Sagittarius Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse, Gemini Festival of Goodwill, May 2021 Cosmic Weather Forecast
Welcome to the May 2021 edition of our Cosmic Weather Forecast from your editors Curtis Lang and Jane Sherry. 

Springtime beauty abounds in our garden city of Winston Salem. Jane and I have been shocked by the speedy growth spurts we see on our daily excursions in local gardens and nature trails. Plants and trees are in full flower, tree pollen coats our car in thick layers of yellow microspores and some vegetables like the Godzilla cabbages pictured below, already appear ready for harvest.

Jane inspects Godzilla cabbages in Old Salem gardens, photo by Curtis Lang
When Jupiter entered the imaginative, watery sign of Pisces, Jane and I expected to feel a surge of relief and a renewal of our creative energies, and although Jane has been producing some new artwork in her studio, we find ourselves low on energy and highly motivated to pursue maximum R&R.

The last few years have generated constant stress created by a once in a century global pandemic, escalating culture wars in America and Europe, a winner-take-all global social and economic system, and increasingly extreme weather events creating a series of unprecedented droughts, storms, heat waves, and wildfires around the world.

The Uranus-Saturn square dominating this year's Cosmic weather patterns creates the potential for financial meltdown, environmental disasters, military confrontations, social polarization, and dramatic stressors impacting our political and economic institutions. 

This month, this energy signature is visible in numerous ongoing crises around the world. 

Soldiers detaining children in HebronFriends123, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
The asymmetrical David and Goliath conflict between Palestinians and Israelis has triggered unprecedented criticism of the scope and scale of Israeli aggression in Gaza and the West Bank.

Israeli tanks, bombs and military invasions of Palestinian populations with nothing left to lose after enduring decades of repression and hopelessness cannot deliver the "total victory" Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks. The situation is analogous to the decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, where Britain used excessive military force to try to solve intractable political problems and only succeeded in creating an interminable, unwinnable civil war.

After eleven days, a ceasefire has created a temporary cessation of fighting. Both sides have declared victory. The Israeli bombing campaign killed more than 230 people, and wounded over 1900. Palestinian rocket attacks killed 12 in Israel.

The bipartisan consensus in America for supporting Israel unconditionally has eroded significantly and that is the major outcome of this round of fighting. For the first time in decades, Israeli policies, which border on apartheid, are no longer acceptable to the left wing of the Democratic Party. Senator Bernie Sanders proposed a halt to US military support for Israel during the 11 day "war". It is now clear that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is set to become a flashpoint triggering new political struggles in America in the years to come. 

If you'd like to take a deep dive into the geopolitical implications and history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict check out this article on Shiekh Jarrah by our good friend, Esoteric astrologer Malvin Artley. Malvin also looks at the astrological chart of Israel, with attention to its conflict with the Palestinians, and a focus on upcoming aspects that indicate waves of systemic political change coming soon.

As the Middle East smolders, the credibility of the global scientific community is being called into question. Eighteen top biologists have rejected the World Health Organization's conclusion that Covid-19 originated in wild animals and was transmitted directly to humans in a wet market in Wuhan, China. These highly respected biologists are calling for a serious investigation into the possibility of a laboratory accident in The Wuhan Institute of Virology where Chinese scientists were conducting American funded experiments in engineering highly infectious strains of Coronavirus.

When the Coronavirus Pandemic erupted, two competing origin stories immediately surfaced.

The natural emergence theory emphasized the risks found in the Wuhan wet markets selling wild meats. Experts found a parallel in the 2002 SARS outbreak in which a bat virus spread to civets, which are sold in wet markets, and from civets to humans.

Wuhan Institute of Virology is a research institute by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Jiangxia District, south of the Wuhan city, Hubei province, China.
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Wuhan is also home to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which specializes in Coronavirus research, and some experts worried about the possibility of an accidental release of the virus from the research facility.

