Phoebe’s horoscope with quotes from Osho; “…if nothing is needed for your bliss, only then can you be blissful.”
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
“Whatsoever you are doing, whatsoever you are achieving, remember to ask, ‘If I succeed then what?’ Is there any meaning in it all or is there just some artificial meaning given by you… so that you feel you are doing something worthwhile – and all the time you are really wasting life and energy… There is only one thing worthwhile – if you can become happy without anything, without any dependence, if you can be blissful alone, totally alone, if nothing is needed for your bliss, only then can you be blissful. Otherwise you will be in misery.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 23
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Aries. Moon in Aries 7th-10th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars conjuncts Sun and trines Mercury on 17th. Moon in Aries trines Mercury and conjuncts Chiron on 8th and squares Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn 9th.
“If you want to do something in the world, anything, effort is needed. But if you want to do something in the inner no effort is needed. Just relaxation is needed… Start with effort – just keep in mind that you have to leave it, and go on leaving it. Even leaving it will be an effort, but a moment comes when everything has gone. Then you are there, simply there not doing anything – just there, being… And all that is worth knowing, worth having, worth being, happens to you in that state.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Venus in Gemini until 7th, then in Cancer. Moon in Taurus 10th-12th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus squares Chiron on 17th , trines Neptune on 27th and opposes Jupiter on 25th and Pluto on 30th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on 10th, trines Jupiter on 11th and trines Pluto and Saturn on 12th.
“The more you think about what people think about you, the less you are concerned about your own well-being. That’s how we create false images. We go on smiling so that people will think we are happy rather than really being happy. We choose a very poor substitute. But just by people thinking you are happy can you be happy? Forget about what people think happiness is. You be happy… Everybody has to live his own life.”
Osho, Nothing to Lose But Your Head, Ch 12
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Gemini until 7th. North node in Gemini. Mercury in Cancer until 5th, then in Leo until 20th, then in Virgo. Moon in Gemini 12th-14th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury trines Chiron on 9th, conjuncts Sun and trines Mars on 17th and trines Jupiter on 29th. Moon in Gemini squares Neptune on 14th.
“Whatsoever you are doing learn through it. Take the essential out of it. 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… 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. Scriptures won’t give you anything.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 23
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Aquarius on 3rd. New Moon in Leo on 19th. Moon in Cancer 14th-17th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer conjuncts Venus and squares Chiron on 15th. Moon trines Neptune and opposes Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on 16th.
“Whenever you are self-conscious you are simply showing that you are not conscious of the Self at all. You don’t know who you are. If you had known then there would have been no problem. Then you are not seeking opinions. Then you are not worried what others say about you – it is irrelevant! In fact nobody ever says anything about you. Whenever people say something about you, they are saying it about themselves.”
Osho, A Sudden Clash of Thunder, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Leo until 22nd and then in Virgo. Moon in Leo 17th-19th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun trines Chiron on 1st and squares Uranus on 2nd. Sun opposes Moon (Full Moon) on 3rd. Sun trines Mars on 16th, conjuncts Mercury on 17th and conjuncts Moon (New Moon) on 19th. Moon in Leo trines Chiron on 17th, squares Uranus and trines Mars on 18th.
“That which is creation in the cosmos is sex in you… And if there is so much force in it, it is because you are needed to be a creator… You cannot be allowed to be non-creative; you must create… There is no need to use sex only in reproduction. In every creation sex is used… The highest creation is the creation of oneself. The highest creation is the creation of total consciousness within, creation of a whole within – oneness. That is the peak, the Himalayan peak.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 26
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun enters Virgo on 22nd, Mercury in Cancer until 5th, then in Leo until 20th, then in Virgo. Moon in Virgo 19th-21st.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury trines Chiron on 9th, conjuncts Sun and trines Mars on 17th and trines Jupiter on 29th. Moon in Virgo trines Jupiter, Pluto and Neptune on 20th and opposes Saturn on 21st.
“Move from the discontented world of the mind to the contented world of the near, and small things are so blissful. Just a cup of tea, just sipping the tea, savoring its taste and flavor is as great an ecstasy as any buddha has achieved in his samadhi. There is no difference at all. The question is not whether you are sitting underneath a tree and meditating, or sitting in your room sipping tea. The question is of the heart.”
Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Gemini until 7th then in Cancer. Moon in Libra 21st-23rd.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus squares Chiron on 17th and opposes Jupiter on 25th and Pluto on 30th. Venus trines Neptune on 27th. Moon in Libra squares Venus, opposes Chiron and squares Jupiter on 22nd, and squares Pluto and Saturn, and opposes Mars on 23rd.
“I love you – the ordinary feeling is that you are the source of my love. That is not really so. I am the source, you are just a screen on which I project my love… When a mood against someone or for someone arises, do not place it on the person in question or on the object in question. Remain centered. Remember that you are the source. So do not move to the other… Use your hate or love or anger or anything as a journey toward your inner center… Move to the source and remain centered there!”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 15
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 23rd-25th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Mercury opposes Pluto on 1st. Mars squares Pluto on 13th Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and trines Venus and Neptune on 24th.
“There are small loves in life and there are great loves in life. Small loves make life petty. The person who loves money will not really grow – his love is very petty, very mean… The man who loves power will remain ugly because power can be obtained only through violence… Not only the political power but all kinds of power are ugly and violent. But the man who loves dancing will go deeper, and the man who loves meditation will go deeper than any… because it is through meditation that god arrives.”
Osho, The Tongue Tip Taste of Tao, Ch 19
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn. South node in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 25th-27th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Retrograde Jupiter squares Mars on 4th and opposes Mercury on 29th. Moon in Sagittarius trines Chiron and squares Mercury and Neptune on 28th and trines Mars and conjuncts Jupiter on 29th.
“Rejection never transforms anything. It simply suppresses, and that which is suppressed becomes more powerful… A disease of which you are aware can be cured; a disease of which you are unaware cannot be cured. Bring everything up to the surface. Accept your humanity, your animality – whatsoever is there accept it without any condemnation. It is there and be aware of it… This awareness will transform you… Acceptance is transformation. because through acceptance awareness becomes possible.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 37
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 1st-2nd and 27th-29th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Retrograde Saturn opposes Mercury on 3rd. Mars squares Saturn on 24th. Moon in Capricorn opposes Mercury, squares Chiron and conjuncts Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on 2nd. Moon in Capricorn squares Chiron, trines Mercury and conjuncts Jupiter on 28th, and conjuncts Pluto and Saturn on 29th.
“In the society, relating with others, you will need some name, some form. Your past supplies you name and form. That name and form are useful. Without them it will be difficult to survive. They are needed, but they are not you… Because of this utilitarian necessity one becomes identified. You can go beyond this identification, and the moment you start going beyond and reclaiming your original consciousness you have started meditation… The moment you ask sincerely ‘Who am I?’ you are on a different journey; you are transcending.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 38
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus turns retrograde on 15th. Full moon in Aquarius on 3rd. Moon in Aquarius 2nd-5th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Sun squares Uranus on 2nd. Mercury squares Uranus on 10th and trines Uranus on 25th. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus on 3rd and then squares Uranus again on 30th.
“You can know yourself only when everything has become still, silent and quiet. Only then, in that silence, do you happen to encounter yourself. Otherwise, in activity you are so much occupied with something or other, you cannot feel your own presence. You go on forgetting yourself… If you want to learn about your own presence, you will have to be completely inactive… just being, not doing anything. All the ripples must cease; all activity must evaporate. You are; simply you are! …Then that still small voice for the first time is heard, that soundless sound, that soundless music is felt.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 24
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 5th-7th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Venus trines Neptune on 27th. Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune on 6th and squares Venus on 7th.
“My every gesture, my every word, has a single purpose – to help you get rid of knowledge, to help you become again a small child with eyes of wonder and a heart that cannot believe! – wild flowers, clouds in the sky, the sun rising and all the colors that the rising sun spreads over the horizon! This amazement is the authentic religious element. And, if you can keep this amazement fresh without being covered by any experience and dust, you have attained that which was your birthright.”
Osho, Om Mani Padme Hum, Ch 19