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Greetings Friends – Are you feeling it too? Bella Luna shook my soul awake this morning at 3 am to remind me that TODAY is the Full BUDDHA Moon = Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio.
To add to this potent energy, today is also a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse moving across Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, & Indonesia – We won’t ‘see’ this cosmic & earthly event here in America, but we are all in its shadow – you can mark it in your day: Penumbral Eclipse begins at 10:14 am Central Time – Maximum Eclipse at 12:22 pm – Penumbral Eclipse ends at 2:31 pm.
The Buddha born in 563 BC (whose name means: *The Awakened One* or *One who Knows*) is regarded as the ninth incarnation of the Hindu Deity Vishnu – known as “The Preserver” within the Trinity of supreme Divinity which includes Brahma, the creator, & Shiva, the destroyer. Vishnu is the supreme being who protects, & transforms the universe.
Traditionally, Buddha’s Birth/Death day is known as Wesak or Visakah Puja (Buddhas Day).
Yes, Wesak, the major Buddhist festival of the year, celebrates the birth, enlightenment & death of the Buddha on one and the same day, when the Sun is in Taurus, & the Moon is in Scorpio.
This ‘Buddha Moon’ is a mystically auspicious time – it is considered to be the greatest moment of spiritual contact for the entire year. Great polarities are said to be synthesized & consequently united at this festival. Hope is revived in the world, & great seeds of beauty, truth, & goodness are planted within us — qualities needed for the unity of humankind.
Ancient Wisdom asserts that there will be a new coming of the World Avatar & those beings who assist them. But the reality set forth & embedded within this festival, is that WE, as a living unit called humanity, are to be that World Avatar, when we can live as “Christ in me”…
The Wesak Festival provides us each year with a reception of the tools of love & wisdom, to fulfill this ancient prophecy. What all the higher beings have done, we can do also, taking up our responsibility as the 10th hierarchy to radiate the Christ Impulse out to all the kingdoms of Earth – becoming like little suns – emanating rays from the very core of our “I”, through the vehicle of our bodies, from our purified hearts, & specifically from our forehead, where our third eye is located. This is the Bulls Eye of Taurus – the Sun of May – & the mystery of the transformative Scorpio Moon.
To better understand this eclipse being, we have the insights of Rudolf Steiner who describes how – “Eclipses of the sun and moon, recurring as they do in the course of every year, may really be looked upon as “safety-valves.” A safety-valve is there to avert danger, to provide an outlet for something or other — steam, for instance — at the right moment. One of the safety-valves…the lunar eclipse, exists for the purpose of allowing the evil thoughts which are present in the cosmos to approach those human beings who are desirous of being possessed by them. People do not, as a rule, act in full consciousness, but the facts are nevertheless real — just as real as the attraction of a magnet for small particles of iron. Such are the forces at work, in the cosmos.” ~Human Q’s & Cosmic A.
Rudolf Steiner also gave us hints as to how to come to terms with ‘evil’. He reveals that the gods themselves called their opponents into being to strengthen us. Humanity, striving toward Love & Freedom, has the task of finding the strength to lead evil back to the good.
On my Italian side of the family we were taught that Bella Luna was the Goddess’ mirror for the Sun. So during an eclipse, we would all breathe on my Stega Nona’s old ornate mirror – a very old tradition. She told us that a vengeful wolf swallowed the Moon during an eclipse, & that by breathing on the mirror we would cause the big bad wolf to cough it up & return it to the sky.
The Wesak Full Moon is challenging us to balance upon the razor edge of spirit & matter. As we look for unity beyond duality, we begin to synthesize the pairs of opposites with compassion. Spirit & matter come into a balance where neither dominates, enabling us to bring forth “cutting edge” ideas, make spiritually aligned choices, & take actions that can transform our world.
