Phoebe’s horoscope with quotes from Osho; “Once you know how to enter a single moment with love, you have entered eternity; time is no more.”
Phoebe would like to point out that we all have all the twelve zodiac signs in our horoscope – some with planets in them and some are empty – meaning some of the themes addressed are in the foreground and some in the background of our lives. “I recommend readers to read all twelve quotes, not just their star sign, for a wider perspective on the themes of the month,” she says.
Mood of the Month
“You have only one moment always with you. If you know how to be loving in one single moment you know the secret… Once you know how to enter a single moment with love, you have entered eternity; time is no more. A Buddha lives in the now; you live in time. Time means thinking of the past, thinking of the future. And while you are thinking of the past and of the future, the present is lost… This very moment, this single atomic moment is the only existence – here and now. ”
Osho, Vigyan, Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 20
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Pisces until 28th, then in Aries. Moon in Aries 13th-16th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Venus on 3rd and conjuncts Neptune on 13th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 14th and squares Pluto on 15th and Jupiter on 16th.
“If you are trying to float upstream in a river, then the river will seem negative and you will feel that the river is fighting you… The river is not fighting with you; you are fighting with the river. You are trying to float upstream… Float downstream and then the river will help you to float. Then your energy will not be needed. The river will become a boat – it will take you. You will not lose any energy by floating downstream because… you have accepted the river, the current, the flow, the direction – everything.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol. 1, Ch. 26
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Mercury in Taurus until 11th. Retrograde Venus in Gemini turns direct on 25th. Moon in Taurus 16th- 18th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus squares Mars on 3rd, and Sun on 4th. Moon in Taurus squares Saturn on 16th and Uranus on 17th , then trines Pluto and Jupiter on 18th.
“Go on changing to the opposite always. Remain silent for a few hours, then talk. Do not become fixed in anything – you will be more alive and more moving… Once you get fixed, you will not be able to move to the other extreme, and the ability to move to the other extreme means life… The ‘or’ is not a choice to do this or that. Do both! … And if you can move to the two extremes easily you can remain young for ever. “
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 25
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Gemini until 20th. Retrograde Venus in Gemini until 25th, then direct. Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde on 18th. North node in Gemini. Moon in Gemini 18th-21st.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Sun in Gemini conjuncts Venus on 3rd, squares Mars on 6th and Neptune on 11th. Mercury squares Chiron on 5th. Moon in Gemini trines Saturn on 19th, and squares Mars and Neptune on 20th.
“Clever people never want to be committed, but is there any life without commitment? … Is there any freedom without bondage? First you have to move in a relationship, only then you can go beyond it. First you have to move in a deep commitment, depth to depth, heart to heart, and only then you can transcend it. There is no other way. If you just move out and watch, you can never enter into the shrine.”
Osho, Yoga the Alpha and the Omega, Vol 2, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Sagittarius on 5th. New Moon in Cancer on 21st. Moon in Cancer 20th-23rd.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer conjuncts Mercury and trines Neptune on 22nd and trines Mars and opposes Pluto and Jupiter on 23rd.
“You can love your father and mother only when you are completely free of them. Otherwise you cannot love them, you will remain angry with them… Just look within your unconscious, look deep down within yourself, and you will find a great revengeful fire… You are angry because they are responsible for the way you are… Become aware of it so that you can drop it, because whatsoever they have done they have done unconsciously. They need to be forgiven.”
Osho, Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 1, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Summer Solstice on 20th. Sun in Gemini until 20th then in Cancer. Moon in Leo 23rd-25th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun opposes Moon (Full Moon ) on 5th and conjuncts Moon (New Moon) on 21st. Sun conjuncts Venus on 3rd. Sun squares Mars on 5th and Neptune on 11th and Chiron on 30th. Moon in Leo opposes Saturn on 23rd and trines Chiron and squares Uranus on 24th.
“You cannot be egoless unless you look at the foundations of your ego to find it. You are greedy and you think you are non-greedy – this is the ego… If you accept it the ego will not be there. If you do not accept it, if you reject it, if you create ideals against it, there will be ego. Ideals are the stuff the ego is made of… When everything is accepted, suddenly you will feel that you have transcended.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde on 18th. Moon in Virgo 25th-27th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury squares Chiron on 5th. Moon in Virgo squares Venus and opposes Neptune on 26th, and trines Pluto and Jupiter on 27th.
