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The Wesak Taurus Buddha Full Moon Festival

RisaNewSThe week is filled with expectation; a great festival is being prepared. Worldwide, aspirants, disciples, Initiates, holy ones, pilgrims are traveling to the Wesak Valley in the Himalayas for the yearly blessing from the Buddha, who enters our earth plane for eight minutes to distribute the Will and Love of the Father. Many of us will be there, by intention, during the night of the festival when the moon is full—Tuesday morning, May 17, 4 a.m.  West Coast time—when the “the light that transforms and uplifts” streams down to Earth from Taurus (26.13 degrees) and the Sun. The Hierarchy, the Christ (a job description) and the New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter solstice. Those with inner sight can see the Wesak Valley, the high mountains surrounding it, a rock table at the north end, to the right a small stream and all around pilgrims in groups, dressed in white, gathering around fires, chatting, eating, sharing. The sound of tinkling bells informs us some travelers have their goat and sheep herds nearby.
Each year, throughout the year, pilgrims prepare for the Wesak Buddha Taurus solar Full Moon ceremony. It is a time of friendship, information exchanged, and an opportunity to work directly with the Hierarchy and the Christ in calling forth the Buddha. The New Group of World Servers everywhere prepares for three days prior—some travel to the valley, all will be in meditation the night before (Monday night, Tuesday early morning). It is suggested crystal bowls filled with pure water be placed outside (under the stars and full Buddha moon) to absorb the blessings of the Buddha. This water is the water of life distributed to thirsty humanity (plants, animals, the Earth). Our Earth needs blessings (especially) this year. 

Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of May 12–18, 2011 For Sun and Rising Signs

ariesAries-March 21–April 20
It’s good to assess if there are any needs you or work colleagues have that are hidden, existing in a sort of mysterious process that comes to life only when there is conflict. This is a good question to ask in all relationships, but especially now due to all the world changes taking pace. Are there legal papers or situations you must tend to? Asses and make plans for implementation after mid June.

taurusTaurus
April 21–May 21
It will soon be time to teach others what you know. You’ve been hiding information away until the right time and now is that time. You cannot do what you’ve been doing alone anymore for any length of time. Offer all that you have to others as you ask them for help. You have many resources to offer. You’re entering a most spiritual time. Revelations appear, guiding your every day.

geminiGemini
May 22–June 20
Is there difficulty with concentration, communication, or making contact? Take this time to reflect upon what you value most in your daily life. Should there be expectations placed upon you, explain you’re working slowly now, pondering about your future plans in community. As you’re called to tasks not quite to your liking, remind yourself it’s an exercise in sacrifice (love at the center). Take it slow. Be the harmonizer in the group.

cancerCancer
June 21–July 20
You are most likely tending to family while the world calls. Are you sleeping enough? And are you hungry? Soon something will slip into your life creating a sense of happiness. It comes with determination and courage and a new sense of creativity. You’ll feel inspired. Prepare for a new life to appear. It includes groups of people. You will feed them and then realize the need to be more organized.

leoLeo
July 21–August 22
It’s time to travel. However, should you feel you cannot leave home, then remain there. The incoming energies are calling you to tend to personal issues that are of value, cleaning and clearing, ordering and organizing, with some time spent on research. Touch in with previous friends. Is there a misunderstanding to be explained, some care and tending to be offered?

virgoVirgo
August 23–September 22
Make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals, especially calcium/magnesium and the whole B spectrum. There can be a lessening of appetite. While monetary situations continue to be favorable, you discover more and more ways to balance accounts, more ways to make more. Ponder upon the nine tests Mars provides. Is something financial hidden?

libraLibra
September 23–October 22
Make sure finances are in order, assess income and expenditures carefully. Tend to your relationships with enlightened care. It’s possible you may be tired out, frustrated with life situations, impatient, confused and thus hurting. What do you need to feel safe and secure in a relationship? Do you offer this to others? State clearly, in adult language, your needs and wishes. So many things hidden must be brought into the light of day. Rest.

scorpioScorpio
October 23–November 21
Suddenly your life assumes additional intensity which is your middle name and which you try to hide. But you’re unable to at this time. To ease the discomfort of this concentrated power, force and energy coursing through your daily life, maintain consistent constant exercise. A new state of self as valuable is developing. Set your sights on goals that serve others. Happiness follows.

saggSagittarius
November 22–December 20
The structure you’ve sought is finally forming both publicly and personally. But you must discipline yourself in the right use of energy and time. Many people waste valuable time in emotional endeavors because they don’t know what to do as emotions overtake them. Stay behind the scenes. Work on your foundation and home. Plan for future endeavors or do nothing at all. You deserve rest and an affair to remember.

capricornCapricorn
December 21–January 20
It’s best not to assume extra tasks lest exhaustion undermines your immune system. You’re fully capable of holding the entire world on your shoulders, but soon this becomes unbearable and unattractive. Create a manifestation list stating hoped-for goals, wishes, needs and priorities. This becomes a magnet. Those aspiring toward the same will appear. Delays are part of the pattern now. Tell yourself you’re flexible.

aquariusAquarius
January 21–February 18
Understanding humanity’s needs and sorrows you bring forth new ideas and messages of balance and harmony—reminding everyone to also have fun. Your ability to manifest hopes, dreams and wishes is based upon having specific goals. It’s time for financial planning. Make needed contacts, then maintain and nurture them. Among many, this is your specific talent. Tend to your home.


piscesPisces
February 19–March 20
Piscean teachers, travelers, publishers, writers, adventurers and religious leaders are busy with schedules, plans, travel (careful!), cultural and/or religious endeavors—attempting to infuse harmony, change and balance into daily life which feel isolated and isolating. You need to pray for direction and curiosity. Safety is most important. Although travel seems fun, it may be emotional. Crowds may scare you.


Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.

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