Your horoscope by Phoebe with quotes from Osho.
Illustrations by Barbara Schaaf, Alamy
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aries until 20th. Mercury in Aries from 17th. Venus enters Aries on 20th. Chiron in Aries. Mars in Gemini. Moon in Aries 4th-6th April.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Neptune on 27th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 4th, trines Jupiter on 6th and squares Saturn and Pluto on 5th April.
“Start dropping anything that you feel is unloving: any attitude, any word that you have used out of habit but which now suddenly you feel is cruel – it is not loving, it is not kind. Drop it! Feel sorry that you used it. Always be ready to say ‘I am sorry.’…It is not really a question of how to love. It is only a question of how not to love. It is just like a spring covered with stones and rocks. You remove the rocks and the spring starts flowing.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun enters Taurus on 20th. Uranus in Taurus. Venus in Pisces until 20th when Venus enters Aries. Moon in Taurus from 6th-8th April.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus conjuncts Neptune on 10th and squares Jupiter on 15th. Venus conjuncts Moon on 2nd and Chiron on 22nd. Moon in Taurus trines Saturn and Pluto on 8th April.
“In the beginning every love is beautiful, but that’s not the point. If love is beautiful in the end, only then is it really beautiful. In the beginning every love is beautiful – that’s a pretension. When reality is encountered, ugliness comes up, when your depth is stirred… So now drop the ego. Be watchful and allow things. Don’t try to dominate and manipulate… Don’t manage. Let life flow through you. Remain open and floating, and trust wherever it leads.”
Osho, Above all Don’t Wobble, Ch 19
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mars in Gemini. Mercury in Pisces until 17th and then in Aries. Moon in Gemini 8th-11th April.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Neptune on 3rd and 4th, and Chiron on 20th. Mercury opposes Jupiter on 12th. Moon in Gemini squares Mercury and Neptune and opposes Jupiter on 10th April.
“You have to work hard, but you have to trust that just by your own work much cannot happen… Our efforts are very tiny and that which we are desiring is infinite. So do all that you can do. Never relax in that, but still remember that only in your own doing it cannot happen… Your doing is needed and your passive, alert patience also. When these two things meet… grace descends. The meeting of patience and effort is the opening of the door.”
Osho, God is not for Sale, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon: 5th April in Aries. Full Moon: 19th April in Libra. Moon in Cancer 11th-13th April.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon conjunctions: conjunct Venus on 2nd, conjunct Mercury and Neptune on 3rd and Uranus on 6th. Moon conjunct Mars on 9th, Jupiter on 23rd and Saturn and Pluto on 25th April.
“Life carries as much meaning as you carry the capacity to be surprised… the capacity to wonder. So always remain open. And always remind yourself again and again that life is infinite. It is always an ongoing process; it never comes to any end. It is a non-ending, eternal journey, and each moment is new, each moment is original. When I say each moment is original I mean each moment throws you back to your origin, each moment makes you a child again.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 18
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aries until 20th when Sun enters Taurus. Moon in Leo 13th-15th April.
Major aspects for Leo: Sun trines Jupiter on 14th, squares Saturn on 11th, squares Pluto on 13th and conjuncts Uranus on 22nd. Moon in Leo squares Uranus on 13th, and trines Jupiter on 15th April.
“Never think in terms of getting better. That’s a wrong evaluation. Always think in terms of enjoying more, of making life more of a joy, more of a play, more fun… These improvers are never happy because, whatsoever happens, they are always thinking in terms of getting better and better and better. And there is no end to it… Whatsoever is happening in this moment, be capable of being with it – flowing, wondering, loving. Be intrigued by this moment. The next moment you will find that you have become better automatically.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 19
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Pisces until 17th and then in Aries. Moon in Virgo 15th-17th April.
Major aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Neptune on 2nd and Chiron on 20th. Mercury opposes Jupiter on 12th. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus on 15th, squares Mars on 16th, opposes Neptune and squares Jupiter on 17th, trines Saturn on 16th and trines Pluto on 17th April.
“There is no need to be worried. This moment you are not identified – finished! The next moment will take care of itself… Never jump ahead of yourself – there is no need. And once you know the knack of it all worries disappear because they belong to the future. In this moment there is no worry and cannot be. This moment is absolutely silent. All worries are future-oriented, so don’t become a victim. Just enjoy this moment – and there is no other moment. This one exists eternally.”
Osho, Nothing to Lose but your Head, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Pisces until 20th when Venus enters Aries. Moon in Libra 17th-19th April.
