ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The month is powerful with spring energy and your birthday. Think about honoring your parents this birthday instead of expecting presents from them. They gave you a body, so say thank you to them for the rebirth you currently enjoy. As for planetary influences, What is excellent for you is a good aspect with the Sun, Uranus and Mercury for most of the month. Therefore a brilliant mind is available for your activities. Although the Sun and Uranus are conjunct in the first week of April it is not a problem as Jupiter and Saturn support that conjunction. Those planets give energy and stability to you. Enjoy the good times.
Aries Buddhists are motivators. This month moisturize your actions with compassion. You have excellent energy and stability so adding compassion only guarantees success.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
The month is powerful with spring energy and your birthday. Think about honoring your parents this birthday instead of expecting presents from them. They gave you a body, so say thank you to them for the rebirth you currently enjoy. As for planetary influences, you have Venus and Mars well positioned for most of the month. That means love and affection are easily expressed. During these last 10 days Mars and Mercury will be together giving you a powerful mind. Use it in beneficial ways with powerful positive ideas.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. You may find that seeking pleasure plays a role in your decisions. Be mindful that physical pleasures are fleeting and it is better to pursue the ultimate fulfillment, love and enlightenment.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You will feel powerful and happy from the point of view of astrology for the first week as Venus enters Gemini. Be careful of expectations in that week because Saturn is opposite Venus for a few days. Saturn can be critical in that aspect if you allow yourself to have a negative attitude. Then things will calm down as these planets move forward. Astrology always depends on attitude as that is the filter of the influences. Be mindful of your attitude and all is controlled.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. The last ten days have a strong aspect of Neptune to Venus, it is a good aspect to write poetry; romantic or tragic poems of love.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
You are a bit intense as this month progresses. The Sun, Mercury and Uranus sit square your Sun sign. Just lighten up about things you feel strongly about. By midmonth this will diminish as the Sun and Mercury move forward. If you are mindful and compassionate, don’t worry. It is only people who take themselves too seriously that will have problems.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month remember the mind training technique of “See everything as a dream illusion.” If it is just a dream, why get uptight? Dream a better dream if a bad one is manifesting!
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This should be a great month. You have the Sun, Mercury and Uranus all well positioned to Jupiter in Leo. Saturn is also assisting Leo with a supportive aspect for a meditative attitude. Add to this a compassionate attitude and there is nothing you can’t figure out. Be slightly careful of being judgmental as Mercury and Mars are square in the last ten days of April. A compassionate attitude will diminish any possible negative effect.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month is the time for contemplative meditations coupled with action. As you are a Buddhist, use this favorable time to review your basic teachings that bring about your enlightenment. Then you will always act in a skillful manner.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month you are empty of any direct planetary influence. That shows that your awareness, wisdom and compassion are the most important thing in all aspects of your life. Astrology is only an influence and only effects you negatively if you lack mindfulness. The month could end with some intellectual stimulation with Mars and Mercury stimulating you from Taurus. Whatever the case, do as you wish and be a positive bodhisattva.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month listen to the advice above and manage your activities skillfully. Your dharma practice is the creator of your life.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The month starts with a feeling of being scattered. The Sun, Mercury and Uranus are opposite your sign. Be mindful of your decisions and don’t waste energy on things beyond your reach. This changes midmonth into an influence of less confusion as Mercury moves forward. Just slow down and don’t stress about things. Patience is a virtue and it needs situations for its exercise. Midmonth is the time for a good patience workout in the gym of life.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. To have a realized state of balance you need patience. Remember if you can’t wait for a situation to right itself then you are trying to control things too much. Balance comes from inside, not controlling the outside world.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The month needs some good management skills. Reason is Mars, Venus Mercury and the Sun will all come in opposition to Scorpio. This is not problematic if you are mindful of your passions. Have positive passions and ones that can be realized without a lot of effort. If you are too intense about your projects things could be confusing as you are reaching for things beyond your grasp. Do what is in front of you and do those things well.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. Slow down and meditate. Passion is good if you have clear and ethical motivations.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The first days of the month are excellent for meditation. Reason is Mercury is well aspected directly to Saturn in Sagittarius. The Sun and Uranus are also well aspected to Sagittarius but only in general terms of influence. Remember a meditative attitude is complimentary to Saturn as it cultivates a sense of security. Saturn likes feeling self-confident and meditation promotes that experience.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month inspiration comes come a well thought out vision of your life. Reflect on a five and ten your plan for your life to give you a greater sense of purpose. Even if you were to die before realizing all your goals it is not a problem. The goals will manifest in your future lives because of making them important now.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The month starts with complications as you have the Sun, Mercury and Uranus all square Pluto in your Sun sign. Therefore slow down and be mindful. This applies especially to being grumpy about things. If you are in a bad mood then slow down, relax and take a few mindful breaths. As the month continues maintain your equilibrium as Uranus will continue to upset you. Our life experiences are created by our mindfulness and motivation. If those are clear you don’t have to worry.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month be mindful of what you decide to do, check up twice before making a commitment. Once you decide on what you wish to do then do it slowly and carefully.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Your sign is actually empty but you have the Sun, Mercury and Uranus all well aspected to give you support from afar. If you feel inspired in the first weeks it is because you are dwelling in positive images of what could happen. Work with your positive perspective and remember to “bring all experiences to the path.” Words of advice from the great saint Atisha.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. You are a beacon of good will and idealism this month. Study Bodhicitta, as that is the highest form of idealism that exists. It is of the greatest benefit to all, including yourself. Read Kunno Lama Tenzin Gyalstan’s, “Praise of Bodhicitta.” Amazon carries this book.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
You are liberated and spirital. Neptune gives you wonderfully liberating intelligence. Open up to new ideas. Trying to control yourself all the time is sometimes equal to repression. Mahamudra is being open to whatever arises. Remember though Mahamudra uses wisdom to maintain equilibrium and that wisdom is not a suppression tactic.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month know your liberal side will shine for all. Be communicative and share all that you have inside. You will be radiant.