This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “Wherever human mind finds any barrier, any slavery, any limitation, it fights against it. The whole human history is a fight for freedom…”
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: Celebrating Jupiter conjuncting Saturn in Aquarius
“It may be political, it may be economic it may be psychological, it may be religious… the human mind is always groping for freedom. Freedom seems to be the deepest need. Wherever human mind finds any barrier, any slavery, any limitation, it fights against it. The whole human history is a fight for freedom… This struggle cannot cease unless you begin to feel and know that you are everywhere. The moment you feel you are everywhere, freedom is attained.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 17
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Aries. Moon in Aries 21st-24th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars trines Mercury on 15th and squares Pluto on 23rd. Moon in Aries squares Mercury and conjuncts Chiron on 22nd and conjuncts Mars and squares Pluto on 23rd.
“Don’t go on changing horses because they are all the same – the black horse and the white horse, Devil and God, it doesn’t make much difference. It is just the difference between a black horse and a white horse. They will all lead you into misery. Then one simply gets out of the whole trip. One forgets desiring; one starts living. Desiring is always somewhere else – the fulfillment in the future. Living is now, here..”
Osho, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Venus in Scorpio until 15th, then in Sagittarius. Moon in Taurus 24th-26th
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Neptune on 6th and then trines Chiron on 19th and squares Neptune on 30th Moon in Taurus trines Sun and Mercury on 24th and trines Pluto on 26th.
“Existence is, and God is not separate from it. God is existence, the totality… Existence is a dynamic dialectical energy – it moves on its own… Energy is truth. You can feel it here and now. You are energy, the birds singing in the trees are energy, the trees going toward the sky are energy, the stars moving, the sun rising every day – everything is energy. And energy is neither good nor bad. Energy is always neutral… You will be happy and blissful if you move with the energy.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: North Node in Gemini. Mercury in Scorpio on 1st, then in Sagittarius until 20th, then in Capricorn. Moon in Gemini 1st-2nd and 26th-29th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury trines Chiron on 5th, squares Neptune on 13th and trines Mars on 15th. Moon in Gemini squares Neptune on 1st and opposes Venus and squares Neptune on 28th.
“The more common the truer; the more exceptional the more false. Be ordinary, then you are nearer the ground, then you are nearer the truth. If you can be absolutely ordinary, what else is needed, because every moment becomes such a benediction… You eat and eating is a sacrament. You sleep and sleep is a sacrament. You walk in the sun, and what more do you need? You breathe. What else is needed to be happy?”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius on 14th Full Moon in Cancer on 30th Moon in Cancer 2nd-4th and 29th-31st.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 2nd, trines Venus and squares Mars on 3rd, and opposes Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn on 4th. Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 29th and squares Mars and opposes Pluto on 31st.
“Wisdom consists in becoming a dry soul. But try to understand – dry doesn’t mean that you become insensitive. Dry doesn’t mean that you become uncaring… No, dry simply means that you become aware. You care, you have a deep concern, but this concern never becomes an anxiety. You care. As much as you can do you do for others… Then whatsoever happens you accept it. There is no frustration… then it is finished! You come clean out of every relationship.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Sagittarius until 21st when Sun enters Capricorn (Winter Solstice). Moon in Leo 4th-6th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon on 14th (Solar Eclipse), and opposes Moon on 30th. Sun squares Neptune on 9th and trines Mars on 11th. Sun conjuncts Mercury on 21st, squares Chiron on 26th and trines Uranus on 28th.
“The ego is the problem – that’s why you cannot know yourself. The ego gives you certain false images of yourself and… the fear enters that, if your image falls, then your identity will be broken… Everybody thinks about himself in such lofty terms, in such false terms. .Nobody agrees with him, nobody approves, but then your ego thinks that everybody is wrong… If you want to know yourself you have to drop your false images, you have to see yourself as you are.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Scorpio on 1st, then in Sagittarius until 20th, then in Capricorn. Moon in Virgo 6th-9th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury trines Chiron on 5th, squares Neptune on 13th and trines Mars on 15th. Moon in Virgo squares Mercury on 7th, and then squares Neptune and trines Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn on 8th.
