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, you are feeling empowered this month, just be careful around April 3rd through 12th as Pluto squares your Sun. That means being too intense about things. Slow down and enjoy the spring flowers.
Aries Buddhists are motivators. This month you are definitely inspired. Just be careful of being pushy instead of inspirational. Moisturize your actions with compassion. This always takes the harsh energy out of inspiration.
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. This month will see an increase of intellectual activity. Mercury will enter your sign shortly and make you think about all sorts of things you want to do this summer. Remember to not have expectations about what you want to do, plans are fine, expectations create suffering. You tend to day dream between the 8th and the 16th, so avoid scattered and unfocused meditations.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. You will tend to fantasize a great deal in a few days with the Neptune aspect. By the 18th you will be back to being pragmatic. Enjoy a few flights of fantasy, it helps lighten up the materialistic visions you sometimes focus on.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You are thinking about things in wonderfully realistic terms at the start of the month with a good aspect from Mercury, Uranus and the Sun. By midmonth you may find you have excessive affection with those you love. Venus will come conjunct Uranus during this time giving you a nice spontaneity. Mix your affection with altruistic feelings and you have the cause for a Bodhicitta motivation.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. Do contemplative meditations for the first 10 days of the month. Then shift to expressing your good feelings and practice what you philosophize about!
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
You are a bit intellectually intense as the month starts. Uranus and Mercury square your Sun sign in the first week. Just lighten up about things your feel strongly about. By midmonth you will need to practice patience even more than at the start, because what intellectually bugged you at the start of the month is now a full blown issue. If you are mindful and compassionate, 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 than the one that is manifesting!
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This should be a great month just like the last month. The Sun, Uranus, Mercury and finally Venus stimulate you to be spontaneous, intelligent, affectionate and focused. All this means you are moving forward and releasing enthusiasm and good will. This increases your meditation and visualization capacity totally!
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month is the time of visions. Your imagination is taking off and you can see possibilities. Just remember that your optimism needs to percolate a little before it is ready to serve others.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month go slowly. You have Mars and Saturn running square to Jupiter in Virgo. This is not the end of the world for you but it does require you exercise mindfulness in all your activities. Don’t have big expectations and you will do fine. It is a good month to organize things as Jupiter and Saturn like to keep things tidy. So do some spring cleaning, just don’t be intense about it.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month abandon trying to control everything. Have an open minded attitude, sit down and have a good cup of coffee and a delicious brownie. You need to add some bliss to your life.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The month starts with so much energy you don’t know what to do. The Sun, Uranus, Venus and Mercury run in opposition. This makes you spontaneous and intellectually lively. By midmonth the stimulation changes into being affectionate. Just slow down and don’t stress about things. Patience is a virtue and it needs situations for its exercise. Midmonth is the time when you could be too excited about the goals you have. Relax a little and enjoy yourself.
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 things outside.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The month is good, you have Mercury and the Sun helping you be inspired. Those planets like to get things done. The effect will not start until after the first week when Mercury will move into Taurus. Work on what is present and by the last two weeks you will feel empowered to accomplish great tasks.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. First organize your thoughts and then move on accomplishing your goals.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Things seem so much better now! Mars and Saturn are well aspected by the Sun, Uranus and then Venus. Your faith is strong this month and there are secondary aspects that make life enjoyable. These little perks come from the Sun and Uranus being well aspected. Passion may run a little high around the 16th of the month with an aspect from Venus. Just have positive motivations and it will not be the cause of non-virtue.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month inspiration comes from feelings, not from ideals. Be aware of your feelings and don’t think that a vision is just image related. Feelings can be visionary too.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Pluto in Capricorn will have a series of squares this month from the Sun, Mercury, Uranus and then Venus. You are vulnerable to being intense all of the month. Don’t be in a rush to accomplish your tasks. Patience is a virtue and it needs situations for its exercise. Use a compassionate attitude and your mindfulness to combat negative actions.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month you may find you forget to reflect before a decision and just jump in rashly. Be mindful of what you decide to do, checkup twice before making a commitment.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
You are thinking about things in wonderfully realistic terms at the start of the month with a good aspect from Mercury, Uranus and the Sun. By midmonth you may find you have excessive affection with those you love. Venus will come conjunct Uranus during this time giving you a nice spontaneity. Mix your affection with altruistic feelings and you have the cause for a Bodhicitta motivation. Work with your positive perspective 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 might suffer from doubts about yourself this month. Reason is Mars and Saturn run square to Neptune in Pisces. This is a good opportunity to use your wisdom to understand the positive or negative effect of doubt. Positive doubts seek answers. Negative doubts leave you paralyzed. Mahamudra is being open to whatever arises. Just remember to use wisdom to maintain equilibrium. Wisdom knows how to liberate confused feelings.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month do lots of meditation that helps clarify the meaning of your life and your ambitions.