ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month Mercury and Pluto are square your Sun sign adding to the opposition of Uranus in Aries to Mars in Libra. This is an interesting aspect as it increases energy, thought and feelings. A sense of powerful profound thought may pervade you. Just be careful of being distracted if you focus on the negative things in life. If you lose mindfulness there is a strong possibility of mental confusion. The best way to protect yourself is to be familiar with quietude meditations where you can invoke a sense of peace when you feel confusion arising.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month deeply thoughtful feelings are high but they need some balance. Utilize your mindful awareness to keep from being dark or terrified of negative things. Bodhicitta can protect you from those feelings.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you are free of direct astrological influences. This is a good opportunity to mention that life is not just your astrology chart. The more mindful and aware you are, the more you have freedom from all aspects of influence. For example the male and female Bodhisattvas and Buddhas are part of the world and involved in the interplay of influences but they remain clear minded and of a beneficial nature. Keep this in mind and you will find inspiration to live a meaningful life. The only minor aspect is Venus opposite to Taurus and so love and affection are stronger this month.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month do breathing meditations or calm abiding techniques. Basically desires are fleeting moments of illusory bliss. Even if we attain our desires will not remain stable forever.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month there continues to be a high possibility of feeling doubt. Saturn and the Sun are running in opposite to your Sun sign with a square from Neptune. Basically it means your analytical mind is powerful but slightly confused. Don’t let your thoughts run wild. It is a good time to be mindful of love and compassion as those feelings soften the harsh critical side of a Saturn opposition. The Neptune aspect can cause confusion but quietude meditations will remove that possibility.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month you can use a powerful intellect to influence people in positive directions. In the later weeks of December you may be uncertain as to what presents to give for loved ones as Christmas Day approaches.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month might have some interesting things happen. Pluto is opposite your Sun sign with squares from Mars and Uranus. Pluto effects our deeper emotional life and our body. Mars and Uranus effect or stimulate the desire to act impulsively. You can use this aspect positively with meditations of faith, for example Guru Yoga. Negatively you might want to be aware of your body and mood. There could be sudden changes in your metabolism or mood with this square. Pluto can only effect you if you have the causes for physical problems. If you take care of your diet and exercise you limit negative influences.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month move your feelings to the intuitive level. Let a vision or inner sense of clarity inspire you. Things that happen may have links and connections far beyond your normal vision of life.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month is basically quite good. The Sun, Saturn and Mars sit well positioned to your Sun sign. There are no direct planets in your sign but these three aspects outweigh the minor unsettling aspects of other planets at other angles. Because Mars and the Sun are well positioned most of the month you can plan on being busy and have astrological help to keep up to the brisk pace of Christmas.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month move gracefully and use your good energy to help others. Christmas time promotes good will towards all sentient beings.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month Jupiter continues to move through your Sun sign. The month might start with an excess of ideas but as Christmas day arrives you will be full of love and faith. The causes for this are first a square to Mercury and later positive aspects with Venus, Pluto and Mercury. This is a good opportunity to mention that life is not just your astrology chart. The more mindful and aware you are, the more you have freedom from all aspects of influence. For example the male and female Bodhisattvas and Buddhas are part of the world and involved in the interplay of influences but they remain clear minded and of a beneficial nature. Keep this in mind and you will find inspiration to live a meaningful life.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month review your motivation and aspirations. It is always good to review ones intentions for a meaningful and progressive life. Be in harmony with deeper, heartfelt goals.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month there is just Mars in your Sun sign with an opposition to Uranus. This means an astrological influence to be busy, actually too busy. Slow down and do not schedule too many parties or outings. You are prone to exhaust yourself and ruin the nice holiday season. Mindful Buddhists don’t experience the negative effects of this type of aspect because their awareness and wisdom recognize stress and release its pressure.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. Balance your intuition with your normal sense of pragmatism. Your intuition may give you the sensation of being in a rush but your pragmatism has to say no to this. Do what is reasonable, not what is excessive.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month you have Venus giving you a nice sense of love and affection. There are no negative aspects to Venus and so the month will be pleasant and affectionate from the astrological point of view. It would be good to increase this beneficial effect with meditations of Bodhicitta and love and compassion. It is similar to the wind being at your back, it propels you on your journey. Use this time well as it is the month of good will to all.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you are free of passion, so use the time skillfully. Make your decisions work in harmony with your greater goals.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month is your birthday. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. Even if they have passed away you can do a deeply appreciative meditation for the benefit of them. The Sun and Saturn are running in your sign and therefore you may be full of good ideas and confidence. Be a little careful of distraction or creating illusions. Neptune and Jupiter are square to the Saturn/Sun conjunction and so your energy might run askew if you are not mindful. It is a good month, just be mindful.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month do not move on your inspirations too quickly, rather observe them first. It is a good time to develop insight into the nature of enthusiasm and that requires a peaceful moment for the insight to develop.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month is your birthday month. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. Even if they have passed away you can do a deeply appreciative meditation for the benefit of them. You have good aspects for deep feelings, profound thoughts and loving affection. This is because Mercury and Pluto are conjunct and supported by a good aspects from Venus and Jupiter. The influence is beneficial for good hearted meditation, especially because it is Christmas time!
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. For this month just be loving and generous. That is the Christmas spirit and you have lots of it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month there are no planets in Aquarius but you have support aspects from the Sun, Saturn and Uranus. The Sun and Uranus are both active planets and so plan some positive events for the Christmas season. What is a good activity to do? Be a Bodhisattva and wish others to be happy. Offer love and peace to the world. That is the Christmas spirit.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month be the Bodhisattva you always wanted to be. Just do it.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month starts with agitation. That is because Neptune in your Sun sign is squared by the Sun and Saturn. It is a good aspect for critical thought but one has to be careful of not being judgmental. Compassion is the opponent to Saturn’s negative influence. This will change by midmonth as the Sun will move forward and diminish the stimulation. Basically don’t be critical of the commercial nature of Christmas and instead focus on the positive feelings Christmas can stimulate. Love and compassion are the true nature of the holiday season.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month be peaceful, happy and useful around the Christmas table. Prior to Christmas be mindful of your intentions.