Horoscope August 2021

Horoscope

This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “Only one step exists between you and the Divine.”

Leo and Virgo
Leo and Virgo

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

“Man lives not as he is but as he would like to be, not with the original face, but with a painted, false face. That is the whole problem. When you are born you have a face of your own – nobody has disturbed it, nobody has changed it – but sooner or later the society starts working on your face. It starts hiding the original, the natural, the one you were born with, and then many faces are given to you… These faces have to be dropped… The search starts and ends at the same point – the first step is the last step. Only one step exists between you and the Divine.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 4


Aries

Aries

Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Virgo. Moon in Aries 24th- 27th.

Major Aspects for Aries: Mars conjuncts Mercury on 19th and trines Uranus on 22nd. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron and opposes Venus on 25th and squares Pluto on 26th.

“Why are you so bored with yourself? Why can’t you live with yourself?… The problem is that whenever you are alert, alone, you feel empty; you feel as if you are nobody. You feel a nothingness inside and that nothingness becomes the abyss. You get scared, you start running from it… But where can you escape to? Wherever you go that emptiness will be with you because it is you – it is your Tao, your nature. One has to come to terms with it. Meditation is nothing but coming to terms with your inner emptiness.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 3


Taurus

Taurus

Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus on 19th. Venus in Virgo until 16th and then in Libra. Moon in Taurus 1st – 2nd and 27th – 29th.

Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Uranus on 3rd and trines Pluto on 11th, then trines Saturn on 23rd. Moon in Taurus trines Uranus on 1st and 28th, and trines Pluto on 1st and 29th. Moon in Taurus also squares Jupiter on 1st, and 29th, and squares Saturn on 27th.

“The one who goes astray is always the best. If you are a father and you have five children, only the best child will try to resist and deny you, only the best child will assert himself. The mediocre ones will always yield to you… Intelligence is rebellious – the more intelligent, the more rebellious. And those who are not rebellious… they follow you because they are weak. They are afraid they cannot stand alone. Goodness does not come out of their strength; it comes out of their weakness… Goodness must come out of overflowing strength. Only then is it good, because then it has life – a flood-like life!”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 6


Gemini

Gemini

Relevant Planetary Positions: North node in Gemini. Mercury in Leo until 11th, then in Virgo until 30th, then in Libra. Moon in Gemini 2nd – 4th and 29th – 31st.

Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury conjuncts Sun and opposes Saturn on 1st. Mercury squares Uranus on 4th and opposes Jupiter on 11th. Then Mercury conjuncts Mars on 19th, trines Uranus on 20th and opposes Neptune on 25th. Moon in Gemini squares Mars on 2nd, trines Saturn on 3rd, and squares Neptune and trines Jupiter on 4th. Moon trines Saturn on 30th and trines Venus and squares Neptune on 31st.

“If something is continuously on the mind, it becomes a burden… Food is not a problem; you eat and it is finished. But food on the mind continuously – then it is a problem! And, if there are many things on the mind continuously, the mind is dissipating energy. The mind becomes dull, bored, so burdened that life seems just meaningless. When the mind is unburdened, weightless, fresh, then intelligence happens. Then you look at the world with a fresh eye, with a fresh consciousness, unburdened. Then the whole existence is beautiful… then the whole existence is alive!”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 5


Cancer

Cancer

Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon on 8th in Leo. Full Moon on 22nd in Aquarius. Moon in Cancer 4th – 7th.

Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer trines Neptune and opposes Pluto on 6th.

“Why are you closed? You don’t accept life within you – how can you accept life without? Accept! Start from the center of your being. Accept yourself as you are and then you will accept everything as it is. And with acceptance comes transformation; you will never be the same as you are once you accept. The transformation happens by itself, it comes of its own accord, but it always comes in a let-go… Drop all that the society has given to you… It has given you only the clothing. The society has not given you the self, it has given you the ego – drop the clothing and the ego disappears.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 4


Leo

Leo

Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Leo until 22nd, then in Virgo. Moon in Leo 7th – 9th.

Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon on 8th (New Moon) and opposes Moon in Aquarius on 22nd (Full Moon). Sun opposes Saturn on 2nd, trines Chiron on 5th, squares Uranus on 6th and opposes Jupiter on 20th. Moon in Leo opposes Saturn and squares Uranus on 8th and conjuncts Mercury and opposes Jupiter on 9th.

“Move with life with a deep trust wheresoever it leads. Don’t create your own goal. If you create your own goal you will become false. Life has no goal. If you have a goal you are against life. Life moves not like a business, it moves like poetry. Life moves not from the head, it moves from the heart – it is a romance. Trust is needed; doubt won’t be helpful. Life… believes in the mystics. It is a mystery to be lived, not a riddle to be solved… It is revealed everywhere – in each tree, in each leaf, in every ray of the sun it is revealed, but you are closed.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 4


Virgo

Virgo

Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Leo until 11th, then in Virgo until 30th, then in Libra on 30th. Moon in Virgo 9th – 11th.

Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury conjuncts Sun and opposes Saturn on 1st. Mercury squares Uranus on 4th and opposes Jupiter on 11th and conjuncts Mars on 19th, trines Uranus on 20th and opposes Neptune on 25th. Moon in Virgo conjuncts Mars and trines Uranus on 10th and opposes Neptune and trines Pluto on 11th.

