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: Saturday, May 18, 2019-2:11pm PDT (21:11 UT)


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 2019 the Wesak Full Moon occurs Saturday, May 18, at 2:11pm PDT (21:11 UT).

Wesak's Full Moon's Location

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 ~ Libra the Balance
Full Moon Exact: Saturday, May 18, 2019-2:11pm PDT (21:11 UT)
Look for Scorpius, Libra and Virgo in the Night Sky
What Celestial Bodies Will You See?

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

Note: The exact Wesak Full Moon is located in the same constellation, Libra the Balance, for all parts of the world; however this constellation, in differing time zones, lies in a different location above or below the horizon.

The Wesak Festival Moon, as the hours unfold, moves eastward toward the constellation Scorpius.

Moonlight interferes with observing the constellation shapes.

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.

Wesak Energies ~ 3 Retrograde Planets

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 dominates, enabling us to bring forth "cutting edge" ideas, make spiritually aligned choices, and take action that transforms our world.

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.

In 2019 three planets are retrograde during the Wesak lunar cycle (May 4-June 3).

Jupiter (Apr. 10 - Aug. 11)
Pluto (Apr. 24 - Oct. 2/3)
Saturn (Apr. 29 - Sept. 18)

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. 3 planets retrograding during Wesak are bound to potently influence and transform us.

Retrograde periods of are periods of “re": renewing, reflecting, restarting, re-evaluating, reviewing, revising, reworking, recharging, etc. Retrograde periods are a time to slow down and consider what changes are needed to create a truly meaningful life, the life that is in alignment with our innate essential Divinity.

The Wesak Full Moon Is A Blue Moon!
A seasonal Blue Moon - May 18, 2019.
Look Up! May 17-19 see Jupiter east of the Moon.

BTW: It is said that Jupiter transmits cosmic forces into our solar system. Jupiter quickens humanity by expanding our hearts and minds to align with our Divine nature. Jupiter bridges, fuses and blends, freeing us from duality. Look Up! Open to the energies flowing through the Wesak Festival Moon and Jupiter.

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.

Wesak Festival 2019 Full Moon Global Meditation
Celebrating the Taurus Full Moon Festival ~
Festival of Shamballa ~ Festival of the Buddha

Wesak Safeguarding

Look Up!
Helpful Sky Maps / Links

Check out the following sites to see when the Wesak Full Moon rises and sets in your area. Are any bright planets in the vicinity of the Full Moon?

Rise/Set Times ~ Major Bodies

Vary the date and time of this Mid-Northern Latitude Sky Chart to see a view of the whole sky day or at night. Create a Sky Chart for your area ~ Interactive sky chart (now with PDF print option)

For the day's highlights see EarthSky Tonight ~ This Week's Sky at a Glance ~ Star Gazers Episodes

See The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... Scroll 1/2 way down page to learn about each planet as well as the significance of each planet positioned in a sign / constellation.

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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