This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho
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
“All your occupations are just ways to remain engaged outside. That’s why nobody is ready to be alone, even for a single moment. It is so fearful because when you are alone you may come across yourself!… You always think that others should feel happy with you… You yourself never feel happy with yourself, so how can anybody else feel happy with you? If you are such a boring personality that you yourself get bored with yourself, how is it possible that others can tolerate you? They tolerate you for other reasons – not because you are such a loving person, no! They tolerate you because you give them an occupation.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Virgo until 15th, then in Libra. Moon in Aries 21st-23rd.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars opposes Neptune on 2nd, trines Pluto on 6th and trines Saturn on 25th. Moon in Aries opposes Mars on 21st and opposes Mercury and squares Pluto on 23rd.
“Once you conquer yourself your fight with others ceases immediately, because this fight with others is just a trick to avoid the inner war… When you are inwardly tense you are ready to fight – any excuse will do… You make the other responsible, then you pass through a catharsis… You can throw your anger and violence and this will give you a release, a relief… A person who has conquered himself – has become a self-conqueror – has no inner conflict. The war has ceased… Such a man will never project; such a man will not fight with anybody else.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Venus in Libra until 10th and then in Scorpio. Moon in Taurus 23rd-26th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 6th. Venus squares Saturn on 17th, opposes Uranus on 23rd and trines Neptune on 29th. Moon in Taurus opposes Venus, squares Saturn and conjuncts Uranus on 24th and squares Jupiter and trines Pluto on 25th.
“Don’t try to change anybody, not even your son, not even your brother. Nobody is in need of your change because you are dangerous. You can cripple, you can kill, you can maim, but you cannot help transformation. Unless you are transformed don’t move into another’s life. When you are filled with light you can help. Really, then there is no need to make any effort to help. Help flows from you just as light flows from a lamp, or fragrance comes out of a flower, or the moon shines in the night – no effort on the part of the moon, it just flows naturally… If you become a light unto yourself, you become a light unto others.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: North Node in Gemini. Mercury in Libra turns retrograde on 27th. Moon in Gemini on 1st and from 26th-28th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury trines Saturn on 5th, trines Jupiter on 21st and squares Pluto on 22nd. Moon in Gemini trines Mars and Saturn on 26th, and trines Jupiter, squares Neptune on 27th and trines Mercury on 28th.
“Love is always beyond law. Love cannot follow any law because it is a superior law – the highest. When you love, everything is okay because love cannot do anything wrong. There are no regulations and rules for it. Rules and regulations exist because you can’t love, because you are incapable of love. That’s why there are so many rules – so that you cannot harm the other, so that you are prevented from harming the other. But when you love why should you harm the other? Rules disappear.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 11
Relevant Planetary Positions: Moon in Cancer squares Mercury on 1st. Then Moon squares Mars on 29th, and trines Venus and Neptune, squares Mercury and opposes Pluto on 30th.
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.
“Doubt gives you protection against exploitation, faith gives you certainty. Drop one and the benefit of it is also dropped. If you choose both you mount on two horses. If you make a compromise you create a division within your being – you are two… Just understand the problem and get down from both horses. Don’t make any compromise. Then a totally different sort of being, a totally different quality to your consciousness happens. But why are you not doing that? Because that quality needs alertness, that quality needs awareness.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 22nd, then in Libra. Moon in Leo 3rd -5th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon in Virgo on 7th (New Moon) and opposes Moon in Pisces on 20th (Full Moon). Sun trines Uranus on 7th, opposes Neptune on 14th and trines Pluto on 17th. Then Sun trines Saturn on 29th. Moon in Leo opposes Saturn and squares Uranus on 4th and opposes Jupiter on 5th.
“The mind is drunk. It cannot see the present – that which is before you. The mind is filled with dreams, desires. You don’t have a presence… Mind needs time to think. It gropes in the dark. Somehow it creates a sort of understanding which is not understanding at all. If you have understanding, then you can look directly into a fact, and the truth of the fact is revealed… A man who is enlightened never thinks, he simply looks; he has the eyes to look. And the very look reveals where the way is, where the door is, where the gate is, and then he goes.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 20
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Virgo until 22nd. Mars in Virgo until 15th. Mercury in Libra turns retrograde on 27th. Moon in Virgo 5th-8th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury trines Saturn on 5th, trines Jupiter on 21st and squares Pluto on 22nd. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus, conjuncts Mars, opposes Neptune and trines Pluto on 7th.
