The Heavenly Holy Grail

The Heavenly Holy Grail is associated with the constellation Virgo and each year during the sign of Aries, normally from March 20-April 20, the "Easter" Full Moon travels through the heavens with Spica, the brightest star of Virgo the Virgin.

In 2016 the exact Full Moon occurs Wednesday March 23 at 5:01am PDT (12:01 UT). The exact Full Moon lies west of Spica, as shown in the map below. This Full Moon is a penumbral lunar eclipse event.

If you’re on the nighttime side of the world when the moon turns precisely full, you might be able to detect a very, very faint partial penumbral eclipse of the moon. We give you fair warning, however. You may not notice any shadow on the moon, even if you’re viewing it at the moment of its deepest eclipse on March 23 at 11:47 Universal Time (4:47 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time).

Full EarthSky Article: Penumbral lunar eclipse on March 23

Note: After sunrise, as the hours of Wednesday unfold, the Moon travels easterly toward Spica. By moonrise Wednesday evening March 23, around 8:00pm, the Moon is seen in the east. An hour later, around 9:00pm, Spica rises in the east. The Moon continues moving easterly toward Spica during the evening, setting in the west around 7:48am March 24. By the evening of March 24 the Moon nestles near Spica and moves easterly away from the star. Map/Text ~ Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies

BTW: The brilliant light seen west of the Moon during this time is the planet Jupiter in the constellation Leo the Lion. Jupiter/Leo Map

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First of season’s 4 full moons March 23


The Heavenly Holy Grail Hosts the "Easter" Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Exact Full Moon: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:01am PDT (12:01 UT)
Arcturus and Spica Help the Virgin Give Birth

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The labeled large circle represents the position of the exact Full Moon. This is a penumbral lunar eclipse event. (See text above image for eclipse details.)

Note: The exact Full Moon is located in the same constellation for all parts of the world, however it may be unseen below the horizon, or in a different location above the horizon. Observers in San Francisco can view the Full Moon's very faint, almost invisible, maximum penumbral lunar eclipse low on the western horizon before sunrise, Wednesday, March 23, at 4:47am PDT. Can you spy Spica east of the Moon?  Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies

BTW: In 2016 Purim occurs March 24, Good Friday March 25, Easter March 27, For several years in the past Passover occurred near the time of Easter; in 2016 it occurs April 23. Determining Easter's Date


Spica and the Eclipsed Moon

In 2016 the exact Full Moon lies west of Spica, Virgo's brightest star. Spica symbolizes the sacred womb of the Virgin, nourishing the seed of our innate divinity and spiritual awareness.

An eclipsed Moon is a supercharged Full Moon. It is a time of endings, culmination points and major changes. It occurs when the shadow of the Earth blocks moonlight. *

The blocking of the Moon's reflection of the Sun's light by the Earth suggests that our material viewpoint stands in the way of our "seeing the light". It serves as a reminder that we need to realize how we are held in the dark by virtue of our perspective. Zodiac Arts

This is the second of two eclipses during the Easter lunar cycle, March 8-April 7. The first a Supermoon total solar eclipse, occurred at the New Moon March 8 or 9, depending on your time zone.

The darkness of these two eclipses demands we be receptive to the infinite unknown. As we incorporate new streams of eclipse energies and information into our being, the order of our lives changes. We must stretch to expand our consciousness. The impact of one eclipse may be felt as much as 3 months in advance to as little as 2 days before and 3 days after. Subtle reverberations may linger as long as 3 years afterwards. You may feel like you are walking across a bridge to a brand new place, with no turning back from where you started. How To Deal With Eclipses

BTW ... In 2015 we also experienced a double Eclipse Easter cycle, with a total solar eclipse at the New Moon (Mar. 20) and a total lunar eclipse at the Full Moon (April 4). The April 4 total lunar eclipse was part of an uncommon lunar cycle known as a tetrad.

Whenever any phase of the Moon is located in the Virgin's constellation, it affirms and fosters a deep growing awareness of the importance of world service on Earth.

Easter's Full Moon eclipse in Virgo the Virgin is arousing and awakening our inner divine nature, our unfolding Christ consciousness. It is urging us to nourish the seed of our innate divinity and spiritual awareness. The combined energies of the Full Moon, the eclipse and the constellation Virgo are changing the order of our lives, so that we may ultimately give rise to the HU-man * , the Christed ONE, Homo Luminous.


