May 2022 Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

lunar eclipseThe Full Moon of May 2022 – in Scorpio – is joined by a total lunar eclipse – which occurs several minutes before the Full Moon, depending on your location around the world. This total lunar eclipse will be visible from across North and South America, plus parts of Europe and Africa.


This full moon is called a Blood Moon by some. The lunar eclipse will occur close to the Moon’s perigee, when the Moon is nearest to the Earth during its monthly orbit, which will make the Moon appear about 7% larger than average.

The brightness of the eclipse/Full Moon during eclipse is affected by the aerosols in the atmosphere:
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Moon is in Scorpio at 01:08 degrees of Vishaka nakshatra, and is in debilitation.

A Scorpio moon has emotional depths and watches people in their orbit very closely. Sometimes they may hide the emotional depths and take themselves too seriously. However, in general these folks are gifted healers, excellent students of human nature, and sharp observers.

Mercury is conjunct the Sun, in Taurus. This is the 10th house, the strongest kendra. This is a time of Mercury Retrograde in Taurus (until June 3, 2022). Shortly thereafter, Saturn will go retrograde from Aquarius to Capricorn. This retrograde movement will last from 5 June until late October 2022.

Jupiter is conjunct Venus 9 houses away from the Full Moon, so a relatively strong aspect from Jupiter during this time of debilitation and eclipse. Saturn is also aspecting the Full Moon, 10 drishti, so a weak aspect, this time.

The Moon is in Vishaka nakshatra, the ruler is Jupiter, the deva is Agni – God of Fire and Indra, the Chief of the Gods.

About these old Gods.

We were once taken to an amphitheatre in the heavens and shown that all the gods of humanity take their places in the amphitheatre and wait until their devotees call upon them for assistance. Thereafter, they leave the amphitheatre and go to the aid of their devotees. We are not inclined to “write the old gods off to antiquity”. They exist, they wait, until they are supplicated and called upon. The sacrifices made to Agni and Indra during Vedic rituals go directly to the Gods because Agni is a messenger to the Gods. The other important thing to note is the use of the word Swaha. This word actually calls the God to come and witness – and accept – that which is being offered.

Moon debilitated in Scorpio is in 5th house from its home. In the nakshatra of Jupiter, Jupiter brings the wisdom that clears the way on a new journey of change and the ability to expand horizons.

In the Navamsa, the Full Moon is in the Cancer-Capricorn axis, the Moon is in its own sign and at peace at home. This is the 9th house at time of Full Moon and maximum eclipse, so spiritual aspirations and gratitude at this time are likely to bear fruit.

Vesak
The May full Moon corresponds with the Buddhist festival known as Buddha Purnima, or Wesak/Vesak). In the Vedic tradition, it is celebrated as Vishakha/Vaishakha Puja. This year, Wesak will be celebrated in North and South America on Sunday, May 15, and in the rest of the world on Monday, May 16, as noted above in the purnima tithi times. Whatever tithi is in place at sunrise is always the tithi of the day for celebration purposes.

Gautama Buddha is said to have been born on the full Moon Purnima in the Vaishakha month of May (Buddha Jayanti). His enlightenment is also celebrated on this day, as is his great exit from the body. According to legend, He promised to come back on this day every year, along with many other divine beings, to bring regenerating and healing forces onto the the Earth for all beings.


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The Time of Full Moon

Full Moons are times when strong and plentiful energy floods the Earth. This energy, directed by the Full Moon – may be taken and used for benefit. Hence, the Hierarchy offer us the choice to harness this time of strong energy for planetary benefit by doing group meditation and directing energy in the form of love, light or healing, wherever there is a need. There have been many places experiencing the pandemic on Earth in the past month. There has been fear, suffering, people locked in their homes or in enforced quarantine in other locations, the suffering and disconnect affects many. Minds are bound by rules, quarantine, flattening the curve, and disconnect from the larger communities and those whom they have love and affection for.

The Hierarchy have advised us that the times of the Full Moon are times when energy is magnified, and multiplied. Groups – or individuals – sitting in meditation with peace, harmony, goodwill towards all have a manifold affect on the energies surrounding our planet when they do this on the Full Moon day. If it is not possible to do so on the actual day, then, we have been told, the day before or the day after will also serve as days of excellence in sending out positive harmony, peace and helpful energies to all places on our Earth.