"The Wuhan Institute of Virology had a new BSL4 lab, but its state of readiness considerably alarmed the State Department inspectors who visited it from the Beijing embassy in 2018," according to an article by Nicholas Wade in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. "'The new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory,' the inspectors wrote in a cable of January 19, 2018."

For a deep dive into the possibility of an accidental laboratory release of Coronavirus, see this excellent article in New York magazine: The Lab-Leak Hypothesis: For decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?

Early in 2020 President Donald Trump immediately blamed the Chinese for the outbreak, and his political opponents immediately subscribed to the natural emergence theory because if Trump blamed the Chinese, the Chinese could not be guilty.

“'We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin,' a group of virologists and others wrote in the Lancet on February 19, 2020, when it was really far too soon for anyone to be sure what had happened," according to Nicholas Wade in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  "Scientists 'overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife,' they said, with a stirring rallying call for readers to stand with Chinese colleagues on the frontline of fighting the disease."

"Contrary to the letter writers’ assertion, the idea that the virus might have escaped from a lab invoked accident, not conspiracy," Wade continues. "It surely needed to be explored, not rejected out of hand. A defining mark of good scientists is that they go to great pains to distinguish between what they know and what they don’t know. By this criterion, the signatories of the Lancet letter were behaving as poor scientists: They were assuring the public of facts they could not know for sure were true."

Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance of New York

"It later turned out that the Lancet letter had been organized and drafted by Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance of New York. Daszak’s organization funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. If the SARS2 virus had indeed escaped from research he funded, Daszak would be potentially culpable. This acute conflict of interest was not declared to the Lancet’s readers. To the contrary, the letter concluded, 'We declare no competing interests.'"

"People round the world who have been pretty much confined to their homes for the last year might like a better answer [about the virus' origins] than their media are giving them," Wade contends. "Perhaps one will emerge in time. After all, the more months pass without the natural emergence theory gaining a shred of supporting evidence, the less plausible it may seem. Perhaps the international community of virologists will come to be seen as a false and self-interested guide. The common sense perception that a pandemic breaking out in Wuhan might have something to do with a Wuhan lab cooking up novel viruses of maximal danger in unsafe conditions could eventually displace the ideological insistence that whatever Trump said can’t be true. And then let the reckoning begin."

At this point it is clear that the credibility of the scientific community depends upon a thorough and unbiased investigation of the two theories about the origins of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We can only hope that the scientific community can transcend the current politicization of these theories and of any such investigation.

As the Middle East once again teeters on the brink of the abyss, and the global scientific community forms a circular firing squad in response to questions about the origins of the Coronavirus Pandemic, global financial markets appear bubblicious, over-extended, and vulnerable to both a huge correction in the most volatile speculative assets and a nasty inflation trap in the next year or three.

Wooden unicorn from the chemist's shop Enhörningen (The Unicorn). The shop was Gothenburg's first chemist's shop and opened in 1642 at Södra Hamngatan 13,
opposite the museum, on the other side of the channel. 
Göteborgs stadsmuseum., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

For the last year, every American with a pulse and a smartphone has been bombarded with sell-side hype about the inevitable, unstoppable rise of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, Tesla and other high tech stocks and ETFs, new IPO unicorns with no profits that are sure to be worth billions of dollars next year, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) that siphon up investor cash to invest in -- well, whatever looks to be the most hyped assets available on Wall Street, including high tech companies too risky to obtain an Initial Public Offering. 

SPACs are the descendants of the companies that inflated the infamous British South Sea Bubble. In 1720 the British government granted the South Sea Company a monopoly on trade with South America in return for financing the government's debt.

This triggered the creation of a wave of new corporations engaged in highly speculative activity connected to the South Sea trade. One company was formed to buy Irish bogs, another to find the fabled breadfruit tree that would feed the world, another to manufacture square cannon balls. The most outrageous of all was a company formed “For carrying on an undertaking of great advantage but no-one to know what it is!!”