Major aspects for Libra: Venus conjuncts Neptune on 10th and squares Jupiter on 15th. Venus conjuncts Moon on 2nd and Chiron on 23rd. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron and Mercury on 17th, trines Mars on 18th and squares Saturn on 18th and Pluto on 19th April.
“Life is always thrilling because each step brings you to another cross-roads… again so many roads, again you have to choose. You start trembling. Will the choice be right or not?… Stand on the crossroads, think, meditate, but once you decide then forget all other alternatives – move. Once you decide to move your whole energy is needed there. Don’t be split and don’t let half of your mind think about alternatives… To me it is not a question of where you go. To me the most important thing is that you are not stuck.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 22
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 23rd-25th March.
Major aspects for Scorpio: Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus on 19th and trines Neptune on 20th April.
“People go on living behind closed doors to avoid the enemy. But when you avoid the enemy you avoid the friend too. So this is the dilemma… This is the risk, but I say it is still worth taking, because if you miss friends you miss everything. One can remain safe and out of all danger and risk, but then one is already dead… Opening means no-mind. Opening means living a life without a head. Opening means taking the risk, becoming a gambler and not a business man. To live dangerously is to live openly. To live secure is to live closed.”
Osho, Nothing to Lose but your Head, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Jupiter in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 21st-23rd April. Jupiter turns retrograde on 10th April.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mercury squares Jupiter on 12th. Moon in Sagittarius trines Mercury on 22nd, and squares Neptune and conjuncts Jupiter on 23rd April.
“You are your world and you carry your world with you. It will go with you on the plane. When you land, it will land with you… It is always there, invisible. It is your atmosphere, your climate that you go on creating continuously, peddling continuously. So wherever you are you are in the same world. Once this experience becomes clear, then there is no need to change the outer reality. Then one changes the inner reality, the inner space.”
Osho, Nothing to Lose but your Head, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 23rd-26th April. Saturn turns retrograde on 29th April.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Moon in Capricorn trines Uranus and squares Mercury on 24th, and conjuncts Saturn and Pluto on 25th April.
“The mind always hankers for results. The mind is never interested in the act itself; its interest is in the result. ‘What am I going to gain out of it?’ If the mind can manage to gain without going through any action, then it will choose the shortcut… The mind, the ego, are all result-oriented. The being is not result-oriented. And how can the non-being ever be result-oriented? It is not there at all in the first place. Meditation happens only to those who are not result-oriented.”
Osho, The Book of Wisdom, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Moon in Aquarius 26th-27th April.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Sun conjuncts Uranus on 22nd. Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Uranus on 26th, and trines Mars on 27th April.
“Each being is a song of God: unique, individual, incomparable, unrepeatable, but still coming from the same source. Each song has its own flavour, its own beauty, its own music, its own melody, but the singer is the same. We are all different songs of the same singer, different gestures of the same dancer… If we belong to the same source, just like all the waves of the ocean, then what is the point of conflict, competition, feeling superior, inferior and all that nonsense? Nobody is superior and nobody is inferior: everybody is simply just himself.”
Osho, Snap Your Fingers, Slap Your Face and Wake Up!, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces until 17th. Venus in Pisces until 20th. Moon in Pisces 1st-4th and 28th-30th April.
Major aspects for Pisces: Mercury in Pisces conjuncts Neptune on 2nd. Venus in Pisces conjuncts Neptune on 10th, and squares Jupiter on 16th. Moon in Pisces squares Mars on 1st and 30th, and conjuncts Neptune and Mercury and squares Jupiter on 3rd and on 30th April.
“Clarity is the target. Pain and suffering remain with life, they are part of it. You just need a clarity to see everything in the right perspective, everything where it belongs. Then it all falls in line; even pain, even suffering become part of a greater harmony. Not that they change. They remain, they are a part of life, but now they are not isolated facts – they have become part of a greater whole. When you are clear in your perspective, you can see that the greater whole cannot exist without this part. It is a must.”
Osho, Above all Don’t Wobble, Ch 10
Phoebe was gifted the name Phoebe in Pune One; it means ‘pure radiance’. It is still her guiding light. Long-time astrologer and writer, she wrote the Osho Times horoscope back in the nineties. She has published several astrology books, in which her experience as a meditator shines through (see Agnes Liebhardt’s review of Inside the Cosmic Mind), and an oracle board game. www.astrophoebe.com
Illustrations by Barbara Schaaf, Alamy