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

Building Forms of Enlightenment

Human energy must come in contact with Cosmic Fire.
Human energy is deeply immersed in the dense strata,
and each piercing of these strata brings lofty enlightenment.
Fire burns away all dross.

- Agni Yoga, Fiery World I, 531

Wesak and The Forces of Enlightenment

One may rejoice when the dates of great events flow by. No destruction can impede understanding of the growth of new cosmic opportunities. Such opportunities fill one with joy. If one realizes them, it means one partakes in them. And even a partially conscious participation in the cosmic process is already a great victory of the spirit. Striving toward the far-off worlds is the natural tendency of the human spirit, which remembers its interplanetary experiences. It is essential to direct humanity toward the path to the far-off worlds. This direction can take us through the mockery of ignorance to true reality. The manifestation of the far-off worlds will transform life upon the planet's crust. Predestined realities will drive away the stagnation of petty thinking.
              - Agni Yoga, Agni Yoga, 1929, 135

Last month during the energies of the sign Aries, we worked with the Forces of Restoration to realize the needs of humanity and meditated on that which must be done to meet them.

"High-Lighting" Hubble's 25th Anniversary!

Fireworks Hubble

Happy, Happy Anniversary on April 24 to our eye high in the sky, the Hubble Telescope.

Planning for the Hubble Telescope began way back in the 1970s. The idea was to have a space telescope that would transcend the blurring effects of the earth's atmosphere, allowing it to take images with greater clarity, and has it ever!

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

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)

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.

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