ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month sees the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury all opposite your Sun sign. That can mean you feel distracted and unsettled. Jupiter’s influence makes you agitated and Mercury could cause you to have doubts. As Aries likes to be active and motivated I would recommend you slow down and review your intentions. The month could be full of activities that lack focus and therefore are not fulfilling or satisfying.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month slow down and review your motives. Contemplate on meaningful actions and practice mindfulness when distraction arises.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month has the feeling of chasing pleasure and a feeling of agitation. The reason is Venus is opposite your Sun sign and then the Sun will be opposite in the last week of October. Therefore, slow down and don’t create fantasies about the grass being greener on the other side of the hill.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month your mind is excited with possibilities. It is a good month to meditate on Bodhicitta, the ultimate altruistic attitude. Your enthusiasm will stimulate growth of your love and compassion.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month life is fairly comfortable. The Sun and Saturn are harmoniously aspected to your Sun sign. Therefore, do activities that you enjoy and know the stars are on your side. It is similar to having good friends that support what you do. These friends are called ‘contemplation and sense of self.’ The last ten days will be pleasurable with Venus and Jupiter also aspected to Gemini.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month go with the flow of virtue and create lots of positive karma. While the weather is sunny make hay, when the circumstances are good, make good karma.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month be careful of strong feelings. Mars and Pluto are opposite to Cancer. Pluto stimulates strong feelings and Mars pushes you to act on them. Be more careful in the last two weeks as Mars and Pluto will come together, stimulating you even more intensely. If you are mindful in your actions this aspect can give you power, just be careful how you exercise it.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month be reflective and patient. Patience is a wonderful virtue and helps you manage strong situations. Patience comes from understanding that aggression is not the best way to resolve issues. Compassion is a far better way to deal with all situations. It helps both you and others.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you are contemplative. Mercury, Jupiter and the Sun are well aspected to Leo. The best way to use this influence is to do contemplative meditations that clarify the meaning of your life. You will feel positive with the Jupiter influence and Mercury will help you think with great clarity. There are no complications to be concerned about.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month motivate yourself to meditate more than you normally do. There are times for change and there are times for contemplation. This is the time for contemplation.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month Mercury is in Virgo for the first week of October. Mercury is a great planet for meditators. It has a natural quality of contemplativeness and so those that meditate regularly improve Mercury’s positive influence. Thus organize your thoughts during the first week. There is an opposition to Neptune effecting the whole month of October and that helps you be intuitive. Use that influence to understand and benefit others.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month meditate and then meditate some more.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month is your birthday month. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away, then do a meditation in deep appreciation of the rebirth they gave you. Even if life has been complicated, the main thing is you have the Dharma. You will find the month becomes more and more energetic as the Sun approaches a conjunction with Mercury. So start planning to do some good things and by the end of the month you will be fully busy with those positive projects.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. The balance this month is between activity and thoughtfulness. You will be active at month’s end so be thoughtful now, that gives you balance later on this month.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month is your birthday month. Don’t forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away, then do a meditation in deep appreciation of this rebirth they gave you. Even if life has been complicated, the main thing is you have the Dharma. This month you feel more and more energetic as the month progresses. Venus is in your sign in the first weeks of October giving you a sense of love and affection. So be mindful of where your thoughts lead you and use them in a positive manner. Midmonth this influence will be very strong.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month your mind is active so organize your thoughts around what makes you passionate in a positive manner. The best of passions is the passion for Bodhicitta, to be a bodhisattva.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month you are quite peaceful and happy. The month starts quietly with Saturn in Sagittarius but by the third week you will be feeling great. Venus will enter your sign then and you can move your meditations to love and compassion for all. You will feel very dedicated to the cause of being a bodhisattva at that time.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month your inspiration is thoughtful love. So remember the definition of love, it is the wish to give others happiness. I wise person once said, “Love is nothing until it is given away.”
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month there are some distractions from the Sun and Jupiter moving to a 90-degree aspect to Mars and Pluto in your Sun sign. This will happen in the first days of the month. Be mindful of agitating feelings and you will avoid acting out your frustrations. Virtuous mindfulness stops even bad astrological aspects. Be confident in your own clarity and positive feelings. The rest of the month is good.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month be mindful of the suffering nature of samsara. That keeps you in balance as often we like to think our samsara should only get better and better. This is not the nature of samsara, so don’t rely on it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month is calm and quiet. You have good aspects for some nice feelings and thoughts as Mercury, Jupiter and the Sun will be positively positioned at the beginning of the month. There are no strong aspects to be concerned about for you, so just maintain your regular practice and you will be successful.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month you have broad vision of life and a sense of joy. Be mindful of your perspective. The perspective of a Bodhisattva is the best of all visions.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month Saturn in Sagittarius is square to Neptune in Pisces. Saturn is a great planet for meditators as it has a natural quality of contemplativeness, so those that meditate improve Saturn’s positive influence. The square to Neptune will help you think in realistic terms. Be careful of being fussy about activities you are engaged in as you are prone to being judgmental if you become negative about something or someone.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month know you are motivated and with a clear and strong opinion. Balance it with sensitivity when dealing with others.