ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month things shift quite a bit. First off it is your birthday! Celebrate by phoning your mother and thanking her for the rebirth. Even if you don’t get along with your mother, she still gave you the opportunity to meet the Dharma and work on your issues. The month starts with Uranus conjunct the Sun, so be prepared for the unexpected. Remember, Uranus causes unpredictable events to unfold. Actually it just makes you more sensitive to unexpected events, so be mindful moment to moment and know this is samsara. Samsara is unpredictable, Buddha said so!
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month motivate yourself with compassion and Bodhicitta and all will be fine. Motivate with expectations and you might be disappointed. Samsara is like that, unpredictable.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you are commutative and loving. First off it is your birthday! Celebrate by phoning your mother and thanking her for the rebirth. Even if you don’t get along with your mother, she still gave you the opportunity to meet the Dharma and work on your issues. Mercury comes into Taurus early in the month and with a good aspect to Neptune. Therefore use your mind to look at the mystical side of life. You cannot always have a blessing from planetary movements to understand your spiritual life. Take advantage of the blessing.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month you will understand things others find confusing. Use that ability to help them.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month you are free of direct planetary influence but there is the possibility of having too much energy. Uranus and the Sun are well aspected to your Sun Sign. That gives you spontaneity and presence. Therefore slow down and exercise a sense of peacefulness when interacting with others. Astrology is blessing you this month to be energetic.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month periodically check on your feelings. Intellectual people sometimes ignore feelings. This can be an error. Intellect and feelings work well together if you do it skillfully.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month will be interesting for you. Pluto is opposite Jupiter in Cancer and square to the Sun and Uranus. Therefore be careful with what you attempt to accomplish. Use a clear motivation and you can use these aspects to add strength to what you do. There is a lot of power effecting you this month.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month work with compassion. You do this by bringing to mind someone who is suffering. If you see the suffering then you will respond with a compassionate feeling. The object stimulates the feeling. Buddhist meditation techniques are so helpful in generating positive feelings.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you have no direct planets in Leo but Mars, the Sun and Uranus bless you from a distance. Mars responds well to meditations that clarify motivation. Reflect on the interdependence of all life. You only exist because of your interactions with others. It means we are interdependent. Your awareness and wisdom eliminate negative astrological effects and utilize the energy in positive ways.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month know what is motivating you. That means know your motivation in the light of interdependence. If there are no Buddhas or sentient beings, you would have no Dharma practice. No source for practice instruction nor any field for practice.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month Mercury and Neptune are in Virgo at the same time. Mercury will move into Aries quickly but you can benefit while it is in Virgo. Focus on your wisdom and awareness. Although astrology may play a role in your daily activities, it only plays a role as an influence. Therefore focus on the center of your awareness. If you motivate well then all your life is an expression of your wisdom and compassion. If you are not focused and motivated properly then life is chaos, even if you think you have it under control. Control is a big issue for Virgos. The source of control is your own mind.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month meditate on your personal clarity and motivation. If you are clear and clean in your mind and actions then all will be good.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month there is lots of energy for you. The Sun and Uranus run in opposition to Libra. You are basically pulled in opposing directions. There is nothing wrong with that, just know that everything at a distance seems wonderful and attractive. The reason is the Sun pulls at you and makes external things attractive. Be clear about where the real source of happiness lies and all will be fine. Happiness and fulfillment are within the mind, not externally.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. You are slightly prone to get too excited about things. Slow down and although you are full of good energy don’t go too far with your activities. Let things unfold in a natural manner. That is the balance of peace (nirvana) and compassion.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month you continue to be meditative. Saturn gives you a blessing of contemplativeness. It is well aspected to Mercury and then Venus. The aspect to Mercury helps you think logically. The aspect to Venus makes you affectionate. Be mindful moment to moment and you could benefit from these aspects. First Mercury at the start of the month and then Venus at the end of the month.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month do more quietude meditation. That helps you be more mindful of your internal life. Use contemplative meditations to clarify your motive and then affection to express your motivation.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month you are free of direct planetary influence but there is the possibility of having too much energy. Uranus and the Sun are well aspected to your Sun Sign. Therefore slow down and do not get excited about things you only desire. Astrology is an influence but your moment to moment awareness can protect you from inappropriate expenditures.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month be aware that enthusiasm and impulsiveness play a strong role in your decisions. Use this feeling in a constructive manner. Energy can help you as much as it can confuse you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Depth of feeling runs strong as usual with Pluto in your sign for ages to come. This month the Sun and Uranus square Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter runs opposite. This can effect you to be powerful but too intense. Therefore just do your best in whatever situation arises before you. Sometimes feelings are very useful when dealing with harsh situations. In this case we are talking about Faith. Pluto and Faith have a relationship. Use your faith in the Buddha Dharma when you feel confused.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. Good month to be reflective. What more need be said? A mindful soul is a wise soul.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month Uranus and the Sun are well aspected to your Sun Sign. That gives you spontaneity and presence. Therefore slow down and exercise a sense of peacefulness when interacting with others. Astrology is blessing you this month to be energetic. Remember work in a spiritual manner not a materialistic manner. If you have a materialistic attitude you could be stimulated by delusions rather than wisdom.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month lift your view of life to a spiritual dimension. That means stop focusing on material goods, relationships and your body. Look at how those objects can be a vehicle for your spiritual inspiration, not the vehicle for material success.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month Mercury and Neptune bless you with a good aspect from Saturn in Virgo. Focus on your wisdom, altruism and compassion. Although astrology may play a role in your daily activities, it only plays a role as an influence. If you motivate well then all your life is an expression of your wisdom and compassion. If you are not focused and motivated properly then life is chaos. The creator of your life is your attitude.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month your mind is powerful with three strong planets effecting you. This is especially true with the influence of Saturn.