South Sea Bubble Card, Scanned from reprint of 1841/1852 editions of
"Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Needless to say the South Sea Bubble burst not long thereafter, causing catastrophic losses and massive pain among all social classes in Britain.

In exactly the same way SPACs siphon up investor cash without any idea what they will invest that money in. They place their bets in the financial casinos based upon the prevailing trends in social media and the top news stories on any given day. Of course, this time, the financial press says it's different. It's not at all like the bubble inflated by those crazy Eighteenth Century Brits.
The market has supported the hype and the hope until very recently. Now all of these red hot investments are blowing up in a spectacular display of wealth destruction reminiscent of the DotCom Bust of 2000. 

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Chart, Courtesy Coindesk

Today, May 19, Tesla stock is down 37% from its January highs, and Bitcoin is down 40% from its April high. Massive volatility is nothing new for Bitcoin, and digital currency enthusiasts remain stubbornly bullish, continuing to insist that Bitcoin is a "stable store of value", a "true currency", despite the fact that its history on the stock market suggests that it is a purely speculative asset, the farthest thing imaginable from a desirable, stable medium of exchange.

As of May 13, the seven ElectroVoltaic (EV) stocks companies that most recently went public by merging with a SPAC were down 57%.




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So maybe this represents a tremendous long term buying opportunity, since the Federal Reserve is still stimulating the economy with near zero interest rates and continued Quantitative Easing, and has plans to continue for the next two years minimum.

But then again, maybe not. Inflation appears to exceed the Fed's goal of 2%, and this has markets on edge. The Fed insists this is a transitory phenomenon resulting from trillions of dollars of fiscal stimulus from both the Trump and Biden administrations to offset the Covid Recession of 2020. 

 Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business,
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA;
Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises, 'Fixing Capitalism', Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, 
World Economic Forum, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Nouriel Roubini, a New York economist known as Dr. Doom because he successfully predicted the 2008 financial crisis, believes that the economy and financial markets will require additional monetary and fiscal stimulus in the next couple of years to maintain rising markets and economic growth. The result could well be that the Fed finds itself in a classic monetary policy trap. 

If inflation does persist or reappear in a couple of years, the Fed would need to raise interest rates to cool off the economy, but if the Fed did raise interest rates in such a scenario, there would be a stock market crash. The result could be stagflation, if the contradictions could be managed successfully at all. 

As I have mentioned several times in this newsletter, the Uranus-Saturn square has historically been associated with market crashes and financial crises over the last couple of hundred years. Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus is exact in February, June and December 2021, and near exact in October 2022, but its effects will persist for a year or more beyond that time frame.

The potentially explosive difficulties associated with the Uranus-Saturn square this year could be mitigated by the influence of another major outer planet, Jupiter, and that's the good news.

During the last stressful year and a half of the Covid Pandemic, Jupiter resided in Capricorn and Aquarius, signs ruled by Saturn, a.k.a. the Cosmic karmic taskmaster.

Now Jupiter has entered one of its favorite signs, watery Pisces, ruled by dreamy Neptune, the planet of mysticism, escapism and unconditional love.  Jupiter will be in Pisces until July 28, when it re-enters Aquarius for five months. What a relief! Supported by the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, Jupiter in Pisces provides a supportive Cosmic climate for creative projects, meditation, rest and recuperation, and possibly even self-medication. Optimal outcomes can be obtained by being willing to let go and go with the flow.

People all over the world are rushing to beauty spots in the mountains and on the beaches in search of relaxation and a much needed respite from the constant state of emergency we've all been in for years. No masks needed!

Jupiter in Pisces promotes a feeling of unity with nature. This is an ideal aspect for meditation in your favorite nature get away. But there's no need to sit cross legged and close your eyes. Just allow yourself to relax. Empty the mind. Make it your intent to receive an influx of Universal Life Force Energy from your surroundings.

