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Look Up! ... Wesak and Saturn at Its Best

Hello Sky Watchers,
April 18, 11:57am PDT marked the beginning of the 2015 Wesak lunar cycle that ends May 17, 9:13pm PDT. Forces of enlightenment from our highest spiritual planetary center, Shamballa, are released during this lunar cycle's Full Moon Festival, May 3/4. The Wesak Festival is the second of the three major planetary Full Moon Festivals that occur in the spring. The first, April 4, aligned with the Christ (Easter), the second, May 3/4, aligns with the Buddha (Wesak) and the third, June 2, with the spiritual and Divine nature of humanity (Goodwill). These Festivals form a spiritual high point of the year.

The Wesak Full Moon exact at 8:42pm PDT Sunday, May 3 (03:42 UT Monday, May 4) can be seen traveling with Saturn across the sky. Map

Lunar Theme: Aspirations "Our April 18, 2015 New Moon ... conjoins the magnificent Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor and exemplar of optimal human development ... The New Moon lies on the shores of early sidereal Aries where the eastern Piscean fish leaps upward from the waters of Pisces. This New Moon's placement impels us to actualize a far greater potential and greater personal achievement ... we must first release or bring to resolution any limiting mental-emotional patterns of the past ... by maturing internally and aspiring externally. This lunar cycle may also inspire deep emotional clearing and physical cleansing, simultaneously encouraging relinquishment and attainment—the art of becoming all we can be" Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Wesak Full Moon Festival Global Meditation, celebrating the Festival of Shamballa ~ the Festival of the Buddha.

April 19-21, Sunday-Tuesday at Dusk
Watch a sunset; look for 3 planets, Crescent Luna, a star and a star cluster!
You'll need a clear WNW horizon and right timing to see all celestial bodies.
Map: Mercury/Mars/Venus/Crescent Moon/Aldebaran/Pleiades
Venus, the Pleiades and Aldebaran get more gorgeous as the sky darkens.
Be sure to bring binoculars for a helpful viewing aid and a special treat. Look for earthshine!

Lyrid meteors best before dawn April 22 and 23

Saturn at Its Best ~ May 2015
Saturn's Ring Tilt and Satellites
The Wesak Full Moon and Saturn


Image: Solar System Simulator

Wesak Wonders

Principle of Directed Purpose

Synthesis of spirituality is the rarest gift; it alone kindles the light of the world.
Nothing can be compared to the light of the world.
The light burns, but its ray is being sought.

- Agni Yoga, Leaves of Morya's Garden II, Illumination II: VIII:3

The Principle of Directed Purpose

While we gather together at Wesak for the annual Festival and Blessing of the Buddha, we can project our thoughts into some coming changes that are to be expected perhaps at some time in the near future.

Seventy-four years ago Master D.K. told us that the energies present at Wesak would prove to be a "Changer of Conditions" and a major turning point in the life of humankind, if all spiritually minded persons could bring themselves to achieve the needed degree of selflessness, disciplined purity and the resultant receptivity. (1)

Easter and The Divine Circulatory Flow

Verily, resurrection of the spirit will produce a new Epoch.
What, then, can be compared with the power of the spirit?
There is no other lever which could intensify the fires of the centers.
Each creative force which will be saturated by the resurrection of the
spirit can be a pledge of a great Epoch. Each construction which will
be based on the resurrection of the spirit can be a pledge of ascent.
Spiritual advancement can begin only when there comes an understanding
of the regeneration of spirit. It is impossible to dwell in the old distortions.
It is impossible to create the great Kingdom of the Spirit without realization
of the affirmation of the pure, fiery understanding of achievement.
Thus, only regeneration of the spirit provides a firm foundation for the new construction.
In it humanity will find its great destination and its place in the Cosmos.

- Agni Yoga, Fiery World III, 186

Easter and The Forces of Restoration

At this Holy time of Easter, our thoughts naturally turn to the thoughts of Resurrection and to the Life More Abundant.

According to the Tibetan, we are told that the Forces of Restoration are released at the time of the Full Moon of April to “… restore morale and psychological health, thus implementing the resurrection of humanity from the death cycle through which it has been passing. The restoration of men's mental condition to a wholesome and happier approach to life is the primary objective. These forces will bring about the emergence of the new civilisation ~ which is definitely man's creative work.” (1)

2015 Keynotes and Impressions ~ Week of March 23 - 29

Do everything, even the smallest, with a recollection of
the bond which unites the divine and the human to one another.

