This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “Who knows what is going to happen in the unknown?”
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
“Unless you dare, you will not be able to come out of your old past; you will not be able to come out of your old ego… Your life has been drab and flat. No poetry has ever happened in it, no dance. You have not known anything of the beauty and the grandeur of existence. You have not even for a moment touched the divinity of this beautiful universe. Seeing it, one jumps out of the dream… It is a risk. Who knows what is going to happen in the unknown? But one thing is certain – by changing from the known to the unknown you will have grown.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aries until 19th. Chiron in Aries. Mercury in Aries 4th -19th. Mars in Gemini until 23rd, then in Cancer. New Moon in Aries on 12th. Moon in Aries 10th-12th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Neptune on 9th and trines Jupiter on 17th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Mercury on 11th, then conjuncts Venus and squares Pluto on 12th.
“When you are related with somebody, relationship brings many complexities. There is a constant struggle to dominate. It is not really argument that you are interested in… It is really a question of who dominates whom. Each point becomes a power struggle – who dominates whom? See it, and don’t waste your time… And remember, always have compassion on other people. They have their minds; they are hooked there just as you are hooked in your own mind… There is no need to agree, but you can see why the other is looking at this point in this way, and you can have compassion.”
Osho, I Say Unto You, Vol 1, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Taurus from 19th. Uranus in Taurus. Mercury in Taurus from 19th. Venus in Aries until 14th, then in Taurus. Moon in Taurus 12th-15th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus squares Pluto on 12th, conjuncts Uranus on 23rd, then conjuncts Mercury and squares Saturn on 25th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn on 13th, and squares Jupiter on 14th.
“Whenever something is there possessing you all in all, the self is not found. That is a great clue – the self is there only when you are half-hearted in something. That which you keep back becomes the self. If you are totally involved in painting, in doing some work, singing a song or dancing or playing guitar… you will immediately see you are not there. Something of the beyond has taken possession of you… One cannot be liberated by these small experiences of beauty, love, music. True, they give you glimpses, but those glimpses cannot become your state of being. You have to learn the secret of unselfing yourself.”
Osho, Union Mystica, Vol 2, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: North Node in Gemini. Mars in Gemini until 23rd. Mercury in Pisces until 4th, then in Aries until 19th, then in Taurus. Moon in Gemini 15th-17th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury squares Pluto on 17th and conjuncts Sun on 18th. Then Mercury conjuncts Uranus on 24th, and squares Saturn and conjuncts Venus on 25th. Moon in Gemini trines Saturn on 16th, and trines Jupiter and squares Neptune on 17th.
“When you distrust your consciousness you trust your knowledge, but that is a substitute… When a certain situation arises you can function in two ways. You can function through all the accumulated past… then whatsoever you do your response is not going to be a response. It will be a reaction… Or, if you can function right now here in this moment through your consciousness, through your being aware, putting aside all that you have known… this is functioning through innocence, and this is maturity.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon in Aries on 12th. Full Moon in Scorpio on 27th. Moon in Cancer 17th-20th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer trines Neptune on 19th and opposes Pluto on 20th.
“The circumference changes; the center remains absolutely eternal; it is beyond time. Nothing can affect it, nothing can modify it, nothing really ever touches it… Go to the sea and watch the sea. Millions of waves are there, but deep in its depth the sea remains calm and quiet, deep in meditation, the turmoil is just on the surface… So the problem is not how to have a strong character, the problem is not how to attain no-anger, how not to be disturbed – no, that is not the problem. The problem is how to change your consciousness from the periphery to the center.“
Osho, And the Flowers Showered, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Aries until 19th, then in Taurus. Moon in Leo 20th-22nd.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon on 12th (New Moon) and opposes Moon on 27th (Full Moon). Sun squares Pluto on 16th and conjuncts Mercury on 18th. Moon in Leo squares Mercury and Venus on 20th, trines Chiron and opposes Saturn on 21st and opposes Jupiter on 22nd.
“I teach you acceptance. There is no need to compete, there is no need to compare, there is no need to be ambitious… Growth has nothing to do with these things. Growth has something to do with energy; growth is an energy phenomenon. When you don’t compare, when you don’t compete, when you are not ambitious, when you don’t want to be anybody other than who you are… all that energy that was being wasted in competition and conflict is no longer wasted. You become a reservoir. Out of that energy comes creativity. “
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 2, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Pisces until 4th, then in Aries until 19th, then in Taurus. Moon in Virgo 22nd-24th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury squares Pluto on 17th and conjuncts Sun on 18th. Then Mercury conjuncts Uranus on 24th, and squares Saturn and conjuncts Venus on 25th. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus, Mercury and Venus on 23rd, then opposes Neptune and trines Pluto on 24th.
