Phoebe’s horoscope with quotes from Osho; “…where is the I, the ego? In the very intensity of consciousness the ego 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
“Try awareness. Right now be alert. Where is the I? You are – rather you are more intensely – but where is the I, the ego? In the very intensity of consciousness the ego is no more. Later on, when you lose awareness and thinking starts, you can feel I am , but in the moment of awareness there is no ‘I’. Right now experience it. Silently you are here – you can feel your presence – but where is the ‘I’? The ‘I’ never arises. It arises only when retrospectively you think. When you lose awareness the ‘I’ arises immediately.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Aries. Mars turns retrograde on 9th. Moon in Aries 3rd-6th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Venus on 4th and squares Saturn and trines Venus on 29th. Moon in Aries squares Jupiter and Pluto on 5th and squares Saturn and Venus and conjuncts Mars on 6th.
“Energy can move in two dimensions. If it moves in fight, you are wasting it every day. If it accumulates and there is no fight, a moment comes just like when you go on heating water to a hundred degrees. Then the water becomes something else – it evaporates… The same happens inward. You are wasting your energy every day and the evaporating point never comes. It cannot come because energy is not accumulated at all. Once the inner fight is not there energy goes on accumulating… You feel strong and that ‘you’ is a totally different thing.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 30
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Venus in Cancer until 6th, then in Leo. Moon in Taurus 6th-8th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus squares Saturn on 2nd and trines Chiron on 13th, then squares Uranus on 15th and trines Mars on 29th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus and trines Jupiter on 7th, then trines Pluto and Saturn on 8th.
“Once you accept life in its totality things start happening, because this total acceptance frees you from your ego point. Your ego point is the problem… There are no problems in life itself; existence is problem-less. You are the problem, and you are the creator of the problem, and you create problems out of everything… Even if you reach paradise, you will create problems out of paradise – because you are the original source of the problems. You are not going to surrender – this non-surrendering ego is the source of all problems.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 30
Relevant Planetary Positions: North node in Gemini. Mercury in Virgo until 5th, then in Libra until 27th, then in Scorpio. Moon in Gemini 8th-11th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury trines Pluto on 1st and Saturn on 3rd. Mercury opposes Chiron on 10th and squares Jupiter on 17th, then squares Pluto on 21st and Saturn on 23rd. Moon in Gemini trines Mercury on 9th and squares Neptune on 10th.
“Love is very silent. In fact whenever two persons are in love they would like to sit silently together. When the love disappears then only language comes in. Husbands and wives continuously talk because love has disappeared; the bridge is no more there. Somehow they create a bridge of language… In deep love people are silent; there is no need to talk. They understand without talking to each other… Prayer is also silent, but if you have never been silent in love how you will be silent in prayer? It is a silence between you and the whole.”
Osho, Yoga: the Alpha and the Omega, Vol 3, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Pisces on 2nd. New Moon in Virgo on 17th. Moon in Cancer 11th-13th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron and Mercury on 11th. Moon trines Neptune and opposes Jupiter on 12th, then opposes Pluto and Saturn on 13th.
“It is easy to look at people’s faults. One loves to see people’s faults because that helps and strengthens your ego. ‘I am far superior’! It is very difficult to see one’s own faults. Only a man who loves himself can see them. Don’t listen to others, what they say about you. See yourself, who you are, where you are, what your faults are. And the miracle is – seeing a fault through your own awareness dissolves it… It starts melting like ice in the hot sun.”
Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 5, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 22nd, then in Libra. Venus enters Leo on 6th. Moon in Leo 13th-15th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun opposes Moon (Full Moon) on 2nd and conjuncts Moon (New Moon) on 17th. Sun trines Jupiter on 9th, opposes Neptune on 11th, and then trines Pluto on 14th and Saturn on 17th.
“Love is spontaneous. It cannot be controlled. You cannot ‘make’ love – you cannot do anything about it. And the more you do the more you will miss it. You have to allow it to happen. You are not needed for it. Your presence is the hindrance. The more you are absent the better. When you are not, love happens… We have become incapable of all that cannot be done – for example meditation… or play… or joy, happiness… On the contrary you have to let yourself go. Then joy happens to you, then happiness comes to you, then love enters you, then love takes possession of you.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 22nd. New moon in Virgo on 17th. Mercury in Virgo until 5th, then in Libra until 27th and then in Scorpio. Moon in Virgo 15th-17th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury trines Pluto on 1st and Saturn on 3rd. Mercury opposes Chiron on 10th and squares Jupiter on 17th, then squares Pluto on 21st and Saturn on 23rd. Sun in Virgo opposes Moon in Pisces on 2nd (Full Moon). Moon in Virgo trines Jupiter on 16th, and trines Pluto, Neptune and Saturn on 17th.
