This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “We are trying to create a new kind of human being without ego, without ambition, without any desire to succeed in the world…”
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
“The human mind has to be changed from the roots. If the human mind remains ambitious then there is no possibility of a world without war: ambition is war. If the human mind remains sectarian – Christian, Hindu, Mohammedan – there is no possibility of any peace… We are trying to cut that very root. We are trying to create a new kind of human being without ego, without ambition, without any desire to succeed in the world… a human being who wants to dance, sing, love, who wants to celebrate life.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol I, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Taurus. Moon in Aries 14th-17th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Sun on 1st, squares Mercury on 10th, squares Venus on 19th and trines Pluto on 25th. Moon in Aries squares Pluto on 16th.
“You can surpass yourself by being in contact consciously with nature. And that is the essence of wisdom – to be in harmony with nature, with the natural rhythm of the universe… Sitting by the side of a tree fall in tune consciously, become one with nature, let boundaries dissolve. Become the tree, become the grass, become the wind… This can be called the basic quality – being in harmony with nature, being in tune with life, with the universe.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol I, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Mars in Taurus. Venus in Capricorn on 1st, then in Aquarius until 25th, then in Pisces. Moon in Taurus 17th-19th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus conjuncts Saturn on 6th and squares Uranus on 7th. Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 11th and Mercury on 13th and squares Mars on 19th. Moon in Taurus squares Saturn and conjuncts Uranus on 17th, then squares Mercury, Venus and Jupiter on 18th and conjuncts Mars and trines Pluto on 19th.
“Who are you if you are alone? Nobody! Somebodiness comes in relationship with somebody… In your aloneness every concept drops. You cannot be anything. Then emptiness arises. All concepts nullified, only your existence remains… This is one of the deepest meditations Buddha discovered – to be nobody… You are not to think that you are nobody. You have to simply realize that all things that you think you are are relative.”
Osho, And the Flowers Showered, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: North node in Gemini. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius turns direct on 21st. Moon in Gemini 19th-22nd.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Retrograde Mercury conjuncts Sun on 8th and Jupiter on 14th. Moon in Gemini trines Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter on 20th and squares Neptune on 21st.
“You are a great problem creator… If your own problems are not enough you start thinking about humanity and the world and the future… as if the whole world depends on your advice. The culture is in difficulty, the society is in difficulty – now there are big problems! …The ego needs some problems. If you understand this, in the very understanding the mountains become molehills again, and then the molehills also disappear. Suddenly there is emptiness, pure emptiness all around. This is what enlightenment is all about.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon in Aquarius on 11th. Full Moon in Virgo on 27th. Moon in Cancer 22nd-24th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Chiron on 22nd, trines Neptune on 23rd and opposes Pluto on 24th.
““The mind makes you very much afraid of going into the unknown. The mind has cleared a small spot and it clings to it. It is familiar, known, so there is no fear. But just beyond the fence of the mind is the wild existence. My meditations are just devices to lead you to the wilderness, to the wild existence… It is always good to break bridges with the past. In fact many times in life one should do that. Then one retains an aliveness, an innocence, and one never loses one’s childhood.”
Osho, The Cypress in the Courtyard, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aquarius until 18th and then in Pisces. Moon in Leo 24th-26th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun squares Mars on 1st and conjuncts Mercury on 8th. Moon in Leo opposes Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter, and squares Uranus on 25th, then squares Mars on 26th.
“What I am is my contribution to the world. And by that very offering I become a participant in the creation of the world, in the creation of my environment. In that respect every man is a creator… Each individual is equally responsible for whatever happens in the world, be it violence, anger, hatred or total annihilation by war. The responsibility for this condition rests on each and every pair of shoulders.”
Osho, The Long, the Short and the All, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full moon in Virgo on 27th. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius until 21st, then direct. Moon in Virgo on 1st and 26th-28th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Retrograde Mercury conjuncts Sun on 8th and Jupiter on 14th. Moon in Virgo trines Venus and Pluto on 1st, and then trines Mars and Pluto and opposes Neptune on 28th.