Curtis on the hiking trail at Reynolda Gardens, Wakeforest University

Place your loving attention on the plants, animals, birds, fish and insects found on your path. If you are a Reiki person, turn on your Reiki and send energy to the life forms surrounding you. If you have a crystal in your pocket or a crystal pendant on your person, set that crystal to transmit energy to the web of life enfolding you. Give thanks! Soon you will begin to feel the difference as your energetic interchange with nature begins to recharge your physical, emotional and mental bodies. This is walking meditation.
This month with Jupiter in Pisces and Sun in sensuous, earthy Taurus, we have alternated gardening with hikes in the woods and in the many gardens in Old Salem across the street from us. The more time we spend outdoors, the more relaxed we get! You might want to give it a try. 

Cosmic Weather Forecast
Blood Moon Eclipse Progression, September 2016
By Astoddard73 [CC BY-SA 4.0  (], from Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday, May 26, at 7:14 am Eastern time, we celebrate the Sagittarius Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse and the Gemini Solar Festival of Goodwill. The Moon will be at its closest approach to Earth at the moment of the Full Moon eclipse. As the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light waves, and the remaining light from the Sun strikes the Moon's surface, imparting a red glow that can be seen in our night sky.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and Jupiter in Pisces tunes our inner spiritual antennae to the trans-personal realms of consciousness. Sagittarius is the fiery planet of aspiration and directed, focused action in pursuit of our highest ideals. 

This can be our caterpillar to butterfly Moon of Transfiguration if we concentrate on our spiritual practices and join with awakened humanity to celebrate the global spring Festival of Goodwill! 

However, Jupiter in Pisces squares the Moon and Sun creating a potentially challenging mutable T-square. The mutable T-square triggers powerful energetic cross-currents in our lives. We may feel at times as though we are on a merry-go-round or tilt-a-whirl that accelerates without warning and then suddenly decelerates, or reverses direction without warning, leaving us feeling fatigued and spent.

And speaking of head twisting reversals, Saturn in Aquarius turns retrograde on May 23, prior to the Full Blood Moon Eclipse, and remains retrograde for five months. Saturn retrogrades typically amplify the restrictions, limitations, and difficult karmic lessons associated with Saturn's current placement.

In this case, we can expect social restrictions and conflicts related to the Global Pandemic to resurface in unexpected ways. Today we are seeing new outbreaks in Taiwan,  and Singapore, which were thought to have successfully suppressed the Coronavirus, and deaths and new cases in India have reached new global highs, creating an unprecedented national emergency. 

Saturn's about face is followed by Mercury going retrograde on May 29, conjunct Venus in late Gemini. We may be subjected to a barrage of unexpected and challenging Venusian feelings related to developments among members of our social network. Those undigestible feelings may need to be processed mentally for a few weeks before the events in our lives make sense, but after all, that's what Mercury Retrograde in Gemini is for. So be gentle on yourself and others this next month and take time to meditate upon nettlesome or upsetting social situations before taking action.

At the Front, 1897
Union Officer Confronts Rebel Soldier with Kidnapped Woman
Internet Archive Book Images, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons

In addition to these astrological hurdles Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn during the last week of May and in early June. Now is the time to fearlessly face down abusers and users who are attempting to exploit us and those around us, no matter how powerful they appear. 

Power struggles, conflicting desires, and secretive strategies for self-advancement can set us up for major confrontations with powerful Plutonian people and institutions during this time frame.

Be cautious in committing to any new and revolutionary activities. On the other hand, beware of succumbing to feelings of helplessness or self-victimization. Sometimes radical change and fearless confrontation with powerful forces are necessary for us to claim our freedom and live our lives to the fullest without undue interference.

Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus exactly on June 14, creating the second passage of the year for this difficult aspect, which dominates the entire year of 2021. This is the second act of the celestial drama that began in February. The Sun will be in Cancer, making a sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus, so rebellious, electrifying Uranian energies will predominate.

