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 and Pluto. As you move towards the end of month things will lighten up and other than maybe feeling a bit grumpy or sad with wintertime blues, 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. At the end of the month lighten up with one of those light stimulators you can buy on Amazon.
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 oppostie 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 opposition just slow down and be mindful in each moment. You can feel rushed but you can act with poise and dignity.
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 too serious. This is because of an opposition with Saturn and Venus plus an added square by Neptune. There is potential of negative imaginations with the Neptune square to Saturn. The Saturn aspect can cause a judgmental perspective making you too critical. So be mindful of two things: illusory fantasies or negative fantasies. Both are not beneficial.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be mindful of how you are thinking and feeling about situations. Don’t let a negative attitude dominate.
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. The intensity of the effect will diminish as the month progresses. As the month closes be mindful of how you are thinking about things, don’t let your thoughts get dark or foreboding.
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, Saturn and Venus nicely positioned to your Sun Sign. The effect is distant as those planets are in other signs but it will still stimulate you. 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 with their 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-willed and positive with Jupiter transiting Virgo. To this is added 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 Mars is in your sign right now. Mercury will be squaring Mars for the first week and so be careful of frustration. This will quickly change as Mars moves forward but in the first week you could express frustration over things you cannot control. Be mindful and meditate. One controls Mars by slowing down and being mindful of the power it gives you. It is like watering the garden, you don’t blast the flowers with a jet stream of water, you sprinkle them lightly.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you feel powerful and energetic. Be mindful of erroneous ideas, that is how samsara is created. Use your power carefully.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Feelings are still important as Venus is in your sign for the first three weeks of the month. The month it is good as Saturn is well aspected to Venus to give Sagittarius some blessings. This can be useful as Venus gives you a sensual boost but Saturn controls it carefully. Practice meditations of Bodhicitta. These meditations never let you down and the astrology is good for positive feelings.
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. Just be a little careful as Mercury is retrograde. That can you’re your ideas dwell in the past and are not focused on the present moment. Uranus will add to this distracting effect. So be mindful of where your thoughts are leading you. Venus will enter Capricorn in the last week of January making pleasure more accessible.
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 sense of balance as you have a Saturn Venus beneficial aspect. That will quickly finish by month end as the Sun will enter Aquarius. Use these good astrological transits to enhance your practice.
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 Saturn and Venus will be square to Neptune. That will make your feel like romantic provided you keep the situation under control. If you are lacking mindfulness then sensual 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. We just incorporate the realizations into daily action and express it in beneficial ways.