Virgo the Virgin ~ The Heavenly Holy Grail

Esoterically, the emanations of Virgo, the Virgin nurture and shield the hidden divinity of each one of us until the gestation period is complete and spiritual birth can occur. She is the celestial Chalice for the Divine Host.

Virgo itself is a cup-shaped constellation [Image], ... the cup of communion ... in its highest meaning the Holy Grail. Bailey's Labours of Hercules

In the Zodiac in the Temple of Denderah, in Egypt ... she [Virgo the Virgin] is likewise represented with a branch in her hand ... Her name is called Aspolia, which means ears of corn, or the seed, which shows that though the woman is seen, it is her Seed who is the great subject of the prophecy. E. W. Bullinger 1893: The Witness of the Stars


Bootes ~ Arcturus

The third constellation holding promise of the future is Bootes, "the one who is coming", the saviour in Pisces who frees humanity from subservience to the form. Bailey's Labours of Hercules

The brightest star in the constellation Bootes is a golden star located above (north of) Spica in the night sky. See the Full Moon map above. This luminary is Arcturus, the herder of the Divine Will emanating from the 7 stars of the Big Dipper in the constellation, Ursa Major. Arcturus is the bridge between these 7 stars and Virgo the Virgin. Arcturus, like an Avatar filled with Divine Will, stimulates great evolutionary changes to all in its path. Virgo in its path (see map above) is the Holy Grail that receives the Will of God.

Note: In locating Arcturus and Spica, skywatchers know to arc from the handle of the Big dipper to golden Arcturus and then spike down to blue-white sparkling Spica in the south. Image

Spica representing the sacred womb of Virgo the Virgin, accepts and nourishes the seed of Arcturus, until the gestation period is complete and spiritual birth can occur within the human form.

It's as if Arcturus, symbolizing the soul, steps down and transmits the Will of God into the form (Virgo) and its individual personality. The personality becomes the receiver and container of this Divine Life. This eventually results in the birth of the Christ consciousness on Earth and the evolution of matter.

Ponder on this: Spica is flying away from us at a speed of 2,000 miles per hour, while Arcturus is racing toward us at the incredible speed of 12,000 miles per hour. Arcturus appears to move toward Virgo about one-half degree in 900 years. Image


The Springtime Big Dipper ~ The 7 Rishis

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The seven stars of the Big Dipper are esoterically known as the Seven Rishis and correspond to the head centers in the body of a Great Being. Each of these stars transmits a ray of energy into our solar system. These seven rays are the givers of life to all on this earth. In the springtime during the three major planetary festivals, the Big Dipper can be seen overhead in the early evening pouring out its heavenly contents upon an awakening earth.

Note: Alcor, a small star in the bend of the Dipper's handle, difficult to see by many with the unaided eye, is not considered a Rishi.


The Holy Grail ~ The World Savior

Each year during the time of Aries, opposite the "Easter" Full Moon in the Holy Grail, we find the Sun in the constellation Pisces, a constellation that is associated with the World Savior. The star map below reveals this view of the Sun at the exact time of the Full Moon.


The World Savior Is Enlivened!

Our Sun at the Exact Time of the "Easter" Full Moon
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:01am PDT (12:01 UT)

Image: Distant Suns / Adobe Photoshop

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This image reflects the exact time of the Full Moon. For those living in San Francisco, these celestial bodies lie unseen below the eastern horizon. The Sun and planets are located in the same constellations for other parts of the world; these constellations, in differing time zones, lie in a different location above or below the horizon.

Note: The Sun associated with the Easter Festival lies in the constellation of the World Savior, Pisces.

It is interesting to note that the constellation of the World Savior, Pisces, lies beneath the Square of Pegasus. The ancient Babylonians called this square "The Doorway to Paradise." Today astronomers travel through this doorway or "window" to the edge of our Milky Way Galaxy and go beyond to other galaxies! As the Light of the World, the World Savior, frees humanity from subservience to the form, the darkness of matter ends forever; the Doorway to Paradise opens and new dimensions of reality are experienced.


It Is Written in the Heavens!

Virgo the Virgin's Holy Grail and Easter's Full Moon nourish the Divine consciousness in form. Pisces the World Savior and the Sun opposite Easter's Full Moon free the Spirit from the limitations of form. This dual relationship is an illustration that the path leading to light is trodden through the blending of the pairs of opposites.

