Your horoscope by Phoebe with quotes from Osho.
Mood of the Moment
“Each person has to become a way for the divine… a passage, a vehicle, an opening for the divine to descend to earth. We are both the earth and the sky. A part of us belongs to the earth, and a part of us belongs to the sky. We are just the meeting of the opposites, the meeting of two infinities… Many of us have completely forgotten that we have to become a channel for the sky also. We have become too obsessed with the earth. We have forgotten the sky element in our being… A man becomes wise as he starts moving towards the sky, as he starts opening towards the sky.”
Osho, God is not for Sale, Ch 15
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Aries until 6th, Venus in Aries until 15th, Chiron in Aries. Mars in Gemini until 16th, then in Cancer. Moon in Aries 1st-3rd and 28th-30th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars opposes Jupiter on 5th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 1st.
“If you are simply moving with the whole, wherever it is going, if you are not pushing the river, then you are not: you dissolve. That is the whole effort here – to help you to dissolve, to help you to die…So learn to cooperate with things that are going on; don’t put yourself against the whole. By and by you start feeling a tremendous new energy that comes by walking in step with the whole, because in resistance you dissipate energy. In non-resistance you absorb energy.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 25
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Taurus until 21st. Uranus in Taurus. New Moon in Taurus on 4th, Mercury enters Taurus on 6th, Venus enters Taurus on 15th. Moon in Taurus from 3rd-6th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Sun conjuncts Moon in Taurus on 4th, Venus squares Saturn on 7th and Pluto on 8th. Venus trines Jupiter on 8th, and conjuncts Uranus on 18th.
“Heaven is here – you just have to know how to live in it. And hell too is here, and you know perfectly well how to live it. It is only a question of changing your perspective, your approach towards life. The earth is beautiful. If you start living its beauty, enjoying its joys with no guilt in your heart, you are in paradise. If you condemn everything, every small joy, if you become a condemner, a poisoner, then the same earth turns into a hell – but only for you… It is not a change of place, it is a change of inner space.”
Osho, The Book of Wisdom, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun and Mercury enter Gemini on 21st. Mercury in Aries until 6th and in Taurus from 6th-21st. Mars in Gemini until 16th. Moon in Gemini 6th-8th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Uranus on 8th. Mercury trines Saturn on 16th, Pluto on 18th, and squares Neptune on 30th.
“Socialising, meeting with people, relating, talking, conversation, and it is almost rubbish. It is good that it drops. When one becomes a little alert, it drops… Only real relationships will remain and they are worth something. One need not have a crowd around oneself. A few deep intimate relationships are enough; they are really fulfilling. In fact because people don’t have intimate relationships, they have many relationships to substitute… You can have one thousand friends – that will not make for one real friend.”
Osho, The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon: 4th May in Taurus. Full Moon: 18th May in Scorpio. Moon in Cancer 8th-19th. Mars enters Cancer on 16th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon conjunctions: Moon conjuncts Chiron on 1st and 29th, and Mercury and Venus on 2nd. Moon conjuncts Mars on 7th, Jupiter on 20th, Saturn on 22nd and Pluto on 23rd. Moon conjuncts Neptune on 27th, and Uranus on 3rd and 31st.
“Love your children, but don’t possess them. Love your wife and your husband, but don’t possess them… The moment you possess you have been possessed. The possessor is the possessed. Don’t possess – because the possession tries to destroy the center of the other, and the other won’t allow you to. And if you try to destroy the centre of the other, in the very effort your own centre will be destroyed. Then there will be only the cyclone and no center. Be in the world and yet not in it.”
Osho, Tao: the Three Treasures, Vol I, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Taurus until 21st when Sun enters Gemini. Moon in Leo 10th-12th.
Major aspects for Leo: Sun trines Saturn on 11th, trines Pluto on 14th. Sun conjuncts Mercury on 21st. Sun conjuncts moon (New Moon) on 4th, and opposes Moon (Full Moon) on 18th.
“Sometimes one feels angry, and sometimes one doesn’t feel like loving. There is no problem – these are simple human moods. You are not super-human… you are trying but you are not yet, mm? Be human and accept all that is human; in absolute humanity, accept it. You would like to transcend it, but you cannot just jump out of it; it has to be worked out slowly. Maturity will come by and by through many crises, many conflicts, tensions and nightmares, through many times of going astray… Life is a crucible.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Aries until 6th and in Taurus until 21st. Mercury enters Gemini on 21st. Moon in Virgo 12th-14th.
