Phoebe’s horoscope for the month of November, with quotes from Osho: “Go on watching your own mind, heart.”
Mood of the Month
“I am here to help you to understand yourself. You have to watch your own actions, your relationships, your moods more closely: how you are when you are alone, how you are when you are with people, how you behave, how you react, whether your reactions are past-oriented fixed patterns of thought, or you are spontaneous, responsible. Watch all these things. Go on watching your own mind, heart. That’s what has to be understood. That is the book to be opened – you are the unopened book!”
Osho, The Guest, Ch 6, Q 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Libra until 19th, then in Scorpio. Moon in Aries 8th-10th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Pluto on 5th and opposes Uranus on 24th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 8th, trines Venus on 9th and Jupiter on 10th.
“When you are not loved – and how can you be loved if you don’t love? – when you are not loved and you don’t love, suddenly a great need rises to perform, to do something, to show the world that you are important, that you are needed. There is a great need to be needed. You feel futile, impotent, useless, if you are not needed… If somebody loves you, in that love you are dignified… Love fulfils you so deeply and so greatly, then there is no need to perform.“
Osho, The Beloved, Vol 1, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Venus leaves Scorpio on 1st. Venus remains in Sagittarius until 26th then enters Capricorn. Moon in Taurus 10th-13th. Full Moon in Taurus on 12th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Chiron on 3rd and squares Neptune on 14th. Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 24th and trines Uranus on 28th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on 11th and opposes Mercury, then trines Saturn and Pluto on the 12th.
“The head has become so dominant that it does not allow any spontaneity. It has become dictatorial… You will have to listen again to the heart. You will have to start dropping logic a little. You will have to take a few risks. You will have to live dangerously. You will have to move towards the unknown, and you will have to love persons and not things. You will have to be ready not to possess anybody, because… whenever you start possessing you are killing love. “
Osho, The Beloved, Vol I, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio until the 20th then direct. Moon in Gemini 13th-15th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Retrograde Mercury conjuncts Sun on 11th and trines Neptune on 13th. Moon in Gemini opposes Venus and squares Neptune on 14th, then opposes Jupiter on 15th.
“Be playful, non-serious. Yes, even with sex, anger, greed, everything that has been condemned down the ages, be playful with it. And then the miracle happens: if you are playful, the devil starts evaporating, because it is seriousness that gives him shape and form and solidity. When you become playful about him, when you are not on guard, when you are not fighting, he is being starved; and when you are playful you take the very earth from underneath his feet.”
Osho, The Guest, Ch 5, Q 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Taurus on 12th. New Moon in Sagittarius on 26th. North Node in Cancer. Moon in Cancer 15th-17th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 15th, trines Mercury and Neptune and opposes Saturn on 16th and squares Mars and opposes Pluto on 17th.
“If you want to be spiritually developed, grown-up, mature, you will have to love your body very, very deeply. It has to be used; and, when you want to use it for higher things, you have to create higher qualities in the body so it can sustain you. It has to be refined, loved. So take care of it as if it is a gift from God – and it is… In eating, choose that which is nourishing, chew well, take some exercise, go for walks, meditate. And don’t be a victim of foolish things – of fasting and this and that.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 20
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Scorpio until 22nd and then in Sagittarius.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun trines Neptune on 8th, conjuncts Mercury on 11th and opposes Moon on 12th. Sun conjuncts Moon on 26th.
“The ego is subtle – its ways are subtle, its working is very complex. It is a puzzle, and a puzzle that cannot be solved – that can only be seen through… If you repress the ego, it goes deeper into your being. Rather than getting rid of it, you become more and more poisoned by it, because what will you do when you repress? You will force it into the unconscious, it will start going underground… Rather than getting rid of it you will be more and more in its control… Now you cannot even watch it.
Osho, I Say unto You, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio until 20th, then direct.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Retrograde Mercury conjuncts Sun on 11th and trines Neptune on 14th. Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune and trines Saturn on 21st, and squares Jupiter and trines Pluto on 21st .
