Gemini and the
Goodwill Festival

Background and Introduction

Gemini ~ Creation of the Human Kingdom

Gemini's Ruling Planets

Gemini ~ Galactic and Solar Plane Constellation

In Summary

Background and Introduction

The Goodwill Festival is a Full Moon Festival occurring during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20). It celebrates the spirit of humanity and is aligned with the will of God. At this Festival the divine nature of humanity is recognized and called upon. This is a Festival of unity and deep invocation, of humanity aspiring toward its essential divinity and the establishment of right human relations.

In 2018 the Goodwill Festival Full Moon occurs Tuesday, May 29 at 7:19am PDT (14:19 UT).


The Gemini Twins Constellation

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Many cultures have seen two humans in this star pattern — marked by two roughly parallel lines of stars capped by two of the brightest stars in our night sky. But the legend that endures is that of Castor and Pollux. Gemini's two brightest stars bear the names of the twins.

Pollux is the brighter of the twins. The orange-giant star is about 35 light-years from Earth. At least one planet orbits the star. It is at least three times as massive as Jupiter, and it orbits Pollux once every 1.6 years.

Castor consists of six stars. This crowded system lies about 50 light-years from Earth. All six stars in the system really are related, because they were born from a single giant cloud of gas and dust, probably around 200 million years ago. Full Constellation Description

Note: At the end of May and in June the Gemini Twins, Pollux representing the soul and Castor the personality, can be seen united, standing tall on the western horizon at sunset. It is interesting that this is also the time of graduations and marriages and the Goodwill Festival. Helpful Images: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Each year at the beginning of January, the Gemini Twins can be seen rising feet first above the eastern horizon at sunset.)

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Gemini ~ Creation of the Human Kingdom

The following is culled and excerpted from: Alice Bailey’s Esoteric Astrology pgs. 343–355. Helpful links have been added. Online Reference

The emanations of Gemini keep the interplay of energies between dualities active and flowing so that eventually they reach synthesis and unity. Gemini is "the constellation of the resolution of duality into a fluid synthesis." Gemini is the constellation that forms a triangle with each pair of opposing constellations ... the 12 constellations can then synthesize and become the 6. The ongoing evolution of humanity's consciousness is dependent on the emanations of our zodiac, the wheel of Life, and fundamentally upon the synthesizing quality of the Gemini constellation.

The Gemini Goodwill Festival is uniquely linked to humanity and spiritual aspiration. Why? It is said that the constellation Gemini along with its ruling planets and the Great Lodge were responsible for setting up the necessary stimulation and magnetic fields between the animal and spiritual kingdoms, which in turn produced individualization and the human kingdom. In other words, the human kingdom was born of the animal and spiritual kingdoms with the help of the fluid synthesizer, Gemini. Therefore, humans are inherently spiritual and born to aspire toward their divine nature.

Humans were created from two kingdoms, animal and spiritual, and are thus a duality of spirit and form, of soul and personality. The constellation Gemini assists the human kingdom in the unification of these polarities, and in turn, humanity becomes whole and divine.

Humanity's spiritual aspiration is enlivened during the sign of Gemini and potently activated during Gemini's Full Moon Festival of Unification.

In addition, Gemini is the entrance for the energy of Sirius, which esoterically is the cosmic heart of our solar system's physical Sun.

A stream of energy coming from the sun, Sirius ... carries with it the principle of buddhi, of cosmic love. This, in a mysterious way, is the principle found at the heart of every atom. Alice Bailey/Rays and the Initiations pg 415

The Love of Deity, Love-Wisdom, pours through Gemini into our solar system. Within humanity this Love stimulates right human relations and unity with the divine. It is said the Cosmic Christ, embodier of the Love aspect of Deity, appears on the golden triangle formed by Gemini (the head), the Great Bear (one foot) and the Pleiades (the other foot). Hearing the cry of the Mother (Virgo), the Seeker (Sagittarius) and the submerged fish (Pisces) the golden triangle morphs into the Mutable Cross. In the words of the Old Commentary:

Upon the golden triangle, the Cosmic Christ appeared; His head in Gemini; one foot upon the field of the Seven Fathers and the other planted in the field of the Seven Mothers. Thus for aeons, the Great One stood, His consciousness in-turned, aware of three but not of four.

Intent, with suddenness, He heard a sound go forth.... Arousing to that cry, He stretched Himself, reached forth both arms in understanding Love, and, lo, the Cross was formed. Esoteric Astrology pg 349

Note: The constellation and star cluster, Seven Fathers and Seven Mothers, are sometimes called the Seven Brothers and the Seven Sisters or the Great Bear and the Pleiades respectively.

The Cosmic Christ's eternal, golden triangle is forever present behind the fourfold phenomenal appearance of matter. It is the threefold flame burning in one's Sacred Heart – Divine Father, Divine Mother and the Christed Child.

More about the Old Commentary

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Gemini's Ruling Planets

In astrology Mercury, Venus and Earth are the rulers of Gemini.

Mercury, the exoteric (personality) ruler of Gemini, conditions the personality life and creates Divine messengers. Its emanations first stimulate the concrete mind to distinguish between the self and not self. They then illuminate the higher mind creating a link between the personality and the Soul.

