ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month Uranus is moving out of its square to Pluto and this will continue for the whole month. Astrology can only effect you for two reasons. One is you lack awareness and are just reactive to whatever stimulation is present. The second is you have some karmic seeds that are ripening and the planetary influences can increase that effect. So Pluto can effect mood, temperament, metabolism, hormones and your health. Therefore just be more careful with your mood and health. If something ripens do what is necessary to fix it. Whatever is effecting us can equally be effected back by our attitude and actions.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month be mindful of your mood and correct it if you get grumpy.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month is your birth day month. Don’t forget to thank your mother and father for giving you this rebirth. Even if they were not there for you all the time, still they gave you an opportunity to work out your bad karma and accumulate good karma. You are very powerful in the first weeks as 2 planets are in your sign, the Sun and Mars. Your energy and presence are powerful and so use them in beneficial ways. Be mindful of the impact you are having on others. Don’t be overwhelming.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month show your positive qualities and then share your positive ideas. That’s all anyone could ask of a practitioner.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month is your birth day month. Don’t forget to thank your mother and father for giving you this rebirth. Even if they were not there for you all the time, still they gave you an opportunity to work out your bad karma and accumulate good karma. The whole month you are intellectually strong. Reason is Saturn is opposite first Mercury and later the Sun, Mars and Mercury. If you maintain a positive and compassionate attitude this aspect with Saturn will be useful. You will be insightful of the faults of delusion and samsara. Be careful of being judgmental. There is a difference in having discriminating awareness and being judgmental. One is wisdom the other is a delusion.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month focus on the equality of self and other. Your empathy and compassion will make this month insightful.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month you are effected by Venus in Cancer, a Pluto opposition and a Uranus square. Astrology can only effect you for two reasons. One is you lack awareness and are just reactive to whatever stimulation is present. The second is you have some karmic seeds that are ripening and the planetary influences may increase that effect. The issue this month will be love and attachment. Therefore be mindful of your actions and communication. Don’t create a codependent relationship. Instead be supportive to others with your wisdom and compassion.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month practice mindfulness of whatever happens. Remember this is samsara and the more delusion we have the more we will suffer.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you start by being too excited by the world around you. The Sun will be square the first week to Jupiter in Leo. If you are mindful you can avoid the problem of rushing into things. In the last ten days things improve measurably with the Sun, Mars and Mercury being well aspected to Jupiter. This means wonderful intelligent energy pervading your activities. You still need to exercise intelligence in what you do and say but the wind of good astrological energy is in your sails.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month don’t push for success, be thoughtful and prudent. Those qualities benefit you well.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month starts with a good aspect to the Sun, Neptune and your sign Virgo. That will increase your intuition and dream life. You are prone to agitation in the last ten days because of the Sun, Mars and Mercury are conjunct and square to Virgo. In the last weeks of May do be more careful of what you intend to do. You could take bad decisions if you are not mindful. The world is a dynamic place and you have both positive and negative dynamics, so do something constructive and positive this month.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month your energy is released. Be mindful to not be so courageous that you hurt yourself. Always balance enthusiasm with wisdom.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month the effect of Pluto square Uranus will be diminishing. Astrology can only effect you for two reasons. One is you lack awareness and are just reactive to whatever stimulation is present. The second is you have some karmic seeds that are ripening and the planetary influences can increase that effect. This month starts smoothly as you feel more free of negative astrological effects. The end of the month be careful of your attachments. Pluto and Uranus will come square Venus and all this is badly aspected to Libra. Therefore be more mindful of expressing unskillful affection. Basically your attachments are strong and therefore they delude your perspective. Exercise your wisdom of impermanence to diminish this negative effect.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month just mind your own business and do whatever works easily for you.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month is pleasant. Scorpio has good aspects to Neptune, Pluto, Mars and the Sun. Although Scorpio is empty of planets these external aspects help you feel comfortable (Pluto), insightful (Neptune) and energized (the Sun and Mars). Planets are merely environmental influences, you still need to be motivated and have confidence. The best confidence is a wise and compassionate attitude. That perspective gives you a good view of the world and a beneficial way to interact with others.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month allow many tasks to present themselves. You have the capacity to accomplish them all. Don’t limit yourself with small ideas.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month you have good aspects with 2 planets in Gemini in the first weeks of the month. Those are Venus and Mercury. That stimulates love and communication skills. As the month continues then the Sun, Mars and Mercury will energize you. All these aspects are opposite Sagittarius and so they extend your awareness to the world around you. Saturn in your sign is beneficial as you are a Buddhist, therefore contemplative and thoughtful. These Buddhist qualities bring the best out of Saturn, especially when you have a compassionate attitude.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month organize your ideas and remember that motivation for the rest of the month. If you forget your motive you may lose focus.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month things are feeling better. Reason is Uranus is moving away from the square to Pluto in Capricorn. That means feeling grumpy or moody are effecting you less and less. A good point regarding astrology though is your present environment. If life is reasonably pleasant now then the astrology has a different impact on you than when you are stressed and unhappy. That wisdom can apply to both this month and the past months also. Our awareness and wisdom mixed with the ripening effect of our karmic accumulations is the environment where astrological stimulation arrives. So if we are wise and compassionate the astrological effects are not negative. A lack of mindfulness is fertile ground for many unpleasant things to happen.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This time it is good to act on your positive decisions. Remember all is impermanent, don’t postpone positive activity.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month be mindful, the month starts with agitation as the Sun will square Jupiter and be badly aspected to Aquarius. Slow down and think about your intentions before you start a project. The last ten days are much better because Jupiter, the Sun, Mercury and Mars will all be well aspected to Aquarius. That translates into enthusiasm, energy and intelligence stimulating you in positive directions. Sometimes astrology can help our practice with supportive energy.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month keep an eye on your negative imagination and you will not have any problems. If you are forgetful you will find you start to worry about things you have no control over.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The month will grow in a complicated manner as the Sun, Mars and Mercury will come square to Neptune in Aquarius. That can mean you are agitated with a superstitious mind. Lama Yeshe called a mind with many projections and expectations a mind polluted with superstition. Interesting commentary, eh? Remember as Buddhists we don’t put emphasis to the external as it is impermanent and unpredictable. A good internal attitude is much more reliable.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month spend some time thinking about what you want to do first as that saves wasted time and energy.