FOR TAURUS FULL MOON
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".
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.
"There are three major spiritual Festivals which form the high point in the annual cycle. These are the Festival of Easter (at the Aries full moon), the Festival of Wesak (at the Taurus full moon), and the Festival of Goodwill (at the Gemini full moon). Through the steady, persistent meditation work of many individuals and groups in all parts of the world these Festivals are now achieving a subjective anchorage in the consciousness of mankind. They represent a basic divine purpose, which will begin to establish its objectives as the various religious institutions simultaneously acknowledge and observe, each in its own way, the unique annual approach of man to God and of God to man. This simultaneous recognition is basic to the structure of the new world religion:' - Lucis Trust Astrological
Readings by Ron Thurlow, Ph.D., Esoteric Astrologer
Astrological Sign Paintings by Sandy Thurlow
Upcoming Full Moon Meditations
ARIES FULL MOON
Aries is the initiator of every cycle of manifestation. The Aries personality may be reckless and impulsive. When aligned with soul intent, Aries moves the creative impulse to toward a new goal.
GEMINI FULL MOON
Gemini brings to our awareness the duality of all manifested life. We come to know ourselves as dual beings - mental and emotional, higher mind and lower mind, and finally soul and personality.
CANCER FULL MOON
In Cancer our awareness is centered on the form side of life. It is the Mother aspect, the womb of time and the identification of self with mass consciousness. The Cancer form receives and holds Father-spirit.
LEO FULL MOON
Leo marks the birth of self-consciousness. Leo identity resides first with the self-centered ego and then later becomes self-consciousness centered in the soul.
VIRGO FULL MOON
Virgo is the sign of the virgin mother. She holds the hidden Christ in her womb. The Virgo personality can be critical, but as she evolves she assumes responsibility for nurturing the divine life within.
LIBRA FULL MOON
Libra is the balance point in the zodiac. It is the decision point that we face each moment when we choose to think and act selfishly or to direct our path toward selfless, spiritual service.
SCORPIO FULL MOON
Scorpio is the sign of the triumphant disciple. As a personality, Scorpio can deliver a harmful scorpion sting. However, once on the spiritual path, trials and struggles no longer slow the disciple's progress.
SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
Sagittarius is the sign of the seeker. In Sagittarius, we evolve from associating ourselves with the material side of life to identifying with our spiritual goals. The archer hits his mark and moves to the next goal.
CAPRICORN FULL MOON
Capricorn is the sign of the initiate. It is the symbol of the goat climbing up the mountain. As a personality, Capricorn can be willful and selfishly driven, but when motivated by spiritual will the mountain top becomes attainable.
AQUARIUS FULL MOON
Aquarius is the sign of the world server. The goal of Aquarius is group consciousness. The Aquarius personality may be focused on narrow instinctual pursuits. When the soul is in control, Aquarius moves us to join with others to improve the lives of all beings.
PISCES FULL MOON
Pisces is the sign of the world savior. As Aries is the beginning of everything, Pisces is the end of all cycles. The Pisces personality tends to be fluid and emotional. With evolution Pisces brings clear vision, insight and a fine intuitive sensitivity.
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