This means that if you are determined to express Uranian energies and break free of Saturnine restrictions in your life, June may be the turning point in your struggle.

Uranian flashes of insight and creativity could open the door to unexpected but welcome transformations in social, political and economic systems that no longer serve us and prevent our community from establishing right human relations.

Conflicts between the established order and rebellious political factions could erupt and evolve in a surprising series of developments that reveal the fragility of the status quo and enhance attractive new political alternatives.

Creative Visualization for the Festival of Goodwill 

 Constellation of Sagittarius, by Hevelius

The full moon in Sagittarius is known as the Festival of Humanity, or the Festival of Goodwill, because that is the day that the incarnate and discarnate Guides and Teachers of all the Mystery Schools of the East and West join together to light the flame of inner wisdom in the minds of all humanity. That flame is known as Buddha Mind to the Initiates of the East and Higher Mind to Initiates of the Western Mystery Schools. The full moon in June is the day the Spiritual Hierarchy light the flame of unconditional love in the heart of humanity. 

During the Festival of Humanity, the love of Christ and the wisdom of the Buddha are showered down upon the Earth. At this time, spiritual disciples of all paths and lineages and religions around the world receive inspiration and instructions concerning their roles and duties for the upcoming year.

The Hierarchy of Spiritual Guides and Teachers overseeing humanity’s spiritual evolution join with the Cosmic Christ and provide a roadmap of the coming seasonal cycle to all disciples, planting the seeds for all the spiritual activities that disciples are being urged to undertake during the next year.

Most importantly, the Hierarchy and the Cosmic Christ engulf the entire planet with a powerful high-frequency energetic charge known as The Will to Good, which is distributed through power spots around the world to all willing recipients. This energy acts as a powerful stimulant, strengthening the will forces in struggling humanity, and acts as a beneficent power surge, impelling disciples on all paths to internalize the energy of Goodwill, to act with Goodwill toward all, and to strive to establish right human relations in all their activities.

The energy released on the Full Moon Festival of Humanity circulates throughout the etheric body of planet Earth for five full nights and days, 2 1/2 days prior to the Full Moon and for 2 1/2 days after the Full Moon.

All those who wish to participate in this Festival of Humanity would do well to set aside some time during the evening prior to the Full Moon for deep meditation.

If you are unable to meditate at the exact time of the full moon, choose a time within 12 hours before or after the full moon to be part of this global meditation. 

Set aside some time at your convenience on the day following the Full Moon for an additional meditation.

To enhance your receptivity to these beneficent energies try these activities on the five nights of the Festival beginning on the eve of the Full Moon:

Simply sit alone, or join with other like-minded individuals and visualize the planet Earth surrounded by a grid of light.


Compound of Dodecahedron and Icosahedron
VRML Model created using Robert Webb's Stella Software, image courtesy Wikimedia.

The Christ Consciousness Grid, actually a set of seven grids in rainbow colors that surrounds the Earth, is in the form of a pentagonal dodecahedron with icosahedral caps.

The dodecahedron is one of The Five Platonic Solids. There are only five three dimensional polyhedrons whose faces are identical regular polygons. They are the cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. 

Plato associated the cube with the element of Earth, the tetrahedron with the element of fire, the octahedron with the element of air, and the icosahedron with the element of water. 

"There still remained a fifth construction, which the god used for embroidering the constellations on the whole heaven," wrote Plato. That Fifth Element, Spirit, or Universal Life Force energy, is represented by the dodecahedron.

21st Century students of sacred geometry associate the dodecahedron with the energy of the stars, and with the energy of the Zero Point Field, which fills the so-called vacuum of space, within which the stars are embedded.

Astrophysicists, following up the work of 20th Century quantum physicists researching the roots of inertia, found that the void of deep space is in fact a limitless self-sustaining source of Zero Point Energy. Zero Point Energy appeared to some astrophysicists to be the most ubiquitous energy in the Universe.

