This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho: “The man who simply lives as if he is on a morning walk, not going anywhere, that man is spiritual. His life is holy.”
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
“Life delights in itself, energy delights in itself. It is like a child, jumping and dancing and shouting. If you ask him for what purpose, he will be surprised at your foolish question. Shouting, jumping, dancing is enough. What other purpose is needed? But as you grow older you forget this. You start doing things only if they pay, if there is a good payoff… There is no purpose at all! This understanding brings freedom; this understanding is what I call spiritual insight… The man who simply lives as if he is on a morning walk, not going anywhere, that man is spiritual. His life is holy.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 12
Relevant Planetary Positions: Chiron in Aries. Mars in Scorpio until 14th and then in Sagittarius Moon in Aries 11th-14th
Major Aspects for Aries: Mars squares Jupiter on 8th. Moon in Aries conjuncts Chiron on 12th, and then squares Pluto on 13th and Venus on 14th.
“Your mind is full of desires. You may be thinking that you are having spiritual desires – for bliss, for God, for truth – but all desires are worldly… At least in your life do one thing without any motivation, for the sheer joy of it, and from there starts bliss… Not to live through motivation is the way of bliss. But there are people who are continuously thinking of gaining this, of gaining that, whose whole idea of life is through motivations… Live through motivation and you are living in the world of misery; live without motivation and you are a sannyasin.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 18
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus, Venus in Capricorn turns retrograde on 19th, Moon in Taurus 14th-16th.
Major Aspects for Taurus: Venus conjuncts Pluto on 11th and Mercury on 29th. Moon in Taurus trines Mercury on 14th, conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn on 15th and trines Venus on 16th. Moon also squares Jupiter and trines Pluto on 16th.
“When you are alone, sitting silently, not with anybody, in a tremendous celibate state, just alone, one becomes replenished, rejuvenated. That’s why meditation makes you younger, makes you livelier. You start sharing something with existence. Your energy is frozen no more; it starts flowing. You are in a kind of dance, as stars are, a song arises in you… The future is your concern no more… only this moment exists. Watching a sunrise, or looking at a white cloud floating in the sky, or just being with a tree, silently communing, or observing a bird on the wing… you are one in that moment – integrated!”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 10
Relevant Planetary Positions: Full Moon in Gemini on 19th. North Node in Gemini. Mercury in Sagittarius until 13th, then in Capricorn, Moon in Gemini 16th-19th.
Major Aspects for Gemini: Mercury squares Neptune on 7th, trines Uranus on 20th, conjuncts Venus on 29th and conjuncts Pluto on 30th. Moon in Gemini opposes Mars and trines Saturn on 17th, squares Neptune on 18th and trines Jupiter on 19th.
“My whole effort is to make you aware of your responsibility, because only by becoming aware of your responsibility do you become mature, you become grown-up. And remember, just growing old is not synonymous with being grown-up. Everybody grows old; very few people grow up. What is the meaning of growing up? Taking all the responsibilities good and bad, whatsoever happens to you – you are responsible for it. This vision will help you to grow, because if you are responsible you become more conscious of each step that you take.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: New Moon on 4th in Sagittarius, Full Moon on 19th in Gemini, Moon in Cancer 19th-21st.
Major Aspects for Cancer: Moon in Cancer opposes Mercury on 20th, and opposes Venus, trines Neptune and opposes Pluto on 21st.
“If you want to be a musician or a poet, be a musician, be a poet… You will be at least happy that you are doing your own thing, not somebody else’s thing. And this is my experience: that to be doing one’s own thing is the greatest joy in the world, whatsoever that thing is, appreciated by the society or not, valued by the society or not, whether it can be sold in the marketplace as a commodity or not. If it is the thing that you passionately desire, intensely desire, then do it and, whatsoever the cost, sacrifice yourself for it.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Sagittarius until 21st, then in Capricorn (Winter Solstice). Moon in Leo 21st-24th.
Major Aspects for Leo: Sun conjuncts Moon in Scorpio on 4th (New Moon) and opposes Moon in Gemini on 19th (Full Moon). Sun squares Neptune on 12th. Moon in Leo trines Mars and Chiron and squares Saturn on 22nd and squares Jupiter on 24th.
“If you go on asking deep inside yourself, ‘Who am I?’ and you don’t accept any false answer given by the mind from the labels attached to you, that you are this or that… If you don’t accept any answer given by the mind and you go on asking and asking, and the question penetrates your heart like an arrow and goes deeper and deeper to the ultimate core, there suddenly is the explosion… You have come to your source. You have tasted it, you have known it, you have experienced it… Drop all other unnecessary questions. Only one question is relevant – Who am I?”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 7
Relevant Planetary Positions: Mercury in Sagittarius until 13th, then in Capricorn. Moon in Virgo 24th-26th.
Major Aspects for Virgo: Mercury squares Neptune on 7th, trines Uranus on 20th, conjuncts Venus on 29th and conjuncts Pluto on 30th. Moon in Virgo trines Mercury and Uranus on 25th and Venus and Pluto on 26th.
“This is the secret – the secret – de-automatize! Walking, walk slowly, watchfully. Looking, look watchfully, and you will see trees are greener than they have ever been and roses are rosier than they ever have been. Listen. Somebody is talking, gossiping – listen, listen attentively. When you are talking, talk attentively. Let your whole waking activity become de-automatized, and then you will be surprised – the moment it happens your dream activity will have a new perspective. You will start becoming aware in your dream.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 4
Relevant Planetary Positions: Venus in Libra turns retrograde on 19th Moon in Libra on 1st and 26th-28th.
Major Aspects for Libra: Venus conjuncts Pluto on 11th and Mercury on 29th. Moon in Libra trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 1st. Then Moon in Libra opposes Chiron and trines Saturn on 27th, and trines Jupiter and squares Pluto on 28th.
“Watch your face. When you need somebody’s help you smile, you are very polite, you are very seductive. When you don’t need somebody’s help you remain unconcerned, cold, no smile… Just go on watching yourself. That is the meaning when I say to you, let your relationship be a mirror… Are you wearing masks continuously? Is there a moment in your life when you drop all masks and you are simply yourself? Is there? If there is not then there is no moment of love in your life… Love means a relationship in which one need not wear any mask.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 13
Relevant Planetary Positions: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, Mars in Scorpio on 13th. Moon in Scorpio 1st-3rd and 28th-30th.
Major Aspects for Scorpio: Venus conjuncts Pluto on 11th and Mercury conjuncts Pluto on 30th. Moon in Scorpio conjuncts Mars and squares Saturn on 2nd and squares Jupiter on 3rd. Then Moon in Scorpio squares Saturn and opposes Uranus on 29th and squares Jupiter on 30th.
“Watch the ways of the ego. Go on watching. There is no need to fight for, no need to fight against. There is only just one need – to watch and be aware of how the ego functions, its mechanism. And slowly, slowly out of that awareness, one day the ego is found no more, because the ego can exist only in unawareness. When awareness comes and the light comes, the ego disappears like darkness And then there is freedom… Then your life is virtue. Then your very breathing is meditation… Then you are a blessing to the world. You are blessed.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 6
Relevant Planetary Positions: South Node in Sagittarius Sun in Sagittarius until 21st. Mercury in Sagittarius until 13th Mars enters Sagittarius on 13th. Jupiter in Aquarius until 30th, then in Pisces. Moon in Sagittarius 3rd-5th and 30th-31st.
Major Aspects for Sagittarius: Mars squares Jupiter on 8th. Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Mercury and squares Neptune on 4th.
“This is the situation that you are in – fallen from some unknown, from the blue, not knowing at all from where you are coming. And if you don’t know from where you are coming, how can you know where you are going? Still you think there is great purpose in life. Still you think that your life is meaningful. You are deceiving yourself… You have got the potential of being aware, which can reveal all the secrets of… who you are, but you have not been digging into it. And that is the first thing any intelligent person will do.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 5
Relevant Planetary Positions: Sun in Capricorn from 21st (Winter Solstice). Mercury in Capricorn from 13th. Venus and Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Capricorn 5th-7th.
Major aspects for Capricorn: Saturn squares Uranus on 24th. Moon in Capricorn trines Uranus on 6th and conjuncts Venus and Pluto on 7th.
“Each transformation is going to be painful because the old has to be left for the new. The old is familiar, secure, safe – the new is absolutely unknown. You will be moving in an uncharted ocean… With the old the mind is skilful – the mind can function only with the old. With the new the mind is utterly useless. Hence fear arises and, leaving the old, comfortable, safe world, the world of convenience, pain arises… because the transformation is going to be from the state of self to the state of no-self.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 2
Relevant Planetary Positions: Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Jupiter in Aquarius until 30th. Saturn in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius 7th-9th.
Major aspects for Aquarius: Mercury trines Uranus on 20th. Uranus squares Saturn on 24th. Moon in Aquarius conjuncts Saturn and squares Uranus on 8th, and squares Mars and conjuncts Jupiter on 9th.
“There are people who are past-oriented; there are people who are future-oriented – both go on missing. The orthodox, the conformist, is past-oriented, and the revolutionary, the rebel, is future-oriented… The revolutionary… thinks the Golden Age is to come. It is in the future… the world of freedom where exploitation will have disappeared and paradise will descend on earth… You need not go anywhere, neither in the past, nor in the future. You have to be just here. One is transformed not by doing anything, but just by being here!”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 9
Relevant Planetary Positions: Neptune retrograde in Pisces turns direct on 2nd. Jupiter in Pisces from 30th. Moon in Pisces 9th-11th.
Major Aspects for Pisces: Mercury squares Neptune on 7th and Sun squares Neptune on 12th. Moon in Pisces squares Mercury, trines Mars and conjuncts Neptune on 11th.
“I teach you self-love. But remember, self-love does not mean egotistical pride, not at all. In fact it means just the opposite. The person who loves himself finds there is no self in him. Love always melts the self – that is one of the alchemical secrets to be learned, understood, experienced… Ego and love cannot exist together. They are like light and darkness. When light comes, darkness disappears… Self-love means the self disappears. In self-love there is no self ever found… The more you love yourself the less you will find of the self in you, and then it becomes a great meditation, a great leap into God.”
Osho, The Secret, Ch 18