Phoebe’s horoscope for September with quotes from Osho: “Life’s door, love’s door, God’s door – they all open when you are playful.”
Mood of the Month
“Be light, weightless, happy in this moment… you play, and the work happens by the side. My whole emphasis is to be playful… When you understand how to play, how to be playful with me, around me, you have opened the door. That door opens automatically – you never open it. You simply play and it opens. That is the secret formula to open it. Life’s door, love’s door, God’s door – they all open when you are playful. They all become closed when you become serious, when you become work-oriented. Then you miss.”
Osho, The True Sage, Ch 10, Q 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Virgo. Moon in Aries 14th-7th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars conjuncts Mercury on 3rd, squares Jupiter on 12th and Neptune on 14th. Mars trines Saturn on 9th and Pluto on 19th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron and opposes Mercury on 15th, and trines Jupiter and squares Saturn and Pluto on 16th.
“No need to struggle… no problems are ever solved. People who are trying to solve them are moving in a false direction. They may find some solutions, but those solutions will be homemade because problems are existential and solutions will be mind-products… Every solution creates more problems than it solves. The right path is to grow out of them, to grow beyond them, to transcend them. Problems can never be solved, but they can be dissolved.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 12
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Venus in Virgo until 14th and then in Libra. Moon in Taurus from 17th-19th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Saturn on 1st and Pluto on 7th, and squares Jupiter on 2nd and opposes Neptune on 4th. Venus conjuncts Mercury on 13th, opposes Chiron on 18th and squares Saturn on 25th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on 17th, trines Mars and Saturn on 18th, and trines Pluto on 19th.
“Only when the false disappears the real arises. Soon a different quality of love will happen when you have settled within. But then it will not be a need. Then it will not be a desire. Then it will not be a relationship; you will be simply loving. It will be just a quality of your being. And then it has a totally different flavour. Then it never creates bondage. Then you share unconditionally. Then your love is just the way you are.”
Osho, The True Sage, Ch 6, Q 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Virgo until 14th, then in Libra. Moon in Gemini 19th-22nd.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Mars on 3rd, Sun on 4th and Venus on 13th. Mercury squares Jupiter on 6th, opposes Neptune on 7th and opposes Chiron on 16th. Mercury squares Saturn on 22nd and Pluto on 26th. Moon in Gemini trines Mercury and Venus on 20th, squares Mars and Neptune and opposes Jupiter on 21st.
“You cannot love two women or two men simultaneously. If you do, that simply shows that you are split, that you have two personalities, that you are not one… Love is not a small thing; it is not a trifle. It is very essential. If you love one person totally you will become integrated. Your very love to one person will make your life focused; the division will disappear… You will become integrated by pouring your love into one person, in one direction, because love is your deepest core of being.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Pisces on 14th. New Moon in Libra on 28th. Moon in Cancer 22nd-24th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon opposes Sun on 14th and conjuncts Sun on 28th. Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 22nd, and opposes Saturn and Pluto and trines Neptune on 23rd.
“Never ask for sympathy. Never! Once you ask for sympathy you will never be able to love… Sooner or later somebody is going to give sympathy, and then the fear arises that if all one’s problems are solved then this sympathy will disappear. And it will disappear, that too is true, because it is not love… Make it a give and take, make it balanced. And to be loved is not such a joy as to love. To be loved is beautiful but there is a higher joy, and that is of loving.”
Osho, The Open Door, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 23rd, then in Libra (Autumn Equinox). Moon in Leo 24th-26th.
Major aspects for Leo: Sun opposes Moon on 14th and conjuncts Moon on 28th. Sun conjuncts Mars on 1st, squares Jupiter on 8th, and opposes Neptune on 10th. Moon in Leo trines Chiron and squares Uranus on 24th and trines Jupiter on 25th.
“Ego does not want to be criticized and wants to criticize everybody. Become aware of the strategy of the ego, how it nourishes itself, how it protects itself. Unless you become absolutely aware of all the cunning devices of the ego, you will never be able to get rid of it. And to get rid of it is the beginning of a religious life… Then you are no more worried what others say about you… Praise or criticism, it is all alike. Success or failure, it is all alike.”
Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 2, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 23rd. Mercury and Venus in Virgo until 14th. Mars in Virgo. Moon in Virgo 26th-28th.
Major aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Mars on 3rd, Sun on 4th and Venus on 13th. Mercury squares Jupiter on 6th, opposes Neptune on 7th and opposes Chiron on 16th. Mercury squares Saturn on 25th and Pluto on 26th. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus on 26th, opposes Neptune and trines Saturn and Pluto on 27th.
