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 2015 the Wesak Full Moon occurs Sunday, May 3, at 8:42pm PDT (03:42 UT May 4). This Wesak Full Moon travels with nearby Saturn. See map below.
The Full Moon's Position
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 following map 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.
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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.
Note: The 2015 Wesak Moon transits the Libran star, Zuben Elgenubi. Review map above. This star stimulates both revenge and forgiveness. Ponder how these attributes manifest in your life. Can you put out any fires of revenge? Who can you forgive? Open to the Wesak energies of evolution and enlightenment. Allow them to spark your life during this sacred time.
Reflections ~ Saturn at Its Best
Saturn is officially at its brightest, biggest and closest for 2015 on Friday, May 22, at 6:35pm PDT (01:35 UT May 23). However, the difference in the planet's size and brilliance is indiscernible to observers all of May.
The May 22/23 close approach of Saturn to the Earth is called opposition and during this time Saturn can be observed from Earth all night long, opposite the Sun (sunrise - sunset). Learn more from EarthSky.org's article, Saturn closest for 2015 on May 22-23. Note: During the May 3/4 Wesak, Saturn rises around 9:30pm and is easily seen above the southeastern horizon an hour later. Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies
Saturn's close proximity to Earth is potently influencing humanity before, during and following the Wesak Full Moon. Saturn is a tough taskmaster who uses limitation, pain, restriction and right timing to expand our consciousness. This Lord of Karma stands at the Gates of Initiation ready to put all who approach to the test.
Saturn is retrograde now. It began its westward, backward motion March 14, 2015 and is stationary direct August 1/2, 2015.
BTW: Saturn is in the constellation Scorpius through May 11 and passes into the constellation Libra on May 12. Review map above.
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.
The Wesak Full Moon transiting Zuben Elgenubi is bringing up humanity's struggles with revenge and forgiveness. Retrograde Saturn in a close approach to Earth is potently impressing and testing us now, insisting we align with our spiritual integrity, requiring we create beliefs and forms that enable our innate Divinity to manifest on Earth.
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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