Meditating on light can raise the level of light within the individual. Meditating on light for our home, Planet Earth, can raise the level of light in places where this is needed. For LIGHT can be, as you know when you turn on a light in a room it has different voltages in different countries – in some countries it is brighter – sometimes it is darker. In a way, the Light in each individual on this Earth is the same. Sometimes it is brighter and sometimes it is darker. Meditation is always of help to others.


Guided Meditation

You may listen to this meditation from Cosmic Sai Baba:


 

We just see ourselves – we are all joined together – in one circle of light; and raising our consciousness, letting our eyes roll back in our heads a little, so that you imagine you are looking outside the atmosphere of Earth, into the Universe. Don’t force your eyes too much, just enough so that you feel you are looking outwards and up.

And we are joining the world of Light; the Universal Light; the Source of All Creation. And we ask the Angels to be with us, to assist us. They are always with us, but now we are connecting to them in a conscious way.

We feel the light coming down now – from the apex of a pyramid – going through the top of our head, filling our head with light, and our neck, and shoulders, and arms, and hands … and our chest, the back, our waist … and our stomach, and our buttocks, and our thighs. And the light coming further down to the knees, the shins and the calves, and to the ankles and the feet; the soles of the feet and the toes. And feel it swirling around, going out and then returning back to the world of light, so that we feel that we are sitting in a cosmic egg of light.

And keep seeing that movement – like a river – coming down from the world of light, down past our body, out through the feet, and back up to the world of light – forming an egg shape of light around us. We feel ease and peace … very light … very happy.

So we realise that it is this place – that we can connect to our soul consciousness – that is held by our Angelic self, the Angel that’s always with us, with everyone; through our soul. We are all part of God; we are all God-beings; we are all part of Creation.

So feel happy … and released from pain; and feel joy and upliftment; because we know this is our true self, this is who we really are. This is the consciousness that is within us … that is constantly assisting us – in some very small way – or rather strong way; sometimes with a sound, or a voice, or an image. And if it sounds like a voice, it may be a thought we think but it is actually coming from our soul consciousness.

Our soul consciousness is always for good, so it is the God consciousness that’s within us that is constantly trying to guide us in our lives, in a physical body. For without the soul there would be no life in the physical body (or not for very long). It does operate independently – but it is together that we walk … on this Earth … with Love of God with us always.

And sometimes we feel the consciousness advising us, not really realising if it comes from the soul consciousness. But we know it is something that doesn’t seem like a good idea. And so we re-think what way or what steps we should be taking in life. But then, if we ignore it, we look back and think, “I wished I had taken notice; I knew, I just knew, I had that feeling in me, that wasn’t a good decision.”

And sometimes a voice can be quite strong. And we know its not – if we really tune into it – it is not us – its not our own soul voice. It is coming from somebody else that’s in the ether and trying to cause mischief. And for this reason, we need to be aware of where the messages that we hear, or the thoughts that we hear, are coming from.

It is very simple really. The thoughts that come from the soul consciousness, are of God; they are of love; they never want to hurt anybody. They only want to assist, and uplift; to give and share the light of love from the Universe. Anything else … … does not belong. And so we can reject that. And it is very easy to sort out, if you feel happy, and contented and relaxed.

It is important that you spend time to relax … and sit … and meditate. And connect to the soul consciousness who we are now, and making it a habit. Maybe once a day … for a little time … until you feel uplifted and rested. It comes through the the top of your head and into your heart. And it is your heart that holds the feeling. It is the feeling that is most important … in all of your life … in all of your emotions … in all of your thoughts … and in all your actions … if you feel good about it … it is coming directly from the Source of All. It is your home. It is who you really are.

So be blessed and know you are always blessed. And feel happy and filled with joy … even though the road may be difficult at times. You know when you look back … if you are honest with yourself, you really have learned a lot from what was a very difficult time.

So be at peace,

be at peace,

be at peace


 

fibonacci sequence
Alfredo Ristol, photographer in Argentina, has arranged his eclipse images in a fibonacci sequence

 


Image Credit: timeanddate.com, Flickr/Alfredo Ristol

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