ARIES (March 21 – April 19) The month is powerful with spring energy and your birthday. Think about honoring your parents this birthday instead of expecting presents from them. They gave you a body, so say thank you to them for the rebirth you currently enjoy. As for planetary influences, What is excellent for you is a good aspect with Mars and Venus for most of the month. Therefore will power and affection are available for your activities. You have come out of a phase of erratic activity with Uranus conjunct the Sun but that is now finishing. Enjoy the good times.
Aries Buddhists are motivators. This month moisturize your actions with compassion. You have good stability so adding compassion only guarantees success.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20) The month is powerful with spring energy and your birthday. Think about honoring your parents this birthday instead of expecting presents from them. They gave you a body, so say thank you to them for the rebirth you currently enjoy. As for planetary influences, you have Venus and Mars well positioned for the last 10 days of the month. That means love and affection are easily expressed. During these last 10 days be careful as Saturn will be opposite and you could be critical of yourself and others. Find the balance between affection and expectations.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. You may find that seeking pleasure plays a role in your decisions. Be mindful that physical pleasures are fleeting and it is better to pursue the ultimate fulfillment, enlightenment.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) You will feel powerful and happy from the point of view of astrology for the first week as Jupiter is well positioned with Venus, the Sun and Mars. Then things will calm down as these planets move forward. Astrology always depends on attitude as that is the filter of the influences. Be mindful of your attitude and all is controlled.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. Be aware of your motivation for the first 10 days of the month. You will manage all the energy you feel if you do that. Later in the month do as you wish as things are peaceful.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22) You are a bit intense as this month progresses. The Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus sit square your Sun sign. Just lighten up about things you feel strongly about. By midmonth this will diminish as the Sun, Mars and Venus move forward. If you are mindful and compassionate, don’t worry. It is only people who take themselves too seriously that will have problems.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month remember the mind training technique of “See everything as a dream illusion.” If it is just a dream, why get uptight? Dream a better dream if a bad one is manifesting!
LEO (July 23 – August 22) This should be a great month. You have the Sun, Mars, Venus and Uranus all well positioned to Leo. Saturn is square to Leo though but Saturn can blossom with the support of a meditative attitude. Add to this compassion and there is nothing you can’t figure out. Be slightly careful of being judgmental as Saturn can often cause a critical attitude but if you have compassion for all, then there is no problem.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month is the time for contemplative meditations. As you are a Buddhist, use this favorable time to review your basic teachings that bring about your enlightenment. Then you will always act in a skillful manner.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
You start the month off with a fast moving mind. Mercury runs opposite Virgo for the first week of the month. Midmonth Mercury leaves Virgo and you are peaceful. Therefore organize your calendar in the first two weeks and don’t change your plans as you move to the second two weeks.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month listen to the advice above and manage your excitement. The energy is there but it just needs to be directed properly.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) The month starts with a feeling of being scattered. The Sun, Mars, Venus and Uranus are opposite your sign. Be mindful of your decisions and don’t waste energy on things beyond your reach. This changes midmonth into an influence of confusion as Mercury comes into opposition. Just slow down and don’t stress about things. Patience is a virtue and it needs situations for its exercise. Midmonth is the time for a good patience workout in the gym of life.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. To have a realized state of balance you need patience. Remember if you can’t wait for a situation to right itself then you are trying to control things too much. Balance comes from inside, not controlling the outside world.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) The month is good. You have Saturn helping your contemplative meditations. Saturn is a very beneficial planet for Buddhists. Come the last 10 days of April slow down and be careful of being judgmental. Saturn will come opposite the Sun, Venus and Mars. Work on what is present, not on what you hope will happen. Have a compassionate view of things and you will avoid being critical.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. Slow down and meditate. Passion is good if you have clear and ethical motivations.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Things seem so much lighter now! The Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus are all well aspected to Sagittarius. Be a little careful of being in a rush. Enthusiasm may run a little high for the first weeks of April. Just have positive motivations and it will not be the cause of non-virtue.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month inspiration comes with a lot of energy. Be aware of your feelings of desire and don’t think that a vision is just image related. Feelings are visionary too.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The month starts with complications as you have the Sun, Mars, Venus all square your Sun sign. Therefore slow down and be mindful. This applies especially to being grumpy about things. If you are in a bad mood then slow down, relax and take a few mindful breaths. As the month continues maintain your equilibrium as Uranus and Mercury will continue to upset you. All depends on mindfulness and motivation. If those are clear you don’t have to worry.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month be mindful of what you decide to do, check up twice before making a commitment. Once you decide on what you wish to do then do it slowly and carefully.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) Your sign is actually empty but you have the Sun, Mars, Venus and Uranus all well aspected to give you support from afar. If you feel inspired in the first weeks it is because you are dwelling in positive images of what could happen. Work with your positive perspective and remember to “bring all experiences to the path.” Words of advice from the great saint Atisha.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. You are a beacon of good will and idealism this month. Study Bodhicitta, as that is the highest form of idealism that exists. It is of the greatest benefit to all, including yourself. Read Kunno Lama Tenzin Gyalstan’s, “Praise of Bodhicitta.” Snowlion carries this book. It will be time well spent!
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) You are liberated and spirital. Neptune gives you wonderfully liberating intelligence. Open up to new ideas. Trying to control yourself all the time is sometimes equal to repression. Mahamudra is being open to whatever arises but Mahamudra uses wisdom to maintain equilibrium, that wisdom is not a suppression tactic.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month know your liberal side will shine for all. Be communicative and share all that you have inside. You will be radiant.