ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month has Uranus running retrograde. That means according to our position on earth, Uranus seems to be going backwards. This should be good for you as Saturn and Jupiter are coming into good aspects. Uranus has an effect on us to be spontaneous but because it is going retro you might want to be open minded about what spontaneously arises. It might be unexpected. Irrespective of what is going on astrologically, you always have control through your own motivation.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month motivate to be clear minded and full of good will. The more you study Bodhicitta, the wish to benefit all universal sentient beings, the better quality of motive will arise within your heart and mind.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month is good to be reflective of your motivation. There are no direct planets in Taurus but come the end of the month the Sun, Mercury and the Moon will be well aspected. Go slowly and be thoughtful about the meaning of life. Slowing down and being of good cheer is a great addition to this basic thoughtfulness. That is the internal motive to generate.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month keep awareness and wisdom to the forefront and all will go well.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You have an interesting mix of support. Saturn runs in opposition to Gemini and this both stimulates you and agitates you at the same time. Saturn can make you thoughtful and is a good planet for Buddhists. The negative side comes up if you have many ambitions, Saturn can make you demanding or frustrated as you pursue goals. Don’t jump off your meditation mat to pursue great projects. The capacity is there but it needs thoughtful management.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. You should move into new situations slowly. You are prone to be demanding of perfection, so slow down your enthusiasm, it may be inappropriate.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
You are another day older and deeper in debt. (Ernie Ford’s famous song). The party from last month is over and you are coasting on the energy of the love you received. All the planets but Venus are away visiting other signs so basically do whatever seems appealing and always motivate with a good heart. Venus will help you do that but remember, irrespective of what is going on astrologically, you always have control of your motivation.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month has you more into your feelings of affection. Therefore, be mindful of the direction you are motivated to move in. Clarify your motive and things will work a lot better for you.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month is strong for spiritual feelings or on the dark side, confusion. A solar eclipse will happen in Leo around August 22. A node of the moon sits opposite to the Sun. This can mean dreams and premonitions abound. Luckily Saturn will keep you grounded by being pragmatic. Therefore, be full of inspiration but let go of expectations and keep yourself centered. It is a good month to meditate. In the Buddhist tradition eclipses are powerful times when great karma can be created. Be mindful of that and do good things. Often Solar eclipses stimulate big change if they directly impact an astrological sign. This is the case for you.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This birthday month has contemplative meditations strongly benefiting you. The last 3 weeks are excellent for meditation. Focus on Mahamudra and realize the flux and flow of life. Live in the realm of realization!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
You are full of ideas as the month starts. It is your birthday month and Mercury will run retrograde in Virgo in the second week. Therefore, if you have any romantic dates at the beginning of the month be prepare for the unexpected. It is good to shift over to being contemplative and insightful as the month progresses. This is caused as Mercury couples up with the Sun. It is a good month to go slowly and be thoughtful.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month slow down your pursuit of happiness. You might consider trying to discover the secret to life but I recommend you just relax and let things unfold as they will. Happiness is subjective and depends on your point of view.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month things switch around and you are more happy and full of good will. Jupiter is in Libra but running in a direct square to Pluto. It will change as the month continues and Jupiter moves forward. I would recommend Guru Yoga practices, as the aspect stimulates deep enthusiasm and faith. Jupiter aspects are never bad, they just tend to cause too much excitement. Your faith could be exuberant.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. Balance means a centered being who can work with situations skillfully. A bodhisattva is the best of all balancers. They balance their interactions with others between the extremes of samsara and nirvana. Some beings need a little more samsara and some need more nirvana. You can be the one who helps them find the balance.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The bliss of the past has moved on and this month is good to slow down and be aware of your motivation. Basically, be mindful that a sense of dissatisfaction could arise because the Sun and Mars sit square your sign. That means you may feel indulgent about your desires but never quite be satisfied. Better to give pleasure than to seek it. What goes around will come around, so if you give pleasure it will come back to you, guaranteed.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. Your passion is always present but the problem is your satisfaction is low. Therefore, you may be demanding on those around you. Slow down and practice tong len (Giving and Taking meditation). That balances out the self-indulgent desires with a sense of generosity toward others.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Reflection has feeling for you this month with Saturn being well aspected by the Sun and Mars. This can increase positive feelings and contemplation. Deep reflections can be great motivators. For example, a mother has deep feelings about her child so no matter how naughty the child is, the mother always in the depths of her heart loves the child. Be a bodhisattva who knows the depths of your personal Bodhicitta.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. Meditate on Bodhicitta. This month inspiration comes from contemplations of our interdependent nature with all and self-confidence. Be aware of your ideas and don’t think that a vision is just image related. Thoughts are visionary too.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month things switch around and you are happy and full of good will. Pluto in Capricorn is being aspected by Jupiter in Libra. It will change as the month continues and Jupiter moves forward. I would recommend Guru Yoga practices, as the aspect stimulates deep enthusiasm and faith. Jupiter aspects are never bad, they just tend to cause too much excitement. Your deep feelings stimulated by Pluto could be exuberant.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. A time of deep wisdom and faith is here so enter into this month by developing a thoughtful attitude.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The month starts a great period of robust energy. You have the Sun and Mars running in opposition to your Sun sign. Basically, know you will be under some stress. There is a wish to accomplish everything at the same time. There will also be a solar eclipse in August, a huge one in fact. That could cause a big impact on Aquarius individuals. I would recommend you do a lot of Bodhicitta meditations and know whatever manifest, it will not last long. Often Solar eclipses stimulate big change if they directly impact an astrological sign. This is the case for you.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month you have a great opportunity to meditate on the profound suchness. Meditate and take bodhisattva precepts for the first 10 days of the month. You well feel wonderful and inspired. That will carry you thought the rest of the month where you can contemplate deeply on the meaning of your life.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month has Mercury energizing your spiritual mind. This feeling will decrease as Mercury runs retrograde as the month continues. Therefore, contemplate your Dharma practice in the first week and then relax. You could end up being confused as the month continues. This could apply to inappropriate premonitions that are actually false. Don’t think you know the future of others, it might just be a projection.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. Sensitivity is a two-way street. You are sensitive to incoming energy but you are also a broadcasting station for energy to send to others. This month you have a large volume of energy in your mind, so make sure your circuit breakers are well seated before you start talking. Arguments might occur.