“Buddha said ‘Be a light unto yourself.’ …The religious experience cannot be a borrowed experience. It has to be existential; it has to be your own. Only then it is authentic… You will have to pass through the same austerities as Buddha, the same difficulties as the Buddha. You will have to suffer the same calamities on the path as the Buddha, and you will have to be in the same hazards as the Buddha. And one day, when the clouds disappear, you will dance and be as ecstatic as the Buddha.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Capricorn on 1st, then in Aquarius until 25th, then in Pisces. Moon in Libra 1st-3rd.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus conjuncts Saturn on 6th and squares Uranus on 7th. Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 11th and Mercury on 13th and squares Mars on 19th. Moon in Libra trines Venus and Saturn on 1st, trines Jupiter on 2nd and trines Mercury on 3rd.
“Humanity has disappeared, love has almost become a myth… Love is no more a reality on the earth. Even when you love you only think that you love. It comes through the head, and the head is not the faculty for love. Start meditating. Start putting off the constant chattering of the head… Get into things where the mind is not needed… Drown yourself in music. And slowly, slowly you will see that there is a totally different world of the heart.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol I, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 3rd-5th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Pluto trines Mars on 25th. Moon in Scorpio squares Venus and Saturn on 3rd, opposes Mars and Uranus, squares Jupiter and trines Neptune on 4th, and squares Mercury on 5th.
“That capacity is man’s – he can fall below the animals and he can rise above the gods… Perversion simply means you are falling backwards. Conversion means you are moving upwards, falling upwards… There are only two kinds of people – the perverted and the converted. Be the converted. Start rising above humanity… accept all the animality that still exists in you and lurks in you. One who is capable of accepting all that he is, becomes capable of receiving that which he can become.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol I, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: South node in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Aquarius. Moon in Sagittarius 5th-7th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Jupiter conjuncts Venus 11th and Mercury on 14th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune on 7th.
“Just look inside yourself: you have expectations, you have prejudices you have fixed, a priori ideas, and you are always looking through them. The wise man drops all his thoughts, drops all his a priori conclusions. The wise man is one who lives without any conclusion. And once you can see reality without any conclusions, you will be surprised how much you have been missing. It is tremendously beautiful; it is absolutely good.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol I, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn on 1st. Moon in Capricorn 7th-10th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Saturn conjuncts Venus on 6th. Moon in Capricorn trines Uranus on 8th and trines Mars and conjuncts Pluto on 9th.
“Be less efficient but more creative. Let that be the motive. Don’t be bothered too much about utilitarian ends. Rather, constantly remember that you are not here in life to become a commodity; you are not here to become a utility, that is below dignity; you are not here just to become more and more efficient. You are here to become more and more alive; you are here to become more and more intelligent; you are here to become more and more happy – ecstatically happy.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aquarius until 18th. Venus in Aquarius 1st-25th. Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Uranus in Taurus. New Moon in Aquarius on 11th. Moon in Aquarius 10th-12th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Uranus squares Venus on 7th. Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Venus, Saturn and Jupiter, and squares Uranus on 10th, and squares Mars and conjuncts Mercury on 11th.
“You can hear the ancient music in the pines because it is eternal music. It is never lost – you have lost the capacity to hear it… Once you regain your capacity suddenly it is there again. It has always been there, only you were not there. Be here now!… Change more and more towards the right hemisphere, become more and more feminine, more and more loving, surrendering, trusting… closer to the whole. Don’t try to be an island – become part of the continent.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun enters Pisces on 18th. Venus enters Pisces on 25th. Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 12th-14th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune on 13th.
“The mind lives in a sort of sleep. It lives in a sort of unconscious state. You become conscious only very rarely. If your life is in tremendous danger you become conscious, otherwise… somnambulism is the ordinary state of the mind. If you want to become a meditator, you have to drop this sleepy habit of doing things… Whenever you become alert that the mind has gone somewhere else… give yourself a jerk. Come back home.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 7