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.


The Wesak Full Moon Festival
Festival of Shamballa ~ Festival of the Buddha
Full Moon Exact: Search for Full Moon during April 20-May 20

Astronomy Magazine / Tim Boyle

Tim Boyle imaged the Moon shining behind a large statue of Buddha in Tsukuba, Japan. Boyle captured this view about 1 mile from the statue February 2, 2007. No explanation was given for the red "flame" above the Buddha's head.


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.

Current Wesak Full Moon: Search for Full Moon during April 20-May 20.


Wesak's Full Moon Location

The Wesak Full Moon, at the time of its exact fullness, is always positioned 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.


The Wesak Full Moon Festival ~ Libra the Balancel
Full Moon Exact: Search for Full Moon during April 20-May 20
Look for Scorpius, Libra and Virgo in the Nicht Sky
What Celestial Bodies Will You See?

Image: Distant Suns / Adobe Photoshop

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east–left, west–right, north–top, south–bottom

Note: The exact Wesak Full Moon is located in the same constellation, Libra the Balance, for all parts of the world; however this constellation, in differing time zones, lies in a different location above or below the horizon.

The Wesak Festival Moon, as the hours unfold, moves eastward toward the constellation Scorpius.

Moonlight interferes with observing the constellation shapes.


Reflections ~ Libra

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.

The path that is trodden by the Server is the path of fire that passes through his heart and leads to the head. It is not on the path of pleasure, nor on the path of pain that liberation may be taken or that wisdom comes. It is by the transcendence of the two ... that the goal is reached ... The Rays and The Initiations / The Path pg. 761 ... Online Reference

The Libran Way synthesizes duality with compassion and the right use of opposites. Libra leads between the two great lines of force, allowing the scales of justice to come into balance.

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 Festival 2020 Full Moon Global Meditation
Celebrating the Taurus Full Moon Festival ~
Festival of Shamballa ~ Festival of the Buddha

Wesak Safeguarding


Look Up!
Helpful Sky Maps / Links

Check out the following sites to see when the Wesak Full Moon rises and sets in your area. Are any bright planets in the vicinity of the Full Moon?

Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies

Vary the date and time of this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart to see a view of the whole sky day or at night. See Heavens Above for an Interactive sky chart (now with PDF print option) and for more viewing options.

For the day's highlights see EarthSky Tonight ~ This Week's Sky at a Glance ~ Star Gazers Episodes

See The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... Scroll 1/2 way down page to learn about each planet as well as the significance of each planet positioned in a sign / constellation.


Three Major Planetary Festivals
These occur with spring's 3 Full Moons,
the Festivals of Easter, Wesak and Goodwill.


The Work of Buddha, Christ and Humanity


Through The Buddha, the wisdom of God streams forth.
Through The Christ, the love of God manifests in humanity.
It is this wisdom and love which renews
humanity each Wesak. Be Blessed!


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