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 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
By Jessica P
On this night, my boyfriend proposed to me...
This was given to him as a Valentine’s Day gift. His reaction was just as priceless as mine when I turned around & he was on one knee. I honestly thought he’d propose at Christmas, but was a bit disappointed when he didn’t. We had already exchanged Happy New Years to each other & he said “oh by the way, there’s this. Will you marry me?” I cried instantly, but managed to get 'YES!' through the sobbing and tears lol.
It was one of the best starts of New Years Day ever.
Published on June 21, 2019, 5:26 pm
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 Nathan L
This is the night I met my fiancé for the first time.
We had matched on tinder and started messaging back forth. Shortly after messaging I had asked her for her phone number and she gave it to me. So then, we switched from messaging on tinder to texting back and forth.
After texting for a few days I had asked her out on a date and she said yes. We had tried finding a day and time that worked for both of us and finally we chose December 16th.
On that day she borrowed her moms car and made the drive to Grunthal from Winnipeg (which is about 45 minutes to 1 hour) and met me at the hockey arena where we watched a hockey game, well, actually score-kept a hockey game.
During the game the ref was doing the worst job I’ve ever seen and after missing another call I threw my arms up in disgust (used my arms as a signal for “what the heck is that?!”) and when I did I accidentally hit my now fiancé in the face. I apologized a lot and she wasn’t mad at all.
At the end of the night I walked her to her car where I officially asked her to be my girlfriend, where she said yes. Ever since then our relationship has gotten better each day and as you know, the rest is history.
I love her and can’t wait to be married to her and it all started in Grunthal, December 16th.
Published on June 21, 2019, 5:13 pm