ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month has an interesting mix of passion and confusion. Uranus is in Aries for some years to come and right now is running square to Pluto. That can mean rash emotional or sexual expression. Be careful of exaggerating your sexual feelings into something that is inappropriate. In the last ten days the issue is confusion. The Sun will conjunct Pluto and be square Uranus. This can mean rash emotional decisions. Slow down, think about what you wish to do and make sure it causes no harm to others. There is a small possibility your health could be upset during this time. Astrology does not cause illness but if you have some seeds of ill health it can stimulate those seeds.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month just slow down and don’t motivate externally. If you have a motivation, make it to be more mindful and peaceful. Your awareness and wisdom can protect you from many errors. (Similar to last month with some small changes)
TAURUS (April 20 May 20) This month has Mercury, Venus and Saturn all opposite Taurus. The opposition can stimulate excess intellectualism (Mercury), flights of fantasy over desires (Venus), and then being judgmental about it all (Saturn). So for the first two weeks slow down and don’t judge yourself, just make good decisions. Saturn can make you contemplative but to avoid being judgmental you need to see yourself in a compassionate light.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month don’t exaggerate things.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) This month there is great enthusiasm. Jupiter in Gemini and opposite the Sun for the first weeks of December. Be a little careful of being overly enthusiastic about what you are going to do. Your optimism may exaggerate the actual situation beyond what is possible. Just slow down a little and you will most likely make good decisions. In the last ten days your love and affection will blossom. Venus will run opposite Jupiter but as it is Christmas that will transform you into a big ball of love. Have a good motivation and all should be fine.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month think about how you are interdependent with all around you and fill that space with affection and love. Similar to last month.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) This month your deep feelings are playing a role in whatever you wish to do. The month starts with a bit of agitation with Pluto opposite Cancer and being squared by Uranus. So start the month with mindfulness of your deeper feelings about things. By being mindful you release the pressure and don’t suffer negative feelings. This is important because in the last ten days of November the Sun will conjunct Pluto and increase all your deep feelings. So if you have not been mindful you could get quite intense at the end of the month. It is Christmas and although that is supposed to be a nice time it also can be stressful. Now in what area could you feel intense? That depends on where you are placing emphasis. Astrology is only an influence, you are the outlet of that influence. This is a good transit for Guru Yoga as Pluto is connected to deep faith.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month be reflective and patient. Patience is a wonderful virtue. It comes from understanding that aggression is not the best way to resolve issues. Go slowly and your goals will be attained. If there is something you strongly believe in you will be hard working to accomplish that goal.
LEO (July 23 – August 22) This month starts a little complicated but ends well. Venus, Mercury and Saturn all sit poorly positioned to your Sun sign. There are no direct planets in Leo so these aspects are not overly problematic. The Sun is well positioned and that helps smooth things over. The end of the month and Christmas day are all great as Mercury and Venus move to a better aspect to Leo. Therefore at that time be happy and do some nice things for others.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month start your Christmas season slowly and know by the last ten days you will feel great.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month starts slowly with a sense of imagination and spirituality motivating you. Neptune is finally moving positively in Pisces and running opposite Virgo. So your dream life and altruism may benefit from that aspect. This becomes much stronger in the last two weeks as the Sun and Pluto become conjunct and in a good aspects with Virgo and Neptune. So come Christmas day you can easily wish for the world to have peace and happiness. That is a nice wish.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month be peaceful and altruistic. Do things that positively motive you and pass on the blessings of good feelings.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) This month you are empty of any planets directly in Libra. You do have a Uranus opposition that might bring up some surprises but basically things are fairly quiet for you. In the last days of December Mercury and Venus will come well aspected to Libra and as that coincides with Christmas you should have a nice time. Granted astrology cannot make Christmas perfect but when those influences are mixed with good intentions and mindfulness then wonderful things can happen.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. Balance this month is around how much energy you put into actions and how much you are careful for being too active. Balance the enthusiasm with common sense.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) This month you are powerful and charismatic. Reason is Mercury, Venus and Saturn are all in Scorpio. This will not last forever though and so if you wish to do something special this month do it early. Come the Christmas week you have Saturn well aspected to the Sun and Pluto and so you will be confident and in a good mood. Granted you need to be mindful of your motivation during that time as astrology is only an influence but at least astrology is supportive of your good mood.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month get your Christmas shopping done early so you can enjoy a peaceful Christmas week.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) This month is birthday month. Send a present to your parents or send good wishes to their current rebirth state. They are the source of this rebirth and deserve recognition. This month you are busy with the Sun in Sagittarius with a Jupiter opposition. The Sun aspect will give you lots of energy. Be a little careful of trying to accomplish too much. Your optimism is very high and it might over estimate a situation. Be careful of over spending. The economy is not stable yet.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month motivate positively and wish to be of supreme benefit to others. What more could we ask of a Sagittarian Buddhist who practices Bodhicitta?
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month is birthday month. Send a present to your parents or send good wishes to their current rebirth state. They are the source of this rebirth and deserve recognition. The month starts with a little less passion as Mars is moving away from being conjunct Pluto. This will mean you are calm than last month’s Uranus square to Pluto. As the Christmas week approaches though you have to slow down and be careful. The Sun will conjunct Pluto with that Uranus square. As our mindful awareness is our protection for all situations I recommend you slow down and invoke peace when agitation arises. It is a good month to be mindful we are interdependent beings and be humble. We are humble because we understand we are not totally in control of ourselves. Arrogance feels superior to all and is not in harmony with the true nature of reality. Similar to last month with a shift of Mars for the Sun.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. Carry on with your meditations. Go slowly and be thoughtful.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) This month slow down as Venus, Mercury and Saturn are badly aspected to your sign. That means you could be agitated and not know why. There are actually no planets in Aquarius but these three effect you from a distance. As all is impermanent though you don’t need to worry too much. Come the last two weeks of December Venus and Mercury will move to good aspects to Aquarius and you can enjoy Christmas without problems.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month increase your mindful awareness. By being mindful you control yourself and also all that influences you. Astrology is only an influence and it gains impact on us if we lack a mindful attitude of who we are and what we are doing.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) The month is full of spirituality and contemplation. Neptune is in Pisces and finally moving forward in a positive manner. In the last ten days the Sun will help Neptune with a good aspect and you dream life and altruism will increase. As the last weeks of December are Christmas that can be nice as we are supposed to be Bodhisattvas who benefit the world around us. Christmas is a warm season of good cheer. Be a source of those good feelings.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month you have a great opportunity to meditate with altruistic feelings. Enjoy the time and be friendly.