Throughout civilization many religious festivals have been held in conjunction with the full moon. What person has not at some point stood in reverence and awe of the moon’s reflected Light coming to us indirectly from the sun? The moon represents the unconscious, invisible, yin or feminine aspect. The sun represents the conscious, visible, yang or masculine aspect. Although spiritual inspiration is available to us at any time, it is more actively present to us during the full moon period because of the alignment set up between our planet and the sun. Because of this alignment, meditations done at this “power point” of the spiritual month tend to be more fruitful – yielding increased clarity in communication.
The full moon period is actually a 5 to 6 day period- the two to three preceding days, the day of the full moon itself, and the 2 to 3 succeeding days. The 2 days prior to the full moon is best spent in preparation to let go of that which is tethering you to negative situations, people or circumstances. During the day of the full moon (and in particular at the exact moment when the moon is full), one attempts to stand in spiritual being – acting as silent open channels in alignment with hierarchical intent, focusing thoughts/intentions upon the need of humanity and the planet. The 2-3 days after the exact full moon are days of distribution of the energies received during the full moon – which according to Alice Bailey are “shed abroad in our hearts, through our group and throughout the world.”
There are three major spiritual Festivals celebrated at the time of Full Moons 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 Christ’s Festival or the Festival of Goodwill (at the Gemini Read More→