ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month you have Uranus in Aries but squaring the Sun for a week. Take into consideration the summer has started, it is hot and you may have some projects in mind. This aspect basically means you should be careful of being in a rush. You could be prone to trying to do things quickly and then be upset with the bad results. Slow down!
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month have no motive, just be aware in each moment. That is the real practice of mindfulness.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you are empty of direct astrological stimulation, that is Taurus is empty of planets. You do have supportive aspects with the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Therefore be mindful of what is happening and look for bigger connections. We are an interdependent phenomena so be mindful of support from those around you. The one beneficial aspect is Saturn opposite Taurus. This can make you very meditative and contemplative. Enjoy that blessing.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month you may have to look beyond the immediate situation to understand what is happening.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month is full of light and love. You have Mercury and Venus in Gemini. Venus will inspire love and affection for the first three weeks of July. Each evening if you look at the Western horizon you will see them bright and beautiful. It is a good romantic time but be careful of projecting too much into a situation. You have Neptune square and you could create some illusions.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be mindful. Life is created by our motivation. Have a good motive and be mindful moment to moment. That is the best way to live one’s life.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month is the birthday month. Don’t forget to send a present to your parents to say thank you for the body you currently have. Even if they have passed away, do some meditation and send the good energy to them in their new rebirth. The month starts busy with a Uranus square and Pluto in opposition. Be extra mindful during the first week. By the 10th you will feel more at peaceful because Saturn and the Sun will be well aspected. That gives you astrological energy to be mindful and contemplative. If during these weeks you are in a rush you will feel frustrated. Slow down.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month starts off slowly and will build up speed in a gradual manner. You will be successful if you take life step by step.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month is the birthday month. Don’t forget to send a present to your parents to say thank you for the body you currently have. Even if they have passed away, do some meditation and send the good energy to them in their new rebirth. This month starts with good aspects from Mars, Mercury and Venus. There are no planets in Leo but these aspects give you supportive energy from a distance. That means will power, intelligence and affection are helping you day by day.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month the energy to do things is there but you may end up with too many ideas. Settle your mind each time you get too excited.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month you have no direct planets in Virgo but you do have the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune helping you go in positive directions. Sometimes astrology plays a strong role in our lives and sometimes the astrological effects are minimal. This month do as you wish and be mindful that success is not always just being personally ambitious. Sometimes knowing that help comes from others improves our relationship with others.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month do whatever seems most beneficial, just be mindful of your appreciation of others.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month you will have Mars and Uranus giving you lots of good energy. You will try to accomplish many projects. Slow down and live in the moment. Go slowly and be mindful. It is a great month to plan your day before you open the door and step outside. You will gain insights if you are thoughtful of what you are about to do.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month go slowly, be mindful and reflective. It is a great month to have realizations that strike close to the bone. The Zen bones of reality.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month you have excellent aspects to be meditative and contemplative. Saturn in is Scorpio and well aspected to the Sun. Later in the month there are supportive aspects with Mercury and Venus. This means be steadfast with a pleasant sense of loving communication. We are an interdependent phenomena so be mindful of support from those around you.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month be positively passionate. That means be passionate about your positive activities.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month, like Taurus and Virgo, you are empty of direct planetary stimulation. The nice thing is Mercury and Venus are opposite and so you are loving the universe. Granted this is the astrological side of things not the total picture. Provided there are no other major disruptive factors in your life things should be playful and pleasant.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month be clear minded about your motivation. A good motivation can transform any situation. Remember the Buddhist text, 7 Point Mind Transformation, “Bring all situations to the Path.”
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month slow down and meditate the whole month. Uranus is square to the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn. That is a great time for being reflective and contemplative, especially on the suffering nature of samsara. Don’t have many ambitions, just be peaceful and wise.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month do just that. There is no more to say!
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month you are empty of planets. That is not the emptiness of reality but rather void of direct planetary influence. You will have the Sun and Jupiter opposite Aquarius in the last ten days of the month. That can mean being busy with others. Be open to what people have to say and listen. It is always good to listen twice as much as offering suggestions. We have two ears and one mouth for that reason.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month your intelligence is high. Use it in productive activities.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month you are sensitive and sensual. The sensitivity is Neptune in Pisces. The sensuality is Venus square to Neptune. That is a great aspect for romantics and poets. Sensuality is your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and body interacting with the world. This sort of aspect gives you a totally different vision of how things are. Just be careful of deluding yourself with erroneous ideas. The last weeks of July will be more comfortable sensuality as Venus will be more harmoniously aspected to Neptune. Do write some poems if you have the time.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month work at the Bodhicitta and poetry. Remember, joy in positive actions reinforces them more than any other emotion.