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: Wednesday, May 10, 2017-2:42pm PDT (21:42 UT)

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.

In 2017 the Wesak Full Moon occurs Wednesday, May 10, at 2:42pm PDT (21:42 UT).


The Full Moon's Position

The Wesak Full Moon always occurs 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
Festival of Shamballa ~ Festival of the Buddha
Full Moon Exact: Wednesday, May 10, 2017-2:42pm PDT (21:42 UT)
Look for Jupiter West of the Moon in the Night Sky

Image: Distant Suns / Adobe Photoshop

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

The Wesak Moon moves eastward, toward the constellation Scorpius.
 Retrograde Jupiter (Feb. 5/6-June.9) heads westward toward Porrima.

Note: For those living in San Francisco the exact Full Moon takes place unseen, below the eastern horizon. The Moon is located in the same constellation for other parts of the world; this constellation, in differing time zones, lies in a different location above or below the horizon.

In San Francisco the Wesak Moon rises Wednesday evening, May 10, at 8:05pm. Jupiter rises 3 hours before the Moon. See Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies for your area.

Vary the date and time of this San Francisco Sky Chart to see a view of the whole sky beyond the veil of daylight or at night. Create a Sky Chart for Your Area ~ Interactive Sky Chart (now with PDF print option)


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.


Retrograde Jupiter ~ Feb. 5/6 - June 9

Jupiter is retrograde during the entire Wesak lunar cycle (April 26 - May 25, 2017). A planet in retrograde motion is in a close approach to Earth, as a result it appears bigger and brighter than normal and has a strong effect on the consciousness of humanity.

Jupiter began its 2017 westward retrograde motion February 5/6. April 8 it was at its closest 2017 Earth approach. Jupiter ends its retrograde and is stationary direct June 9, 2017.                      

Jupiter retrograde in a close proximity to the Earth, potently influences humanity. It is said that Jupiter transmits cosmic forces into our solar system. Jupiter bridges, fuses and blends, freeing us from duality. This giant planet expands our hearts and minds bringing out the best in all, producing wisdom and the externalization of the Divine Plan and our Divine Destiny in this solar system and beyond.

Jupiter’s primary purpose is one of fusion. It is instrumental in blending the lesser dualities of head and heart, mind and love, in order to produce Wisdom. It is primary focus for the energies of the Ray of Love/Wisdom, and acts as a vehicle through which the Ray of Consciousness may externalize the Divine Plan in our solar system. It therefore works to create the ultimate synthesis in order to exteriorize universal harmony and abundance. Esoteric Jupiter

Retrograde Jupiter gives humanity the opportunity to re-examine what has meaning in life. During this time we are drawn within to reflect upon and re-evaluate our ethical and moral behavior in regards to creating a truly meaningful life, the life that is in alignment with our innate essential Divinity.


Wesak Energies ~ In Summary

At the spiritual high point of the year, when the Forces of Enlightenment pour into the world and the fires of initiation rage, the Wesak Full Moon is demanding we balance upon the razor edged path of spirit and matter. As we look for unity beyond duality, we begin to synthesize the pairs of opposites with compassion. Spirit and matter come into a balance where neither dominate, enabling us to bring forth "cutting edge" ideas, make spiritually aligned choices, and take action that transforms our world.

Retrograde Jupiter, in a close approach to Earth, potently impresses us now. Jupiter, intimately linked with Love/Wisdom, is blending the dualities of the heart and head, quickening humanity by expanding our hearts and minds.

Jupiter positioned in the constellation of Virgo, our heavenly Holy Grail, is changing the order of our lives, so that we may ultimately give rise to our innate Divinity, the HU-man * , the Christed ONE, Homo Luminous.

The Full Moon during the sign of Taurus provides an opportunity for enlightenment, to attune to the penetrating Light of the Path. This is a time of the illumined mind. The Wesak Moon opens a channel of direct communication between humanity and Deity. Unity or oneness with Divinity enables humanity to rise up from the initiatory fires, blessed and whole.

Wesak Safeguarding


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.

2017 Wesak Full Moon Global Meditation invites you to join us in meditation
Wednesday, May 10, at 2:42pm PDT(21:42 UT),
or choose a time within 12 hours before
or after the full moon to participate.


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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