“If you accept anger it releases great vitality and passion in you – your life becomes a passionate life. It is then a life of involvement, commitment and participation. Then you are not just a spectator. Then you are in the thick of things, in the dance of life, part of it. Your every moment is of involvement. Then you are not an escapist; you live joyously and totally. Then you contribute something to existence, then you are not futile – you have some meaning. But anger has to be accepted. Then anger’s energy is absorbed.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Aries until 14th, then in Taurus. Moon in Libra 24th–26th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus squares Pluto on 12th, conjuncts Uranus on 23rd and conjuncts Mercury and squares Saturn on 25th. Moon in Libra squares Mars on 24th, opposes Chiron and trines Saturn on 25th, and trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 26th.
“Remain conscious, alert, aware, and act out of your spontaneity. And not only will others see the alive response of it, you also will be thrilled by your own response… A mind is mature if it goes on continuously being surprised – by others, by himself, by everything. Life is a constant wonder. He has no ready-made plans or ready-made responses for it, he never knows what is going to happen, he moves into the unknown each moment. And he never jumps ahead of himself, he never lags behind himself. He remains simply himself, wherever he is.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn turns retrograde on 27th. Full Moon in Scorpio on 27th. Moon in Scorpio 26th -28th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Pluto squares Venus on 12th. Moon in Scorpio opposes Mercury, Venus and Uranus on 27th and trines Neptune on 28th.
“You go on imposing your head needs on the body. That interference makes everything pathological. That’s how sex is disturbed and becomes sexuality… From sexuality to love there is no route, because sexuality is in the head and love is a heart phenomenon… From sex to love there is a direct route – they are bridged. In fact nothing needs to be done – just live your sex moments with utter joy, silence, peacefulness, with celebration. Live your sex moments meditatively, and meditation transforms sex into love.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: South node in Sagittarius. Jupiter in Aquarius. Moon in Sagittarius 1st-3rd and 29th-30th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Jupiter trines Mars on 17th. Moon in Sagittarius opposes Mars, trines Venus and squares Neptune on 2nd. Then Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune on 30th.
“When all prejudices have been dropped, all concepts rejected, all scriptures burnt, the whole tradition dropped, then you are innocent. You are unpolluted. In that purity of the present moment the sun rises. And that is from where one starts growing into a real human being. It is from there that one starts growing even beyond humanity, one starts surpassing… Real growth knows no limit. You contain something infinite in you, something oceanic – and, unless you have known it, don’t be satisfied, don’t be contented!”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 2, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Capricorn 3rd-5th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Saturn squares Venus and Mercury on 25th. Moon in Capricorn squares Venus and trines Uranus on 4th and conjuncts Pluto on 5th.
“To think that you know is to be immature. To function from knowledge, from conclusion, is to be immature… The ego feels very fulfilled if it need not learn anything from anybody; the ego feels very enhanced if it feels that it already knows. But the problem is that life goes on changing; it is never the same, it goes on flowing. It is a flux and your knowledge is always the same… Your knowledge is not evolving with life. It is stuck somewhere in the past… and whenever you react through it you will miss the point.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus in Taurus. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 5th-7th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Uranus conjuncts Venus on 23rd and Mercury on 24th. Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus and conjuncts Saturn on 6th, and trines Mars and conjuncts Jupiter on 7th.
“I am against the political mind. The political mind means the cunning mind; the political mind means the murderous, violent mind. The political mind means the mind that is only interested in dominating others… I would like a world which has the religious quality not the political quality. At least I would like the political quality of the mind to recede into the background… but I know that this cannot happen right now. It may take thousands of years… You can become a non-political person right now, and your life will have a flowering, but , as far as the whole earth is concerned, it is going to take time.”
Osho, Unio Mystica, Vol 1, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces until 4th. Moon in Pisces 7th-10th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Neptune squares Mars on 8th. Moon in Pisces squares Mars and conjuncts Neptune on 9th.
“Look at life as an ocean and feel yourself just as a wave, and allow this feeling to enter in you… While breathing, feel that the ocean is breathing in you. The ocean comes to you, goes out, comes in, goes out. With every breath feel a wave rising; with every exhalation feel a wave dying. And between the two, who are you? Just a nothingness, shunya – a void. With that feeling of the void you will be transformed… The void is your real center. With it there is no misery, you are in a deep ease. Because you are not, who can be tense?… Without you, can you create misery?
Osho, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1, Ch 39