Category: Buddhism Written by Robert Wilkinson
We have “Three High Moons” each Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The coming Full Moon of Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio is the second “High Moon” of Spring, aka “the Wesak Festival.” What are these, and why are they important?
Let me begin by stating that this tradition came about from Buddhism, which developed in the Northern Hemisphere, since that’s where the Buddha walked and taught. That’s why these Full Moons symbolize what they do. Obviously it’s not Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, but the Wesak Festival has a global effect, regardless of whether it’s getting hotter or colder wherever.
The Three High Moons
So what are the “3 High Moons,” and what are they about? According to one respected source, the Full Moon of Aries-Libra brings the renewal of the life force for the year. That’s the first of the 3 High Moons. The First High Moon brings the power of the Northern Hemisphere Spring into a form of illuminated focus of Life in all its potential for growth.
This year that Full Moon fell at 27 Aries-Libra. So the entire season holds the Light of “imagination reclaiming a lost opportunity” taking shape as “transcendence beyond duality” for all of us encompassing the themes of that Full Moon. Those symbols indicate the Light of an individual spiritual potency finding a new view expressed as an ability to use “hard” power and “soft” power in alternating ways while being beyond the dualities. So those set the themes symbolizing “Life expressing Wisdom” coming forth for all of us this year!
The emergent Life Force arising then takes shape in a wisdom form at the next Full Moon in Taurus-Scorpio, known as the Wesak Festival. This second of the “3 High Moons” brings a new outpouring of the "Cosmic Buddha Nature" to everyone on Earth which renews the qualities that Great Sage brought to humanity to lessen suffering for all sentient Beings.
We are told at this great spiritual ceremony that “the Eternal Buddha Nature" offers the world a new infusion of Light, Dharma, and Love. Last year’s Wesak fell at 8 Taurus/Scorpio, and this year the Wesak Full Moon happens at 26 Taurus/Scorpio at 9:14 am PDT May 15, 5:14 am BST May 16. This past year’s wisdom involved the Light of allowing reflected light to impress itself on our calm mind expressed as an ability to use knowledge and skill to meet the demands of things to come. This year’s “Buddha Wisdom” will involve the Light of an ability to visualize your heart’s desire if you want it to show itself “on the balcony of your consciousness,” expressed as efficient adaptation to make camp as needed, and move on as needed.
Because this year’s Wesak Full Moon is also a Total Lunar Eclipse, it will be a powerful focus of “cosmic recycling” wherever we have 24-28 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius in our charts. However, because of the extremely fortunate aspect configurations, we’ll have a perfect “4 note harmonic chord” of higher awareness generated by planets in late Scorpio, late Capricorn, late Pisces, and late Taurus pulled together and integrated into forms of power via the T-square created by Saturn! While all eclipses take something away, this one will be extraordinarily productive as we harmonize with the larger Spiritual field.
In the same tradition, the Full Moon of Gemini-Sagittarius is known as the Christ Fest, where the World Teacher of the Age takes the wisdom of the Buddha Nature and infuses it with Loving magnetism so that all may become more lovingly wise and wisely loving according to the lesson of the year. Last year’s Christ Fest Loving Wisdom pulse has been active since late May 2021, and had a theme of 6 Gemini/Sagittarius, with the Light of Wisdom showing us the way to “knowledge which ensures wealth and power” expressed as a group solidarity where we have had to demonstrate skill in some form of competition. Because it was a Lunar Eclipse, many old parts of our Gemini/Sagittarius sectors were shut down in the months immediately following.
This year’s Christ/World Teacher Festival will happen on June 14 at 24 Gemini/Sagittarius. This year’s Light of Wisdom will show us the way to a technique for making progress despite limiting conditions expressed as a technique to find happiness and blessings within a social setup. At this great spiritual ceremony the World Teacher pours forth new forms of loving-wisdom into the world that offers all of us a great leap forward in awareness of Higher things.
Interestingly, 24 Sagittarius was the exact degree of a Solar Eclipse in December 2020 which is still active. I wrote about that extensively and explained why I believe it is taking away all which would block our happiness. As this will be the Moon position at this year’s Christ Fest, I am sure that there are concrete rewards and blessings to come the rest of this year based in whatever has been taken away in 2021 and the first half of 2022.
When Do We Celebrate It?
