again, until we were texting; calling; and sending cute pictures to each other - it felt like high school all over again.
So later that weekend my girlfriend called me and wanted to go to a club called Tilt, I figured 'why not?' it had been so long since I had been out. I texted Derek and told him my plans to go out with my friend, he sounded excited for me and told me to have fun.
The night of June 14th 2014 I was getting ready to to go out - I was so nervous I hadn't been out in a couple years - my previous relationship with my abusive ex never allowed it. I was so scared, I was having an anxiety attack. I avoided calling my friend til the last minute. She was supposed to just come pick me up but it was now 10:30 pm and no sign of her. So I finally called her to find out what was going on. She thought I wasn't coming cause I didn't call, so she had left her apartment and was already on her way to the club. I got off the phone and sat down next to my children in the living room. My oldest said "what are you doing? Aren't you leaving?" I replied "no, I missed my ride, I didn't really have enough gas to get there anyway".
A part of me was relieved because the thought of being around so many people was scary. So I called Derek and told him what happened, the line went silent..."what's wrong? Are you still there?" I asked. He answered, "yes! - But you have to come to Tilt tonight!", "Why?" I said, he responded "cause I'm here!". I was so shocked and confused. "What do you mean?" I asked, "I was trying to surprise you and meet u here!".
He offered to give me gas money so I could go, so I drove out to the city got to the club and as I walked through the doors and up the stairs: there he was, he was leaning up against the wall waiting for me. He looked up and smiled at me and all I could do was smile back; 'love at first sight' is an understatement for what I felt in that moment and I knew he felt it too.
I was walking on air all night, it had been 10 years since we had seen each other and even though he couldn't see it, my heart was beating a mile a minute, I was so captured by him. We danced all night, had a few drinks - it was so much fun, I hadn't felt like that in years! I don't remember who kissed who first but I remember wishing it would never end.
The club closed at 2am but we continued our night, drove to his mom's house to drop off his cousin who lived there, and ended up sitting out in his car till 5:30 in the morning, just talking - it was the best night ever. I left there feeling happy but figured we probably wouldn't see each other again, we had both just gotten out of a relationship and I wasn't rushing anything. We still continued to text and talk the days following.
4 days later, after the night at 444 central ave, we were talking on the phone and he said "I love you! I never stopped loving you, I thought about you throughout the 10 years and I don't want to lose you again" and from there on out we have been inseparable.
Our 5 year anniversary is coming up and I swear I love him like the first night, every night. I still can't believe he found me and reached out to me; I still can't believe he chose me and we are here 5 years later. That night meant everything to us and I want him to relive it as much as possible and never forget that feeling we had.
This gift meant so much to him it made him cry, it made me cry, I'm actually crying now just writing this! There is so much I can not fit on here, but we went through so much to be together and that one night, that one amazing beautiful chance of a life time night, brought me to a man I have been in love with since I was 15.
This is our story and I am so thankful for the opportunity to tell it and to relive it. ❤
Published on July 3, 2019, 3:42 pm
By Roy M
In August 1985 I was a young American Soldier newly stationed in Frankfurt, Germany...
As a single young man of 19, I would go out adventuring my new surroundings to see the world.
My adventures would take me all over Frankfurt and the surrounding areas. Every weekend (when duties would allow), I would try to see as much as I possibly could of this new chapter of my life. Sometimes friends from the unit would join me but most times I would venture alone. Over time this got very lonely but I continued. I was not the kind of person that frequented the night life so much but occasionally I would join friends for a few drinks. This led me to a small bar in a part of Frankfurt that, unbeknownst to me would change my life forever.
I had been to the bar a few times on weekends and became friends with the owner. Since I was not such a fan of crowded bars, I would also go to the bar during the week, when possible, just to visit my friend. Well, one cool October evening I went to see my friend. It was around 7 pm on 31 October, 1985. After sitting and playing backgammon for a bit, the door of the bar opened and my life changed forever. At around 7:30 pm, the woman that would become my Queen entered the bar. I must admit, I never believed in "Love at first sight" but she made me a believer. I know what most think, "young soldier away from home with only one thing on his mind' - not the case with this encounter.
She wasn't looking for a "GI" and I wasn't looking for a "quick fling". She was friends with the bar owner's wife and had stopped in to see her.
