Welcome one and all to the preparations for the first LUNAR FESTIVAL in Benoni.
This one is extra special because it kicks off with a TOTAL ECLIPSE that we will see here in Johannesburg so diarise 27 / 28 July
and join us for a festival of information, awareness, awakening and some good old fashioned fun!!
BENONI NORTHERNS SPORTS CLUB – near the John Barrable Hall
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Johannesburg
Begins: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 19:14
Maximum: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 22:21 1.61 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, 28 Jul 2018, 01:28
Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Johannesburg*||Visible in Johannesburg|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 17:14:47||27 Jul, 19:14:47||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 18:24:27||27 Jul, 20:24:27||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 19:30:15||27 Jul, 21:30:15||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||27 Jul, 20:21:44||27 Jul, 22:21:44||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 21:13:11||27 Jul, 23:13:11||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 22:19:00||28 Jul, 00:19:00||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 23:28:38||28 Jul, 01:28:38||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Johannesburg, the entire eclipse is visible.
It will be a grand show across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The partial phases run from 18:24 to 22:19 UT, 6 full hours, which results from two factors. First, the Moon passes directly through the heart of Earth’s umbral shadow, just 6 arcminutes from its center. Second, the Moon is very nearly its most distant from Earth, near the apogee of its orbit, resulting in a slightly diminished orbital velocity. More information about this eclipse.
Before we get into the Festival information, a quick word on the relevance of a lunar eclipse.
Lunar eclipses signify a time of great change and upheaval. Eclipses are designed to put us on the ‘right’ path whether we realise it or not.
The important thing to remember is that eclipses are not scary. In fact, they really carry a blessing because they help us to realise what is that we want in our lives and put us in a position to make a positive change in our evolution.
Famous astrologer, Susan Miller says, “Eclipses shine the bright light of truth to the part of your life that is touched by the eclipse. Most of the time, eclipses act as brilliant illuminators, revealing a condition that you were unaware existed. They can also act as catalysts to a major life decision.”
To help you deal with eclipses, the best thing to do is to wait and watch the events that unfold. Sometimes you may be forced to make a hasty decision but if you can, sit back, enjoy the ride (as much as you can), wait for the energy to settle and watch the signs to help you make the next move.
USHERING IN CHANGE
JOIN US on Friday 27 July 2018 for the Festival Opening!
Warm up with delicious soup, rolls and steamy beverages and at 19h00 SKY WATCH
with Timothy Woodruff where he’ll enlighten us to the moon and back as he leads us into
THE MOST EPIC ECLIPSE OF THE CENTURY!! The longest duration lunar eclipse in 100 years.
We’re becoming increasingly aware, that as a species on planet earth, we’ve created a crisis that is threatening our future. Our current behaviour simply cannot continue so while we’re in a window period of grace we have the opportunity to change the trajectory. The governments aren’t going to do it and there’s no bearded old man waving a magic wand. It’s up to us! We need to be the change so, under this great cosmic event, please join us for some amazing entertainment and some learning of new things and different ways where we each can make a difference. It’s small changes that bring BIG results.
We are the generation humanity has been waiting for because we are the
ones who will usher in change. We are moving to a cleaner, greener world.
R50 Adults, R20 kids 5-15
DRESS WARM FOLKS!
FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES IN: Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates.
Short movies and long movies, information, seriously fun and funly serious.
Join a creative workshop, listen to one of the great speakers, or participate in the sweat lodge ceremony.
Come and meet these talented artists, TANDEM FLAME
TAI CHI * SKYWATCH * YOGA * PILATES * AYURVEDIC PRASADAM FOOD * DRUMMING * TATS and so much more
EVENT HIGHLIGHT: Banner-hanging demonstration from GREENPEACE.
The John Barrable Hall has never seen this!
* RECYCLE * REUSE * RENEW * MOTHER EARTH * GAIA * PACHAMAMA *
* REBIRTH * ASCENSION * LOVE * PEACE * HAPPINESS *
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT GOING SOLAR?
INSTALLING A GREY WATER SYSTEM?
SETTING UP AN ORGANIC GARDEN?
Come and learn about how to start this journey. Experts on site are here to help you help humanity!
Apply here …
HEALERS, READERS AND WORKSHOP FACILITATORS DO NOT PAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL. See the booking form for details.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Lunar Festival SWEAT LODGE