Major aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Uranus on 8th. Mercury trines Saturn on 16th and Pluto on 18th. Mercury squares Neptune on 30th.
“Many people… have decided to live on the plain ground, safe, not taking any risks. They never fall to the depth; they never rise to any heights. Their life is a dull affair, a drab thing, monotonous – with no peaks, no valleys, no nights, no days. They just live in a grey world, without colours… Never ask that life should be without risk, and never ask for security, because that is asking for death. Live dangerously – because that is the only way to live.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Aries until 21st when Venus enters Taurus. Moon in Libra 14th-16th.
Major aspects for Libra: Venus squares Saturn on 7th and Pluto on 8th. Venus trines Jupiter on 8th and conjuncts Uranus on 18th.
“Once you are certain and you have chosen, wavering stops. Once the mind knows that the decision is ultimate, final, suddenly you will find that the thinking and the fantasies disappear. Then there may be millions of people but there is no man except your lover; there is no woman except your beloved… Then love takes a deep jump into being… Every day more and more and higher and higher peaks will be available, but they are available only to those to whom love is a commitment.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 16th-19th May.
Major aspects for Scorpio: Venus squares Pluto on 9th, Mercury trines Pluto on 18th. Full Moon in Scorpio on 18th. Moon in Scorpio conjuncts Pluto on 23rd.
“Love is creative, hate is destructive. But have you observed – no creation is possible without destruction; no destruction is meaningful unless it is for creation. So now you can destroy if you are going to create, then there is no problem… Destruction is absorbed by the creation; then it is beautiful, then it is part of the creative process… When destruction claims that it is the whole then it is the devil; when destruction is part of a greater whole, creation, then it is divine.”
Osho, Tao: the Three Treasures, Vol I, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 19th-21st.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mars opposes Jupiter on 5th. Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter on 20th.
“You may be acting too much, and that may again be a way to escape from real action… Sincerity is enough. And when I use the word sincerity, I mean that if you are authentically interested in something, then only go into it, otherwise there is no need… And by being sincere is meant that you go totally into it, that you don’t hold anything. You simply allow your total being to go into it. You take the risk and you don’t move cunningly, cleverly, calculatingly. You go like a fool – that’s what I mean.”
Osho, God is Not for Sale, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Saturn and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 21st-23rd May.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Venus squares Saturn on 7th, Mercury trines Saturn on 16th. Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn on 22nd.
“When you try to be somebody, you cannot love. An ambitious mind cannot love. It is impossible, because he has first to fulfil his ambitions. He has to sacrifice everything for it. He will go on sacrificing his love… Love is a phenomenon of here and now. Love exists only in the present, ambition exists in the future: love and ambition never meet… Love is a forgetfulness of the past and the future and a remembrance of this moment, this throbbing moment, this alive moment.
Osho, Tao: the Three Treasures, Vol I, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius 23rd-26th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Mercury conjuncts Uranus on 8th and Venus conjuncts Uranus on 18th. Moon conjuncts Uranus on 24th.
“One can think about truth but that is not seeking. It is like a blind man thinking about light. He can go on thinking for eternity – just by thinking about and about he is not going to find light. The word ‘about’ is beautiful; it means around and around. He goes in circles never touching the centre… The seeker of truth has to stop thinking, he has to be utterly silent, in a state of no-thought… Meditation is not using your energy as thinking but using your energy as awareness.”
Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 26th-28th.
Major aspects for Pisces: Moon conjuncts Neptune on 27th, Mercury squares Neptune on 20th.
“Love is the bridge between this world and that, between the visible and the invisible… Love brings the soul in or wakes the soul up. And the earth has no claim on the soul; it cannot contain the soul. Soul is far bigger, too vast for any earth to contain it. We are both: we are dust and divine: we are divine dust. But without love we know only about the dust – with love we know about our divinity… We are born only with the capacity to love but it can be raised to Himalayan peaks; we can take it to the skies.”
Osho, Snap Your Fingers, Slap Your Face and Wake Up, Ch 12
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