ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month Uranus continues to travel through Aries. What is nice for the first week is a great aspect with Venus and Jupiter. Therefore do something fun with friends, lovers or family. Be careful of getting indigestion as Pluto squares Uranus but at a wide angle. So as long as you eat carefully you will not have any problems. Jupiter and Uranus will be well aspected all month and so your energy is up all this time.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month cultivate good relationships and do things that help others. You have good energy so share it.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20) This month I would recommend going slowly. The Sun and Venus are square your sign. This is not a curse, it is more like rainy weather. Astrology is an influence and it only gains access to you if you lack mindfulness. If it was raining today and you forgot your umbrella, you merely get wet. If the aspects are not supportive of ease and happiness, just be mindful that you are in samsara. That protects you from agitation.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month be present to what transpires in your immediate environment. Speculation would not be useful as it opens the door to superstition and anxiety. Be present and compassionate.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) This month things are basically good. The Sun and Venus support Jupiter in Gemini from a distance for the first week. These are secondary influences to help you be happy and feel comfortable. Be mindful in the last weeks as Neptune, Venus and the Sun will run square. That can mean some agitation and doubts bother you. Be mindful and you will avoid errors. Astrology is just an influence like the weather. This means right now (the first week) the conditions are basically good but you have to be careful of an unexpected shower or two.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be friendly and inspirational. Gemini has a strong intellectual capacity so be mindful of your speech and be supportive verbally of others.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) This month everything is good. You have Neptune, Mars, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto all well aspected to Cancer. None of these planets are in Cancer and so although there is no direct stimulation there are supports from a distance. Do things that benefit others and know that interdependence is an important concept to keep in mind at all times. With a good attitude good things happen.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month be reflective emotionally. Do meditations on how totally interdependent you are with everything and to this add a positive intention. That is the work of a Bodhisattva.
LEO (July 23 – August 22) This month you might have an enlightening moment in the first two weeks. The Sun and Venus are conjunct and in opposition to your sign. That is great for insights into love and caring for all. This aspect could cause a greater sense of affection for others. People with a spiritual vision will feel expansive affection for all. It only lasts for the first two weeks, so keep you spiritual eyes open.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month look at the world with the eyes of a yogi/yogini. Keep your vision on the grand scheme of things, not the little details.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month life is lively with Mars, Neptune and Mercury all running in opposition to your sign. This effect is increased with a Jupiter square to these planets and to your sign. Therefore expect life to be full and unpredictable. If you are open-minded then you may find yourself excited with the progression of events. If you have a defensive attitude and are closed-minded then life might be unsettling. Be mindful of yourself as that is the best protection.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month you are running on intellectual energy and impulsiveness. Keep an eye on your ethical conduct. If you do something negative, remember guilt is a double negative whereas regret helps you avoid problems repeating themselves in the future.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) This month you are happy and life seems bearable. Uranus, Jupiter and Venus sit beneficially aspected to your Sun sign. Be happy and share good feelings. You do not have any particularly strong aspects that will bother you so utilize the time to accomplish positive activities without worry of astrological interference.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month life is quite wonderful and you have lots of energy. Do actions that benefit your neighborhood and community. Buddhists should express their positive qualities and influence the world constructively.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) This month slow down a little. The Sun and Venus square Saturn in your sign and so you might get a little confused. Midmonth your ability to speak and express affection are stronger, so focus on being friendly and all should go well. As Atisha the great Indian saint says, “All suffering can be laid on the doorstep of self cherishing.” Don’t focus on yourself, instead be aware of others and help them.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you have to be careful of confusion. You are prone to being stubborn. Remember samsara is an illusion so don’t worry as everything you do is just relative to the moment and has no ultimately permanence.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) This month there is intensity though with Jupiter opposite Sagittarius and squaring Mars, Mercury and Neptune. You may find yourself chasing illusions. Jupiter’s position excites you a little too much. Be careful of over validating your goals. You are a little too idealistic right now.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month your enthusiasm is running in overdrive. Slow down. Be mindful that samsara creates illusions. Be mindful of your personal illusions.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month you are powerful. Mars, Neptune and Mercury are all well positioned to Pluto in Capricorn. Energy is cyclic and there are times when everything seems perfect and also times when there is no wind in your sails. Right now you have a full breeze and it propels you forward with excitement, vision and bright ideas. Enjoy this time as it will not last forever.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month you are not contemplating at all, you are busy and excited. Be mindful of what direction you choose to go in as you will move quickly once you decide.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) This month is birthday month for you. Remember to say thank you to your parents. Give them a present instead of expecting one. The Sun and Venus will sit conjunct for the middle week of February. This is increased with a beneficial aspect with Jupiter. You close the month with many dreams and altruistic ideas. It is a good time to meditate and pray with a Bodhicitta motivation.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month universal responsibility is so obvious to you it is hard to understand why everyone is not working for social justice and human rights. Be mindful of your speech, it is both a source of inspiration and also a weapon that inflames situations.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) This month you are inspired as you have never felt before. Initially you don’t think anything special will happen but by mid month all the rules of the game change. Be prepared to become the catalyst of change. Do it skillfully though. Radical change upsets people, so implement change with grace and poise. This month will be your birthday month possibly. Remember to say thank you to your parents. Give them a present instead of expecting one.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month you are inspired action and words. So write a poem, some prose or compose a dharma story. You are happy, witty and intelligent, so enjoy the stimulation while it lasts.