The Wesak Festival of the Full Moon with the Sun in Taurus
Taurus is the symbol of desire. It rules the incentive to progress on the path. It is the aspiration that moves us toward the realization of our goals.
Alice A. Bailey states:
“Whether the subjective man is impelled by desire, or the disciple is driven forth upon the path of return by the urge of aspiration or whether the initiate is controlled by the will to co-operate with the Plan, he is, nevertheless, being responsive to the to the most potent manifestation of a little know and understood aspect of divinity, to which we give the inadequate name of the Will of God.”
It is important to understand how desire and aspiration will govern the sign of Taurus. Desire is the central energy that moves us when the locus of our identity is the personality. The energy of desire becomes aspiration as the soul moves us along the spiritual path. And from a still higher perspective our motivating energy is transmuted into spiritual will.
The symbol for Taurus is the bull. Our personality in Taurus acts like a bull charging headlong into situations without thinking and without regard to the consequences ─ such as “a bull in a china shop”. The bull also represents the Bull of God or the determination that is needed to reach one’s goals.
Taurus is the symbol for the third eye or the “bull’s eye”. The primary goal of the sign of Taurus is illumination. It is through the function of the third eye center that light enters the consciousness and brings with it insight, vision and finally enlightenment.
Alice A. Bailey wrote in “Esoteric Astrology”:
“In this sign we have the following qualities or aspects in juxtaposition:
1. Desire—leading to aspiration upon the reversed wheel.
2. Blindness—leading eventually to sight
3. Darkness—leading to light
4. Death—leading at last to liberation”
The Taurus full moon is the second of the Three Linked Festivals ─ Aries, Taurus and Gemini. This second festival is called the Wesak Festival in which a sacred ritual takes place in the Himalayan Mountains each year at the exact time of the Taurus full moon. Many great spiritual leaders gather in the Wesak Valley to experience the Buddha’s decent down into the physical plane. It is said that the Buddha can be seen descending down into the valley, beginning as a small circle of light which grows in intensity until He is visible and sits on a rock shelf at the end of the valley. After a few minutes the Buddha returns to His high place by reversing the process that brought him down. Each year the Buddha conveys a fresh message to humanity. His message reveals the next evolutionary step for the human race.
The Keyword for Taurus is: “I see and when the Eye is opened, all is light”
Excerpted from “Taurus Full Moon”
by Ron Thurlow, Ph.D., Esoteric Astrologer
THE FESTIVAL OF WESAK . THIS IS THE FESTIVAL OF THE BUDDHA, THE SPIRITUAL INTERMEDIARY BETWEEN THE HIGHEST SPIRITUAL CENTRE, SHAMBALLA, AND THE HIERARCHY. THE BUDDHA IS THE EXPRESSION OF THE WISDOM OF GOD, THE EMBODIMENT OF LIGHT AND THE INDICATOR OF DIVINE PURPOSE. THIS FESTIVAL IS FIXED ANNUALLY IN RELATION TO THE FULL MOON OF MAY; IT IS THE GREAT EASTERN FESTIVAL. –LUCIS TRUST
The legend of Wesak says that all who are seriously drawn to the ceremony, will find their way to the valley in the Himalayas at the exact time of the full moon. And, that local people who need to be there, migrate to this place at the right time. For those living far away, this may take place during meditation or out of body during sleep time.
As millions of people raise their vibration and tune in across the globe at the time of the full moon, this melding of minds creates a powerful planetary alignment with our Source.
Exact Time Full Moon Meditation
The influence of the full moon spreads over a three day period. The dates and exact times for the full moon when the energy is at its peak are as follows:
Please Note: The first time given below is Pacific Standard Time. The second time is GMT Time. Where Day Light time is in effect please add one hour to the times shown.
May 18, 2019 @ 1:12 PM PST,
May 18, 2019 @ 9:12 PM GMT
If you are living in another part of the world, please use the world time clock to find your time:
Exoteric Ruler, Venus (Ray V)
Esoteric Ruler, Vulcan (Ray I)
Hierarchical Ruler, Vulcan(Ray I)
The Principle of Essential Divinity
Ray 4. Harmony through Conflict…….The will to harmonize or relate.
Expressed in humanity as the illumined will, the basis of buddhi or intuition.
May Light Illuminate Humanity OM. . . . . . .
May Love Bless Humanity OM. . . . . . .
May Spiritual Power Guide Humanity OM . . . . . . . .
Toward the enlightenment of Wesak,
I sat silently for a few minutes at the time of the full moon, then jotted down some notes afterwards in the form of a poem. I share them with you here for whatever truth they contain.
The Next Evolutionary Step for Humanity
(My impression after Wesak)
Collectively we join in love
To bless the least of you
Those who see themselves as small
Are really not at all
The least of you
Are the most important of all
You understand true humility
And join across the land
Your hearts are open
Your hands are held
Creating better conditions
Across the land
You are the ones who understand
What is needed most
To take the next step
You are the ones
Fulfilling love's promise