ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month is very energetic. The whole month Uranus will be well aspected to the Sun and Mars. Those elements are complimentary to each other as all are fire planets. I feel Uranus qualifies as a Fire Planet in case you were wondering. Thus expect to be busy for June. The last two weeks are going to be excellent as Jupiter and Venus will be conjunct in Leo and well aspected to Aries. Plan to do something romantic or pleasurable. The greatest pleasure though is sharing good experiences with others, so plan an activity involving others.
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. The only aspect is Jupiter square and that can cause you to try to do too much. The effect is brief so don’t worry. It is a good time to plant the garden and enjoy the warmth and lengthening of the days. Close the month with contemplative meditations as Saturn will return to an opposition aspect for a short time. Saturn is a good planet for meditators as it benefits from a contemplative attitude.
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, Mars and Mercury in your birth sign will be well aspected to the Uranus during the month. That adds spontaneity to your enthusiasm. Thirty percent of the planets in our solar system are stimulating you. That is beneficial so be prepared to feel energetic. As the old saying goes, “Make hay when it is sunny.”
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month be mindful of useless energy expenditures. Exercise wisdom in the projects you initiate.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month continues to be good and also 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. Basically Cancer is free of direct and indirect stimulation in June and so you can do as you please. There are neither positive nor negative effects applying pressure to you. Sometimes astrology may stimulate you but always your awareness and wisdom are the filter for everything we do.
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. Personally I like the western way to say that, “Put yourself in another’s shoe.” It is a clearer statement for our culture.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month you have astrological stimulation to feel happy, affectionate and enthused about everything. Reason is Jupiter and Venus are in Leo and well aspected to Uranus. Jupiter and Venus are enthusiastic love and Uranus offers spontaneity to that affection. So do something fun and share it with others. The best events in our life are the ones we share with others. We are social beings.
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 larger scale, not just 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, Mars 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 there is support from a distance. Jupiter and Uranus both help from their positions from Leo and Aries. You also may have good energy from the Sun, Mars, Mercury and Venus, all in good positions to Libra. All these aspects translate into enthusiastic affection (Jupiter Venus), energy (Mars, Uranus and the Sun) and intelligence (Mercury). Basically go slowly and be positive. Mindfulness and altruism only increase the positive stimulation available to you.
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. In the last days of June Saturn will come retrograde back into Scorpio and so it is a good time to slow down and relax. I suggested in another sign to plant a garden and watch the flowers grow. A good idea for the springtime and especially in the last week of June.
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)
This month Saturn enters Sagittarius for the first weeks of June. Saturn is a good planet for Buddhists as meditation and contemplation benefit Saturn’s pragmatic nature. We meditate each day but during the first weeks spend more time contemplating on the path to Enlightenment. Those contemplations should include both the uplifting reflections like Bodhicitta and also the meditations on the suffering nature of samsara if we are deluded. We need balance and how can one have love and compassion if one does not recognize suffering. Those meditations complement each other.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month organize your feelings to help clarify your motivation. You have great energy, give it a clear motivation.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This month Pluto in Capricorn is free of planetary aspects to other planets. This is the first time in months that Uranus is not square Pluto in your birth sign. Therefore enjoy the holiday from complicated astrological stimulation. Enjoy the early summer months and get your fingers into mother earth and plant some flowers and vegetables. Capricorn is an earth sign and Pluto is a water planet. Earth and water are important elements for a good garden and spring offers more sunshine to help things grow.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This time is good as your are happy and the summer is just around the corner. Meditate on “May all beings have happiness and its causes.”
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This month you are free of direct planetary placements in Aquarius. Therefore do as you please. Uranus, Jupiter and Venus are well positioned from Aries and Leo to your birth sign. 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 a spiritual and visionary center for the universe as Neptune is in your sign. This month starts slowly with square aspects from the Sun, Mars and Mercury. Therefore be careful of having a confused mind because you are too busy. Slow down and be mindful moment to moment. Mindfulness and a positive motivation help remove all negative stimulations around you. The Buddha is free of all negative planetary influences and Bodhisattvas are free to the extent they have realizations on the path to Enlightenment. Remembering this helps inspire us to also be clear minded and confident in our own path.
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.