ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month we continue with Uranus in Aries squared by Pluto. What is nice is both are moving forward and so the effect is slowly diminishing. As this has been the influence on you for several months I think you are used to it by now. Whatever it brought up regarding your health, mood and temperament, it has now been dealt with. Continue your Buddhist practice as it is the most important thing and know that all is impermanent and a change is coming.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. The motivation is to use your suffering as a cause of better practice. Although we might not see overt suffering in our lives, it is the subtle things we need to be more aware of if we wish to gain enlightenment.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you have no planets directly in your sign but you have Saturn opposite and the Sun beneficially positioned. The Saturn aspect is great for deeper meditation. Reason is Saturn stimulates depth of thought and a review of things important. Remember astrology influences you according to the environment you are living in. Those in the northern hemisphere are awakening to spring. Therefore think deeply about what motivates you and implement it as spring manifests.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month basically do any positive action you wish to be involved in. There are no problems except the ones you make for yourself by not being mindful.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month starts with some problems but by midmonth it all turns around and is positive. The problem is the Sun is square to Gemini. Just be mindful of your sensitivity. Don’t over react to situations. Basically this month is not difficult, just be mindful of what you do. Use the Buddhist idea of “Peace in every step.”
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month your mind may be overactive for the first two weeks. Do calm abiding meditations. Midmonth you will start to express your ideas and feelings well.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month you have Jupiter increasing your enthusiasm plus the power of the Sun and Neptune helping you be powerful and decisive. They are harmoniously positioned to your sign. Just be mindful toward the last ten days of the month as Pluto will gradually come square to the Sun and opposite Cancer. Therefore slow down and be reflective in those weeks.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month do activities that are positive and beneficial for others. That is not astrological advice. That is just plain “good karma advice.”
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you have Venus transiting through Leo. Venus is sensuality, that is form, sound, smell, taste and touch. Therefore enjoy the sensual realm, but in the manner of a Bodhisattva. Be generous and loving, that is the positive side of Venus’s influence. In the last ten days be more mindful of lust as Mars will square Venus for a brief time. Be mindful irrespective of where you are or what you are doing. Mindfulness is the Buddhist protection against suffering and delusion.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month practice mindfulness in all actions. Cultivate awareness that benefits both you and others. An enlightened motivation guarantees success, even if there is failure in some actions.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month you have no planets in Virgo but the Sun and Neptune are helping you from Aries. What is excellent is the increase of altruism with the aspect of Neptune. I would recommend some forethought about what projects you wish to start. You have a lot of imaginative energy and could overextend yourself. This applies because of the Sun’s placement in opposition. Therefore be mindful of your wishes.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month be mindful of your enthusiasm, it could make too much work for you. If you manage the energy well then you will feel happy as the month goes by.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month the main thing is Mars running retrograde in Libra. That is great for meditation, contemplation and mindfulness. Reason is a mindful attitude of your desires can eliminate errors in your activities. Therefore slow down and think about what is important in your life and stabilize those goals.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month be peaceful, contemplative and friendly. It balances the desire to run in unproductive directions.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month we continue with Saturn transiting through Scorpio. This is a good month to continue with calm abiding meditations. Add to this some contemplative meditations and you will benefit a great deal. Remember that distractions are because of lacking mindfulness not because of external problems. If you give your power to the external world then you will never solve your problems.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you have great meditative energy. Be mindful of your desires and slow down. The grass is green where you are, you just have to look for it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month starts slowly but ends with lots of energy. That is because the Sun and Uranus will come conjunct in the last ten days and be supportively aspected to Sagittarius. This will only last for ten days though and so utilize the energy to do good things. Astrology is an influence but you are the creator of your life.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month be mindful and happy. Recognize how to use your wisdom to deal effectively with emotions. Every moment has the opportunity to awaken new realizations.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month has deep and strong emotions. Pluto is moving slowly through Capricorn and slowly moving out of square with Uranus. Be careful in the last week of March though as the Sun will join Uranus and square Pluto. Your feelings may feel too intense. Remember that astrology is not the only source of stimulation in your life. Your attitude and mindfulness are far more important and create the actual life you live. Astrology only stimulates the attitude you are maintaining.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This time be at peace with yourself, you have a lot of power you need to use correctly.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month you start with a great mind as Mercury is stimulating you. The month ends with love and affection as Venus stimulates you. Therefore read and do contemplative meditations for the first ten days and then shift over to activities that express your love. This is how a Buddhist can use astrology as an addition to their general practices.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month contemplate the meaning of life and then express it with great affection. Great time for insights, not superficial ones, deep ones.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month is the birthday month. You have Neptune in your sign for many years to come and that is good for your idealism and spirituality. Use the whole month to real focus on your spiritual practice. Reason being Pluto and Jupiter are well aspected to Neptune thus giving you wonderful energy. Meditate on Bodhicitta during those days.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month enjoy the birthday party and be full of love. Love and compassion are always good things to wear at any gathering.