Note: In 2018 during the Goodwill lunar cycle, May 15 - June 13, Mercury, too close to the Sun's glaring light, is hidden from our view. It's as if Mercury messenger of the gods is communing with the god of our solar system. What divine message will Mercury bring you, as he rises out of the Sol's sunset embrace in mid-June?

Venus, the esoteric (soul) ruler of Gemini, helps one to understand the causes and conditions of harmony and conflict and thereby lovingly and wisely unite the lower mind with the higher mind.

Venus is thus the focus of synthesis, the resolution of polarity … the blending quality which aids in the resolution of duality. It is the energy of Venus which promotes diplomacy and establishes Right Human Relations between all people and between nations. Venus’s great potency lies in its ability to bring about harmonious relationships within pairs of opposites, thus further creative manifestation on all levels. This may be compared to the function of Mercury, which awakens consciousness by relating opposites, but does not harmonize or blend them. Esoteric Venus

Venus is associated with the Pentecost. The Pentecost, celebrated 7 Sundays or 50 days after Easter, is intimately related to humanity's spiritual aspiration and Gemini's Goodwill Full Moon Festival.

In the word Pentecost we find the root word, pente, meaning five and the number five is associated with the Planet Venus. From an esoteric perspective, the number 5 is the number of the perfected human, the five pointed star, and the Master. The number five related to Venus is the higher heart-mind, 'buddhi' or pure Love, also termed 'pure reason', and concerns the love aspect of the True Soul ... 2016 Pentecost/Gemini Contemplations by

Note: Venus completes an 8-year cycle of movement that forms a 5-pointed star in the heavens.

BTW: In 2018 Pentecost is celebrated May 20, nine days before the May 29 Goodwill Full Moon Festival. In addition, Venus lies near the foot of the Gemini Twin, Castor, during Pentecost. (Learn more about this location in the next section.) Helpful Image: May 17-19 By the Goodwill Full Moon (May 29) Venus lies in central Gemini. Helpful Image: June 1 Map At the end of the Goodwill Lunar cycle (May 15 - June 13) Venus aligns with the head stars of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux. Helpful Image: June 10-11 ~ Venus in Gemini

Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies ~ San Francisco Sky Chart

Earth is the hierarchical (spirit) ruler of Gemini.

On a related and higher turn of the spiral, the Earth is the Hierarchical (or spirit) ruler of Gemini. By correspondence, the planet Venus and Earth have a powerful relationship with each other, in the same way that the Soul has to the personality. They are intertwined and inseparable. As Venus, the Soul, comes into contact with the Earth, the personality, It pours and infuses higher energy into the receptive personality, vibrationally raising and lifting the matter of Earth until it is made "sacred" which is the "great work" of alchemy. 2016 Pentecost/Gemini Contemplations by

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Gemini ~ A Galactic and Solar Plane Constellation

Galactic and solar system energies meet at the Gate of Man found at the foot of the Gemini Twin, Castor. It is here that the Galactic Equator (Milky Way Galaxy) intersects the ecliptic (path of our Sun and planets). Helpful Image Gemini is therefore both a galactic and solar plane constellation.

The Gemini Twins, Castor (form / personality) and Pollux (spirit / soul), work hand-in-hand integrating cosmic galactic energies, spiritual / soulic energies, into our everyday Earth plane existence.

Note: It is said that the Gate of Man is the heavenly Gate through which Divine souls descend into human bodies. It is located in sidereal Gemini (the constellation at 5) and tropical Cancer (the astrological sign at 0). Opposite the Gate of Man lies the Gate of God, at 5 sidereal Sagittarius and 0 tropical Capricorn. Here Divine souls leave the body at death and return to the heavenly realms. Solar system energies and galactic energies intersect at both Gates.

BTW: Galactic energies also play a prominent role during Gemini's Goodwill Full Moon Festival. This Festival's Full Moon always transits the bulging Heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, which is located in the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius. Galactic Center Map To learn more see the link below – Goodwill Festival and the Galactic Heart.

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In Summary

The birth of the Human Kingdom and its ongoing evolution are uniquely linked to the fluid synthesis of Gemini. Cosmic emanations of spiritual aspiration, cooperation, right relations, unity and a divine sense of the whole are focused through the constellation Gemini, and potently impress humanity during the sign of Gemini (May 20 - June 20) and its Goodwill Full Moon Festival.

Tune to the cooperative Gemini Twins. Though opposites, representing the form (Castor) and spirit (Pollux), they innately work together for the benefit of the whole. They integrate galactic and Earth plane energies. United, they accomplish greater feats than either can alone.

Imagine humankind within every nation uniting to express the divine potential that benefits all!

Gemini 2018 Global Meditation
Celebrating the Gemini Full Moon Festival ~
The Goodwill Festival of Unification ~ May 29, 2018

Goodwill Festival and the Galactic Heart
This annual Festival in the heavens
occurs in the bulging heart of our galaxy.


Goodwill to All ...
... and to All, the Will-to-Good


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