You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘’Ad Astra’’ once or maybe you’ve watched the movie Ad astra starring Brad Pitt—but the phrase Ad astra, what does it mean and where does it originate from? Well, let’s dig a little bit into history and unorthodox realities.

Ad Astra, to the Stars.

Ad astra is a Latin phrase meaning “to the stars”. The phrase has origins with Publius Vergilius Maro usually called Virgil, an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period who wrote in his Aeneid: “sic itur ad astra” which means (thus one journeys to the stars’) and “opta ardua pennis astra sequi” (desire to pursue the high (hard to reach) stars on wings’). Another origin is Seneca the Younger, who wrote in Hercules: “non est ad astra mollis e terris via” (‘there is no easy way from the earth to the stars’).

Here are some other uses of Ad astra that you may want to know.
Ad astra per aspera:
“To the stars, through hardships”
De profundis ad astra:
“From the depths to the stars.”
Per ardua ad astra:
“Through adversity to the stars” or “Through struggle to the stars.”
Per audacia ad astra:
“Through boldness to the stars.”
Sic itur ad astra:
“Thus one goes to the stars.”
“Such is the pathway to the stars.”
“Reach for the stars.”

Per audacia ad astra:
“Through boldness to the stars.”

‘’Ad astra’’ is often the motto many people use when they set a high goal or want to achieve big success. However, there is another use to the phrase. It is a path to discover your own truth—a way to explore your uniqueness and eventually reach the stars where you belong.

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Ad astra is a reminder that we are multidimensional beings traveling across dimensions in many forms for a call, a task that must be completed. It suggests that once we find our true selves and become whole again, to the stars shall we return, where our home awaits.

Ad Astra

For some beings who feel a strong connection with the universe and other dimensions, Ad astra is a perpetual reminder that earth, this dimension is not their home and a certainty that they are here on a mission—and someday, they will transcend.

The path to the stars is made of obstacles and hardships but to anyone who knows that they are on a mission on planet earth, Ad astra is a way to reconnect to the source and find the strength to carry on the mission.

Human beings think there will be an alien invasion one day but the truth is, there won’t. We are already here, we are everywhere and we carry on the mission. It’s not what they think. We live to serve. We are one with the whole.


Ad Astra, fellows.

Paterne Freeman Shadowriter, Liberscribes.

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