Long story short, after now almost 34 years together I still truly believe that I am the luckiest man in the world.
Under Lucky Stars was an amazing way for me to show my "Queen" how much she really means to me.
I love you more today then I did yesterday, Rose.
Published on June 28, 2019, 4:41 pm
By Sharrice A.
My grandparents were married on June 6th at 12 pm in 1970.
They had an epic love story. They'd been together since elementary school, fourth-grade to be exact. I, being their granddaughter, was not alive yet. This past year on November 24th, 2018 my grandmother passed away. She was everything to my family. The caretaker, the mother, the sister, the friend. She gave everything she could 100% of the time.
Starting in 2017 my grandmother became very sick and our family lost her. Sadly, she lost herself too. I decided to make the Star Chart as a reminder and gift to my Papa that things weren't always bad. That she wasn't always sick and that one day, in the stars, they would see each other again.
Published on June 22, 2019, 7:22 am
By José M G
Ok, so this starts way before the date on my Star Map. I had been having dreams about someone who was supposed to be my soulmate. I had some tarot readings, dreams and every other kind of signal pointing towards someone with very specific characteristics. I knew I was supposed to meet them on November 16th, so I made everything possible to have November 16th completely free.
A week earlier, a guy I'd been talking to on fb asked me out on Nov 16th; stupid me said no because that day I was supposed to meet The One, but I told him that we could meet the next day (am I dumb or what?)
Either way, we ended up going on a date on November 17th and when I first saw him, I knew it was him. Being with him felt so familiar and so comfortable. A few weeks later we became a couple.
Fast forward to the present day: we recently got engaged and are planning our wedding. I bought the Star Chart to decorate our new appartment and everything is great!
Published on June 22, 2019, 7:20 am
By Charlene S.
It was my 70th birthday first week of December, my cousins widow and her best friend were meeting me and my best friend. We had arranged a girls getaway to celebrate my cousins wife 70th birthday in Hawaii where I was born.
I had recently lost my husband and my cousin had also passed away. My cousins widow and her friend are in their 50s. I had never met her friend she had told me her friend didn't like crowds, had never been on a plane but assured me we would have a wonderful time together because we were just alike...
Long story short me (Char) and her (T) hit it off like we had known each other for our whole lives. I had never met anyone with the same out look on things and life as me! Needless to say we totally felt as though we're sisters from another Mister.
So that is the day the universe introduced me to my heart sister, my forever friend, within minutes we knew we were from the same mold. Friends come and go but when you see yourself in a stranger that becomes part of your life in an instant. That's something only God above could create.
I GOT THE HEART SHAPED MAP. When I seen this there was no question it was meant for us...
Published on June 22, 2019, 7:09 am
By Cristen F.
My Fiance now (then boyfriend) and I went to watch the eclipse that happened over our town. We went to a park and sat in the grass and packed a lunch and made a wonderful day of it.
It was that day as we sat there talking, laughing, and experiencing the eclipse together that I realized I loved him. He was completely unaware and I didn't say it that day but I just knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
He is completely enthralled with astronomy and for his birthday I surprised him with one of your beautiful posters of the stars that were directly above us during that time. He absolutely loved it and was completely surprised.
Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful piece for us.
Published on June 21, 2019, 7:19 pm
By John J.
Life can throw you many curves. Some that you enjoy & others that hurt forever. In June of 2014 that painful curve ball hit me hard. I was diagnosed with Relasping Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. It turned my life upside down & inside out. The destined woman, my dream come true took my hand & told me not to worry. “We’ll get through this together”. That moment I knew she was my destiny, my true Love, My everything.
Going through all the treatments & side effects associated with MS was extremely difficult & painful for the both of us. Here I finally find my True Love & I’m hit with this disease. She was right here right at my side. With a smile on her face & a tight grip on my hand & my heart, we knew we were going to NEVER GIVE UP. Keep fighting & come out on top.
So on February 13, 2015 @ 2pm to me was the day my true Love said “I Do”. It was the day we became husband & wife. I have always looked towards the heavens to get answers about my life. Not knowing that the entire time God was letting me know that my Angel from above is looking for me & on this day she found me & turned my life into my very own piece of heaven.
Published on June 21, 2019, 7:00 pm