ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month Uranus is moving forward in Aries and so stimulating you to new horizons. At the start of the month go slowly as Uranus is squared by the Sun, Mercury and Pluto. As you move towards the end of month things will lighten up and other than maybe feeling a bit heavy with wintertime all will be good. When I say go slowly in the first week I mean don’t be jumpy or agitated by the unexpected. Be mindful and of good cheer.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month do as I suggest above. Of course you should always be mindful and of good cheer. That is what makes our lives meaningful.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20) This month is good for meditation. The reason is Mars runs square your Sun sign. If you are thoughtful then life will be insightful. If you are in a rush you may find many projects are done poorly. With a Mars square just slow down and be mindful in each moment.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month be present to what transpires in your immediate environment. Speculation would not be useful as it opens the door to anxiety. Be present and compassionate.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) This month you are prone to being excitable. This is because Jupiter is in your Sun sign. This is complimented in the first weeks with a good aspect to Mars. That means lots of good energy and activity. In the last 2 weeks slow down as Mars will come square Jupiter and you will be rushing around trying to catch up on all your projects. To this is added a lot of imagination as Neptune will be square, so just be careful about fantasies you imagine.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be mindful of what you are going to start as a project. Match a situation with a proportionate amount of energy. Mid month you need to slow down on what you are doing.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) This month everything seems distracting. The Sun, Mercury and Pluto opposite your Sun sign. Therefore patience is important. Don’t try to solve your problems with arguments because of frustration. Move with patient grace as things unfold.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month you are overly analytical and skeptical. As everything seems to be an obstacle you need to remember, “No one controls samsara. Life is unpredictable.” This mantra will keep you balanced.
LEO (July 23 – August 22) This month is great for romantic inspiration. Leo has Uranus and Venus nicely positioned to your Sun Sign. The effect is distant as those planets are in other signs. Maybe write a poem or do something romantic with your partner. Do it with a Bodhicitta motivation and it can be the cause of enlightenment for you both.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month look at the world with the eyes of an artist. Artists relate to the sensual world of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body. So use form, sound, smell, taste and touch in your artistic expression. Work creatively with good intention. That is the life ambition of all bodhisattvas.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month you are free of direct planets in you sign. What you have from the position of your Sun sign is an opposition to Neptune. That can mean you feel dreamy or spacious. Slow down and check your motivation. If you feel you are living in a dream then the astrology is negatively influencing you. Be mindful of how you are acting and you will control this influence.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month practice mindfulness in each step and each breath. That will keep you centered and out of trouble.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) This month there are no planets in your sign. That does not mean there is nothing happening astrologically. It means there are no strong positive effects influencing you. Be peaceful and act in a graceful manner. There are planets square your Sun Sign but with mindfulness you can eliminate that effect. Grace is a natural Libra trait.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month the main message is above for you to read. The general message says it all.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) This month things seem to go well as Saturn is in your sign right now. The Sun and Mercury help you along from a distance. Be careful of frustration in the first week of January as Mars squares Saturn. This will quickly change as Mars moves forward but in the first week you could express frustration over things you cannot control. Relax and meditate. Saturn is great for that effect.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you feel in control but your desires are not matching reality for the first week. Be mindful of the illusions samsara might create during this time.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Feelings are still important as Venus is in your sign for the first week of the month. The month it is good though as Mars is coming well aspected to Jupiter to give Sagittarius some blessings. This can be useful as Mars gives you drive and ambition. Therefore practice meditations of Bodhicitta. These meditations never let you down and the astrology is good for strong intentions. Just make sure they are positive intentions.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month your sensual feelings play a stronger role in your life. Bodhisattvas use their emotional life skillfully. Perhaps meditations on Guru Yoga or exchanging self and others would be beneficial?
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. This month the Sun, Pluto and Mercury give you a brilliant mind and good feelings. Share your good ideas and inspirations with others.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. The time is good for you to be open hearted toward others. Capricorns tend to be controlling. This month give up control and just be a nice person with no special agenda. Let the unexpected enter into your life. Magic is actually just being open minded and seeing the interconnectedness of it all.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. The month starts with a small sense of limitation as you have a Saturn square. That will quickly finish by month end as Mercury and the Sun will enter Aquarius. Use these good astrological transits to enhance your practice. This exists for the last weeks of the month.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month your Bodhicitta wisdom meditations are the focus. Don’t miss a day and you may be surprised with the new levels of love and wisdom are there for you by month’s end.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) This month has the usual message with Neptune in your sign for some years to come. Neptune will give you lots of dreams and visions that will grow and grow. This is because Jupiter runs square to Neptune. That will make your feel like a million dollars provided you keep the situation under some control. If you are scattered then illusions will only get worse. Astrology is only an influence, it is up to you to manage the situations you find yourself in.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month put a filter on your mind to stop illusions polluting you. Any realization Neptune may stimulate is only as valuable as you have the ability to absorb it. As Buddhists we don’t let others know we are gaining realizations verbally. We just incorporate the realizations into daily action and express it in beneficial ways.