The Festival of Goodwill takes place in the spring, at the Full Moon during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20). It is the third of the Three Major Planetary Festivals. In 2013 it occurs on Friday, May 24 at 9:25pm PDT (04:25 UT 5/25).
The energies released at the Goodwill Festival are forces of the Divine Will that affect the nations of the world. These reconstructive energies can increase the aspect of national life or they can increase the potency of the objectives of world unity, peace and progress. With the keynotes of goodwill and "humanity, aspiring to God," this festival is also observed as the Festival of the Spirit of Humanity, the Christ Festival, the Festival of Unification and World Invocation Day.
Goodwill Festival Links Us to the Heart of our Galaxy!
Image: ESO/Stefan Gillessen et al.
Annual Festival in the Heavens
During Gemini 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.
This is the place of reunion, of true kinship, the place of cosmic consciousness. It is a place within the galactic magnetic field. It is from here that we receive an exceptional spiritual outpouring into our hearts from the spiritual Sun, Sirius. This galactic magnetic field carries this blessing to ALL on Earth during this time. Its highest effect is world unity. Audio Version (1:16 minutes)
Each Goodwill Festival Sagittarius, the centaur archer, points his arrow at both Antares, the red heart star of Scorpius, and the Goodwill Full Moon positioned at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, the family of 200 billion stars to which we and our Sun belong. Image The Milky Way is widest in Sagittarius and Scorpius because the great bulging central hub, the heart of our galaxy, also known as the galactic center, is in this direction.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Only a tiny sliver of the Goodwill Full Moon will be covered by the faintest shadow of the Earth, the penumbra. This exceptionally shallow and hard to spot eclipse is "almost impossible to see from the Americas, western Africa, and south-west Europe (and actually impossible to see everywhere else)," says Hermit Eclipse. More information can alo be found at NASA Eclipse. Greatest eclipse occurs at 04:10:00 UT May 25 (9:10:00pm PDT 5/24).
This Full Moon occurring during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20) is illuminated by the Sun positioned in the constellation Taurus, our cosmic Bull, between the Pleiades (Bull's shoulder) and Aldebaran (Bull's eye). Map In other words the Sun's rays are joined with the illuminating energies of Taurus. It is said that the Pleiades and Aldebaran bring the light of God (universal mind) into our solar system and into our minds. Through these celestial bodies God's light descends on Earth providing humanity with evolutionary vision.
The lunar eclipse Goodwill Festival may be asking us to ponder and enlighten what is blocking the flow of goodwill and universal mind in our lives.
Note: In 2013, May 20-28, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury join in a close-knit sunset sky dance between the horns of Taurus the Bull. This helpful image was created for the time of the Full Moon. More Info + Maps Look Up! Ponder on and be receptive to this breath-taking and extraordinary sky dance. These celestial energies can expand your heart and mind and link you to the soul.
Gemini keeps the interplay of energies between dualities active and flowing so that eventually they reach synthesis and unity. Gemini's emanations, the healing of the nations and humankind's evolution require that opposing energies keep interacting until co-operation achieved.
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BTW: This Goodwill Full Moon eclipse is the third of a triad, preceded by the partial lunar eclipse of the Wesak Festival Full Moon (April 25) and the annular solar eclipse of the Goodwill Festival New Moon (May 9/10). Eclipse energies are bound to change how we perceive the order of our lives.
~ 3 Goodwill Lunar Conjunctions
The Full Moon eclipse of Friday/Saturday, May 24/25, activates Antares, the fiery red heart star of Scorpius. This is the first of 3 powerful Goodwill lunar conjunctions. The second occurs Sunday morning May 26, when the Moon transits the Galactic Center (GC), the Heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, above the Scorpion's stinger. The third lunar conjunction occurs Monday, May 27, with Pluto, the agent of death, the death of liberation and resurrection. Review map above.
Antares ~ Sagittarius, Scorpius
The Goodwill Full Moon partial penumbral eclipse enlivens Antares. The Sagittarian Archer aims his arrow toward the Galactic Heart, the Goodwill Moon 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, goodwill and transformation.
Sagittarius the heavenly archer, has the ability to evolve the 4th human kingdom into the 5th spiritual kingdom so that all Children of God may celebrate.
