ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month you have the Sun, Pluto, Neptune and Venus all square Aries, especially the Sun and Pluto to Uranus. Therefore, go slowly and be mindful. It is not a disaster that these are square it just means you must be more mindful. If it is raining today, then you are mindful and take an umbrella if you go out. These aspects just need your mindful awareness to manage their influences. The basic influence is to be agitated and uncommunicative. So, watch for those tendencies and eliminate them as they arise.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month slow down and practice mindfulness in all actions. Walking and sitting meditation could be mixed for your daily sessions.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you couldn’t be more energized. The Sun, Pluto, Venus, Neptune and Mars are well aspected to Taurus. That liberates you and the energy flows. So, if December was slightly frustrating then January is much better. Enjoy the enthusiasm you have. Considering it is January and cold, this is a nice influence to have.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month act with joy and happiness. Meditate on the Unlimited Thought of Love, may all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month there is not much happening. Saturn is in opposition to Gemini but it is not aspected with any other planet for the first week, so things should be quiet for you. Come the second week onwards then Mars and Venus will run square to Saturn and Gemini. Slow down on your desires and be mindful of frustration. It is only an influence, not the creator of your life experiences. Your wisdom and compassion are far more important. A good time for Guru Yoga practices.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month slow down and meditate with wisdom and compassionate feelings.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month the Sun, Mercury and Pluto will all run in opposition. It can mean you feel distracted and lost. The influence is to draw you out and make your mind too big. Therefore, quietude meditation and peaceful thoughts and feelings are important. Your life is in your own hands, others do not create it. Motivate with compassionate feelings and all will be fine.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month meditate each morning and have a clear motivation. A good motive clarifies all emotional and intellectual confusion.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month improves as time passes. Uranus and Jupiter are well aspected to Leo for the whole month and in the last weeks the Sun will compliment this aspect. That is the blessing of enthusiasm, spontaneity and a sense of presence. By the end of the month you should be clear minded. Therefore, enjoy the energy at the end of the month use it for positive purposes.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month slow down and be contemplative on the nature of samsara. Samsara is unreliable but we can work constructively with it by having a confident positive motivation.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month there is a sense of excitement mixed with hesitation. Venus, Neptune and Mars are well positioned in your Sign but Virgo as a square from Saturn. Exactly how your excitement and hesitation manifest depends on you and what you value. Astrology is only an influence and that influence depends on where you are currently putting your emphasis. It is a good thought to put your emphasis on compassionate actions and mix that with wisdom. The wisdom will help remove your hesitation.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month start the New Year with an inspiration to be of benefit to all around you. Motivation is important in all that we do.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month is good with Jupiter in Libra well aspected with Saturn in Sagittarius. This will give you a great sense of enthusiasm with a nice mixture of wisdom. Jupiter is the enthusiasm and Saturn is the wisdom to do things well. Motivate your actions slowly and thoughtfully. Be reflective and contemplative. Samsara is a place to learn lessons.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month balance outer life with a clear minded inner life.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month you couldn’t be more energized. The Sun, Pluto, Mars, Venus and Neptune all sit in positive aspects to Scorpio. Know you are fully capable of doing whatever you wish. Be a little careful in the last week of January as the Sun will sit square your Sign. It just means to be more mindful of your actions, don’t be egocentric about what you wish to accomplish.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you are energetically passionate so manifest it skillfully. Passion needs some checks and balances or it just becomes an indulgence.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The month started with deep thoughts. Saturn is in your sign giving you its wisdom. A deeply thoughtful nature possesses you. You can have profound insights into the meaning of life. The month will end with some frustrations as Mars and Venus will sit square to Saturn. That is not the end of the world though, it just means you have to think about the true nature of desire and is it really satisfying? Positive desires for personal change are good, desires for more material possessions don’t always benefit you. Remember that.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month slow down and meditate. A deeply thoughtful nature is available for you, use it while it lasts.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. This month starts with energy to accomplish plans. The Sun, Pluto and Mercury are in your Sign and well positioned with Mars, Venus and Neptune. Basically, it is a good month, so shine with positive energy and be of benefit to those around you.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month do all the things that are important, you have excellent energy and a happy point of view.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. This month is great for meditation. Saturn is in Sagittarius and well aspected to Aquarius. That means meditation, contemplation and reflection are perfect activities. This month is quiet but prepare yourself for February. Things will change and you will be busier.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month put a little more emphasis on meditation and peacefulness. It will help you manage your high level of sensitivity.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month things are busy. Mars, Venus and Neptune all stimulate you. These are supported by positive aspects from the Sun, Pluto and Mercury. It is a good time to do positive actions and benefit others. Normally Pisces are shy, this month be more expressive of the feelings you normally just keep inside.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month focus on positive actions of love. A clear mind with a good motivation is the creator of all that is good in this world. Do it!