Phoebe’s horoscope for the month of January, with quotes from Osho: “Be a giver. Share whatsoever you can! And remember, I am not making any distinction between small things and great things.”
Mood of the Month
“A man who is after money and power and prestige is a beggar because he continuously begs – he has nothing to give to the world. Be a giver. Share whatsoever you can! And remember, I am not making any distinction between small things and great things. If you can smile whole-heartedly, hold somebody’s hand and smile, then it is a creative act – a great creative act. Just embrace somebody to your heart and you are creative. Just look with loving eyes at somebody. Just a loving look can change the whole world of a person.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 4, Q 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Scorpio until 3rd and then in Sagittarius. Moon in Aries 2nd-4th and 29th-31st.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars trines Chiron on 5th and squares Neptune on 28th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 2nd and 29th, squares Mercury on 2nd and Jupiter on 2nd and 30th. Moon in Aries squares Saturn on 3rd and 31st, and Pluto on 4th and 31st.
“There is no final goal to life. Life is goalless, and that is the beauty of it! If there were a goal things would not be so beautiful, because one day you would come to the very end, and then everything after that would be just boring… The horizon goes on and on running in front of you. You never reach it. You are always on the way – always reaching, just reaching. And, if you understand that, then the whole tension of the mind disappears, because the tension is to seek a goal, to arrive somewhere.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus until 10th then direct. Venus in Aquarius until 13th, then in Pisces. Moon in Taurus 4th-7th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus conjuncts Neptune and squares Mars on 27th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on 4th, trines Jupiter and squares Venus on 5th and Mercury on 6th. Moon also trines Saturn and Pluto on 6th.
“Society is not interested in your happiness, in your joy. The interest of the society is more production, efficiency, more work – and don’t ask for what, because they don’t know for what… The individual has totally different interests from the society, because the society has no soul. The society is soulless. And if you become too much a part of the society, it will reduce your soul also to a non-entity. Beware, before you have lost your whole opportunity. Don’t be a slave. Follow society to the point you feel is needed, but always remain master of your own destiny.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 8, Q 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Capricorn until 16th and then in Aquarius. Moon in Gemini 7th-9th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 2nd. Then Mercury conjuncts Sun on 10th, Saturn on 12th and Pluto on 13th. Moon in Gemini opposes Mars on 7th and trines Venus and squares Neptune on 8th.
“Work is good but work as work is ugly, not good. Work is good if it is also a play. Work is good if it has an intrinsic value. You paint because you love to paint, because you enjoy painting. Of course, if the painting is sold and you receive some money, that is secondary, that is irrelevant, that is not the point… Work as play, work as enjoyment, work as worship – then it is beautiful… work as an economic activity is ugly… Then you are thinking only in terms of what you are going to get out of it. Then you are never herenow.”
Osho, Yoga: the Alpha and Omega, Ch 4, Q 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon Eclipse in Cancer on 10th. New Moon in Aquarius on 24th. North Node in Cancer. Moon in Cancer 9th-11th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron and conjuncts North Node on 9th and opposes Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn on 10th and opposes Pluto on 10th.
“Man is born only as a seed – one should not take life for granted. Man is born only as a potential. The potential has to be transformed into actuality. Man is only a possibility, just a seed, and millions of people remain the seed and die, because they have taken their life for granted. They think all that has to happen has happened with the birth. Nothing has happened… Another birth is needed – the birth of the soul, the birth of the inner… One needs to be born twice, and only when your energy starts moving inwards does the flower bloom.”
Osho, The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao, Ch 19
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Capricorn until 20th and then in Aquarius. Moon in Leo 11th-13th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Mercury on 10th and Saturn and Pluto on 13th. Sun conjuncts Moon on 24th (New Moon). Moon in Leo trines Chiron, squares Uranus and trines Mars on 11th.
“Do you know your centre? If you don’t know it, you will be continuously afraid. Hence self-consciousness is always afraid, always trembling. And you always need support from others – somebody to appreciate you, somebody to clap, somebody to say how beautiful you are or how intelligent… so that you can believe that, yes, you are intelligent, you are beautiful, you are strong. But, see the point – you depend on others… We go on searching in the outer world to find some support for our ego.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Capricorn until 16th and then in Aquarius. Moon in Virgo 13th-15th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 2nd, then conjuncts Sun on 10th, Saturn on 11th and Pluto on 12th. Moon in Virgo squares Mars and opposes Neptune on 14th. Moon also trines Jupiter on 14th, and trines Mercury, Saturn and Pluto on 15th.
