Welcome the New Year with Phoebe’s horoscope. Osho: “If you desire growth you will have to be always ready to move through new visions, new territories, new planes…”
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
“Whenever one door closes – and old doors have to be closed otherwise how are you going to grow and move upwards? If you always go on moving through the same door then there is no transformation possible… If you desire growth you will have to be always ready to move through new visions, new territories, new planes… but if you remain with the old, you remain the old and you remain dead. Life is with the new. Each moment has to be a death and a resurrection.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Aries until 6th, then in Taurus. Moon in Aries 18th-20th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Mercury and trines Venus on 9th. Mars squares Saturn on 13th, conjuncts Uranus on 20th and squares Jupiter on 23rd. Moon in Aries squares Venus on 18th.
“Action is not creativity; inaction is also not creativity. Creativity is a very paradoxical state of consciousness and being. It is action through inaction. It is allowing something to happen through you. It is not a doing, it is an allowing. It is becoming a passage so the whole can flow through you. It is becoming a hollow bamboo – just a hollow bamboo, and then immediately something starts happening… A song will start coming through you. You are not the creator of it – it comes from the beyond.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus until 13th then direct. Mars in Taurus from 6th. Venus in Sagittarius until 8th, then in Capricorn. Moon in Taurus 20th-23rd.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Mars on 9th, then trines Uranus on 14th and conjuncts Pluto on 28th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus on 21st and squares Mercury and trines Pluto on 22nd.
“Nature is a spendthrift. Where one flower is needed it produces millions… The moment you become miserly you are closed to the basic phenomenon of life – expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things you have missed the target. You have missed because things are not the target. You, your innermost being, is the target – not a beautiful house but a beautiful you; not much money but a rich you; not many things but an open being, available to millions of things.“
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: North node in Gemini. Mercury in Capricorn until 8th, then in Aquarius. Mercury turns retrograde on 30th. Moon in Gemini 23rd-25th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Pluto on 5th, Saturn on 10th and Jupiter on 11th. Moon in Gemini trines Sun and Saturn on 23rd, trines Jupiter and squares Neptune on 24th, and then trines Mercury on 25th.
“Mind lives in a climate of doubt, it feeds on doubt. And unless you know how to put the mind off when it is not needed and descend into the heart, you will not know how to trust. The climate of the heart is trust. Mind cannot trust; mind is incapable of trusting. And we have all become hung-up in the head… Get into things where the mind is not needed – for example dancing. Dance and dance to abandon… Losing yourself in a dance, the heart will start functioning again.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon in Capricorn on 13th. Full Moon in Leo on 28th. Moon in Cancer 25th-28th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 26th and trines Neptune and opposes Venus and Pluto on 27th.
“Each sun is new, each morning is new, each hunger is new, each satiety; but the mind is old. Mind is past, mind is the accumulated memory. And if you look through the mind it gives a deadness and oldness to everything. Then everything looks dusty, dirty – it is because of the mind… Existence is always in the present, new, fresh, always moving, a dynamic force, a dialectical movement, river-like it flows… If this insight happens to you, then you will never be bored.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions:Sun in Capricorn until 19th and then in Aquarius. Full Moon in Leo on 28th. Moon in Leo 1st-3rd and 28th-30th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Saturn on 24th and squares Uranus on 26th, then conjuncts Jupiter on 29th. Moon in Leo trines Venus and trines Mars on 2nd. Moon in Leo opposes Saturn and squares Mars and Uranus on 28th, opposes Jupiter on 29th and opposes Mercury on 30th.
“The very idea of getting free is again an ideal. Freedom is not an ideal. It is a by-product of accepting whatsoever you are… It is not arrived at by great effort, it happens when you are relaxed. And how can you be relaxed if you cannot accept your cowardice? If you cannot accept your fear, if you cannot accept your love, if you cannot accept your sadness, how can you be relaxed? …Whatsoever you are unconditionally accept it – and acceptance is the key to transformation.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Capricorn until 8th then in Aquarius. Mercury retrograde from 30th. Moon in Virgo 3rd-5th and 30th-31st.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Pluto on 5th, Saturn on 10th and Jupiter on 11th. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus on 3rd , then on 4th trines Mercury and Pluto, squares Venus and opposes Neptune.