“Don’t project. Your projections are your dreams, and if you project then you miss… The person that is there, the real person has been used as a screen and you have projected yourself. And then… sooner or later the projection will have to be dropped and the real face will come out, and then you will feel that you have been cheated… Again you are interpreting. The person remains whatsoever he is, but your interpretations and projections go on… We create an untrue world around us because of our projections.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Scorpio until 15th, then in Sagittarius. Moon in Libra 9th-11th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Neptune on 6th. Venus then trines Chiron on 19th and squares Neptune on 30th. Moon in Libra opposes Mars and squares Pluto and Jupiter on 10th and squares Saturn on 11th.
“When someone comes to fight you, absorb him. When someone insults you, absorb him and see – his insult becomes a flower. He is releasing energy. When someone insults you, he is giving away energy. He is foolish, stupid, so you absorb his energy, thank him and go back and see what happens. When someone is ready to fight, simply allow him to hit you. Be as if you are not there and he is fighting an emptiness. Allow him. Don’t resist and you will come to know. There is no other way.”
Osho, A Bird on the Wing, Ch 8, Q 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Scorpio on 1st. Venus in Scorpio until 15th. Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 11th-13th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Mars squares Pluto on 23rd. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus on 11th, then conjuncts Venus and trines Neptune on 12th.
“Every moment everything is changing and there is no permanent thing… When everything is changing why cling? And even by your clinging you cannot make change stop. You cannot stop the river. It flows! Stopping is not possible. And because we like to stop things to make them permanent, we create a hell around us. Nothing can be stopped. I love you this morning – who knows what will happen tomorrow morning… The unknown, the unexpected!”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Sagittarius until 21st. South Node in Sagittarius. Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on 14th. Jupiter in Capricorn until 19th then in Aquarius. Mercury in Sagittarius from 1st-20th. Venus in Sagittarius from 15th. Moon in Sagittarius 13th-15th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Sun conjuncts Moon in Sagittarius (Solar Eclipse) on
14th. Jupiter conjuncts Saturn on 21st. Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Mercury, squares Neptune and trines Mars on 14th.
”It is difficult to take a jump from misery; it is easier to take a jump from happiness… because with happiness courage comes. With happiness the possibility of a higher bliss opens, with happiness the whole world looks like a home. With misery the world is like a hell and there is no hope… Adventure needs a subtle happiness in you. Then you can leave the known… You can move into the unknown because now you know that heaven moves with you.”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 36
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Capricorn from 21st. Saturn in Capricorn until 17th then in Aquarius. Jupiter in Capricorn until 19th, Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn 15th-17th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Sun opposes Moon in Cancer (Full Moon) on 30th. Saturn conjuncts Jupiter on 21st. Moon in Capricorn squares Chiron on 15th, and squares Mars and conjuncts Pluto on 16th, then conjuncts Jupiter and Saturn on 17th.
“This is the paradox that has to be fulfilled: remaining in the world and yet watching from the hills; at the same time, simultaneously, being in the world and not being in it. And this is the wisest and the best soul. You have the potentiality. Just as every seed can become a tree, you can become a Buddha… But you have to work hard for it. Lukewarm efforts won’t do. You have to boil completely – one hundred degrees heat and then evaporation happens!”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Saturn enters Aquarius on 17th and Jupiter enters Aquarius on 19th. Moon in Aquarius 17th-19th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Jupiter conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius on 21st. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus on 17th.
“Existence opens millions of doors for you, but you stand outside and you would like to know something about it from the outside. There is no outside in nature… everything is inside, because how can anything exist outside nature? The whole is the inner. And the mind is trying the impossible – it is trying to stand outside, to watch, to see what it means. No, you have to participate. You have to move into it and become one – and disperse like a cloud, whereabouts unknown.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 19th-21st.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Sun squares Neptune on 9th, Venus trines Neptune on 6th, Mercury squares Neptune on 13th. Moon in Pisces squares Venus on 19th and conjuncts Neptune on 20th.
“There is no need for you to make any arrangements for the ultimate goal to happen, nature has already made everything. You are a seed, and the whole blueprint exists in you… The seed trusts and dissolves into the earth, sprouts into a beautiful tree, flowers, enjoys existence, becomes ecstatic. The bird comes out of the egg, leaves the known for the unknown, takes wing and moves into the vast sky. Nobody knows what is going to happen. With no goal in view, with no purpose, plan, it just takes wing, feels ecstatic on the winds, goes to the farthest corner of the sky, moves into the unknown.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 8