From time to time, we have “rare peculiarities” due to the difference in the Tropical and Sidereal systems. As some of you already know, in the East they use a variety of speculative values to compute planetary positions, and so any Full Moon falling in the early degrees of a sign is considered to be in the previous sign. That’s why in the East sometimes they celebrate the Wesak a month later than we do in the West. I personally believe we should celebrate it as we do in the West, since when the Buddha lived, the planets were the same positions as they are today in the Western system.
In 2017 we had Full Moons at 22 Scorpio-Taurus which is the Wesak in the West, but our 2017 Christ Fest at 19 Sagittarius-Gemini was the Wesak in the East. In 2018 our Full Moon at 10 Scorpio-Taurus was the Wesak, but in the East it happened at our Full Moon at 9 Sagittarius-Gemini. As I offered then, I celebrated both of those Full Moons, so it really doesn’t matter whether it’s the Western Christ Fest or the Eastern Vesak. It’s all good!
The 2019 Wesak happened at 28 Taurus/Scorpio so it was the Wesak in both the West and the East. Obviously the 2020 and 2021 Wesak festivals were different in East and West, while this one will be celebrated May 15 in the western half of the Northern Hemisphere, and May 16 everywhere east of CDT.
Once In A While We Get A Double Dose
An extraordinarily rare anomaly happened in 2016, since there were TWO Full Moons in Gemini-Sagittarius! To me that indicated two different “vintages” of the World Teaching went out like a “twinned vibration.” The first was May 21/22, the second occurred hours before the 2016 June Solstice. I believe that has gave us two different ways the “Buddha Wisdom” of 2016 took shape, and since Gemini is a “twinned sign” anyway, we were given multiple ways to find the Wisdom between then and the Christ Fest of 2017.
In 2019, the Full Moon of Aries-Libra was another rare anomaly since we had two Full Moons in those signs, the first at the Equinox at 1 Aries/Libra, the second at 30 Aries/Libra. These “emergent life force pulses” took shape at the 2019 Wesak Festival at 28 Taurus-Scorpio, and was distributed as a world teaching at the Christ Fest via the energies of 26 Gemini/Sagittarius. So there were two life themes related to the first and third decans of Aries-Libra, while the wisdom was related to the third decan of Taurus-Scorpio, which was distributed via the third decan of Gemini-Sagittarius.
This year, the Full Moon of 27 Aries-Libra will take shape at the 2022 Wesak Festival at 26 Taurus-Scorpio, and will be distributed as a world teaching at the “World Teacher Fest” via the energies of 24 Gemini-Sagittarius. So all three influences are of the third decans of the signs, as well as the individual-spiritual level of each of those parts of the signs.
To recap, the life force generated at the 1st High Moon is concentrated into a form of loving compassion at the 2nd High Moon, and the “Christ Fest” 3rd High Moon distributes the loving wisdom poured out at the Wesak Festival in a new world teaching appropriate to human needs for that year.
Most religions believe in a World Teacher or Savior, knowing this Light Giver by such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, Lord Krishna, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah. So where Christ is invoked, imagine the name of the World Teacher of your faith, and attune to the Loving Wisdom of that Great Being, however you conceive of Them.
Even though it’s not Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, at the 2022 Wesak Festival check out to see what types of new Taurus wisdom forms begin to show themselves in your life, and move forward into a truth you’ve been carrying for a while. The Wesak is the time to renew and regenerate your life and magnetism through embracing the transformational process, grounding the “Natural” in the “Supernatural.” This will help us experience a deeper connection we have with others in our various Soul groups.
As the “Buddha infused” Wisdom coming forth obviously is related in some way to the Buddha, some will have to renounce lesser individual and philosophical considerations, and unite with others to deepen their life experience. Some will see that they have already been given a life renewal, with the power to go deeper into “All-That-Is.” Let go of whatever you need to let go of, and the void will attract what is more “true for you” in your evolved state.
This 2022 Wesak Full Moon will be both stabilizing and mobilizing, with the emergent Wisdom forms taking many shapes as the weeks unfold the themes of this year. This past year we saw “the Light of things to come” which gave us a deeper understanding once we calmed our minds. This year we’ll be seeing the Light of the appearance of a heart’s desire which will show us the value of staying when we have to stay and going when we have to go once we hear and see Nature’s message.
we’ll be seeing the Light of things to come which will help us to a deeper understanding once we calm the agitation of the mind.
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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