“Whatsoever is taken away, much more will be given to you – because that which is taken away from you is illusory, and that which is going to happen to you is going to be far more real… But you will have to be ready for one thing – you will have to pass through many fires. Each experience of passing through the fire is a new growth experience. Passing through the fire will be pain, utter pain, but the moment you are out of it you will see the point, that it had to be gone through.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Sagittarius until 8th, then in Capricorn. Moon in Libra 5th-7th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Mars on 9th, then trines Uranus on 14th and conjuncts Pluto on 28th. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron on 5th and squares Pluto on 6th and Mercury on 7th.
“The man of serenity is not disturbed by anything because he accepts. Sadness comes, he accepts it. Joy comes, he accepts it. He has no preference; he has no choice. He lives in a choiceless consciousness… He is neither against nor for; he is simply serene. If you choose immediately you are disturbed… You always choose against yourself, against a part of yourself… Serenity means a state of choicelessness. Just like a mirror, it simply reflects with no choice.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 7th-9th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Mercury conjuncts Pluto on 5th and Venus conjuncts Pluto on 28th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Uranus and Mars and squares Jupiter and Saturn on 7th and trines Neptune on 8th.
“Mind is a flux; it is a continuum of many minds. And that’s why those who live in the mind live a disintegrated, fragmentary life. The heart is one, it is always one. The heart means the watching consciousness in you. Who is the watcher of the head? Try to meditate over it. Anger comes: who is watching? …Love comes and goes. Misery comes, happiness comes, everything comes and everything goes. Who is watching? The watcher remains.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: South Node in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Aquarius. Moon in Sagittarius 9th-11th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Jupiter squares Uranus on 17th and Mars on 23rd. Jupiter conjuncts Mercury on 11th and Jupiter conjuncts Sun on 29th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune on 10th.
“Stop wishing! You have been living in hells because you have been wishing. Stop desiring! Stop desiring and the doors are open… Desiring means projecting your past into the future, and the future is unknown, and whatsoever you ask will be from the past. All desiring will repeat the past again and again… Don’t desire. Let the future come without you desiring it… If you can wait without desiring, everything will happen to you, and then it happens from the totality, from the whole.”
Osho, The Hidden Harmony, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Capricorn until 19th. New Moon in Capricorn on 13th. Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn until 8th. Venus in Capricorn from 8th. Moon in Capricorn 11th-13th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Mercury conjuncts Saturn on 10th. Mars squares Saturn on 13th. Sun conjuncts Saturn on 24th. Moon in Capricorn squares Chiron, conjuncts Venus and trines Mars on 11th, then trines Uranus on 12th and conjuncts Pluto on 13th.
“Reality cannot support anything which is not, and your ego is the most impossible thing, the greatest falsity. It is not there; it is your creation… Around your ego you create a false world which you think is the reality, then you live in your own world. You are not in contact with the real world; you cannot be because you are afraid. You are living in a glasshouse of the ego… We go on escaping from reality just to protect, to defend, this impossible ego!”
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2, Ch 15
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus until 14th then direct. Sun enters Aquarius on 19th. Mercury in Aquarius from 8th. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 13th-15th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Venus trines Uranus on 14th and Mars conjuncts Uranus on 20th. Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Saturn and squares Mars on 13th, and conjuncts Mercury and Jupiter and squares Uranus on 14th.
“We want to change if there is no risk, and that’s impossible… because everything has to be at stake. Then only is change possible. Change cannot be partial. Either it is or it is not – it can only be total… It is a jump not a gradual process. If you are really fed up with the life that you have lived, if you are really fed up with your old patterns that you have been repeating constantly, then there is no trouble… Change is very easy… Just the very understanding brings change; the very understanding becomes a transformation.”
Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 16
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 15th-18th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Moon opposes Neptune on 4th and squares Neptune on 10th and 24th. Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune on 17th.
“When you surrender to the ocean as a wave you become the ocean. Separate from the ocean you are just a wave, continuously fighting and afraid of death. Separate from the ocean you are just a worry, an anguish, and nothing else. One with the ocean there is no question of death. The wave will disappear but you will remain in the ocean for ever and for ever. Now there is no worry, and now there is no goal either. Wherever the ocean is going is right – that is the only place to go.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 7