- Marcus Aurelius

We at SouledOut.org meditated together to invoke the Keynote for the 2015 Spiritual Year, and the following Impressions came through for this new cycle ~

Cosmic Freedom Inaugurates Planetary Liberation (VY)

Look Up! ... Easter's Eclipses and Holy Grail

Hello Sky Gazers,
March 20, 2:36am PDT marked the Moon's new phase and its supermoon total eclipse of the equinox sun seen crossing the sea between Iceland and the UK. The New Moon's equinox solar eclipse sets in motion the 2015 Easter lunar cycle that ends April 18, 11:57am PDT.

This lunar month peaks with a second eclipse, the April 4 Full Moon total lunar eclipse! This Full Moon of the Easter lunar cycle is the first of the 3 major planetary Full Moon Festivals that occur in spring for the Northern Hemisphere and in autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. These Festivals form a spiritual high point of the year. Celebration of Light gives a brief introduction to these 3 Festivals and provides insight to the first, The Festival of the Risen One ~ Easter. As this Festival season unfolds more information will be shared about these 3 Full Moons.

The current Easter lunar cycle not only inaugurates the spiritual high season of the year, it also showers humanity with stimulating celestial energies that urge us to create a new life paradigm.

Lunar Theme: Sculpting a New Life Paradigm "Our March 20, 2015 New Moon produces a Total Solar Eclipse on the Equinox conjoining the Vernal Point of Earth’s Precessional Cross ... [It] occurs just after the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto geocentric square. [Revolution and Revelation] This is an exceptional event producing a lunar cycle that impels an action oriented fresh start, one motivating radical, innovative and progressive change—a current set in motion that will continue throughout the remainder of this decade." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Aries Festival Global Meditation.

Mars, Venus and the Crescent Moon be sure to Look Up!
March 21-23 Mars, Venus, Crescent Moon Dusk Map
Look for earthshine. Binoculars add a special treat for your viewing pleasure.

Easter's Eclipses and Holy Grail
How Eclipse Lunar Cycles Affect Our Lives
A Heavenly Holy Grail and Our Divine Inheritance
New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
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Snow Angel

 

You might have heard by now about some snow that has befallen the heretofore well-known beach communities of Cape Cod and the islands.  I live on one of these islands – Martha’s Vineyard. 

New Beginnings Dawn ~ Week of March 16 – 22

Dawn

Only the dawn is with us as yet ~ the dawn of the Aquarian Age.
The full tide of light is inevitably moving upon its way towards us.

          - Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and The Initiations

May It Seal the Door

Cosmic Doorway

From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

- The Great Invocation

Are We to Become the Light of the World?

Why does Evil exist? Does it have any purpose within the larger evolutionary process?

How does the production of Light occur as Evil is eliminated in individuals and in all of Humanity?

We could say that God or the Ultimate LIFE did not create evil, but that it is a by-product of a creation that is not yet finished.

Fomalhaut and the Transition of the Ages ~ Week of February 22 - 28

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn't matter
which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

- Hindu Proverb

Fomalhaut

This year's new moon initiating the Pisces full moon lunar cycle occurred on February 18, merely minutes before the zodiacal sign of Pisces commenced. This auspiciously coincides as the Sun and Moon move into alignment with Fomalhaut, one of the Royal Stars that indicate Direction, from Earth's perspective.

Look Up! ... Mars and Venus Pair Up

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
A new lunar cycle began February 18, 3:47pm PST, peaks with the March 5 Full Moon and ends March 20, 2:36am PDT. Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States 2:00am March 8. Set clocks ahead 1 hour.

New Supermoon – and Black Moon – on February 18, 2015

This New Moon heralds the Chinese New Year February 19, 2015 - February 7, 2016. It's the Year of the Wood Goat ... a year to: * Perfect Your Craft * Envision New Possibilities * Embrace your Joy. Happy New Year!

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Pisces Festival Global Meditation.

Lunar Theme: Through the Hourglass "Our February 18, 2015 New Moon lies in the constellation of Aquarius, our humanitarian waterbearer ... This lunar cycle brings inspiration to participate beyond our exclusive attractions and segregated ways based on gender, race, creed, or culture, into the inclusiveness of unconditional compassion ... Venus and Mars make their conjunction in this lunar cycle, synthesizing our expressive and receptive qualities. Both conjoin Uranus and square Pluto, triggering the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto square [Revolution and Revelation] ... inspir[ing] passionate and cooperative, yet assertive action to create revolutionary change in our lives—an underlying current expressing throughout this lunar cycle." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Mars and Venus Pair Up in the West with Crescent Luna
Watch the Two Planets Join and Trade Places
Mars
Venus
Image: Hubble Heritage Project
Image: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA
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