Look Up! ... The Galactic Goodwill Lunar Cycle Is Here

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
May 17, 9:13pm PDT marked the beginning of the 2015 Goodwill lunar cycle that ends June 16, 7:05am PDT. The Goodwill Festival is the third 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, aligned 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 Goodwill Full Moon is exact Tuesday, June 2 at 9:19am PDT (16:19 UT)

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Goodwill Full Moon Festival of Unification.

Lunar Theme: Reflections - Slaying Fear "Our May 18 UT (May 17 MST), 2015 New Moon lies just into sidereal Taurus and under the auspices of Perseus, conjoining Algol and the Gorgoneas [Medusa] ... This mythically articulates our need to look at the monsters and adversaries apparently outside of self as a reflection of our own inner fear. It is our fear that freezes us in our tracks and is that which we must slay to claim our true personal power and fulfill our greater purpose on Earth. This lunar cycle can exacerbate confrontations in the world or challenges in our personal lives, but also offers opportunity for transformation ..." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Young Luna Dances with ...
Dazzling Venus and Brilliant Jupiter
Gemini and the Goodwill Festival

Image: Sky and Telescope

Enjoy the view late into the night.
Look for earthshine. Use binoculars for a lunar treat.
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At the end of May and in June the Gemini Twins, Pollux representing the soul and Castor the personality, can be seen united, standing tall on the western horizon at sunset. May and June are also the months of graduations and marriages and the Goodwill Festival, all of which have to do with unity and standing tall.

May 20, Wednesday, slim Crescent Luna lies below dazzling Venus. Be sure to look for Alhena, Gemini's brightest foot star. On the map above it is designated with the Greek letter Gamma that looks like a "Y". Look Up! If you miss Venus, Crescent Luna and Alhena tonight, look again tomorrow evening. Binoculars are treat when viewing the Moon.

May 21, Thursday, both the Moon and Venus are moving closer to Gemini's Twin Stars, Castor and Pollux. By May 31-June 2 Venus aligns with the Twins. Map The luminary to the left of the Moon is the brightest star in Canis Minor, known as the Little Dog Star. BTW: Look for Venus in a light sky. How early can you see the planet?

May 22, Friday, slender Crescent Luna is about to change dance partners! She now lies between Venus and Jupiter. Have you seen Luna's earthshine?

May 23, Saturday, growing Luna dances with Jupiter, Venus dances with the Twins and the Little Dog watches! Perhaps Alhena is tapping out the beat?!

The waxing Crescent Moon brings up obstacles from the past that can impede the new incoming energies and one's growth in consciousness. The work to overcome these obstacles begins with this lunar phase.

Gemini and the Goodwill Festival
Venus in Gemini

It is said in Esoteric Astrology that the Human Kingdom was born of the Animal and Spiritual Kingdoms with the help of the fluid synthesizer, Gemini. Humanity's ongoing evolution and spiritual aspiration are inextricably linked to the fluid interplay of Gemini's dual nature. Gemini's Twin energies, Castor representing form and Pollux the spirit, though opposites are united and together do something greater than either can alone.

Emanations of spiritual aspiration, cooperation, right relations, unity and a divine sense of the Whole are focused through the constellation Gemini, and potently impress humanity during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20) and its Goodwill Full Moon Festival.

In 2015 during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20), Venus lies in the constellation of Gemini from May 20 - June 2, the day of the Gemini Full Moon. Venus moves easterly toward Gemini's twin stars, Castor and Pollux during this time. Compare Venus' position in the above map with the alignment of Venus and the Twins two weeks later in the following map. May 31-June 2 Map.

Venus in Gemini ... For a fully soul centered being, Venus in this position gives one the understanding of the spiritual purpose behind any relationship. A personality with Higher Mind, caught in a difficulty duality, will blend the two into a harmonious third, capable of increased creative activity and love.

Galactic and solar system energies meet at the Gate of Man found at the Foot of the Gemini Twins. It is here that the Galactic Equator (Milky Way Galaxy) intersects the ecliptic (path of our Sun and planets). Helpful Image Gemini is therefore both a galactic and solar plane constellation. The Gemini Twins, Castor (form / personality) and Pollux (soul), work hand-in-hand integrating cosmic (soulic) energies into our everyday Earth plane existence.

BTW: The Goodwill Festival Full Moon always lies in the bulging Heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, which is located in the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius. Galactic Center Map "Festival of Goodwill and the Galactic Heart" is discussed below.

To learn more about Gemini and the Goodwill Festival including esoteric information on how the Human Kingdom came to be just click the link.

As the Moon grows in the light provided by our Sun, we too grow in the light of our Soul.


The Five Visible Planets ~ Mark Your Calendar!

Mercury retrograde (May 18-June 11) is too close to the Sun to be seen.
Mercury, messenger of the gods, and the Sun are creating Divine messages for us.
Surrender and maintain until May 29, allowing the new incoming energies/messages
to break up old patterns. Afterward pay attention to emerging new ideas.
Mercury reappears low on the sunrise horizon during the next lunar cycle.

