Category: Moon Cycles Written by Robert Wilkinson Views: 1178
As you know from my posts of many years, the coming Full Moon of Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio is the second “High Moon” of Spring, aka “the Wesak Festival.” The third “High Moon” of the Northern Hemisphere Spring will be the Full Moon of Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius, called the “Christ Fest.” What are the “High Moons,” and why are they important?
Let me begin today 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.
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 9 Aries-Libra. So the entire season holds “Renewing Emergent Life Force” for all of us encompassing the themes of that Full Moon. Those symbols indicate the Light of a social or emotional technique of “a return to source for inspiration” expressed as a technique of concentration to “see whole.” 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 18 Taurus/Scorpio, and this year the Wesak Full Moon happens at 8 Taurus/Scorpio at 8:32 pm PDT April 26, 4:32 am BST April 27. This past year’s wisdom involved the Light of a “mental housecleaning” expressed as a transfigured Life. This year’s “Buddha Wisdom” will involve the Light of an ability “to use knowledge and skill to meet the demands of a stage yet to come,” expressed as a receptivity to a higher reflected Light.
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 June 2020, and had a theme of 16 Gemini/Sagittarius, with the Light of “spreading the news” expressed as “a cosmic moment of pause which presages change,” challenging us to be alert and ready to act while not falling into distress at not knowing what was ahead.
This year’s Christ Fest will be a Lunar Eclipse, and happen on May 26, 2021 at 6 Gemini/Sagittarius. This year’s Light of Wisdom will show us the way to “knowledge which ensures wealth and power” expressed as a group solidarity where we must demonstrate skill in some form of competition. 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.
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 Wesak was different in East and West, as is the 2021 Wesak.
Another extraordinarily rare anomaly also 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 9 Aries-Libra will take shape at the 2021 Wesak Festival at 8 Taurus-Scorpio, and will be distributed as a world teaching at the “World Teacher Fest” via the energies of 6 Gemini-Sagittarius. So all three influences are of the first decans of the signs, as well as the emotional-social 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 2021 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 2021 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 learned how to clean out our mind to transfigure our lives. This year 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.
© Copyright 2021 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2021 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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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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