Scorpius influences a turning point in the life of humanity and in the life of the individual human being. It reorients the personality to the life of the soul and later to initiation and sensitivity to the Divine Plan. Scorpius is the burning ground and is synonymous with transformation.
Antares, associated with awesome power that can be hideous or sublime, wields the Fire of God and gets one's evolutionary kundalini running! The Scorpion’s “rebellious” Antares and stinger make sure the governing vision of humanity is current, and both align humanity with the expansive, inclusive heart of our Milky Way Galaxy.
Special blessings pour out of the Galactic Heart for the Earth during this time. These energies draw us toward our spiritual source, stimulating the Principle of Goodwill and humanitys aspiration toward God. These energies support our greater wellbeing and evolutionary fulfillment. They offer us the opportunity to transcend our little selves and manifest our divinity in our everyday world. The Goodwill Moon transits the Galactic Heart Sunday morning, May26.
Note: The Galactic Center is located at 2º sidereal Sagittarius or 27º tropical Sagittarius. Sidereal refers to the constellation and tropical refers to the sign. To understand the difference between the signs and constellations click here.
BTW: Our solar system rotates around the Galactic Center. At a distance of 26,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, the Solar System completes a Galactic orbit in about 226 million years.
Pluto packs a powerful punch in Sagittarius, where it brings unrelenting transformation to humanity's most basic belief structures. Sagittarius the cosmic Archer along with Pluto are leading humanity beyond its mortal limits toward its spiritual inheritance. They are impressing humanity to aim for the spiritual vision that includes the “Whole” Truth and unites us all. This vision is essential to building our future, claiming our true power and realizing our destiny. Goodwill's waning Gibbous Moon occults (hides) Pluto Monday, May 27, at 8:12am PDT (15:12 UT).
Note: The 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square brings revolution and revelation. The third of seven exact squares occurs May 20, 2013, 4 days before the Goodwill Full Moon Festival.
Reflections ~ Aldebaran / Antares Axis
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. Hmmm ... both stars are red in color. The Source of Life and Divine Will are associated with the color red.
The Goodwill lunar cycle is strongly calling for the re-evaluation, reform and removal of antiquated governing systems and personal habits that no longer nourish the eternal spirit. The emanations of the Aldebaran / Antares Axis are assisting the nations of the world in claiming their true power by meeting the needs of the people.
The Goodwill Full Moon ~ World Day of Invocation
May 24, Friday, the Full Moon is exact at 9:25pm PDT (04:25 UT May 25). The Festival of the Goodwill Full Moon is significant in that it brings an abundant tide of love for humanity to use as goodwill in establishing rightful world conditions. It marks a World Day of Invocation celebrating the collective aspiration of humanity to act in harmony with its highest spiritual goals.
BTW: This Full Moon is also the second largest of 2013 with the largest occurring June 23, 2013. The reflected and eclipsed sunlight of large Luna, closer to the Earth than normal, is bound to affect us more.
For the Goodwill Full Moon Festival, the folks at SouledOut.org will meditate beginning at 9:15pm PDT on Friday, May 24, (04:15 UT Saturday, May 25). All are welcome to join us. We encourage utilizing SouledOut.org's Global Meditation whenever possible during this festival's safeguarding cycle. As participants of the World Invocation Day Vigil we will sound The Great Invocation at 9:45pm and 10:00pm Pacific Daylight Time.
2013 Global Meditation Invite
As we again celebrate the spirit of humanity, dedicate ourselves to right human relations and align with the Will of God, our energies are being expanded to include all of humanity, the solar system, the galaxy and the spiritual kingdom!
During the Goodwill Festival of Unification, the Archer, the Scorpion, the Gemini Twins, Taurus the cosmic Bull, as well as at the Heart of our Galaxy and Shamballa are all evoking a new humanity. This aspiring humanity will undergo an initiation and evolution of the heart that will lead to a spiritually infused leadership in our world and a true healing of the nations.
Free your mind, let go of outdated habits, and open your heart to the outpouring of this Festival's special blessings. Allow the will-to-good to enter your consciousness and affect the world.
Goodwill can transform the world.
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