Phoebe’s horoscope for August with quotes from Osho: “My sannyasin has to learn love, life, laughter. I want to create a temple which knows how to celebrate, whose only worship will be festivity…”
Mood of the Month
“My sannyasin has to learn love, life, laughter. I want to create a temple which knows how to celebrate, whose only worship will be festivity, whose only prayer will be dance, love, and who will know how to participate in this life – not to live for another life but to be totally herenow. Because God knows no other time than now and no other space than here. The real temple of God can be made only out of two bricks: those two bricks are now and here.”
Osho, Snap your Fingers, Slap your Face and Wake up, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Leo until 18th, then in Virgo. Moon in Aries 18th-21st.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars conjuncts Moon on 1st and 30th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron, trines Mercury and Jupiter and squares Saturn on 19th, and squares Pluto on 20th.
“If a man has really lived totally then by the time he dies he takes a kingdom with him… Take on as many challenges as possible. And this is my experience – the people who are doing many things always have time to do many more things… Provoke your energy from every nook and corner, and you will become aflame. And to live like a torch burning from both ends together is the right and only way to live. Immense is the blessing of the person who lives totally.”
Osho, Zorba the Buddha, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Venus in Leo until 21st and then in Virgo. Moon in Taurus from 21st-23rd.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus squares Uranus on 2nd and trines Uranus on 26th, trines Jupiter on 8th, conjuncts Mars on 24th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus and trines Mars on 21st, and on 22nd squares Mercury and trines Saturn and Pluto.
“There is only one kind of fulfilment and that is expressing your being in its totality… pouring yourself totally into the ocean of life. The moment you empty yourself in creativity, the moment you pour yourself totally, with no calculation, with no idea of gain, in that very moment the ultimate bliss happens… It is for the person who is not afraid of life but who is in tremendous love with life, and because he loves life he wants to beautify it, to give something to it, to leave it a little better than he found it.”
Osho, Zorba the Buddha, Ch 17
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Cancer until 11th, then in Leo until 29th and then in Virgo. Mercury is still retrograde on 1st and turns direct on 2nd. Moon in Gemini 23rd-25th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury squares Uranus and conjuncts Chiron on 16th and trines Jupiter on 21st. Moon in Gemini squares Venus and Mars, opposes Jupiter and squares Neptune on 24th.
“Once the mind is no more the master of your being, things start flowing again. Again there is joy and again there is dance, again there is love and life and eternity… This small thing has to be done – that the mind has not to be listened to. It will persist because nobody loses their control easily, and it is very cunning, political – it creates strategies. Your energy is ready. If you don’t listen to the mind… you will be a totally different being.”
Osho, The Open Door, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Cancer until 11th. Moon in Cancer 25th-27th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon conjuncts Sun on 1st (New Moon) and opposes Sun on 15th (Full Moon in Aquarius). Moon in Cancer opposes Saturn on 26th and trines Neptune and opposes Pluto on 27th.
“To be separate as an ego is the base of all misery. To be one, to be flowing with whatsoever life brings to you, to be in it so intensely, so totally, that you are no more, you are lost, then everything is blissful. The choice is there… Become alert. Each moment when you are choosing to be miserable remember: this is your choice. Even this mindfulness will help… Immediately you will feel a difference. The quality of mind will have changed. It will be easier for you to move towards happiness.”
Osho, The Way of the White Clouds, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Leo until 23rd when Sun enters Virgo. Mercury in Leo from 11th-29th, Venus in Leo until 21st, Mars in Leo until 18th. Moon in Leo 1st-2nd and 27th-29th.
Major aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon on 1st, and opposes Moon on 15th. Sun trines Jupiter on 7th and Uranus on 30th. Moon in Leo squares Uranus on 28th and conjuncts Mercury and trines Jupiter on 29th.
“Life is just a response. It is mirror – you see your face… It gives you an opportunity to create. It is absolutely raw. The canvas is there, the colour tubes are there, the brush is there, but the painting is not. It is you who have to create it… The responsibility is totally yours. You have to put much effort into it. The more you put, the more you get. If you can put yourself totally at stake that single effort can bring so much fulfilment that you cannot even imagine, dream of.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Cancer until 11th, then in Leo until 29th and then in Virgo. Mercury is retrograde on 1st and turns direct on 2nd. Mars enters Virgo on 18th and Venus enters Virgo on 21st. Moon in Virgo 2nd-4th and 29th-31st.
