ARIES (March 21 – April 19)This month Uranus is moving backwards in your sign. That can mean things seem confusing to you. There is a beneficial aspect with Mars and Venus which increases personal power and attraction but when mixed with Uranus’s retrograding movement you have to be careful of misunderstanding things. This will increase in the last ten days of September as Mercury will be opposite to Uranus. The sum total of these effects can make you feel scattered but energetic to solve problems before you. .
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month practice the basics of meditation: awareness, wisdom and compassion. Whether its astrology or a situation at work, it is all equally managed if you have these mindful qualities in daily activity.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month should be quite wonderful for you. The Sun and Jupiter sit well aspected with Pluto to Taurus for the first weeks of the month. Therefore focus on positive meditations like Bodhicitta, love and compassion. The reason is you have good energy and so move it in positive directions with these beneficial intentions. There is Saturn in opposition to Taurus but if you are meditating regularly then Saturn will be a benefit stimulation to your insights.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month act with positive intentions. Cultivate a strong beneficial intention each morning and let it spontaneously manifest throughout the day.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month you have no direct planetary influence. The Sun and Jupiter are square to Gemini but this does not have to be problematic. It is possible to derive benefit from those aspects. Recognize that chasing desires is like drinking salt water. It just makes you more and more thirsty. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said desires are not to be completely rejected. We have to mindfully move them in positive directions.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month slow down and contemplate in a constructive manner on the meaning of your life. The motive should be more than just, “I want to be happy.” Rather, “May we all have happiness and the causes of happiness.”
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month there are no planets in Cancer and so it is a good time to get ready for the winter months. The month starts with Jupiter, Pluto and the Sun well aspected to Cancer. That means you have support from the distant planets. Slow down a little at this time and be thoughtful of what you are doing. The reason is Mercury will be square to Cancer and Pluto. There is no need to rush and then get frustrated. As the month continues things will improve.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month be reflective and patient. Patience is a wonderful virtue. It comes from understanding that aggression is not the best way to resolve issues. Go slowly and your goals will be attained.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month Venus and Mars run in Leo so affection and willpower are readily available for you. Sometimes astrologers put emphasis on the effects of planetary aspects to the exclusion of other factors but as Buddhists we put emphasis on motivation first. If the motive is good then life is more manageable. Nowadays there is substantial evidence that altruism bestows deep and long lasting satisfaction for those who develop it. Therefore think about your motive and the positive effects will come naturally.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month use your mind in constructive contemplations on the nature of existence and that our motive creates our future, this life and the ones beyond that.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This is the birthday month and the Sun and Jupiter are stimulating you. It is a stimulation of fortitude and enthusiasm. Go slowly as you have ample capacity. Going slowly ensures that actions and thoughts are done skillfully. 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. The whole month is fused with great spirituality as Jupiter is opposite Neptune. Remember to start each day with a Bodhicitta inspiration.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month slow down and use the power of your diligence to help make good decisions. Let activities unfold as time and space allows.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month you should be the embodiment of good contemplations. This is very strong all of the month as Mercury is in Libra. As the month ends Uranus will move into aspect with Mercury and start an agitating influence. As a meditator your wisdom can protect you from all unwanted stress. Therefore start the month with contemplativeness and conclude it with good actions. As this 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.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. Balance means harmony. Therefore know the middle point between activity and non-activity. Balance for a Libra person manifests with sensitivity and grace.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month you have no direct planetary influence to Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn will actually leave Scorpio very soon. The Sun will come positively positioned towards the end of the month and help you have self confidence in all your actions. Make September a quiet and reflective month. That is taking advantage of Saturn’s concluding beneficial stimulation to help your Buddhist practice.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month slow down and enjoy the end of the summer. See the cycles of the seasons as representative of the cycle of life. There is a time for growth and also a time for contemplation. Now is the time to nurture yourself with the fruits of the summer’s activities.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This month Saturn will enter completely into Sagittarius to help your meditation practice. Saturn is well positioned in Sagittarius and it always flourishes if one meditates regularly. This may help you deal with errant desires that agitate you. Have a quiet September and be reflective of the actions of the past and what activities you might consider useful for the future. The final ten days of September will be excellent as the Sun will come well aspected to Sagittarius.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month it is better to let your motivations be simple and uncomplicated. You tend to get easily frustrated if you try to do too much. Slow down and relax. Frustration comes from inappropriate expectations. A mind with few thoughts is often a mind with contentment.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month you have Mercury giving Pluto lot of stimulation. It will be for all thirty days of the month. Be a little careful of pushing too hard to see something manifest. There is a simple cause for this, it is the Mercury aspect pushing your thoughts to be moody and temperamental. So go slowly and initiate activities that are not demanding on your time and energy. Patience is a virtue and this month you have time in the gymnasium of patience.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. Meditate and be mindfully aware of your interdependence with life, family and friends. This is a good meditation as it generates appreciation of others and the decision to be a positive force in their lives.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month is characterized by desire and agitation. It is a good time to relax, enjoy the fall season and reflect on the activities of the summer. Be quiet and mindful. The reason to put emphasis on being peaceful is because Mars and Venus agitate you. Astrology is only an influence and your awareness and wisdom can remove the negative effects of these aspects. Fantasies about creating a perfect situation could distract you, so remember this is samsara and it is hard to make it perfect.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month control the wish to chase desires. Focus on being friendly and warm and you will attract a lot of good people into your life.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month has a sense of excitement and vision that will slowly peter out. The Sun and Jupiter sit in opposition the first ten days of September. It is a great time to meditate on Mahamudra and the nature of reality. Your vision is vast. Although this feeling will last all month because of Jupiter’s stimulation, it will be less as the days pass with the forward movement of the Sun. So use the start of September to be visionary and close the month with a more grounded sense of Altruism.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month your sensitivity and intuition is agitated. Better to slow down your external activities and increase meditation time on the mat.