Holiday of Wesak

This week presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a second full moon in Scorpio, coinciding with the annual religious holiday of Wesak, named for the second lunar month of the Hindu calendar. This holiday became significant in 1950, when the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists declared this full moon as the celebration of the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha (it's said that Buddha became enlightened during a Taurus sun/Scorpio full moon). 

The intensity of Scorpio moon times can amplify our passions, prickle our emotions and ripen long-forgotten feelings. An enlightened response might be greeting everything this week with an open heart and engaged awareness, just as the Buddha did. And you can transform any difficult passion into compassion for the natural dance of life.