Sunday, 15 May 2011

Wesak Buddha Purnima --> Full Moon in Scorpio 2011

While the Full Moon in Scorpio is widely recognised and celebrated as the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and mahanirvana, and this upcoming Full Moon, in Fixed sign Scorpio opposite Sun in Taurus, is known all over Asia as either ‘Wesak’ or ‘Buddha Purnima’; the Tibetans have another quite complicated calendar system, which will celebrate the thrice-blessed moon known as ‘SakaDawa’ on June the 15th (when there is a solar eclipse – making the Summer Solstice Full Moon one of the year’s mega moons).

To clarify: this upcoming Full Moon, 27 degrees Taurus, at 12:09 (British Summertime) on the 17th May, is ‘Buddha Purnima’, honoured generally in the Hindu faith with Shakyamuni Buddha as an emanation of Vishnu, ‘The Preserver’; and, at the same time the three sacred events are venerated by Theravada Buddhist tradition with ‘Wesak’.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, during this Full Moon we connect to the ‘Wheel of Time’, Kalachakra, with the Mandala for World Peace. 


Symbolic of feelings, needs and desires, the emotive Moon in the zodiac sign Scorpio – sign of intimacy, depth and death, signals we now intuitively know when enough is enough. It’s an optimum time to root out and rid oneself of destructive habits. While the illuminating Sun in materialistic Taurus, together with the personal planets, Mecury, Venus AND Mars, shine light upon the limited satisfaction of continually chasing desire nature, this Full Moon, 26-27-28 degrees of Scorpio, highlights the spirit-soul makeover, so necessary en route to enlightenment.

Wherever this fixed axis of Taurus and Scorpio lies across an individual’s horoscope, it accents secret desires, previously hidden painful attachment and/or obsessions about power and control. Its also the alignement of fruitful Earth & perceptive Water, appreciating insight to yield results. These soulful moonbeams also illuminate a natural sixth sense, leading to the psychological, emotional, or spiritual resources which help to ease a transformation from drama to stability, fear to love, conflict to peace.

Moon & Sun now form a challenging ‘T Square’ to the Neptune-Chiron conjunction in Pisces; our understanding of Maya and dream-like illusion heals not only our own wounds, but others’ too. This configuration suggests a potenitally powerful collective spiritual healing, personal emotional renewal, and a balancing of the subtle body through ‘holding’ with positive focus and heartfelt vibration, allowing the magic of unconditional love to flow and restore faith.  (Read restructuring water/emotions).

Thanks to Visual Alchemist for Buddha Love Mind :)

1 comment:

Aanchal said...

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.