This is the first Eclipse of the year and here is what I wrote in my 2013 General Forecast:
Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio (April 25)
The five eclipses of the year begin with the Buddha Moon! The ancient teachings say that Buddha was born on, achieved enlightenment under and left his physical body on the Full Moon in the month of Taurus. This Full Moon is about understanding the dynamic relationship you must experience regarding the question of Value. For in your very being you experience this truth, that you are an immortal in a mortal frame. Values are "eternal" (or timeless), yet their physical manifestation is only for a time. The key teaching of the Buddha concerned this way of understanding the journey you must take as a spark of the Divine...that you must learn the way, in fact become the way of Non-Attachment.
Here is a map of where the Eclipse will be visible. It will be passing over Europe, Africa and Asia mostly.
Held to be one of the most special and sacred Full Moons of the year, this Buddha Moon, celebrated in the Wesak Festival, is so named because The Ancient Teachings hold that Siddhārtha Gautama, who became the Awakened or Enlightened One, was born, transcended and also left his physical form during the Full Moon in the time of Taurus. I wrote about the Spiritual Significance of the Buddha Full Moon in my 2012 posting which you may read here.
Each Full Moon signifies a revelation for you, for what was released as a seed at the New Moon has now reached its culmination or Flowering at the Full. The essence or potential contained within the seed, created when the Sun and Moon formed their Conjunction, has become fully apparent and Manifested in the Fruit or harvest offered to you as the Sun and Moon reach the climax of their cycle every month.
The seed planted in the Taurus New Moon will always seek to remind you of your essential nature, of your true Value as a Spark of the Divine...that you are Spirit moving through many worlds, through many forms and activities in order to fulfill your one true purpose...which is To Grow...to Become a Self-Conscious Divinity who Joyously dances through the Energies and Forms of Creation.
Yet one of the great errors you will have to confront as you move through all your forms of manifestation is Attachment to these forms and so the forgetting of who and what you really are...and so instead of Joy, your true nature, you experience the pain of loss and longing, you look back with regrets and ahead with fears...you end up in a condition of Suffering. You "forget" that there is only the Eternal Now in which you shall abide forever and always...
The Message of the Scorpio Full Moon is the core of the Heart Doctrine as laid forth by the Buddha...It is that the key to your Self, to the Truth of Who and What you are, is found and secured by following the Noble Path, the Middle Way, and you can do this by staying true to that Self who moves through but is not attached to these forms.
You can do this by Knowing Yourself as a Spark of the Mind of the Divine, by Loving Yourself as a Spark of the Love of the Divine, and by Holding Yourself as a Spark of the Will of the Divine...That in your True and ever abiding "I" which lies at the core of you, there is that Self which is "Absolute-Existence-Knowledge-Bliss"...and when you Align your life with this awareness you can and will begin to follow the one true path of Spirit, the path of a Free Being, which is the Path of Light and Love wherein you will abide in a true State of Grace formed by Non-Attachment...A Free Mind, Unconditional Love and a Centered Will.
There is a prayer that is offered up at such moments to celebrate these "Gifts of the Spirit", yet is also a most valuable message to think upon each and every day...It is called The Great Invocation:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.