“Whenever you fail in something it is not the ultimate failure – you can transcend it. Next time you need not do it again… A wise man commits as many mistakes – even more – than a stupid man, but he never commits the same mistake twice. That’s the only difference… You can go astray if you seek and search, if you walk on the path. If you are simply sitting at home, how can you go astray?… Never be afraid of making mistakes. Simply remember that there is no need to make the same mistake twice. Why do you make the same mistake twice? Because the first time you made it you didn’t learn anything from it!”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Libra from 22nd. Mercury in Libra, Venus in Libra until 10th, then in Scorpio. Moon in Libra 8th-10th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 6th. Venus squares Saturn on 17th, opposes Uranus on 23rd and trines Neptune on 29th. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron, conjuncts Mercury and trines Saturn on 8th, trines Jupiter on 9th and conjuncts Venus on 10th.
“The outer woman or the outer man is just a representative of the inner. When you fall in love with a woman or a man, you fall in love only because that woman or man corresponds somehow with the inner. That’s why you cannot give any reasons why you are in love… because it is not a rational thing at all… You have a glimpse, suddenly you feel that this is the right person… this woman or this man somehow fits with the inner. That’s why love is an irrational thing. Whenever it happens, it happens – you cannot do anything about it. If it is not happening you cannot do anything about it.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Venus enters Scorpio on 10th. Moon in Scorpio 10th-12th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Sun trines Pluto on 17th, Venus squares Pluto and Mars trines Pluto on 6th, and Mercury squares Pluto on 22nd. Moon in Scorpio squares Saturn on 10th, opposes Uranus and trines Neptune on 11th and squares Jupiter on 12th.
“Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility it will be fulfilled and then you will suffer. That’s what happens to a rich man: he was poor, then he desired riches, and desired and desired, and now it is fulfilled… He says, ‘My whole life has gone accumulating worthless things, and I am unhappy!’ but this was his desire. If you desire knowledge, it will be fulfilled: your head will become a great library… but then in the end you will… scream, ‘Only words and words and words, and nothing substantial. And I have wasted my whole life!’ Desire with full awareness, because every desire is bound to be fulfilled sometime or other. “
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 17
Relevant Planetary Positions: South node in Sagittarius. Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius. Moon in Sagittarius 12th-14th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Venus trines Jupiter on 6th, Mercury trines Jupiter on 20th. Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune on 13th and Mars on 14th.
“You have known only slavery. In the name of love you have known slavery. And love promised that it would be a liberation, but it has not been… You moved in the world in search of freedom, and everywhere you have created prisons… In the name of liberty there are all sorts of slaveries: the nation is a slavery, the race is a slavery, religion is a slavery. Love – so-called love – is a slavery… You are not choosing freedom. You are simply choosing your old slavery in the name of freedom, because your mind itself is a slavery, your desires are slaveries!”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 16
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn. Saturn is retrograde in Aquarius. Moon in Capricorn 14th-16th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Mercury trines Saturn on 5th, Venus squares Saturn on 17th, Mars trines Saturn on 25th, Sun trines Saturn on 30th. Moon in Capricorn squares Mercury and Chiron and trines Uranus on 15th and conjuncts Pluto on 16th.
“There is something hidden in suffering which makes you more aware who you are, why you are, where you are going. In a moment of suffering your awareness is intense. […] Whenever you are just comfortable, at ease, happy, awareness is lost… When you suffer, you suddenly become aware that you are not as you should be, something is wrong – the shoe pinches… Suffering gives you the feeling that you have to mutate, you have to become new, you have to be reborn. As you are you are in suffering, so something has to be done!”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 16th-18th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Venus opposes Uranus on 23rd. Moon in Aquarius trines Mars on 16th, squares Venus and Uranus and conjuncts Saturn on 17th, and trines Mercury and conjuncts Jupiter on 18th.
“There is one Zen saying which says, ‘Hurry slowly.’ That’s right… because you are going to die – in that sense hurry. But inside if you are in too much of a hurry you will miss, because you will conclude too soon, before your eyes have become attuned… Just wait! Go there and sit and wait. By and by, a new world of the invisible becomes clear, comes to you. You become attuned to it. Then you can hear the harmony, the melody. The silence starts its own music. It is always there, but it is so silent that very trained ears are needed.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Full Moon in Pisces on 20th. Moon in Pisces 18th-21st.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Mars opposes Neptune on 2nd. Sun opposes Neptune on 14th. Moon in Pisces trines Venus on 19th and conjuncts Neptune on 21st.
“You exist not as a separate unit complete unto yourself… You exist as a wave of the ocean, an organic unity. You are one. The ocean goes on moving and ‘waving’ in you. You cannot exist without the ocean, and, if you understand deeply, the ocean also cannot exist without you… The ocean is nothing but the totality of all the waves… They are alive because the ocean is their life. When they are jumping hundreds of feet, reaching towards the sky, the ocean is reaching through them. You may not see the ocean, you may just see the wave, but you cannot separate the wave from the ocean – they are organically one.”
Osho, The Mustard Seed, Ch 15