The Wesak Full Moon Festival
The Wesak is a Full Moon Festival occurring during the sign of Taurus (April 20 - May 20). An ancient legend says the Buddha, for a brief period, renews His touch and association with the work of our planet at this time. This Full Moon Festival of the Buddha releases forces of enlightenment from our highest spiritual planetary center, Shamballa. These forces spark initiation and are stepped down for humanity through the Buddha, the Christ and the Spiritual Hierarchy. The Wesak Festival, a time when the Buddha and the Christ come together in a sacred ritual, is spiritually known to be the supreme moment in the annual cycle.
Each spring during the sign of Taurus, we have the opportunity to tap into the channel of direct communication between humanity and Deity, and celebrate the evolutionary blessings that come to all of humanity. It is important that groups of all faiths unite globally to invoke the divine in everyone. Together we are the Chalice, the Holy Grail on Earth, prepared to receive the outpouring of potent energies from on High.
In 2016 the Wesak Full Moon occurs Thursday, April 21, at 10:24pm PDT (05:24 UT Apri 22).
The Full Moon's Position
The exact Wesak Full Moon is positioned at the legs of Virgo the Virgin, our Heavenly Holy Grail, as if it was birthed from the Virgin's womb and brightest star, Spica. See map below. Though at the Virgin's legs, the exact Wesak Full Moon is east of Spica and technically in the constellation of Libra. As the hours unfold, the Moon travels eastward toward the two brightest "Zuben" stars of Libra.
The Wesak Full Moon always occurs in the constellation of Libra the Balance. Libra was once a part of two constellations, Scorpius and Virgo. The map below shows these 3 constellations.
During the time of Julius Caesar the Romans created Libra as the twelfth constellation to represent Roman justice. They made the two bright Zuben stars, the two pincer claws of Scorpius (Chelae in this image), into the arms of Libra the Balance. Libra was once considered the scales of the goddess of Justice, which Virgo the Virgin represented.
eastleft, westright, northtop, southbottom
Wesak Moon moves eastward, toward the constellation Scorpius.
Libra demands justice and the perfect point of equilibrium, where neither spirit nor matter dominates. It's as if the "missing pincer claws" of Scorpius create Libra's razor edged path.
Saturn - Mar. 25-Aug. 13
Both Saturn and Mars are retrograde now. When in retrograde motion the planets are in a close approach to Earth and they appear bigger and brighter than normal.
Saturn began its 2016 westward, backward motion March 25 and is stationary direct August 13. Mars began its 2016 westward, backward motion April 17 and is stationary direct June 29.
Saturn's closest approach to Earth in 2016 occurs June 3, Mars May 30.
Retrograde Saturn and Mars, in close proximity to Earth, potently influence humanity. Consider the following.
Wesak Energies ~ In Summary
At the spiritual high point of the year, when the Forces of Enlightenment pour into the world and the fires of initiation rage, the Wesak Full Moon is demanding we balance upon the razor edged path of spirit and matter. As we look for unity beyond duality, we begin to synthesize the pairs of opposites with compassion. Spirit and matter come into a balance where neither dominate, enabling us to bring forth "cutting edge" ideas, make spiritually aligned choices, and take action that transforms our world.
Retrograde Saturn and Mars in a close approach to Earth are potently impressing and testing us now. Saturn is insisting we align with our spiritual integrity, requiring we create beliefs and forms that enable our innate Divinity to manifest on Earth. When Mars is retrograde, it's best to build rest and relaxation into one's routine and to honor one's limitations. Develop patience and persistence during this planet's retrograde.
The Full Moon during the sign of Taurus provides an opportunity for enlightenment, to attune to the penetrating Light of the Path. This is a time of the illumined mind. The Wesak Moon opens a channel of direct communication between humanity and Deity. Unity or oneness with Divinity enables humanity to rise up from the initiatory fires, blessed and whole.
The Holy Grail of All Faiths
The Full Moon during Taurus is an opportunity to participate in an ancient, living, sacred ritual and celebrate the blessings that come to all of humanity at this time. It is important that groups of all faiths unite globally, invoking the divine in everyone. Together we are the Chalice, the Holy Grail on Earth, prepared to receive the outpouring from on High.
Wesak Full Moon Global Meditation
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