“Meditation is not a doing, but a happening”
The solstices and the equinoxes are the four most important festivals of the annual cycle. The Hierarchy wants that we follow the festivals that are in nature.
Meditations and Rituals
The Vaisakh Festival
For receiving a fresh dose of Will energy for the work of good will, we should align ourselves at the time of Taurus full moon, just as the initiates do to tune up to the Will and the Plan of the year. The cosmic energies of Will come from the Eye of the Bull and are reflected and received via the moon in an extenuated form. At Taurus full moon it is in Scorpio in the constellation of Visakha. Therefore Taurus full moon is also called Vaisakh or Wesak full moon. Since times immemorial it is celebrated in the Himalayas as the Vaisakh festival, since Gautama Buddha also as the festival of his enlightenment.
The Dates of Moon related Festivals
The full moon that happens around the cusp of a solar month, belongs to the preceding month. For example a full moon that happens around the beginning of Aries is considered as Pisces full moon. The same is true for fixing the date of the Vaisakh Festival etc.
Good Friday happens during the last Friday of Aries, normally nearer to new moon. It is the true time of Passover. Passover is a passage to higher circles that lies in between Aries and Taurus. The Year God of last year hands over to the year God of current year, who descends In the beginning of Aries. The incoming year God is fully charged by Aries full moon and by new moon the earlier one 'passes over'. Fulfilled souls move along with him into higher circles.
The Spring Equinox
The spring equinox at zero degrees of Aries is the beginning of the solar year, where the solar angel brings down a fresh impulse from higher circles. This time represents the midday sun and the highest point of enlightenment.
The Summer Solstice
The solstices and the equinoxes are the four most important festivals of the annual cycle. At these cardinal points energies are present, through which many layers of wisdom can unfold. By attuning to them we gain subtler perceptions.
The May Call Day
On 29 May 1910, Master CVV began distributing the Energy of Synthesis, which he had received from higher circles, to the planet and the planetary beings. Since then every 29th May is celebrated as the day for group initiation. It is popularly called the “May Call Day”.
The Autumn Equinox
At the equinoxes, days and nights are equal and there is an equilibrium between spirit and matter in the nature. These times offer the best yogic energies and are very auspicious for the spiritual practice. The alignment to the Light is of particular importance at autumn equinox, which corresponds to the midnight hour.
The Winter Solstice
It is important to pay attention to the transition of the sun from one sign to the next, and to the cardinal points of the day, the month and the year. Thus, we can experience the change of energies and integrate ourselves into the rhythms of the larger system.