“Mind has a basic law – that it can move to the opposite very easily but it cannot remain in the middle. Balance is the most difficult thing for the mind… If you go to the extreme, sooner or later the opposite will again become meaningful, attractive… When you… eat too much you have chosen half. When you say, “I will not eat at all,” you have again chosen half… In the middle there is no choice – you feed the body and you are not obsessed either this way or that. Only in the middle, when you are balanced, is there no anxiety, no anguish – you are at home!”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 5


Libra

Libra

Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Virgo until 16th and then in Libra. Mercury in Libra on 31st. Moon in Libra 11th – 14th.

Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Uranus on 3rd and Pluto on 11th , then trines Saturn on 23rd. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron and trines Saturn on 12th, then trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 13th.

“When you love a person, do you really love the person? Do you give out of your heart, or do you just exploit the other in the name of love? Look at lovers. They don’t seem to be happy. Only in the beginning when they are just planning – unknowingly, unconsciously throwing nets to catch each other. But their poetry and their romance and all their nonsense is just to catch the other. Once the fish is caught then they are unhappy. Then they feel as if they are in a bondage. Each other’s ego becomes a bondage… If you have been a failure in love with an ordinary human being, how can you succeed in your love with the Divine?”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 5


Scorpio

Scorpio

Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Moon in Scorpio 14th – 16th.

Major Aspects for Scorpio: Venus trines Pluto on 11th. Moon in Scorpio squares Saturn on 14th, opposes Uranus, squares Sun and trines Neptune on 15th, then squares Jupiter on 16th.

“You go on looking on the other as darkness. This may give you an illusory feeling that you are light, but this cannot give you light. And if you try to make the other enlightened… that is going to make things worse… In the first place darkness is projected by you, and in the second place you are not light yourself so you cannot enlighten the other… A political mind always wants to change the world because he cannot think that he is wrong… A religious person looks from precisely the other end. He thinks, “I am wrong, that is why the world is wrong, because I contribute to the evil in it… Unless I change myself, there can be no change.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 9


Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Relevant Planetary Positions: South node in Sagittarius. Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius. Moon in Sagittarius 16th – 18th.

Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mercury opposes Jupiter on 11th and Sun opposes Jupiter on 20th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Mercury and Mars on 16th and Neptune on 17th.

“You are still mounted on two horses. The only way is to drop the whole thing, and the secret is not in dropping – because dropping can also become a choice… Understand the whole madness: what you have done to yourself, what you have allowed to happen to yourself, what type of contradictions you have been accumulating, just see through the whole thing. Don’t be for and against, don’t condemn, don’t judge. Just look… Don’t be a judge but just an onlooker, detached, a witness… Suddenly, an understanding arises which becomes the dropping.

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 10


Capricorn

Capricorn

Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn. Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. Moon in Capricorn 18th – 20th.

Major aspects for Capricorn: Mercury conjuncts Saturn on 1st and trines Saturn on 19th. Sun opposes Saturn on 2nd and Venus trines Saturn on 23rd. Moon in Capricorn squares Venus on 18th , then squares Chiron and trines Mercury, Mars and Uranus on 19th, and conjuncts Pluto on 20th.

“You have been taught: Love the whole of humanity, be brotherly to each and everyone, love thy neighbor as thyself. And simultaneously you have been… conditioned to compete with everyone. When you compete, the other is the enemy, not the friend. He has to be defeated, he has to be conquered… If you are a competitor then the whole society is the enemy, nobody is a neighbor, nobody is a brother… You have to be continuously ready to fight and win, and it is a hard struggle – if you are tender-hearted you are lost… To feel the contradiction a very mature intelligence is needed.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 10


Aquarius

Aquarius

Relevant Planetary Positions: Full moon in Aquarius on 29th, Uranus in Taurus turns retrograde on 19th. Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 20th – 22nd.

Major aspects for Aquarius: Venus trines Uranus on 3rd. Sun squares Uranus on 6th. Mercury squares Uranus on 4th and trines Uranus on 20th. Mars trines Uranus on 22nd. Moon in Aquarius trines Venus and conjuncts Saturn on 20th, squares Uranus on 21st and conjuncts Jupiter on 22nd.

“You not only suffer from the death of your friends, you also suffer from the death of your enemies – you cannot remain the same… The ego drops if the enemy is not there. You are constituted of your friends and of your enemies – you are a contradiction. Only he is whole who has no enemies and no friends, who has not chosen, who has no leanings for this or for that; who simply moves moment to moment with a choiceless awareness, and whatsoever life brings, he allows. He floats, he is not swimming, he is not a fighter. He is in a let-go.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 10


Pisces

Pisces

Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 22nd – 24th.

Major Aspects for Pisces: Venus opposes Neptune on 10th. Mercury opposes Neptune on 25th. Moon in Pisces opposes Mars on 23rd , then opposes Mercury and conjuncts Neptune on 24th.

“Ordinary sleep alone is not enough for you. You also seek drugs to fall more asleep, you seek methods of hypnosis to become more sleepy, more unconscious, because consciousness is pain, it is anguish… Why is consciousness painful? It is painful if only one percent of you becomes conscious and ninety-nine percent of you remains unconscious. Then that one percent suffers seeing the mess all around… When one hundred percent of your being becomes conscious then there is bliss, because the conflict disappears… You should live with the vision of the whole. Only then will your life be a harmony, a melody.”

Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 11


Phoebe Wyss

Phoebe Wyss is a regular contributor for the monthly horoscope and is the author of various books on astrology – astrophoebe.com

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