“It is easy to become part of the society and get into the rut; it is difficult to get out of it. And once you are in the rut you start becoming afraid – what will happen if you get out of it? You will lose money, you will lose this, you will lose that. But you are losing your life all the time! Life should be the supreme value. Nothing should be put above life. I call a man religious who puts life as the supreme value, and sacrifices everything to life, and never sacrifices his life to anything.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 8, Q 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Aquarius until 13th, then in Pisces. Moon in Libra 15th-17th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus conjuncts Neptune and squares Mars on 27th. Moon in Libra squares Jupiter on 16th and Saturn and Pluto on 17th.
“That’s what all lovers go on doing: they want the other to give love with total freedom, and yet they don’t leave the other free. This is a double-bind. To come out of it only one thing can help, and that is to remember one’s absolute aloneness. If you really start remembering it and being it, you will be surprised: no love can be as fulfilling as this experience of aloneness… The deeper you go into it, it becomes more and more beautiful, more and more peaceful. And whenever out of that rootedness you… share your love, it is a tremendous gift.”
Osho, The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao, Ch 16
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mars in Scorpio until 3rd. Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 17th-19th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Eclipsed Full Moon opposes Pluto on 10th. Saturn and Mercury conjunct Pluto on 12th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and squares Mercury on 17th and trines Venus and Neptune on 18th.
“I know only one miracle – to let nature have its course, to allow it. Whatsoever is happening, don’t interfere, don’t come in the way. And suddenly you will disappear. You cannot be there without resistance, fight, aggression, violence. The ego exists through resistance. This has to be understood very deeply – the more you fight, the more you will be there… the ego comes to such a peak fighting.”
Osho, A Bird on the Wing, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mars enters Sagittarius on 3rd.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 2nd. Moon in Sagittarius trines Chiron and conjuncts Mars on 20th and squares Neptune on 21st.
“Too much energy can become heavy. If you don’t know how to use it, you start being destructive. If you don’t know what to do, at least jog, run, sing, dance… Put all your energy at stake and start overflowing. Once meditation starts working and energy is released, one has to be creative. If one is not creative, one will go mad – too much energy will drive you mad. So before the energy is so much that you cannot control it, start putting it to some use creatively. That’s the criterion. If meditation is going rightly, the meditator will become a creator.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Capricorn until 20th. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn until 16th. South Node in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 22nd-24th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Sun in Capricorn eclipsed on 10th, Saturn in a triple conjunction with Mercury and Pluto on 12th, joined by Sun on 13th. Moon in Capricorn trines Uranus and squares Chiron on 22nd, conjuncts Jupiter on 23rd and conjuncts Saturn and Pluto on 24th.
“When one is utterly silent, still, and there is no movement in the mind, one starts feeling like a great peak of the mountain – snow capped… The mountain remains almost permanent, and the way the mountain sits represents a kind of centering, as if the mountain is in deep centering. All is centred within-wards… The movement of the mind creates misery… When there is no movement of thought and desire, the mind has disappeared. You are, but there is no mind in it. That state of no-mind will give you the glimpse of the inner mountain.”
Osho, The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao, Ch 16
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus until 10th, then direct. Venus in Aquarius until 13th. Mercury enters Aquarius on 16th. Sun enters Aquarius on 20th. Moon in Aquarius 24th-26th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Uranus squares Mercury on 18th. Moon in Aquarius conjuncts the sun (New Moon) and squares Uranus on 24th, and conjuncts Mercury on 25th.
“You believe in theories. A man too much burdened by theories becomes serious. A man who is unburdened – has no burden of theories over his being – starts laughing. The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it. Only laughter can be the real prayer, gratitude… More temples should be full of laughter, dancing, singing. If seriousness is lost, nothing is lost – in fact one becomes more healthy and whole. But if laughter is lost everything is lost.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Venus enters Pisces on 13th. Moon in Pisces 1st-2nd and 26th-29th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Venus conjuncts Neptune on 23rd and squares Mars on 27th. Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune and squares Mars on 2nd and conjuncts Neptune and squares Mars again on 28th.
“There is so much misery because of love. You love the part and you expect the whole. That’s the misery. You love the small and you want the great. It cannot be fulfilled. Hence frustration! Whenever you fall in love with a man you expect something divine. Every lover expects it. And when it is not delivered you are hurt, and you feel you have been cheated… Expectations are great and the reality is very tiny. You expect from the wrong sources – you want a small stream to become the ocean… There is a greater love which arises only when your eyes are open to the vast, to the infinite, to God.“
Osho, Come Follow Me to You, Vol 2, Ch 5