ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month is very energetic. This month Uranus will be well aspected to the Sun, Saturn, Venus, Mercury, and Mars. Those elements are complimentary to give energy, wisdom, intelligence and affection to Uranus’s spontaneity. Thus, expect to be busy for June. Be careful in the last days though as Uranus is square to the Sun and you could try to do too much. Aries individuals are inspired and so manage your inspirations, don’t just run from one project to another recklessly.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. I would recommend you have good shock absorbers. Not that you are going to crash, rather that you will be going fast and need to soften the ride as the month progresses. Patience and mindfulness are a good shock absorbers.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month you can relax after the birth month of May. Venus and Mercury are effecting you so relax and enjoy the start of spring/summer. It is a good time to plan to plant the garden and to enjoy the warmth and lengthening of the days. Pluto will be well aspected to Venus in the last weeks of June and this will give you a deep appreciation of the marvels of mother nature and growth!
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month dig in the garden and prepare the land for good crops and flowers in the summer.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month is the birthday month. Don’t forget to send a present to your parents to say thank you for the body you currently have. Even if they have passed away, do some meditation and send the good energy to them in their new rebirth. The month is full of energy and activity. The Sun will well aspected to the Jupiter at the start of the month. Those elements are complimentary in stimulating you. Be prepared to feel very energetic. Mercury will also enter Gemini in the second week of June and so more pleasure and energy to do things.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be mindful of useless energy expenditures until the second week. Then do as you please. Your faith may be strong so be clearly motivated and you could accomplish a great many tasks.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month continues to be good and is the birthday month for you. Don’t forget to send a present to your parents to say thank you for the body you currently have. Mercury and Mars are nicely positioned in your sign in the last weeks but is squared by Jupiter. For a Buddhist, this is a good aspect for mindfulness. Some astrologers give negative commentary for square aspects but I feel it is a wonderful asset to a contemplative life style. Therefore, couple your meditations of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion and you will be using the positive influence to enhance your practice. This is the intelligent use of astrology. When it is sunny, make hay.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month is a good time to focus on the Bodhicitta meditations. Especially the Five Points of Exchanging yourself with others. You have astrological support, so don’t hesitate anymore.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you are free of direct planetary placements in Leo. Therefore, do as you please. The Sun, Saturn, and Uranus are well positioned from other signs and so that blesses you with inspiring energy and wisdom. As the month continues maintain a steady practice and you will enjoy the benefits of those aspects supporting you. There are no immediate strong effects but nice side effects for you.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month keep in mind your altruism. It is a good time to be motivated by what you would like to see accomplished on a large scale, not personal business.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month no planets are directly effecting you, so relax and enjoy the start of spring/summer. Do some contemplative meditations and peaceful activities. One does not always have to be busy. You are slightly prone to agitation with the Sun and Mercury square to Virgo. That is not a problem if you are mindful of your motivation. The Sun can make you feel enthusiastic and Mercury can make you think about important things. Square aspects are not always negative.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month be mindful and avoid impulsiveness. Always balance enthusiasm with wisdom.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month Jupiter will stop being retrograde in Libra and start moving forward. The problem is Jupiter will then move into a square aspect with Pluto and Mars. This is not the end of the world but one does have to be mindful of being pushy and grumpy. Your mindfulness is your protection against negative astrological influences like this. Basically, go slowly and be positive. Things will work out just fine.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month be mindful, positive, and helpful. Qualities that are easy for a Libra Sun.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month no planets are directly effecting you, so relax and enjoy the start of spring/summer. You do have Venus well aspected in opposition to Scorpio. That can mean pleasure and energy to enjoy life. The last two weeks will also include the Sun, Mars and Mercury well aspected and giving you good energy. I suggested in Taurus to plant a garden and watch the flowers grow. A good idea for Scorpio to do the same this springtime.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month follow your positive desires. Just be mindful of what you are doing, as desires can be problematic if you run with them too quickly.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Contemplative wisdom is important as Saturn is in your sign for ages to come. This month you have the Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Uranus running in supportive aspects. That means your wisdom is strong and positive. Do activities that involve others and feel they are all part of your larger family. You have good energy and with the perspective of everyone as part of your family, you will make people feel you care about them.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month organize your ideas to help clarify your motivation. You have great energy, give it a clear motivation.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month you have the Sun, Mars, Venus, and Mercury all running in supportive aspects to Pluto in Capricorn. That means your feelings are strong and positive. Do activities that involve others and feel they are all part of your larger family. You have good energy and with the perspective of everyone as part of your family you will make people feel you care about them. Be mindful of the intensity of your feelings as Jupiter over-energizes Pluto with a square aspect. As Buddhists, we always practice mindfulness so I did not think to mention it specially.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This time you are motivated with a good mind and foresight. Be mindful and slow down for the first few moments before you act. Think about your actions to clarify your motive and your goals.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month you are free of direct planetary placements in Aquarius. Therefore, do as you please. Uranus and Venus are well positioned from Aries for you and so that blesses you with inspiring energy. As the month continues the Sun, Mars and Mercury will also compliment Aquarius from a distance. No direct effects on you but nice secondary effects.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month allow your imagination to work to your advantage. Let things unfold and don’t try to control the process.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
You are still a spiritual and visionary center for the universe as Neptune is in your sign for ages. This month starts slowly as the Sun will square Neptune. This can cause some anxiety if you are not mindful of your thoughts. You will end up with good aspects with the Sun and Mars and Mercury by the third week though. That means your visions will have a broader perspective. Be careful of reckless activities in the first week with the square of the Sun. That is not a big problem though as all the planets will move to more complimentary positions as the month continues to change.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month there is lots of energy but it does not sit well inside of you. Slow down and learn how to let energy flow through you without grasping hold of it all the time. “Go with the force Luke, don’t fight with it.”