“This is bound to happen if you try to cultivate qualities. Love, compassion, mercy, when cultivated, become bogus false facades. They should come out of your blissfulness… Service is ugly, sharing is beautiful. When you serve somebody you hurt him, you humiliate him… A man of bliss shares. It is not a question of whether the person needs it or not. He simply shares because he has too much, out of abundance he shares. Hence my only discipline is to be blissful and everything else follows it.”
Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Libra from 22nd. Venus in Cancer until 6th, then in Leo. Moon in Libra 17th-19th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus squares Saturn on 2nd and trines Chiron on 13th, and then squares Uranus on 15th and trines Mars on 29th. Moon in Libra squares Jupiter on 18th, and then conjuncts Mercury, opposes Mars and squares Pluto and Saturn on 19th.
“One has to go through love otherwise you will remain angry at life… You will remain a condemner; acceptance will not be possible. In love, for the first time you accept. In love, for the first time you understand that meaning is there and life is meaningful. In love, for the first time you feel that you are at home in the world not a stranger, not an outsider. In love, for the first time a small home is created… somebody loves you and somebody feels happy with you. For the first time you accept yourself also.”
Osho, Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 3, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury enters Scorpio on 27th. Moon in Scorpio 19th-21st.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Sun trines Pluto on 14th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and squares Venus on 20th and trines Neptune on 21st.
“Religion means inwardness—going into your own interiority. But the simple words ‘go in’ have become so difficult to understand. Mind only knows how to go out; it has no reverse gear in it… I am teaching you here that the reverse gear is there, built in. You have just forgotten about it… Thinking is going out; non-thinking is going in. Think and you have started moving away from yourself… No-thought – and suddenly you are in… Sitting silently, doing nothing – not even thinking, not even desiring – and where will you be?”
Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 1, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn until 13th, then direct. South node in Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius 21st-23rd.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Sun trines Jupiter on 9th, and Mercury squares Jupiter on 17th. Moon in Sagittarius trines Chiron on 22nd, and trines Venus and Mars and then squares Neptune on 23rd.
“To be absolutely positive you will have to allow absolute negativity. Then in the conscious you will be a Buddha and in the unconscious you will be an Adolf Hitler! And you will be pulled apart, continuously in a battle inside yourself. And that battle is very destructive. I don’t teach positivism; I don’t teach negativism either. I simply teach an understanding of this polarity, and through that understanding slowly, slowly going beyond both, going into exactly the middle. From the middle the door opens… Try it!”
Osho, Zorba The Buddha, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn turns direct on 29th. Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 23rd-26th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Mercury trines Saturn on 3rd and squares Saturn on 23rd, Sun trines Saturn on 17th and Mars squares Saturn on 29th. Moon in Capricorn squares Sun and Chiron on 24th, and squares Mars and conjuncts Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on 25th. Finally Moon squares Mercury on 26th.
“It depends on your mind. If you are positive then everything becomes positive. If you are negative then everything turns negative – everything turns sour. So please remember this… 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. You must be making some conditions. 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: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Moon in Aquarius on 1st and 26th-28th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Sun trines Uranus on 2nd. Venus squares Uranus on 15th. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus on 27th and Venus on 28th.
“One needs to be without any character because character is a mode – predictable… A total man is unpredictable. He has no character. He is freedom – just freedom that’s all. So he is available… And that is the most beautiful thing in the world – not to have any character, but just to live moment to moment, flow-like. Then you are true to the moment. A man of character cannot be true to the moment because he has to persist with his own character… A total man has no character because he has no mode, no fixed style of life. He simply waits, allows, moves – but all his movements are herenow.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 16
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Full Moon in Pisces on 2nd. Moon in Pisces 28th-30th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Sun opposes Neptune on 11th. Moon in Pisces trines Mercury on 28th and conjuncts Neptune on 30th.
“There are many things which can happen through imagination which can never happen through reason. But in the modern mind… we think of it as… unreal. Imagination is as real as anything else. It is more real than reason because it is more primal. Reason is just the latest arrival – just a child. Imagination is ancient. Imagination simply means that you are not thinking in language but in pictures, that’s all. It is as real, more real in fact than the verbal mind because it is more deep-rooted in your being. So don’t interfere with the imagination!”
Osho, Nothing to Lose but your Head, Ch 19