“Just be yourself. Carry no idea about how you should be – drop all ‘hows’, drop all ideas, drop all ideologies, drop all concepts, images of how you should be. You are already that! Start enjoying that which you are, and then this very ordinary life suddenly becomes extraordinary. Then these ordinary days have such tremendous poetry… Then these ordinary people are no more ordinary people – they turn into gods and goddesses. The moment you accept your being you accept everybody’s being.”
Osho, The Guest, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Libra from 23rd (Autumn Equinox), Mercury in Libra from 14th, Venus in Virgo until 14th and then in Libra. Moon in Libra 1st-2nd and 28th-30th.
Major aspects for Libra: Venus trines Saturn on 1st and Pluto on 7th, squares Jupiter on 2nd and Neptune on 4th. Venus conjuncts Mercury on 13th, opposes Chiron on 18th and squares Saturn on 25th. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron on 1st and 28th and squares Saturn and Pluto on 2nd and 29th.
“We have to change our gestalt. We look for misery – we find it; start looking for joy and you will find it. We look for thorns and they are there. Start looking for flowers, and they have always been there just waiting for you to look at them. Love should be our continuous choice. Find out ways and means in every situation so that you can love… You can always find something, even in the worst man. You just have to look for it. And you can also find the worst in the best man – you just have to look for it.”
Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 2nd -5th.
Major aspects for Scorpio: Pluto trines Venus on 6th and Mars on 19th. Pluto squares Mercury on 26th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus on 3rd and trines Neptune on 4th.
“The first thing is that you have to take care of your body. You have not been good to it in the past. Now be friendly to it. Almost start a love-affair with your body, because unless you love your body nothing can happen… Your body is your base. It is your earth. You are rooted there… So feel happy with the body. Enjoy the feel of it and become more sensitive. Let the body become more alive… The tree will go very far away from the earth. It will flower in the sky, but it will remain rooted in the earth.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 20
Relevant Planetary Positions: Jupiter in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 5th-7th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Venus squares Jupiter on 2nd, Mercury squares Jupiter on 6th, Sun squares Jupiter on 8th and Mars squares Jupiter on 12th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Mercury, Venus, Mars and the Sun on 6th.
“Freedom is the ultimate value. Everything else becomes valuable through it, even love. And if it is missing then nothing is of any value. Then life is trivial, mundane. Then life, at the most, is only a survival, but it can’t have any significance. One can survive without freedom; maybe one can survive in more security and safety without freedom. A slave survives perfectly well… But, once you are freed from your responsibility and challenges and dangers, your soul is destroyed.”
Osho, Snap Your Fingers, Slap Your Face and Wake Up, Ch 25
Relevant Planetary Positions: Saturn retrograde in Capricorn until 18th, then direct. Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 7th-9th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Saturn trines Venus on 1st and squares Venus on 25th. Saturn trines Mercury on 5th and squares Mercury on 22nd. Saturn trines sun on 6th and Mars on 9th. Moon in Capricorn squares Chiron on 7th, trines Mercury and Mars on 8th, trines Venus and conjuncts Saturn on 8th and Pluto on 9th.
“It is not a question of, ‘How can I find love?’ The only question is, ‘How can I drop this idea that I am not worthy of love, I am not capable of love? Everybody is! Everybody who is born is born with the inner capacity to love and be loved. Just start! In the beginning your mind will prevent you… So let it be a game of ‘as if’. Soon it will become the reality, because it is the reality… We will uncondition you, but make a few efforts there too. Trust me – I say you can love. Try!”
Osho, Zorba the Buddha, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius 9th-12th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Mercury trines Uranus on 1st. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus on 10th.
“Each person has unique divineness because God is not repetitive. He creates every person absolutely unique, incomparable. There has never been a person like you before and there never will be again. So there is a tremendous responsibility on your part of being unique. Once a person understands this… then everything changes. You are not to become a robot and you are not to become like anybody else. You have to become yourself.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Full Moon in Pisces on 14th. Moon in Pisces 12th-14th.
Major aspects for Pisces: Neptune is opposed by Venus on 4th, by Mercury on 7th, by Sun on 10th, and by Mars on 14th. Moon in Pisces squares Jupiter, conjuncts Neptune and opposes Mars on 13th and opposes Mercury and Venus on 14th.
“You are like driftwood. The wind blows that way, you drift that way. The wind blows this way, you go this way. The driftwood cannot say that it wanted to go south but it is going north, and it feels guilty… Whatsoever is being done is not because of you – circumstances have done it… Become more aware and more humble. If something happens that you cannot avoid, accept it in humbleness. Ask to be forgiven – pray and cry and weep – but don’t feel guilty. Guilt is the way of the ego.”
Osho, Nothing to Lose but Your Head, Ch 15