Major aspects for Virgo: Mercury squares Uranus and conjuncts Chiron on 16th and trines Jupiter on 21st. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus on 2nd and 30th, squares Jupiter on 3rd and 30th, opposes Neptune on 4th and 31st. Moon in Virgo trines Saturn on 3rd and 30th and Pluto on 3rd and 31st.
“Ordinarily man is upside down. Non-essential things have become very important to you, and you go on losing the essential. You go on gathering seashells and coloured stones, not for a single moment becoming aware that you are losing your life. That is the only precious thing… You will have to change your habits, you will almost have to reverse your nature. Right now you are going outward; you will have to go inward.”
Osho, The Beloved, Vol 2, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Leo until 21st, then in Virgo. Moon in Libra 4th-6th.
Major aspects for Libra: Venus trines Uranus on 2nd and 26th. Venus trines Jupiter on 8th, conjuncts Mars on 24th. Moon in Libra squares Saturn on 5th and Mercury and Pluto on 6th.
“Love brings aloneness. You were thinking all along that love brings togetherness. I am not saying that it does not bring togetherness, but unless you are alone you cannot be together. Who is going to be together?… Two persons are needed to be together, two independent persons are needed to be together. A togetherness will be rich, infinitely rich, if both the persons are utterly independent. If they are dependent on each other it is not a togetherness, it is a slavery, it is a bondage.”
Osho, The Dhammapada: the Way of the Buddha, Vol 2, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 6th-8th.
Major aspects for Scorpio: Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and squares Venus and trines Neptune on 7th and squares Mars and trines Mercury on 8th.
“Be with it as totally as possible then you accumulate life’s honey. And when you die you die blissfully, ecstatically – you lived! There is no complaint in your heart, no grudge… At the moment of death you can bless all – your friends and your enemies. Yes your enemies also, because without them you would not have been able to reach to this crescendo. They were part, part of a mysterious phenomenon that is life.”
Osho, Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius until 10th when it turns direct. Moon in Sagittarius 8th-11th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Venus trines Jupiter on 8th. Moon in Sagittarius trines Chiron and conjuncts Jupiter on 9th and trines Venus and Mars and squares Neptune on 10th.
“It is such a fantastic world and people are living closed in themselves. They are missing a god-given opportunity. God will not ask you what sins you have committed and what sins you have not committed. He will ask you only one thing – ‘Why didn’t you live?’… To me the only sin worth calling sin is to be here and to remain so closed that life cannot happen to you… And the only virtue is allowing life to happen to you in as intense a way as possible. To live passionately is virtue, to live totally is virtue.”
Osho, Zorba the Buddha, Ch 25
Relevant Planetary Positions: Saturn and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 11th-13th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Moon in Capricorn squares Chiron on 11th, and conjuncts Saturn and Pluto on 12th.
“Life should not be lived according to a purpose; life should be lived as a celebration, as a song, as a dance, as a love affair. Life should not be business; it should not be mundane. And that’s what I call the religious quality – to live life for no other reason except for the sheer joy of living. It is a gift of god. Enjoy it, but don’t reduce it to a means to a certain end. That’s the meaning of purpose… sacrificing everything that you have for certain future goals… Live it; live it totally, live it intensely, live it wholly.”
Osho, Zorba the Buddha, Ch 26
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus direct until 11th then retrograde. Moon in Aquarius 13th-16th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Venus squares Uranus on 2nd and trines Uranus on 26th. Mercury squares Uranus on 16th. Moon squares Uranus on 14th. Moon in Aquarius opposes Mercury and squares Uranus on 13th, opposes Venus on 15th and Mars on 16th.
“Life is interdependent. You cannot be dependent, you cannot be independent – both are extremes. Just in the middle, where life is a balance, is interdependence. Everything exists with everything else; everything is interconnected. Hurt a flower and you hurt a star. Everything is interconnected, nothing exists like an island… Take everything as it is, don’t choose. It seems to be simple and yet the most difficult thing, because the mind always wants to choose. The mind lives through choice. If you don’t choose the mind drops.”
Osho, Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 16th-18th.
Major aspects for Pisces: Moon in Pisces squares Jupiter and conjuncts Neptune on 17th.
“One wants to have sweet experiences, one desires to have beautiful experiences. But just by desiring you cannot have them, you can only dream about them. You can have them not by desiring but by working hard on your being. Tremendous effort is needed. Then one day reality comes – is revealed. And then it has a splendour which no dream can ever have because dream is just a dream, a thought in the mind… Don’t waste time in dreaming. Walk on earth, be in the body, come back to your senses.”
Osho, The Beloved, Vol 2, Ch 8