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WESAK/TAURUS FULL MOON

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WESAK/TAURUS FULL MOON

CELEBRATION 

SUNDAY 29th  April

7.00pm- 8.30pm

Shared meal at 5.30pm followed by Full Moon and Wesak celebration

You are warmly invited to come to the celebration of the WESAK/TAURUS FULL MOON, contemplation/meditation and share ideas..  Please bring some celebratory food to share if coming for the shared tea.

Meditation and Purification ceremony  7pm

The Taurus Full Moon marks Wesak, a festival celebrating the birth life and death of Gautama Buddha. Thousands of Pilgrims travel to the Wesak Valley in Tibet near Mt Kailas to participate. It is also a celebration of light illumination and compassion and is a power event for the year.

We will meet for this Wesak full moon at 5.30pm for a shared meal, followed by a meditation and purification ceremony which will start at 7pm. You may come to both of either of these parts of the celebration.

At the exact full moon time, the Buddha returns in his etheric body to bless the crowd and all of humanity. So on this the evening before, we will prepare with a meditation and a special purification event. The purification is designed to clear and ready our physical emotional and mental bodies for the illumination and initiation that can occur at the high point of Wesak .

All Welcome! Entry Free. Please bring some food to share if coming for shared meal. Donations welcomed. 

The exact Full Moon is at 10.30am on 30th April 

I see, and when the eye is opened all is light

Click on Link Below for WESAK/TAURUS FULL MOON Reflections

Wesak writing 2018

Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke

Both of us look forward to seeing you there if it feels right for you to come

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872

or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

Aries Full Meditation Celebration

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ARIES FULL MOON

CELEBRATION 

SATURDAY 31st March

7.00pm- 8.30pm

You are warmly invited to come to the celebration of the ARIES FULL MOON, contemplation/meditation and share ideas…. followed by shared supper.

All Welcome! Entry Free. Please bring some food to share if staying for supper. Donations welcomed. 

The exact Full Moon is at 11.00pm on 31st March 

I come forth from the plane of mind, I rule

meditation  contemplation  ceremony  food  fun

Some colours for Aries are red for ray 1 and Mars, yellow for ray 4 and Mercury and purple for Uranus and ray 7.

Click on Link Below for ARIES FULL MOON Reflections

Aries Full Moon reflections 2018

 Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke

Both of us look forward to seeing you there if it feels right for you to come

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872

or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

AUTUMN EQUINOX CELEBRATION

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AUTUMN EQUINOX
CELEBRATION

TUESDAY 20th March
7.00pm- 8.30pm

You are warmly invited to come to the celebration of the Autumn Equinox- turn the wheel of the year, contemplation/meditation and share ideas…. followed by shared supper.

All Welcome! Entry Free. Please bring some food to share if staying for supper. Donations welcomed.

The exact equinox is at 2.47am on 21st March

Click on Link Below for Autumn Equinox Reflections
Reflections and Writings Autumn Equinox 2018

Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke
Both of us look forward to seeing you there if it feels right for you to come

Held at the
Aquarius Healing and Education Centre
154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872
or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION 2017

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THURSDAY 21st December

7.00pm-8.30pm

Come and join with others for the turning of the wheel of the year,

for contemplation and for ceremony.

I look forward to seeing you on the 21st  and celebrating and talking more

All Welcome! Bring your friends! Entry Free. Donations welcomed. 

Bring some festive food to share for supper afterwards.

The exact time of Summer Solstice is at 3.00am on 22nd December

Click on link below for SUMMER SOLSTICE reflections

Reflections and Writings summer solstice 2017

 Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke

Both of us look forward to seeing you there if it feels right for you to come

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872

or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

Scorpio Full Moon Meditation Celebration

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SCORPIO FULL MOON

CELEBRATION

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Saturday 4th November

3.15pm-4.15pm

You are very warmly invited to this event which will be a Celebration, contemplation, meditation, ceremony, input and discussion while the sun moves through the sign of SCORPIO followed by afternoon tea.

On this day we will be meditating at the exact full moon time of 3.54pm

Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant.

If staying for afternoon tea, please bring some food to share

The exact time of Full Moon is at 3.54pm on 4th November

All welcome. No charge. Donations welcomed

Click on link below for Scorpio reflections

Reflections and Writings SCORPIO FULL MOON 2017

Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke

Both of us look forward to seeing you there if it feels right for you to come

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872

or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION

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Spring Equinox

Celebration

Friday 22nd  September

7.00pm-9.00pm

Come and join in the ancient tradition of the turning the wheel of the year in a present day way!

Time for contemplation, ceremony and group connection.

Bring your friends and something to share for supper.