Each year the Holy Grail, with the Full Moon’s close proximity to Spica, has the potential to stimulate and consecrate the seed of divinity within each and every one of us. In 2016 the Easter Full Moon Festival, celebrated March 23, gives humanity an opportunity for divine awakening.

Each year the message of the World Savior is emphasized, enlivened and carried throughout the solar system by the rays and power of the Sun. In 2016 Uranus and Mercury add potency to the emanations of Pisces, and Mercury, in addition, is in communion with Sun. Review map above.

The freedom urge of telescopic Uranus shakes us loose from old constricting forms moving us toward inclusive group consciousness.

The rebellion of Uranus in Pisces is the rejection of reality, a stripping away of illusions, and a subsequent shift into new visions that encompass a growing sense of wholeness that often comes through weariness or disillusion with the current state of things. Neil Giles / Uranus in Pisces

Mercury illumines the higher mind, awakening intuition and creating divine messengers.

When in the sign of the Fish [Pisces], Mercury relates mind and love. The Mind is always the vehicle for the expression of the Love/Wisdom which is the essence of Life yet, after a certain stage of evolution is reached there is no longer a need for the mind to act as a mediator between the Soul and the personality. The Rainbow Bridge / Antahkarana has been reached, and the Soul and the personality are indeed one. Then Mercury and the Sun unite, and the Son returns to the Father ... The Presence has been incarnated as the personality. ~It is finished~ ... Mercury in Pisces

Mercury messenger of the gods is communing with our Sun god. Listen. What Easter message does Mercury have for you?

In addition, Mercury and the Sun are vertically aligned with Algenib and Alpheratz in the constellation Pegasus, while Uranus is diagonally aligned with Algenib and Scheat. Review map above.

… fortuitous Algenib of the Great Square of Pegasus ... Algenib, the wing of Pegasus, inspires us to lift ourselves above the emotional dramatics of the mortal world which feed our fear and keep us entrapped. Nick Fiorenza

Alpheratz is one of four stars of the Great Square of Pegasus and is part of Andromeda and Pegasus both. As Alpha Andromeda, it is the "head of the princess in chains." … Alpheratz is unadulterated, innocent, naive, uncorrupted by evil, wrong-doing or malice … Alpheratz requires we have faith that there are those who are destined to be by our sides to support our freedom from the entanglements that we find ourselves in. Nick Fiorenza

Scheat of Pegasus ... conjoining the "Primordial Origin,” which is the most northern point along the galactic equator from the ecliptic plane [*] ... ask[s] us to consider what we are doing with our primordial life force, how we are using our Chi / Xi, our primal energy. Scheat also asks us to integrate our primordial essence with our spiritual essence--to realize they are one flowing life-giving force. Nick Fiorenza

The message of the World Savior, emanating from the constellation of Pisces, is uniquely augmented by Uranus and Mercury. It is enlivened and carried throughout the solar system by the rays and power of the Sun. The message is evolutionary, revolutionary, surprising, liberating and illuminating.

Pisces, Alegnib, Alpheratz, Scheat and Pegasus are helping humanity's transfiguration take place. With their assistance we can focus our Life Force, transform evil into good and ride the wings of the soul toward the Light and through the gates of Paradise. Call upon these celestial energies for guidance and empowerment. The Light returns through you, a self-consecrated human being, who pursues the soul's purpose and is a manifestation of the Divine on Earth.

This truly is a time of rising. It is written in the heavens! Pisces the World Savior, Uranus and Mercury by day, the penumbral lunar eclipse, the Full Moon and Virgo the Virgin's Holy Grail by night are working together to bring about Christ in You the Hope of Glory!

Look Up! See Easter's Full Moon travel through the heavens in the constellation Virgo the Virgin, the heavenly Holy Grail, the celestial Chalice. Become a sacred vessel that receives the radiant Life and be a Light of the World! Join with others around the globe who are creating a grid of Light, the Holy Grail on Earth. Together become the Risen ONE giving birth to a sacred planet. We are the Chalice for the Divine Host on Earth.

Aries 2016 Global Meditation
Celebrating the Aries Full Moon Festival ~ Easter
The Festival of the Risen One ~ The Cosmic Christ


May the Christ consciousness which loves all of humanity,
leads a disciplined life, recognizes the divinity in
all faiths and all beings, fill your daily life
with overflowing Love.

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