The Full Taurus/Scorpio Moon is an opportunity to participate in an ancient, living, sacred ritual that celebrates the blessings that come to all of humanity at this time. What would it be like if groups of all faiths unite globally, invoking the divine in each other? Together we are the Chalice, the Holy Grail on Earth, prepared to take up the mantel of the Sun with Michael during the eclipse of the Moon to deflect the ‘evil’ & step into our birthright as the 10th Hierarchy.
Haiku’s, ants & worms
Buddha-like the Moon sitting
All have the same face
On Buddha’s birthday
Spring air beneath a Full Moon,
On Buddha’s deathday
Enlightenment in the Lake
Tonight is my fav. 1st Friday youth initiative called ArtNight – You are welcome to join us click the link to RSVP
Founder Angela Curtes will be at the Spring Farm Fair on Sunday, (see below)
but you are invited to check out her website to learn more about & preorder products
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The Merry Prepstirs of Chicago will be there with 500 & 501, Come help stir & take home some magic juice for your garden (please bring your own jar!)
The Mystery of Ascension with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
This course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a Zoom link closer to the time of the class. The course will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch it. Go to the Infinity Foundation web site to enroll
Course Number 231154 / Zoom
Date: Thursday, May 11
Time 7:00 – 8:30 PM CST
Cost $33/23 payment 10 days in advance
When we tune into the Cycle of the Seasons, we experience that as the Earth breathes out in the Springtime, the beings of nature reach upwards towards the heights. The longing of the human soul also strives to meet this mood of ascension, which attunes all life to the cosmic expanses.
Together we will gain insights in how to rise up to our Higher Self by participating in this harmonizing spring-dialogue between the worlds.
Through this workshop we will learn how humanity will also be transfigured in the fullness of time. The company of the Angelic Hierarchies wait for us, their younger siblings, to ascend, first of all in our thinking, to meet them in fellowship, as they work all the while by our sides.
~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor
with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, & Velsum Voices Lucien Dante Lazar & Ultra-Violet Archer
1 – 2:30 pm Central Time Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom
We are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.
Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pentecost Festival
Time: May 27, 2023 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 705 017 4041
50 Days after The Resurrection = Our Pentecost Festival
Community Bonfire, Pot-Luck, & Prep Stir
Whitsunday 28 May 2023
5 – 7 pm at the home of Hazel & Chuck Ginsberg
Please bring food & drink to share –
RSVP to Hazel@ReverseRitual.com
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4 thoughts on “Wesak Eclipse”
I always like the yearly homage to Wesak, and yet, when do you think that Buddhists will begin to consider the future Maitreya? It is not like it hasn’t been going on now for some 2500 years!
“Before the Event of Golgotha the Bodhisattva who was the successor of Buddha was present on the Earth in order to prepare for that Event and give teaching to those around him. He incarnated in the personality of Jeshu ben Pandira [See Jeshu ben Pandira, two lectures given by Rudolf Steiner at Leipzig on November 4th and 5th, 1911, and references in his later cycle, The Gospel of St. Matthew.], one century before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Thus we must distinguish between the Jeshu ben Pandira-incarnation of the Bodhisattva who was the successor of Gautama Buddha, and the incarnation at the beginning of our era of Jesus of Nazareth who for three years of his life was permeated by the cosmic Being we call the Christ.
The Bodhisattva who incarnated in Jeshu ben Pandira and in other personalities too, returns again and again, until in about three thousand years from now, he will attain Buddha-hood and as Maitreya Buddha live through his final incarnation. The Christ-Individuality was on the Earth in the body of Jesus of Nazareth for three years only and does not come again in a physical body; in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch He comes in an etheric body, in the sixth epoch in an astral body, and in the seventh in a mighty Cosmic Ego that is like a great Group-Soul of humanity.”
Thanks for the link to these important lectures
Thank you for another inspiring message. I took woke up at the morning hour. Outside the sunrise was met with a cloudy overcast in front of it. It felt darker than usual even for a cloudy morning. Time to find a mirror. Have a good one!
haha, Yes, let’s put that mirror to good use!