This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “We are living in the most significant times ever, because it is a time of great collapse.”
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
“We are living in the most significant times ever, because it is a time of great collapse. Either humanity disappears or a totally new way of life arrives. These moments are very critical. It is the greatest crisis man has ever encountered. Religion has destroyed half of the world – the inner world – and science is destroying the other half. We need a totally different kind of religion and a totally different kind of science – a science which helps ecology… a religion which gives you freedom, not slavery, which helps you to be yourself… It was never needed as much as it is needed now.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Libra until 30th and then in Scorpio. Full Moon in Aries on 20th. Moon in Aries 18th-20th.
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars conjuncts Sun on 8th and Mercury on 10th. Then Mars trines Jupiter on 18th and squares Pluto on 22nd. Moon in Aries opposes Mercury on 19th and Mars on 20th, and then squares Pluto on 20th.
“Just watch yourself and you will not find a single self in you but many selves. You are multi-psychic, you have many minds, and each mind is fighting with your other minds. There is great competition inside, continuous quarrel, and in that conflict, you are dissipating energy. And when you dissipate energy in constant civil war you lose zest for life… Energy is delight, and the greater the energy you have the greater will be your delight… Overflowing energy becomes celebration.
Osho, The Secret, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Venus in Scorpio until 7th and then in Sagittarius. Moon in Taurus 20th-23rd.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus trines Chiron on 17th and squares Neptune on 27th. Moon in Taurus conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn on 21st and squares Jupiter and trines Pluto on 22nd.
“Let every sunrise see something new happening to you. Keep constantly growing. Never be satisfied with the inner growth… People are upside-down. With the futile non-essential trivial, they are very discontented, and with themselves they are very contented… How much money you have doesn’t matter; be contented with it… Be contented with the house if it gives you a shelter. But don’t be contented with your inner soul because it can contain god! It is meant to contain god. Less than that will be a state of misery.”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: North Node in Gemini. Mercury in Libra turns direct on 18th. Moon in Gemini 23rd-25th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury squares Pluto on 1st, trines Jupiter on 4th, conjuncts Mars on 9th and opposes Chiron on 16th. Moon in Gemini trines Saturn on 23rd, opposes Venus on 24th and squares Neptune and trines Mars on 25th.
“Never allow anything to confine you – whatsoever it is, howsoever precious it is. Never allow anything to become your imprisonment. Go on floating, moving. The more one is like a river, the closer one comes to the ocean… The mind is clever only about the past because it knows it. It is very knowledgeable with the familiar – efficient, capable – but with the unfamiliar it is impotent… The more you move into the unfamiliar, the more knowing happens. Knowledge will be less but knowing will be more, and knowledge is meaningless – knowing is the real thing. It gives you being.”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon on 6th in Libra. Full Moon on 20th in Aries. Moon in Cancer 25th-28th.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer squares Mercury, trines Neptune and opposes Pluto on 27th.
“People don’t know how much happiness is possible in life. They have settled for a miserable life for no reason. It is just that they have never tasted it, so they think that this is all there is… And happiness is an unbounded phenomenon – the more you have it, the more it goes on growing. And fresh water is always flowing in, fresh energy is flowing in. One can live in utter bliss, one can die in utter bliss, and that is the way a man should be.”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 3
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Libra until 23rd, then in Scorpio. Moon in Leo 1st-3rd and 28th-30th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon in Libra on 6th (New Moon) and opposes Moon in Aries on 20th (Full Moon). Sun conjuncts Mars on 8th and Mercury on 9th, then trines Jupiter on 15th and squares Pluto on 17th. Moon in Leo opposes Saturn on 2nd and squares Venus and Uranus and opposes Jupiter on 3rd. Then Moon in Leo opposes Saturn on 28th, squares Uranus on 29th and opposes Jupiter on 30th.
“Man has infinite potential to radiate love. It is inexhaustible; there is no way to exhaust it. People are unnecessarily miserly about it. They think that if they give love, that much is gone. They will have less because so much is gone. That is utter stupidity. The more you give, the more you have; the less you give, the less you have. The person who never gives love becomes loveless – he has nothing. And the person who goes on giving for twenty-four hours a day becomes an ocean of love. Become love radiant!”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Libra turns direct on 18th. Moon in Virgo 3rd-5th and 30th-31st.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury squares Pluto on 1st, trines Jupiter on 4th, conjuncts Mars on 9th and opposes Chiron on 16th. Moon in Virgo trines Uranus and opposes Neptune on 4th and trines Pluto on 5th.