Exact Equinox time 5.33 am on 23rd September 2017

All welcome. No charge. Donations welcomed

Click on the Link Below for Reflections

Reflections and Writings Spring Equinox 2017

Event led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

For more details contact Janet on 0400886872

or email skydancer8@bigpond.com

 

Cancer Full Moon Event

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Sunday 9th July.

1.00pm- 4.00pm 

I build a lighted house and therein dwell.

You are invited to the Full Moon celebration while the sun is in the sign of Cancer.

 Come at 1.00pm to celebrate at the exact Full Moon time at 1.38pm. 

The celebration will include discussion, contemplation, meditation- followed by a shared afternoon tea.

Please bring some food if staying for this.

Some colours for Cancer are pink for ray 6 and Neptune, purple for the moon and ray 7, yellow for ray 4, green for the waters of the ocean and ray 3.

We have at least 2 surprise visitors for this celebration so it would be great to see you as well for this special meditative and social celebration. 

All welcome. No charge. Donations welcomed.

Click on the Link Below for Reflections.

Reflections and Writings CANCER FULL MOON 2017

Full Moon event is led by Janet Schwarz and hosted by Meg Tscharke.

Held at the

Aquarius Healing and Education Centre

154 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

South Australia

The Novena 2017

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There’s no doubt in my mind that if we want to grow and become more whole and more spiritually aware, we need to develop our ability to focus within a field of love and compassion. Setting a focused loving intention can transform our individual life and the collective life of humanity.

There are many ways that people become more whole and more spiritually aware eg through meditation and contemplation, prayer, white magic and ceremony. Recently I experimented with the Novena as a way to use some of these processes. Here are some of my thoughts and also some information about the Novena.

In the traditional church setting the Novena is a request or petition made to Mary, Jesus or the saints, or it can be undertaken as a preparation for a holy day or for the forgiveness of sins. In Greek and Roman times the Novena was also used for a 9 day mourning practice after someone died. This also became part of the Christian Novena practice. After Jesus died he asked the apostles and Mary to remain in Jerusalem for 9 days after which the Holy Spirit would be sent to them. After 9 days of prayer, this happened and is known as Pentecost. So the Novena is often seen as something directly set up by Jesus.

I am very interested in the power of groups and believe that the energies of the Aquarian Age which are now flowing into our world, aid groups to be able to create extremely transformative processes in the world…something really needed in these times.

I believe that as each individual person becomes more and more integrated, these Aquarian energies along with the energies of the developing soul, will be felt more and more deeply and people will feel a pull to enter into group processes in some way. So although, in life, there needs to be a balance between the individual and group experiences, the urge to enter some kind of group process will become strong as these developments occur within us.

I am lucky enough to have opportunities to run groups of different kinds and am always looking for ways to help them and myself as part of them, to grow and become increasingly able to function as strong individuals within group processes. So the Novena also interested me for these reasons. My understanding of the Novena came from a book written by Carol Parrish-Hanna called “The book of Rituals Personal and planetary transformation”. Amongst many interesting things I found in that book was a form of the Novena which she had used in her Community group. Carol’s perspective is Esoteric/Christian.

I used the Novena in my own life for quite a few years and really enjoyed and felt the value of its focused practice each day. Along with other practices, it became a powerful way to set a focus for my life and opened me more deeply to a sense of being able to participate in transformative planetary and personal actions.

So I set about developing a Novena experience for both a group and individual experience, which would hopefully give people a venue to work with others constructively and to embark on some group work with the aim of transforming themselves and changing the world.

In the Novena group I created we developed individual and group requests for things we wanted to transform both in our own lives and in the life of the planet. The choice of a group project was created by using a magical process.  We met as a group physically twice… once to set up the group and then on the 9th day of the Novena to do the novena requests and prayers together. The rest of the time the group did their own work each day but continued to be linked in on the inner planes.

The word Latin word ‘Novem’ means 9 from when November was the ninth month. It is a powerful number. The nine comes before the ten and is the completion of a project and the embarking into something new another 1 (where 10=1+0=1) So the 9 is allowing something to be completed and something new to emerge. The 9 is also a 3×3 and recalls the trinity of the divine in Christian, non-Christian and pagan traditions – something I might write more about later.. So in the Novena we pray and focus for 9 days to complete an important project and the power in the number to aids the process.

If you’re interested in the Novena process and would like to participate in one or talk about it please email me at skydancer8@bigpond.com  or read and practice the relevant section in Carol’s book. I used the prayers she gives as is apart from some modernising eg changing the word God to Divine Spirit

 

The reference is:

The book of Rituals. Personal and planetary transformation

Carol E Parrrish-Harra

IBS Press 1990