“Memory is continuously there, being projected on everything you see… It doesn’t allow you to know the new. You always know in the pattern of the old… Drop your memories! Dropping doesn’t mean that you cease to remember; dropping only means this constant interference… Past, if continuously present, will not allow present to be. And if you miss present, you miss all!”
Osho, Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Venus in Gemini turns direct on 25th. Moon in Libra 1st-2nd, 27th-29th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus squares Sun on 3rd and Mars on 4th. Moon in Libra trines Venus on 1st and squares Pluto and Jupiter on 2nd. Moon then trines Saturn and squares Venus and Mercury on 27th and squares Pluto and Jupiter on 29th.
“Love in itself is a dynamic thing. It is just like a river, always moving, always moving. In the very movement is the life of the river. Once it stops it becomes a stagnant thing. Then it is no longer a river… When something is missing you have to do something. That is a call from higher and higher peaks. Not that when you reach them you will feel fulfilled – love never feels fulfilled, it knows no fulfillment – but it is beautiful because then it is alive forever and ever.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 2nd-4th and 29th-30th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio:
Mercury trines Pluto on 9th. Sun trines Pluto on 15th. Moon in Scorpio trines Mars and opposes Uranus on 3rd and Neptune on 4th, and then squares Saturn and opposes Uranus on 30th.
“Fulfillment never comes through desire; fulfillment is the fragrance of a non-desiring mind… When you feel fulfilled you are finished. Then your training on this planet is complete… It is just like you have passed the examination in the university, the final examination – you go home! … But if you go on failing you have to return. Failing means something has remained incomplete, and you have come to complete it. Nobody is allowed out of life unless he has completed the whole work.”
Osho, The Open Door, Ch 12
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn. South node in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 4th-6th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Moon in Sagittarius trines Chiron, opposes Venus and squares Mars on 5th and squares Neptune on 6th. Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Sun (New Moon) opposes Venus and squares Mars on 5th. Then squares Neptune on 6th.
“Look back at what you have been doing with your life and your energy and your time. The same mistakes, the same foolishnesses, the same stupidities again and again… Unless you learn something about it you will not… jump out of it. So three words, three key words: Death – make it a constant contemplation; Meaning – go on searching for it in your life; and Learn – learn through your life, because there is no other learning.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 23
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius. Jupiter and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 6th-9th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Moon in Capricorn opposes Mercury and trines Uranus on 7th and conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto on 8th.
“It depends on your mind. If you are positive then everything becomes positive. If you are negative then everything turns negative, everything turns sour… If you feel that something negative exists around you, go and find the cause within. It is you. You must be expecting something, you must be desiring something… Existence cannot be forced to go according to you. It flows in its own way. If you can flow with it you will be positive. If you fight with it you will become negative and the whole cosmos around you will turn negative.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 26
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius. Mars in Aquarius until 13th. Uranus in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius 9th-11th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Saturn, squares Uranus and trines Venus on 9th and trines Sun on 10th.
“When there is no thought there is no society. When there is no thought there is no other… you need not have any face. Thoughtlessness is facelessness. In that interval when one thought has gone and another has not appeared, in that interval for the first time you will know… the face you had when you were not born, and the face you will have when you die… Only through meditation will you be able to learn what is a false image and what is a real, authentic face.”
Osho, Vigyan, Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 28
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces turns retrograde on 22nd. Mars in Pisces until 28th. Moon in Pisces 10th-13th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Sun squares Neptune on 7th, Mars conjuncts Neptune on 13th. Moon in Pisces trines Mercury and squares Venus on 12th and conjuncts Mars and Neptune on 13th.
“Someone asked Buddha, ‘I want to serve humanity. Tell me how I can serve?’ Buddha looked at the man very deeply, penetratingly, with deep compassion, and then he said, ‘But where are you? Who will serve humanity?’ You are not yet. First be, and when you are, you need not ask me. When you are, you will do something which just happens to you which is worth doing… The first thing is to be present. First you have to be; then you can do something!”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 28