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, the Sun, Mercury and Uranus start the month by inspiring you. That means intelligence is on your side. The down side is Mercury will go retrograde, so happiness and satisfaction may seem distant for you. Therefore, remember this is samsara and it will not hurt so much.
Aries Buddhists are motivators. This month think about your actions before you do them. You have good stability so adding intelligence 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 Mercury effecting you at the beginning of the month. The Sun will bless you in the last ten days. Be careful of erroneous ideas in the last weeks as Mercury will go retrograde. That could make you fantasize unrealistically more than normal.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. The first two weeks are fine, it is the last two weeks where you might lose clarity. Do your breathing meditation and don’t let illusions get the better of you.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You have a mixed bag of influences from the point of view of astrology for the first three weeks. The Sun and Uranus are well aspected to your Sun sign, that bestows good energy. This will be increased in the last weeks by Mars entering Gemini. Therefore, be mindful of yourself and watch for impulsive or aggressive actions. 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. Do contemplative meditations for the first 10 days of the month. You will want that blessing to avoid unskillful decisions in the last weeks of the month.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
You are intense as this month of April progresses. The Sun and Uranus square your sign. Just lighten up about things your feel strongly about. By midmonth you will need to manage your energy skillfully as the Sun merges with Uranus, increasing the desire to be impulsive. If you are mindful and compassionate then 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. Aspects from other signs are supportive of you. Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter and the Sun smooth things out and expand your horizons. Therefore, be altruistic with Bodhicitta meditations and activity as all the planets are well positioned to support you.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month is the time for contemplative meditations. As you are a Buddhist use this favorable time to review the basic teachings that bring about your enlightenment. Then you will always act in a skillful manner.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month energy held in check as you have Saturn square to Virgo. Buddhists benefit from Saturn and the wisdom of being contemplative. Saturn’s benefit blossoms with the support of a meditative attitude and if you add to this compassion then there is nothing you can’t accomplish. Be careful of being judgmental as Saturn can often cause a critical attitude but if you have compassion for all, then there is no problem.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month listen to the advice above and manage your excitement. The energy is there it just needs to be directed properly.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The month starts with a feeling of being scattered. The Sun, Uranus and Mercury are opposite Jupiter and your sign. Be mindful of your decisions and don’t waste energy on things beyond your reach. This feels complicated with Mercury running retrograde and opposite Libra. Remember, you have the Perfection of Patience as a virtue, thus the situation is not unmanageable.
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)
This month Scorpio has Mars benefiting you for a few weeks. Mars is supported by a good aspect to Pluto and both of these are well positioned to Scorpio. That means faith and desire are working to energize your Dharma practice. Generate clarity about what is important in your life and you can accomplish great things.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. Your Vajrayana practice will go well and the visualizations will be strong. Don’t delude yourself though, tantra relies on clarity, not on illusions.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month is a mixed bag of influences. You have Saturn in Sagittarius to give you deep wisdom with some good aspects from Uranus and the Sun. That means you have the power to accomplish great tasks. Be careful of feeling good about what you do. The reason is Venus will be square to Saturn all the month and that translates into low levels of satisfaction. Know what you do is good but don’t expect to be congratulated by others.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month inspiration comes from a vision of your life’s goals. Be aware of your visionary side and use it to give your life an altruistic context.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
What is excellent for you is a good aspect with Pluto and Mars for the first part of the month. That means your faith is clear and strong. The problem is the Sun is square during this time, making you feel uncomfortable. Overcoming this problem means you need clarity about what is important in your life. Faith coupled with being centered is the solution to this situation.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month be mindful of what you decide to do, checkup twice before making a commitment. Once you decide on what you wish to do then powerful abilities will be available.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The Sun, Uranus and Jupiter have good aspects to Aquarius and impact you well. That means a stimulating enthusiasm. Remember that your intentions can be a positive or negative force for you. If you are worried about things, it is a negative perspective. If you feel inspired, you are dwelling in positive images of what could happen. Work with your positive intentions and remember to “bring all experiences to the path.”
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. It will be time well spent!
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
You are liberated and visionary. Neptune gives you a wonderfully liberating energy. Openup to new ideas. Trying to control yourself all the time is sometimes equal to repression. Mahamudra is being open to whatever arises and being in harmony with reality. Remember, Mahamudra uses wisdom to maintain equilibrium, it is not a suppression, it is skillful means.
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.