The Universe, Trump XXI, the Thoth Tarot Deck
by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris
The Goddess Shakti Dancing with the Divine Serpent
Symbolizes the Energy Sustaining Universal Manifestation


This discovery was instrumental in reframing our understanding of the Universe. Astrophysicists began to question if matter is the fundamental building block of our Universe, as Newtonian physics had proclaimed. Instead, Zero Point Energy, which is coterminous with the vast field of the Void in deep space, appears to be the true origin of all matter in the Cosmos.

The Christ Consciousness Grid, delineating a dodecahedron, symbolizing the Universal energy of Source, is said to play a crucial part in the quickening of humanity’s evolving spiritual consciousness at this time.

The Christ Consciousness Grid is a bridge between our material Universe and the realms of subtle energy that lie beyond the Space-Time Continuum, the home of angels, devas, nature spirits, and our Spiritual Hierarchy.


The Eye of God nebula about 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

By tuning in to this matrix of light and consciousness on the five nights of the Full Moon Festival of Humanity, by sending energy to that matrix, and by consciously focusing our intent to unite our energies with all individuals of good will around the world during a day of global meditation, humanity opens a door into the spiritual world, through which Ascended Guides and Teachers associated with Wisdom Schools of both East and West can pour energetic blessings and specific guidance appropriate to the time and place and situation of each and every person taking part in The Festival of Goodwill.

At the Goodwill Festival the Spiritual Hierarchy, guided by the Christ, showers the Will-to-Good upon Planet Earth. All those who participate in meditation during the five nights of the Sagittarius Full Moon receive and distribute these energies into the world.

So, join in the worldwide meditation, ask that all individuals be given the grace and guidance they need during this coming year to fulfill their loftiest spiritual goals. Pray that all those working for peace, justice and restoration of this Garden Planet be given the will forces, the courage, the energy, the endurance and the opportunity to be of maximum service in the world.

Connect through the Christ Consciousness Grid with your fellow Lightworkers, feel their presence and energy, and seek to unite with them during this festival. Together we will all cross the bridge of rainbow light, and unite in Higher Mind with our Guides and Teachers, with Buddha and Christ.

Jane Wielding 6 Gate 108 Facet Dream Vogel Phi Crystal Wand

Use your intentions, your prayers, or your favorite crystals to send light and love through the Christ Consciousness Grid to the entire web of life on Planet Earth and you will automatically connect with the Spiritual Hierarchy.

Open yourself to receive the blessings being poured down by Humanity’s Wisdom Teachers, both incarnate and disincarnate, and prepare to receive messages of loving wisdom designed to help accelerate your spiritual and material progress throughout the coming seasons of summer, fall and winter.

Filling ourselves with love and wisdom from Source, together we will distribute our blessings to all of humanity, and to Mother Earth and the myriad beings inhabiting the vast web of life on our blue-green planetary home.

Meditation for the Festival of Goodwill


Place a flower on your altar or near your place of meditation. Place a bowl of water on your altar or near your seat. If you have some water you gathered during the Wesak Full Moon Festival, use that water at this time as an offering to Grandmother Earth.

If possible, light a candle to represent the kindling of the spirit, the awakening of the Higher Mind and the flame of compassion lit within the open heart. You may also burn some incense or sage, to create a spiral pathway from earth to sky, sending an offering to those Beings of Light who join their energies to ours during this Full Moon Festival.

Enjoy this meditation on the day of the Full Moon, celebrating the Festival of Goodwill!

Opening Invocation: "I now see Heaven on Earth; Heaven and Earth as One; the anchoring of the Kingdom of Heaven; the spiritual principles in open expression on earth; thus leading to the universal recognition that all are one."

“The children of humanity are one, and I am one with them.
I seek to love, not hate;
I seek to serve and not exact due service;
I seek to heal, not hurt.