Venus and Jupiter
Review the May 20-23 map posted above.
How early can you see Venus in a light sky?
Waxing Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Regulus May 24 Map/Text
Last Quarter Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Regulus,  May 25 Map/Text
Venus Finder Map early June ~ Jupiter Finder Map early June
June 3 begin to watch the great race of Venus and Jupiter in June 2015.
Venus reaches greatest evening elongation on June 6
(Includes map of Venus, the Beehive cluster and Jupiter.)
After June 6 Venus begins its descent toward the sunset horizon.
Will you see Jupiter's Galilean Moons?
Venus stirs up the Beehive as darkness falls June 12

Mars is hidden from view in the glaring light of the Sun.
It is in exact conjunction with the Sun June 14.
Mars returns to view in late summer.

Saturn, in a close approach to Earth, looks its brightest and biggest now.
Moon, Saturn, star Antares on May 31
Saturn retrograde (Mar.3-Aug.1/2) is testing our spiritual alignment / integrity.
Goodwill's almost totally Full Moon, conjoins Saturn 20 hrs. before the
exact June 2 Full Moon. It's as if Saturn is the gatekeeper for those entering
the realm of the Milky Way to participate in the "Galactic" Full Moon Festival.
Review map below.

Festival of Goodwill and the Galactic Heart
Full Moon Exact: Tuesday, June 2 at 9:19am PDT (16:19
Aldebaran / Antares Axis ~ Healing of the Nations

Image: Star Gazer graphic made with
TheSky Astronomy Software adapted with Adobe Photoshop

Note: The Map above is a southeastern view after 9:00pm, however
it includes the earlier occurring position of the exact Full Moon.
(GC) represents the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Gray area shows the bulging heart of our Galaxy.
Moonlight interferes with observing the constellation shapes.

Festival of Goodwill and the Galactic Heart

With each Goodwill Festival there is a festival in the heavens. It occurs as the Full Moon enters the white ether of the Milky Way. Each year the Goodwill Festival Full Moon lies in the bulging Heart of our Milky Way Galaxy. This central hub and widest part of the Milky Way lies in the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius. The Galactic Center (GC) is found in this central hub. Compare this GC Map to the one above.

The Sagittarian Archer aims his arrow toward the Galactic Heart and red Antares, the transformative heart of the cosmic Scorpion, Scorpius. Sagittarius sees the vision for humanity and knows the way to go, toward an all inclusive heart, transformation and goodwill.

In 2015 the exact Goodwill Festival Full Moon conjoins Antares and then 12 hours later conjoins the Galactic Heart (GC). The "Galactic" Moon activates Saturn, Antares and Pluto as it transits the bulging Heart of the Milky Way. Review the map above.

During this sacred time the galactic magnetic field carries a blessing to ALL on Earth. Its highest effect is world unity.

Aldebaran / Antares Axis ~ Healing of the Nations

Each year the Goodwill lunar cycle activates the alignment that exists between Aldebaran, the star of illumination in the constellation Taurus, and Antares, the heart star of Scorpius. The New or young Moon lies near Aldebaran, while the Full or nearly Full Moon lies near Antares.

Directly opposite Antares in the sidereal center of Taurus is Aldebaran, eye of the Bull. The Aldebaran / Antares axis is indicative of political systems, their people, and their opposing politics. Aldebaran holds and radiates vision for ideal physical logistics for authorities to put in place so as to aid the peoples of the Earth through evolutionary process and transition. Antares ensures that the current and accepted approaches and visions do not become static or antiquated. Antares ensures growth, evolution and change. Nick Fiorenza

The energies released at the Goodwill Festival are forces of the Divine Will that affect the healing of the nations. The Aldebaran / Antares Axis is significant in radiating these evolutionary energies and stimulating those groups, individuals and powers actively involved with the nations of the world.

The Festival of Goodwill and the Galactic Heart goes into more depth about the Central Hub of our Galaxy, Gemini's Festival in the heavens, the 4 significant Festival conjunctions (Saturn, Antares, GC, Pluto) and the Aldebaran / Antares Axis.

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This Goodwill lunar cycle, which peaks with the June 2 Full Moon Festival and ends June 16 can intensify world confrontations or personal challenges, but it also offers transformation. Nick Fiorenza reminds us to look at the monsters and adversaries apparently outside ourselves as a reflection of our own inner fear that we must slay in order to evolve.

The forces of the Divine Will that affect the nations of the world at this time are seeding our vision, and in turn enlightening our behavior for a spiritually infused leadership. The Spirit of Humanity is being enlivened for the purpose of goodwill, unification, reconstruction, and a regenerative transformation.

We are united in the ever-evolving relationship of Spirit and matter, and we welcome the light and the insight now available.

Let us be forces of Light. Let us offer and preserve the spirit of Love for all peoples.

- 2015 Gemini Festival ~ Goodwill Festival of Unification

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the 2015 Goodwill Festival of Unification Meditation and in its World Invocation Day Vigil. Join with others in meditation and strengthen the Light Grid of planet Earth.


Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky