Horoscope for the Month of Taurus


This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho; “Don’t sacrifice your present moment. Don’t sacrifice at all! Celebrate!”

Taurus Mandala
‘Taurus’ © by Deva Padma, available as fine art print from devapadma-prints.com

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.

Planetary Positions

Sun in Taurus 20th April – 21st May. New Moon in Taurus 30th March. Full Moon in Scorpio 16th May. Mercury leaves Taurus and enters Gemini 29th April. Mercury turns retrograde 10th May. Venus leaves Pisces and enters Aries 2nd May. Mars in Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces until 10th, then in Aries. Saturn in Aquarius. Chiron in Aries. Uranus in Taurus. Neptune in Pisces. Pluto in Capricorn.

Mood of the Month

“Life has to be lived with as much joy as the birds are living it. Have you seen a bird on the wing? Just joy on the wing! Or have you seen a rose opening its petals? Joy opening its petals! Have you seen a river rushing to the ocean? Joy rushing to the ocean! Except for man, have you ever seen misery anywhere?… Don’t sacrifice your present moment. Don’t sacrifice at all! Celebrate! And if you celebrate this moment, the next moment will become one of more celebration. And slowly slowly, when your whole life is a song, that is the transformation.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 3


“The man who is without love is narcissistic. He is closed, he knows only himself. And how much can he know himself if he has not known the other, because only the other can function as a mirror? You will never know yourself without knowing the other… The person who has not known the other in deep love… will not be able to know who he is, because he will not have the mirror to see his own reflection… The higher the love is the better the mirror, the cleaner the mirror. But the higher love needs that you should be open. The higher love needs you to be vulnerable.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 2


“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. Knowledge and ego go together perfectly well, but 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. Darkness can only be if light is not there. If love is not there the ego can 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


“Come into a conscious state of your own reality. What is real in you? You are living in dreams and thoughts. You have not contacted your own ground of being… Only in a state of meditation is there no distortion. So please become more meditative. When you are silent, utterly silent and quiet, contented, fulfilled, just here-now, and no thought moves in your mind, the mind functions no more and you are transported into an unbounded space, contentless. Thoughtless but fully alert, you will know what is real in you.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 2


“You see people all over the world growing old but without growing up. Even in their old age they remain childish deep down, because they never allowed their own real self to grow. They have been piling upon the false self, decorating, bringing more ornaments for the false self, creating new props so it doesn’t collapse. But this false self cannot grow… They could have been beautiful beings, but they have remained retarded. They could have been glowing beings, but there is no glow… And all that they think they are living is just so futile. It is futile because it does not bring growth. The most important thing in life is growth.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 11


“Knowledge is implanted in you, imposed on you. Knowledge you get from the universities, wisdom you get from life itself… Wisdom one gets only if one is open, vulnerable to existence, in deep love with existence. Then the old, dead leaf falling from a tree will give you wisdom. It will show you the momentariness of life; it will give you a message of death. And the way it falls so gracefully, so fearlessly, will also give you wisdom that this is the way to die. In the morning the rose blooms and by the evening it has gone. Coming, it was joy. Going, it is joy. Wisdom comes from watchfulness, not by study but by awareness.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch. 3


“Don’t try to become somebody that you are not. On the contrary just watch whatsoever you are. Watch the fact, don’t create a fiction against it, otherwise you will always be divided. You will remain the fact and you will start believing in the fiction. That’s the meaning of hypocrisy. Your reality goes on persisting in the same way, and just on the surface you have a painted mask… You are simply whatsoever you are. Then you have the innocence of a tree, the innocence of an animal, the innocence of a bird, and something more – the consciousness of a human being. And the meeting of the innocence of a bird and the consciousness of a human being creates the Buddha.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 5


“You are hanging between activity and inactivity, and activity and inactivity are just two aspects of the same coin. They are not opposites, they are complementaries. And you will go on hanging between those, wavering between those two… Trust is neither action nor inaction. Trust can act, trust can be inactive. Trust simply means all is already right; there is no need to hanker for something else… You are not deciding whether to be active or inactive; you are simply relaxing into whosoever you are. Then whatsoever happens happens, whatsoever is happening is happening, and all is good.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 6


“The violent man cannot become non-violent by any effort… There is a possibility, but it is not through effort, not through will, not through practising being other than you are. The possibility is by becoming aware. Rather than trying to be non-violent, become aware of your violence, of how your violence functions. See the roots of it. Go deep into it, into how it arises, into how it permeates your being and your activities. Watch violence and in the very watching, becoming aware of it. You will be surprised – it starts disappearing!”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 5


“Tomorrow never comes. It is always today… And the person who lives in ideals goes on missing reality because reality is now, here. To be now and to be here is to be simple – to be like trees herenow, to be like clouds herenow, to be like birds… When you are constantly trying, endeavoring to be something else that you are not, your energy is dissipated in that conflict, your energy goes on leaking. And energy is delight, and to have energy is to be alive, to be fresh, to be young… That’s why meditation makes you younger… In meditation you become simple. The future is your concern no more.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 10


“The very existence of the ego prevents seeing. The ego functions like a blindfold on your eyes. Then the sun rises, but you remain in darkness. The music goes on and on, but you don’t hear a thing. You live in the ocean of love, but your heart is non-functioning, nothing is felt. No prayer arises, no gratitude, no ecstasy… The ego says I am separate, and you are not… The tree has to know that it exists only as an extension of the earth, it is not separate. Then the shape from the earth rises in the tree. Then it is nourished, fed by the earth. Then it is nourished by the sun and the moon and the stars, and then the tree is at home. It is not an outsider.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 13


“Without judgement one has to be open, then wisdom comes. If you judge you prevent… If you choose you prevent, if you condemn you prevent, if you evaluate you prevent. The man who wants wisdom to shower on him remains just a pure witness. Thoughtless, he looks. He is just a mirror, he reflects. He does not conclude… Wisdom is not a quantity, it is a quality. You cannot become wise; it is a sudden happening… When you have dropped all knowledge, it happens. When you have come out of the prison that the society has created for you, it happens. When you are again a child, it happens.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 3


“Love is a religious phenomenon, the greatest religious phenomenon there is. It is love that becomes prayer. Sufis say… ‘I must empty myself to others in tears and in kisses, in hugs and smiles. That is the way one becomes empty and ready for God to enter in.’ In a moment when one is empty, suddenly all becomes full of God. When you kiss somebody with deep love, you are emptying yourself into the other. When you hug somebody ecstatically, you are pouring yourself into the other. This is the way of emptying yourself, and, when you are utterly empty, God comes in.”

Osho, The Secret, Ch 16

Phoebe Wyss

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


Padma is an internationally exhibited artist, the creator and designer of the Osho Zen Tarot and the TAO Oracle. embraceart.com

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