ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The month of November continues with a Uranus Pluto square. That can effect you to be grumpy. What is nice is in the last two weeks the Sun and Venus come well aspected to Uranus and lift your energy up. Therefore this month meditate and contemplate more on the meaning of the Dharma and the significance of your life. A good question to ask is, “What legacy am I leaving behind me?” This helps organize your intentions for the future. Don’t be self critical as this would be taking a good opportunity and making it bad.
Aries Buddhists are motivators. This month Guru Yoga meditations would be beneficial. Good Gurus are sources of inspiration both from their teachings and from their lifestyle.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
Are you feeling split between the current situation and projections about better scenarios? The Sun, Saturn, Mercury and Venus run opposite to your sun sign. Those are four energetic planets stressing you and pulling you in many directions. I would suggest you go slowly and be mindful. Those planets put a lot of pressure on you. It is only an influence but if you have some delusions of better situations elsewhere you may be fooling yourself.
Taurus Buddhists are practical. This month make sure your desires are in check. You tend to fantasize and do all the wrong things to attain happiness. Remember Shantideva the great Buddhist saint’s words of wisdom. “Sentient beings are strange, although wishing happiness they avoid its causes. Although wishing to avoid suffering they constantly create its causes.”
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month you have no planets directly in your sign but you do have an opposition aspect with the Sun and Venus in the last weeks of November. Those planets can cause agitation and desires that you chase after. The problem is the opposition makes the desires lose their appeal once you attain them. It is an aspect of desire but little satisfaction. Slow down and enjoy the moment that is present, not the situations you don’t have access to.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month act with a loving heart and faith in the 3 Precious Jewels of Refuge. Don’t jump around too much, be peacefully and thoughtful.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month four planets support you from other signs. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Pluto are all beneficially positioned. I would suggest you pursue projects that involve others in virtuous activities. Be supportive of positive group action and you may find you are able to organize people well. You often work with your emotions and this month you can give good emotional support to others. This effect applies for the first weeks of November.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month the feelings are motivational. Mix these feelings with Bodhicitta and you will bring fulfillment to both yourself and others.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month Jupiter continues to inspire and motivate you. Be careful as do have the Saturn and Mercury square to Jupiter and so be mindful to avoid stress and arguments. Your sign is active and with two planets square the feelings of aggression or frustration could arise. Be mindful in your motive and you can easily control this influence. If you have a situation where activity is necessary these aspects could be useful but one still has to be mindful of aggression.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month just stay home and meditate. Be organized about your thoughts and meditate on karma, the suffering nature of deluded reality and interdependence. These meditations will be fruitful for your spiritual progress.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month no planets are in Virgo. What you do have is Neptune opposite Virgo and running retrograde. What that means is the potential of illusions pushing you in the wrong direction. Be the eye of calm when experiencing confusing ideas. If you have a big project to accomplish this aspect could be useful for the vision it bestows. At the end of the month be careful you are not rushing things. The Sun and Venus will square Neptune and that can mean an increase of confusion with desires.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month you are busy and possibly rushing to get things done. Slow down and organize yourself before you step out the door to start the day.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month things are quiet. You have Mercury for a few days giving you good ideas at the start of the month but that quickly diminishes. Remember as a Buddhist we are reflective and contemplative and these qualities are excellent to bring out Mercury’s positive influence. Come the last two weeks of November the Sun and Venus will enter Sagittarius and that effect will add strength to your activities. Basically be mindful on a daily basis and have a positive motivation each morning. Irrespective of astrological influences the two factors of mindfulness and positive motivation will make your life meaningful and fulfilled.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month it is sunny weather figuratively speaking so enjoy the blessings and utilize the good weather to expand your positive feelings. Life experiences are only a problem if you make them a problem.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This is your birthday month and the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Mercury in Scorpio. These are the earth, air and fire element planets in the zodiac. Go slowly as you have ample energy to draw on. Going slowly ensures actions and thoughts are done skillfully. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. Even if they have passed away you can dedicate a meditation or two in deep appreciation of their support. They gave you a body and the opportunity to meet the Dharma.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you are energetically passionate so manifest it skillfully. Give happiness to others, that is the passion of Bodhicitta and that also brings you much greater personal satisfaction.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This is your birthday month. The Sun and Venus will transit into Sagittarius in the last ten days of the month and that gives you energy. Utilize this influence in your daily meditations and activities. Even if you simply sit down and meditate for a brief moment you will initiate the blessing from these planets. It is the inspiration to be positive and act on those intentions. You have power, use it well. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. Even if they have passed away you can dedicate a meditation or two in deep appreciation of their support. They gave you a body and the opportunity to meet the Dharma.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month slow down and meditate before you act. Remember a compassionate heart is a great source of motivation.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month there are some distractions from Pluto and Mars being square to Uranus. This will happen more in the first days of the month. This will diminish after the tenth of November. Be mindful of agitated feelings and you will avoid acting out frustrations. Virtuous mindfulness stops even bad astrological aspects. Be confident in your own clarity and positive feelings.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month go slowly and do good works. Basically your faith is a mainstay for your practice and so use it well.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month you should slow down and watch the melodrama of life unfold. Samsara is the creation of deluded minds. If your mind is clear and wise then you have the causes for liberation and nirvana. There are two planets, the Sun and Venus squaring your sign and this can effect you to have inappropriate desires. If you are observant then you can watch the soap opera of life with compassionate eyes. Just sit back, be quiet and contemplative and gain insights into the suffering nature of samsara. This will effect you mostly in the first two weeks of November.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month put more emphasis on meditation and peacefulness. It will help you manage your social interactions.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month starts with blessings from Mercury, Venus and the Sun well aspected to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury stimulates thoughts and communication. The Sun will stimulate energy and determination. Venus stimulates love and affection. As the month progresses these planets effect will diminish and then you will feel a lot of energy to do something. This is because the Sun and Venus come square to Pisces. Be careful of aggression but know your Dharma practice protects you.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month forget about being quiet and sensitive. Granted you need to be appreciative of others’ feelings but it is an excellent opportunity to exhibit confidence and good will. Do the things you often postpone.