ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
This month both Uranus and Pluto are moving forward astrologically and so the square continues. I have been commenting on this for ages but the good news is Uranus is faster than Pluto and so the effect will diminish more and more. The month starts intensively with the Sun and Pluto together to square Uranus in Aries. Just be mindful and take three breaths before acting. The month ends nicely with Uranus and Jupiter coming trine and so good energy awaits you in the last ten days.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month mindfulness and tranquility are the principle practices to maintain. Even if you did not know the astrology of the month those two plus good intentions are central for us all.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month is good for meditation. The reason is the Sun and Pluto run beneficially aspected to your Sun sign. If you are thoughtful then life will be insightful. The first three weeks focus on meditations involving confidence and faith. The Buddhist word for faith is actually a confident mind but with Pluto involved it becomes a feeling based confidence and we tend to translate that into Faith. Guru Yoga meditations are a good choice.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month be present to what transpires in your immediate environment. Be present and compassionate.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This month Saturn begins to be opposite Gemini. That is a great aspect for Buddhists as we are contemplative and thoughtful. Saturn flourishes in that type of environment and so do spend more time in reflective meditations. The month starts well with good aspects to Mercury and Venus and so use that blessing to be thoughtfully loving. The month ends with a little tension because of a Mars square and so be more mindful and avoid feelings of frustration.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month is good to use your charisma to stimulate people to think before they act. You will need to do this in the last week yourself.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This month everything seems distracting. The Sun, Mercury and Pluto start the month in opposition to your Sun sign. Therefore patience is important. Add to this a Uranus square and mindful patience is very important. Don’t try to solve your problems with arguments because of frustration. Move with patient grace as things unfold. The month will end more comfortably as the planets move forward. Thank Buddha things are impermanent.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month you are overly analytical and skeptical. As everything seems to be an obstacle you need to remember, “No one controls samsara. Life is unpredictable.” This mantra will keep you balanced.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
This month is great activity in positive directions. Leo has Jupiter to give you energy and oppositions with first Mars and then Venus and Mercury. These are stimulating aspects and can be useful for getting things done. Although this is the case you also want to be careful of errant activities. The Sun, Venus and Mercury are opposite Leo for the last 10 days of the month and you could be chasing desires that are just an illusion.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month look at the world with the eyes of an artist. Artists relate to the sensual world of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body. So use form, sound, smell, taste and touch in your artistic expression. Work creatively with good intentions. That is the life ambition of all bodhisattvas.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
This month starts slowly as Virgo is free of planets and only in aspect to Neptune in opposition. Therefore slow down and check your motivation. The reason is Mars will come conjunct Neptune and opposite Virgo in the last weeks of January. If you are in a rush then the astrology is negatively influencing you. Be mindful of how you are acting and you will control this influence. It is a great transit for altruism and compassion.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month practice mindfulness in each step and each breath. That will keep you centered and out of trouble.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
This month there are no planets in your sign. That does not mean there is nothing happening astrologically. It means there are no strong negative or positive effects influencing you. Be peaceful and act in a graceful manner. That is a natural Libra trait. Peaceful grace is a good counterbalance to the Uranus opposition you have been experiencing for some months now.
Libra Buddhists keep life in balance. This month the main message is above for you to mindfully relax and read a good book. The general message says it all.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
This month things seem to go well. The Sun, Pluto and Mercury help you along from a distance. Be careful in the first weeks of the month as Uranus squares two of those planets and you could be erratic. There is good feeling of faith in the first 10 days as the Sun and Pluto are together and that can mean you believe with a deeper resonance in your practice.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you feel in comfortable. Be mindful of your motivations and all will go well. Remember samsara is not reliable and you will do fine.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The month is good because Saturn will add nice stability to your thoughts and affection. Reason is Saturn in Sagittarius is well aspected to Mercury and Venus. Therefore practice meditations of Bodhicitta. These meditations never let you down and the astrology is good for loving intentions. Just make sure they are positive intentions. The month ends with a good aspect with the Sun and again good for meditating with confidence.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month your meditative insights play a stronger and stronger role in your life. Bodhisattvas use their life skillfully to benefit others. Perhaps meditation of exchanging self and others would be beneficial?
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. This month the Sun Pluto and finally Mercury give you a brilliant mind with good feelings. Share your good ideas and inspirations with others. Just be careful of being in a rush. Remember you have a Uranus square that has been stimulating you for some months now.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. The time is good for you to be open hearted toward others. Capricorns tend to be controlling, this month give up control and just be a nice person with no special agenda. Let the unexpected enter into your life. Magic is actually just being open minded and seeing the interconnectedness of it all.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This is the birthday month. Offer thanks to your parents for giving you this rebirth. They are the ones that really deserve the presents. You would not have met the dharma or the great teachers if you did not have this body. It is a good time to rejoice and offer thanks to all that support you. The month starts with lots of energy as Mars in Aquarius is opposite Jupiter in Leo. Aquarius artists will do well this month as their sensual visions will increase as Venus enters your Sun sign. In the last 10 days of the month a again energy comes your way as the Sun enters your sign. Therefore be mindful of activities you start, don’t be in a rush.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month start it slowly as you may feel impulsive. By the end of the month that is gone and you are ready to jump wholeheartedly into doing something. Make it something positive and beneficial.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
This month has the usual message with Pluto square and Jupiter trine to Uranus in Pisces. Uranus will give you lots of energy that will grow and grow as the month progresses. This is because Jupiter runs well aspected with Uranus. That will make your feel like a million dollars provided you keep the situation under some control. If you are scattered then those planets will only make things worse. Astrology is only an influence, it is up to you to manage the situations you find yourself in.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month put on shock absorbers for your mind. Any realization is only as valuable as you have the ability to absorb it. As Buddhists we don’t let others know we are gaining realizations verbally. We just incorporate the realizations into daily action and express them in beneficial ways.