ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month sees the Sun and Mercury are opposite Uranus in your Sun sign. That can mean you feel distracted and unsettled. If you exercise good mindfulness this aspect is not a problem. It means a lot of energy. As Aries likes to be active and motivated I would recommend you slow down and review your intentions. The month could be full of activities that lack focus if you act without forethought.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month slow down and review your motives. Contemplate on meaningful actions and practice mindfulness when distraction arises.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you have no planets in Taurus but you have great aspects with Mars, Jupiter and Venus. They are in Virgo and stimulating you to be progressive and playful. The progressive part is the energy of enthusiasm and will power of Jupiter Mars and the playful is those two mixing with Venus. Therefore enjoy yourself and be friendly to all. Be careful of overemphasizing pleasure as the month progresses. Use the energy to be warm and joyful with people you interact with. It is a good month.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month your mind is excited with possibilities. It is a good month to meditate on Bodhicitta, the ultimate altruistic attitude. Your enthusiasm will stimulate growth of your love and compassion.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month life is fairly comfortable. The Sun, Saturn and Mercury are harmoniously aspected to your Sun sign. This stimulates you to be communicative, centered and thoughtful. Therefore do activities that you enjoy and know the stars are on your side. It is similar to having good friends that support what you do. Be careful of trying to accomplish many tasks, the reason is a square with Jupiter and Mars. You should be able to control this easily with the aspect to Saturn.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month go with the flow of virtue and create lots of positive karma. While the weather is sunny make hay, when the circumstances are good, produce good karma.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month Venus, Mars, Pluto and Jupiter are well aspected to your Sun sign Virgo. This translates into enthusiasm, affection and sincerity stimulating you. I would recommend you meditate on Bodhicitta this month. Remember altruism in Buddhism has a progression of meditations. They are: equalizing self with others, the disadvantages of being ego-centric, the advantages of appreciating we are interdependent with others and finally the altruistic wish to replay that appreciation. All these meditations will benefit from the good aspect to the above mentioned planets.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month focus on compassion as the best way to deal with all situations. Compassion helps both you and others.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you are contemplative. The Sun and Mercury are well aspected to Leo. The best way to use this influence is to do contemplative meditations mixed with your intuition. Meditate on a particular subject on the Path to Enlightenment and then relax and let your imagination expand on these thoughts. Intuition needs an open minded environment to florish. This month there are few complications to be concerned about.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month motivate yourself to meditate more than normal. There are times for change and there are times for contemplation. This is the time for contemplation and the organization of your life’s ambitions.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month Jupiter, Mars and Venus are in Virgo so having a bit of fun might be appropriate. The first week of October has a lot of energy stimulation but that quickly changes as Venus enters Virgo and you are just energetic and happy. Be careful of being caught by desires that are not beneficial. Focus on expressing your joy and love, not indulging in affection to gratify yourself. An altruistic motive will ensure you go in the right direction.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month start slowly to avoid mistakes and then have fun, enjoy yourself.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month is your birthday month. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away then do a meditation in deep appreciation of the rebirth they gave you. Even if life has been complicated, the main thing is you have the Dharma. You will find the month starts in a contemplative manner as the Sun is traveling in Libra with Mercury. So start planning to do some good things and by the end of the month you will be fully busy with those positive projects.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. The balance this month is between activity and thoughtfulness. You will be active at month’s end so be thoughtful in the first week and this will give you balance as the month progresses.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month is your birthday month. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away then do a meditation in deep appreciation of this rebirth they gave you. Even if life has been complicated, the main thing is you have the Dharma. This month you feel energetic as the month progresses. Mars, Jupiter and Venus are well aspected to your sign for all of October. So be mindful of where your thoughts lead you and use them in a positive manner. It is a good time to have fun and be affectionate.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month your mind is active so organize your thoughts around what makes you passionate in a positive manner. The best of passions is the passion for Bodhicitta and to be a bodhisattva.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month you are quite peacefully contemplative. The month starts quietly with Saturn stimulating contemplativeness. You were agitated in September with some squares to Mars and Jupiter but those are finishing now. The middle weeks of October may have your feeling doubtful as Saturn will square Neptune. Clarify your motive in the first week and you will avoid that problem. Be dedicated to the cause of being a bodhisattva and then all experiences are filtered by wisdom and compassion..
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month your inspiration is being thoughtful. So remember the definition of love, it is the wish to give others happiness. A wise person once said, “Love is nothing until it is given away.”
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month there are some distractions from Pluto moving to a 90 degree aspect to the Sun and Mercury. This will happen in the first days of the month. Be mindful of agitated thoughts and you will avoid acting out your frustrations. Virtuous mindfulness stops even bad astrological aspects. Be confident in your own clarity and positive feelings. The rest of the month will be fine with that clarity in place.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month be mindful of the suffering nature of samsara. That keeps you in balance as often we like to think our samsara should only get better and better. This is not the nature of samsara, so don’t rely on it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month is calm but with a splash of spontaneity. You have good aspects for some nice ideas and inspirations. Mercury, Uranus and the Sun are positively positioned to Aquarius all of the month. That means a lively manner of expressing yourself will manifest. This can be a good cause of enhancing your spiritual inspiration as a Bodhisattva.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month you have broad vision of life and a sense of joy. Be mindful of your perspective. The perspective of a Bodhisattva is the best of all visions.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month Jupiter and Mars in Virgo are opposite Neptune in Pisces. This is a powerful stimulation to your imagination. The opposition to Jupiter and Mars will stimulate many dreams. Venus will come into this opposition aspect in the second week of October and that will stimulate an imaginative sensuality. Use that in a positive direction and not the creation of sexual fantasies. Write some poetry and express joy to those around you.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month know you are motivated with a strong passion. Balance it with ethics about what is acceptable and what is not.