“Many times you create many illnesses just through imagination; you imagine that now this disease is there, infectious, it is all over the place. You have become receptive. Now there is every possibility that you will fall ill – and that illness is real. But it has been created through imagination. Imagination is a force, an energy, and the mind moves through it. And when the mind moves through it, the body follows.“
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 35
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus leaves Scorpio on 1st. Venus remains in Sagittarius until 26th then enters Capricorn. Mars in Libra until the 19th. Moon in Libra 22nd-24th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Chiron on 3rd and squares Neptune on 14th. Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 24th and trines Uranus on 28th. Moon in Libra squares Saturn and Pluto on 23rd.
“If you really want to have a transformed life, if you really want to become a light unto yourself, if you really want to know the ultimate mystery of existence and the ultimate ecstasy of being alive, then the first force is intensity, totality. Whatsoever you do, do it intensely to the optimum. Don’t be lousy, don’t be lazy, don’t be partial. Go into it wholeheartedly; let it become a total absorption.”
Osho, The Book of Wisdom, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Scorpio until 22nd. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio until 20th, when it turns direct. Venus leaves Scorpio on 1st, Mars enters Scorpio on 19th, Moon in Scorpio 24th-26th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Mars squares Pluto on 5th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and conjuncts Mars on 24th, then conjuncts Mercury and trines Neptune on 25th.
“Go into your fear of death, and go deeper into it, and see where it is, what it is. Watch it! … You have to go trembling, you have to go with fear, you have to descend the staircase of death. You have to go to the very end. You have to see the whole possibility of death – what it is. In that very seeing you will be surprised that you are not it. You are not the body, you are not even the mind. You are just pure life energy, you are a witness. In that witnessing is the real miracle.”
Osho, I Say Unto You, Vol 2, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus enters Sagittarius on 1st and leaves on 26th. Sun enters Sagittarius on 22nd. Jupiter in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 26th -28th. New Moon in Sagittarius on 26th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Jupiter conjuncts Venus on 24th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune on 27th and conjuncts Jupiter on 28th.
“The problem is with those people who think they know. They are in real trouble. They know not and they think they know. So there is no possibility for their growth. And they insist, and they defend their knowledge. In defending their knowledge they are defending their ignorance. If you are ill, you seek a physician. But if you pretend that you are not ill, and you are ill, you avoid the physician… Find out what you are defending. That may be the clue to enter within.”
Osho, The True Sage, Ch 6, Q 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. South Node in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 1st-3rd and 28th-30th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Moon in Capricorn trines Uranus on 1st and 28th. Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn and squares Mars on 2nd. Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn on 28th and conjuncts Pluto on 30th.
“The world is muddy. How will you find repose in it? How will you find peace in it? By lying still. You don’t do anything. Don’t try to purify it otherwise you will muddle it more. Just lie down on the bank – wait. By lying still it becomes clear on its own accord. Don’t be worried about transforming the world; don’t be worried about changing others… Everybody is directly related to the divine. Why are you there to interfere? You just sit silently.”
Osho, Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius 3rd-5th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Uranus opposes Mars on 24th. Uranus trines Venus on 28th. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus on 3rd and trines Mars on 5th.
“Many stupid people are losing their whole lives marching against this and that, for this and that, trying to transform the whole world and postponing the only transformation which is possible, and that is self-transformation… Don’t bother about the society and the world because… many revolutions come and go and the world remains the same… In your deepest core of being, realize that a change is needed, that as you are, you are wrong; as you are you are creating a hell around you, as you are you are the very seed of misery… and the very realisation becomes a change.”
Osho, Yoga the Alpha and Omega, Vol 4, Ch 4, Q 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces until 27th, then direct. Moon in Pisces 5th-8th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Neptune trines Sun on 8th. Neptune squares Mercury on 13th and Venus on 14th. Moon in Pisces squares Venus on 6th, trines Mercury and conjuncts Neptune on 7th and squares Jupiter on 8th.
“Start by being more aware, then you start from the innermost. Let the light spread from there, so your whole being can be full of light. There is no way to go from the outside. The only way is to come from the inside – just like a seed grows from the inside, sprouts from the inside and becomes a big tree. Let that be your inner work too – like a seed, grow!
Osho, I Say Unto You, Vol 2, Ch 7