Plan For Positive Progress At The Full Moon On May 18

The Full Moon in Scorpio on Saturday, May 18—also known as the Buddha Moon—is an opportune time to meditate upon, visualize, and manifest your future. Use the power of the Sun in the fixed earth sign of Taurus and the Moon in the fixed water sign of Scorpio to set your sights on what you would like to create for yourself in the coming year.


How To Project Intentions Into Water

It is said that if you project your positive intentions for the coming season into water at the Buddha Moon (when the Sun is in the earth sign of Taurus and the Full Moon is in the water sign of Scorpio), you will harness spiritual energies that will assist you during the coming year. 

You may project your thoughts into water by either writing your aspirations and visions on a piece of paper and putting the paper under a glass of water (or in the water if you have waterproof ink) or by going into a state of calmness in meditation and then energetically projecting your positive thoughts, aspirations, and plans into a container of water through concentrating and sending your thoughts from the center of your forehead (the third eye or spiritual eye, also the center of the cerebral cortex, the area of the body associated with the powerful conscious mind). Then, meditate and pray for a minimum of 20 minutes to energize your visions with the power of your thoughts and prayers. It is said that 20 minutes is the universal time needed to change a vibration from lower to higher, or higher to lower. So, stay in a heightened state of awareness for a minimum of 20 minutes to lift your consciousness to a high state of awareness that you may project into the water.

For more information about how your thoughts can change the molecular structure of water, read about Masuru Emoto's experiments that show the power of water to pick up the thoughts and vibrations of the people and environment around the water: Messages from Water and the Universe by Masuru Emoto and The Hidden Messages in Water by Masuru Emoto. Here is a description of Dr. Emoto’s discoveries about the relationship of water to our thoughts: "Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health."

After projecting your thoughts for a minimum of 20 minutes, drink the water that you have infused with your powerful thoughts. This powerful energy will carry you into the next month—and the next year. You may also pray to your favorite deity to protect you and assist you in carrying out your positive intentions and plans. In addition to your prayers for yourself, don’t forget to add a prayer for others—and pray for greater peace and harmony in the world!


A Time For Action

At this Full Moon, the Sun, communicative Mercury, loving Venus, and innovative Uranus will be in Taurus. You will feel strong vibrations of love (Taurus is ruled by the loving planet Venus). You also will feel a strong need to take action, given that there will be a grand total of 6 planets in earth signs at the Full Moon (the aforementioned 4 planets in Taurus, plus Saturn and Pluto in the earth sign of Capricorn). If you have plans you want to implement, this is a time to do it!

Additionally, the fixed sign of Scorpio can be quite determined and occasionally willful. Combined with the strong and strong-willed energy of Taurus and Capricorn, you are sure to be influenced to stand up for what you believe in. You will be able to make great progress where there may have been obstacles in the past. With none of the inner planets in retrograde motion (Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all moving straight ahead at the Full Moon on May 18), you will be doubly blessed with forward-moving energy!

Finally, another dimension of inspiration will be added to your activities with lucky and energetic Jupiter in Sagittarius opposing energizing Mars in Cancer at the Full Moon. You will feel especially inspired by planetary forces when your activities are involved with spirituality, meditation, prayer, yoga, philosophical study, or service to a higher cause under the influence of Jupiter in Sagittarius, forming a square angle to spiritual Neptune in Pisces. 

Mars in Cancer at the Full Moon also will direct your attention to domestic matters, home and family, and your personal feelings. While you will be motivated to accomplish goals in the world under the influence of 6 planets in earth signs at the Full Moon, no close-to-the-earth retrogrades, and enthusiastic Jupiter in Sagittarius, Mars in Cancer will take you in a slightly different direction as it prompts you to stay close to home and in your personal comfort zone. So, it’s best to balance between worldly ambitions and inner comforts at the Full Moon. Take time to be alone, review your plans, and orient your energies first. Then go out, using the spiritual energy you have accumulated under the Full Moon, and put your best ideas into effect! 


What This Means For You…

If you were born under one of the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn, you will feel especially motivated to implement your outstanding plans. Remember to consider the needs of others and take time to recharge your batteries.

If you were born under one of the water signs of Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, you also will feel support from the triangular arrangement of Mars in Cancer, the Moon in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces at the Full Moon. Your work at this time will be of a more emotional nature, focusing on letting go of unresolved feelings from the past so you may move more clearly into the future.

If you were born under one of the fire signs of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, the upcoming Full Moon will attract people to you who will help you implement your positive visions. Don’t try to do everything yourself because cosmic forces are not as strong as you’d need to go it alone.

And if you were born under one of the air signs of Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, this is a time to sit back and watch the drama of others unfold. You will be an able advisor to other people at this time. You may favor quiet contemplation, writing, meditation, and solitude over action under the Full Moon. Your active time will come when the Sun and communicative Mercury enter Gemini on May 21! Enjoy!