|Nauvoo Temple detail showing starstones (original)|
More six-pointed stars are also found further up on a railing surrounding the roof line (they are five sided point up stars near the tower).
What else do these stars represent? Well, in my earlier posts on sunstones, moonstones, and five pointed starstones, I pointed out that one meaning was to represent the vision of John in Revelation 12:1 where he saw a woman with the moon at her feet, clothed with the sun, and with a crown of 12 stars. This is part of the six pointed star meaning. They can also have other meanings as discussed later on.
|Salt Lake Temple big dipper (original)|
|Washington D.C. Temple big dipper (original)|
|Portland Oregon Temple stars on spires (original)|
|Las Vegas Nevada Temple Starglass|
The St. Louis Missouri Temple also features a six sided star glass window. You can see it here. You'll notice that there are also moons in the window, but I'm not going to get into the symbolism now. The star portion of the window is a Star of David. While this symbol is most commonly used to represent Judaism these days, on the temple it instead refers to God's covenant people, the restoration and gathering of the 12 tribes of Israel, God's covenants with us, etc. Thus, it is not odd to see this symbol on this Christian Temple. Similar Star of David windows are found on the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
I believe those are all of the six pointed stars on LDS Temples. If I missed some, please tell us about them in the comments. Also, please comment and let us know what you think about these stars and their use (symbolically and artistically) on Mormon Temples.