The Black Hills Full Moon Group will meet at our home on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm. It is a potluck. The actual Full Moon will occur at 1:58pm Mountain Daylight Time Thursday April 25, 2013. This is the Full Moon of Taurus/Scorpio. It is the Wesak Festival of the Buddha.
This Full moon is a partial Lunar Eclipse as noted by our friend and amazing astrologer Robert Wilkinson:
…..This Partial Lunar Eclipse Wesak Festival in Taurus-Scorpio over time will show us how to deal with opening to new activities taking us away from the known and familiar in social-emotional levels of life, and will definitely be directly related to opportunities and potential futures and higher Truths opened between July 2011 and February 2012.
This one will get us crystal clear about what needs to be done and how it needs to be done. For many, a leaving behind of the “known and familiar” and moving into a greater, more intense social experience. This one will help us see a greater maturity, or old responsibilities eliminated and new ones accepted. Whatever is stripped away will leave a void to be filled with deeper relationships and life experiences over time, so learn to hold the empty space with patience and a sense of attracting what you need “to perfect the great work” between late June and mid-November 2013.
It will bring a greater awareness around recent and current losses, and show us the power of holding the void. Whatever is shut down by this Wesak Lunar Eclipse creates a space for a new power, a new magnetism, a new sense of purpose, a new way of substantiating and confirming a greater duty or set of responsibilities that will be clearly recognizable this Summer and Autumn. So whatever Lunar/Saturn functions are shut down will bring a newer, steady, long range pulse of Saturn activity when it occupies this degree just before it goes stationary direct in early July, and continues to sit next to or on this Eclipse degree through mid-August…..
2013 Meditation Theme ~ Taurus
SouledOut.org’s meditation focus for the Taurus 2013 lunar cycle relates to The Wesak ~ Festival of Shamballa and emphasizes the Will aspect of Divinity.
The Divine Purpose of the Wesak Festival is expressed in our participation in the annual spiritual event of the full moon in Taurus, as “The quality of Divine Love-Wisdom should pour into the body of humanity through the medium of those disciples whose attention has taken up the theme of service.” (1)
The Light of Taurus ~ The Penetrating Light of the Path ~ assists us in attaining the Shamballa alignment required to evoke the spiritual energies of the Wesak ritual. Each year the Wesak experience effectively offers the opportunity for all to align more fully with Divine Purpose. By doing so, and in group formation, we may be impressed thusly by the revelation of the evolving Divine Plan for our upcoming service.
It is the immediate and imminent probability of … world reconstruction and [the] coming of the Christ which are held in mind at the annual recurrence of the Wesak Festival, each full moon of Taurus …. [We] can thus set up a current of aspiration and a vortex of force which will have a vital appeal and which will call forth a definite response (in the spiritual significance of the term) from Those Who seek to aid. (2)
Electric fire relates to the quality of Will and manifests as Unity of Spirit. As Watchers of the Dawn we are called to Wield this force through the Principle of Decision, by aligning with and directing the incoming flow of energies to reveal the Synthesis of Life Itself. All are valuable in this endeavor.
During this potent phase of the annual journey, SouledOut’s meditation theme integrates our awareness and assimilation of the zodiacal energies of the Lighted Way, and these united efforts bring us ever closer to our Divine Destiny.
We remain open in to renewed potential for Divine Embodiment as may manifest through the invocative appeal of humanity, foretold in the Doctrine of the Coming One and linked to the teachings of every world religion.
We are advised to open our hearts and minds and to find the points of agreement and strengthen them, recognizing that all spiritual paths lead to the same place. When we can cooperate and respect our diversity, we see all expressions as Divine and as aspects of the Plan. We see all as the Path.
In regard to the 7 Cosmic Paths ~ the Way to Higher Evolution, this Taurus cycle corresponds to Path VI, “one on which the Masters in training have to work with the devas who are so frequently the mobile agents of the creative process in solar creation.” (3)
The association of the Taurus cycle with Higher Path VI is in part through mutual connection with the Pleiades star cluster and Venus (exoteric ruling planet of Taurus). Our developing understanding of this Path of the Logos may bring awareness of inner cosmic vision and response to cosmic vibration, especially as we consider the relationship between Sanat Kumara, our Solar Logos, Deva evolution and the greater destiny of Humanity.
Our work is based on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as recorded by Alice Bailey. For more information on the writings of Djwal Khul, The Great Invocation, and the New Group of World Servers see:
Please connect with the group soul this Full Moon no matter where you are physically on the planet. Get together with friends and family. You will be glad that you did. Come on over to our place Wednesday evening and celebrate with us, or celebrate wherever you are.
The Hierophant is the Tarot card for Taurus. He is the Master of Ceremonies and officiates at the Initiation of the Disciple into the Mysteries. Remember that the bull has been always associated with the Goddess and the Ancient Mysteries.
We must not let violent acts or fear mongers get us off our center. In the midst of all the chaos please remember to breathe and know that the Planetary Elders are in charge. Now is a very good time to find the calm center within each of us. There is a plan. It is Light and Love. It is working out – sealing the door where evil dwells. Light and Love and Power are restoring the plan on Earth. So mote it be. And so it is.
Namaste. Mitakuye Oyasin.
Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain
4105 Woodbine Place
Rapid City, SD