ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month there is lots of energy with Uranus transiting Aries. This will bring a direct opposition to the Venus in the last 12 days of September. This aspect will be emotionally stimulating but be mindful of your desires. You could feel intensely passionate or have a sudden craving. So be extra mindful at that time and pick positive things to desire. For practitioners of tantra it is a good time to harness these energies.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month your feelings are strong. Dedicate them to some positive activity so you use the energy in a constructive manner.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month is actually good for you. The Sun, Mercury, Neptune and Jupiter are beneficially aspected to Taurus, giving you lots of energy to do things. These planets are all well placed to Taurus so you have intuition, faith, energy and intelligence helping you along. So plan on doing something beneficial as the planets are on your side. Be a little careful in the last ten days as your desires will increase. It is not a bad thing as long as you appreciate desires do not mean satisfaction. If your desires are small, then satisfaction is easy.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month do what is in front of you directly. It is a great time to do practical things that involve physical activity. Don’t fantasize as the dreams may upset your equilibrium.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
It is a good month to go slowly. The Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are square to Gemini and so you will most likely feel agitated. The agitation will be over-intellectualization. This feeling will diminish as the month continues. A good remedy to an active mind is breathing meditation, it calms both the body and the mind. So be mindful at the start of the month about what you plan but know by the end of the month it will be working well.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month stop thinking about things and take one subject and meditate on it. Don’t jump around too much, be peacefully thoughtful.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
A great month to do simple and pleasant things. The Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are beneficially aspected from Virgo. Life is influenced by many factors and this particular month is beneficial for the expression of understanding and communication. Astrologers might say Mercury running retrograde will cause intellectual problems. As a Buddhist though Mercury is a great planet as we can use its thoughtful nature to check up on what we do. Therefore, do pleasant things but remember this is samsara, nothing is certain.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month be reflective and patient. Patience is a wonderful virtue. It increases all virtuous activity and stabilizes existing positive feelings.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month Venus will be well aspected to Leo early and give you lots of good feelings. It is complimented by a good aspect with the Sun and Jupiter as the month closes, and so plan on playful joyful activities. Granted astrology cannot promise success but we can say the aspects are good and so enjoy what you are doing. Pleasure and love will be strong all month. Just use your Buddhist wisdom to know what is the best thing to do and not to do.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month spend more time incorporating color, affection and images into your practice. It is a great month to stimulate the vibrant colors of enlightenment.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month is the birthday month. Send gifts to your parents, they deserve them. The ritual of birthdays is all backwards. Our existence is due to the support from our parents and all those before them. Without parents we don’t have a rebirth. So show your respect and appreciation. Even if your parents are not nice, they still can receive a thank you. Intellectual stimulation is the main factor this month. The Sun and Mercury are stimulating you. It is your birthday month but that means you have to slow down enough to let it happen. For example, don’t miss appointments, it might be a surprise party for you. There is a tendency to rush right by something and miss a wonderful opportunity to have fun.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month slow down and don’t try to get everything done in the first week of fall. Let activities unfold as time and space avail themselves.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month is the birthday month. Send gifts to your parents, they deserve them. The ritual of birthdays is all backwards. Our existence is due to the support from our parents and all those before them. Without parents we don’t have a rebirth. So show your respect and appreciation. Even if your parents are not nice, they still can receive a thank you. This month things start slowly. The reason is Venus in Libra is aspected to Saturn and causing you to be more reflective. As the month closes things will become vibrant as Mars and Venus will be well aspected. Therefore, have the party at the end of September for more astrological impact.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. Balance can mean beauty so therefore know the middle point between activity and non-activity. It is a very good month to be lovingly reflective and affectionate.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month things are quiet in the first weeks and then in the last ten days full of desire. Venus is in your sign at the end of the month making you happily excited. Mars and Pluto are well aspected then too and that can stimulate a deep sense of love. Do more meditations on love and compassion at this time. May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes. May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes. As the month closes be careful of not indulging in your desires. You love is strong but it may also be demanding.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month relax and let things take their own time to manifest. You have vision and enthusiasm but you may try to move too quickly. Slow down but keep the vision in place.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
It is a good month to go slowly. The Sun is square to Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius and so you will most likely feel agitated. The agitation will be the desire to push too hard for a goal. This feeling will diminish as the month continues. A good remedy to intense feelings is breathing meditation, it calms both the body and the mind. The Sun and Jupiter will take a good aspect in the last ten days of September though and you will benefit from that. So be mindful at the start of the month about what you plan but know by the end of the month it will be working well.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month it is better to let your motivation be simple and uncomplicated. Slow down and relax. Suffering comes from expectations. The mind with few thoughts or expectations is often a mind with contentment, especially if you maintain a positive and peaceful attitude.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
It is good to slow down and know you have a deep faith within. Reason being Pluto is well aspected by the Sun in Virgo. If you have emotional issues to deal with then do lots of tong len meditation. That is the giving and taking meditation in Mahayana Buddhism. This helps broaden our mind and understand we are not the only one with issues and suffering. Sometimes we focus too much on ourselves and thus create more suffering than is necessary. Buddha called this the “Suffering of suffering”.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. A time of deep faith is here, so enter into this month by developing a thoughtful attitude. You can be an ocean of wisdom, so let the small boat of liberation sail smoothly across the ocean of samsara for the month.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
A great month to do simple and pleasant things. The Sun and Jupiter will be beneficially aspected from Libra to your sign in the last week of September. Life is influenced by many factors and this month is beneficial for the expression of understanding and good will. As a Buddhist Jupiter and the Sun together are great planets for optimistic energy. Therefore, do pleasant and positive things but remember this is samsara, nothing is certain.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month your energy is full. Allow yourself to think about the inconceivable, “May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness”.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The month starts with a sense of spiritual excitement. Neptune is in Pisces and opposite the Sun at the start of the month. This can mean that plans are vast and stimulating. Go slowly and let things unfold in a natural way. As the month closes you may feel a little confused as Neptune will sit opposite a retrograding Mercury. Therefore, focus on your spiritual motivation in the first part of the month and rest peacefully in the last part of the month.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month you are spiritually sensitive. Slow down and expand consciousness to the far reaches of the universe. You could understand things far beyond the normal scope of regular people. Be careful in the last week though for illusions to set in and ruin everything.