“Everyone is utterly essential. This existence needs you – without you it would not be the same existence. And, not only does it need you, it needs everybody in the same way, so there is no question of superiority. It needs even a small blade of grass as much as it needs the sun and the moon… It will miss the small dewdrop if it is not there – it will not be so beautiful. There will remain a hole in it which cannot be filled by the great oceans; they can only be filled by small dewdrops. As far as the whole is concerned, there is absolute equality.”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 12
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Libra. Mars in Libra until 30th. Venus in Scorpio until 8th, then in Sagittarius. Moon in Libra 8th-10th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus trines Chiron on 17th and squares Neptune on 27th. Moon in Libra opposes Chiron and trines Saturn on 6th, and trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 7th.
“Love radiates, love is light. Whenever there is love in the heart, it shines like a sun inside. And it is not only that you can see the light, but anyone who is ready to receive it will be able to see it. And love is true only when it radiates. Then it is a sharing, an overflowing. Ordinarily what we call love is not real love. We are demanding; we are asking. The ordinary love is a kind of begging – give me, give me more. The real love says, ‘Take out of me, take out of me more!’ When love gives it is true; when it hankers to get it is false.”
Osho, Don’t Look Before You Leap, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn until 6th, then direct. Sun enters Scorpio on 23rd. Venus in Scorpio until 7th. Mars enters Scorpio on 31st. Moon in Scorpio 7th-9th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Mercury squares Pluto on 1st, Sun squares Pluto on 17th and Mars squares Pluto on 22nd. Moon in Scorpio squares Saturn and opposes Uranus on 8th and trines Neptune and squares Jupiter on 9th.
“Non-being is the way to being, and love is the most adequate method to disappear. That’s why millions of people have decided not to love. If you decide in favor of the ego you will have to remain loveless… Love and ego cannot go together, not at all. They cannot keep company. They are like darkness and light. If light is there darkness cannot be… if love is there the ego cannot be. And, vice versa, if ego is dropped love arrives from all the directions. It simply starts pouring in you from everywhere.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 1
Relevant Planetary Positions: South Node in Sagittarius. Venus enters Sagittarius on 7th. Jupiter retrograde in Aquarius until 18th and then direct. Moon in Sagittarius 9th-11th.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mercury trines Jupiter on 4th, Sun trines Jupiter on 15th and Mars trines Jupiter on 18th. Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Venus on 9th and squares Neptune on 11th.
“Truth is not a problem, but a mystery – just as love is a mystery, not a problem. You cannot solve it through logic, mathematics. You can move into love, you can be madly in love, you can have the taste of it, it can transform you. But it is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Truth is this mystery that surrounds you in the form of people, in the form of trees, animals, birds, stars. This whole mystery is the truth… You are in it, how can you solve it? You are it, who is there to solve it? There is nobody except the mystery.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 8
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn until 6th and then direct. Saturn is retrograde in Aquarius until 11th and then direct. Moon in Capricorn 11th-13th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Moon in Capricorn squares Mercury and trines Uranus on 12th, and squares Mars and conjuncts Pluto on 13th.
“There are no boundaries to human capacities. All boundaries are our beliefs… No boundary divides the part from the whole. It is one reality seen in two ways. When you see the dewdrop, it is one way of seeing the ocean, that’s all, because the dewdrop contains all that the whole ocean contains… Man is a dewdrop, man contains the whole. There are no boundaries, but if you believe in boundaries then they are. Your belief creates them… When a person has dropped all beliefs, all thoughts, all desires, there is nothing to create the boundary. He is the whole.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 14
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 13th-16th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Moon in Aquarius trines Mercury, conjuncts Saturn and squares Uranus on 14th and trines Mars and Jupiter on 15th.
“We think the ego is our only treasure. We have been protecting it, we have been decorating it, we have been continuously polishing it. And, when love knocks on the door, all that is needed to fall in love is to put aside the ego. Certainly it is painful. It is your whole life’s work. It is all that you have created – this ugly ego, this idea that ‘I am separate from existence’… The truth is that there is no person at all in the world, there is only presence. You are not – not as an ego separate from the whole. You are part of the whole. The whole penetrates you, the whole breathes in you, pulsates in you. The whole is your life.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Moon in Pisces 16th-18th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Venus squares Neptune on 28th. Moon in Pisces squares Venus on 16th and conjuncts Neptune on 17th.
“Love is painful because it creates the way for bliss. Love is painful because it transforms… And because the transformation is going to be from the self towards a state of no-self, agony is very deep. But you cannot have ecstasy without going through agony. If the gold wants to be purified, it has to pass through fire. Love is fire. It is because of the pain of love millions of people live a loveless life. They too suffer and their suffering is futile; to suffer in love is not to suffer in vain… It takes you to higher levels of consciousness. To suffer without love is utterly a waste.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 2