“Let the soul control the outer form,
And life and all events
And bring to light the love
Which underlies the happenings of the time.

“Let vision come and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone.

“Let love prevail.
Let all people love.”

Then sit in meditation, for as long as is suitable for you.

Visualize an egg of swirling multi-colored light surrounding you.

Breathe slowly and deeply from the belly for a count of five on each inbreath, and up to ten on each outbreath.

On each in-breath, visualize a golden light streaming into your aura from above, strengthening your auric field. On each out-breath, visualize light streaming forth from your third eye, ascending to the heavens, to the Christ Consciousness Grid surrounding Planet Earth. As you continue to breathe and meditate, become aware of the myriad streams of light being directed to the Christ Consciousness Grid surrounding the Earth by millions of Lightworkers, seekers and meditators worldwide. Feel the increase in the light around you, within you, and within the Christ Consciousness Grid surrounding the Earth, with each breath you take. Know that as the light increases within you and around you on every in-breath, you direct a more and more powerful stream of energy to the Christ Consciousness Grid and to all humanity with every out-breath.

When you have energized your aura and directed your light to the Christ Consciousness Grid for a few minutes, simply sit in quiet contemplation.

Continue deep breathing, and ask your Ascended Guides and Spiritual Teachers, incarnate or disincarnate, to send you messages containing the loving wisdom you will need to fulfill your spiritual and material goals during the coming year. Ask to be enlightened about golden opportunities for loving service coming your way in the months to com. Ask for loving wisdom you may need to overcome inner and outer difficulties in the year ahead. 

Sit quietly and allow messages of love and light and Cosmic wisdom to infuse your mind with grace and guidance from Higher Mind.

Finally, when you are finished, thank your fellow lightworkers, the Spiritual Guides and Teachers of the Wisdom Schools of the East and West, and Grandmother Earth.

Close with a blessing to the whole world:

“Compassion to All Beings 
North - South - East - West - Above - Below
Compassion to All Beings.”


Altar & Portrait of Dr. Mikao Usui, Founder of the Reiki Tradition,
Sea Shells, Roses and Electric Candle, by Jane Sherry

Drink the water in your bowl, save for a small amount, which you may sprinkle on living plants or grasses, preferably outside your dwelling, as a final offering to the Earth, and to the devas and nature spirits who work so diligently to optimize, structure and regulate the forces vivifying the natural world.

Jane and I affirm that this Full Moon you all shall receive the grace and guidance you need to fearlessly engage with the retrograde forces so prevalent in our world today, and to envision the solutions to our society's seemingly intractable problems during this Global Festival of Goodwill and for the entire year to come! 

Jane and Curtis at Old Salem Coffee Pot
Local Legends Say the Coffee Pot Was Used to Conceal a Union Soldier 
Hiding From Confederates During the Civil War

Jane and I pray that you and yours will receive the grace and guidance you require to navigate the troubled astrological waters coming during the next month, and to continue to make progress on your own path of Spirit and Soul evolution!

Meditation Moment: The Universe is the One True Holy Book

"The time has come for believers from all religions to stop confronting one another, brandishing their holy books as the one and only repository of the word of God. For this is wrong, yes, wrong and ridiculous, and true faith gains nothing from these quarrels.

"Why continue telling believers from all religions that it was God himself who spoke to the prophets and that the so-called holy texts contain only eternal truths? All holy books are to be respected, but they are still only fragments, incomplete and imperfect copies of the one great book God really did write – the universe itself, but also the human being, created by God in the image of the universe.

"Some will shout sacrilege and heresy. Well, they can shout all they like! Only the ignorant will be indignant, because they do not know how the Creator conceived of the universe and humankind. Even if the holy books were inspired by heaven – and they certainly were – they are not the unique and exclusive source of absolute or conclusive truths. "  

-- by Omraam Mikhail Aivhanov

 - 1902-1967

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

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