Horoscope for the Month of Leo 2022


This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho; “Total relaxation is the ultimate. That’s the moment when one becomes a buddha…”

LEO Mandala by Padma
‘Leo’ © 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 enters Leo on 22nd July. New Moon in Leo 28th July. Full Moon in Aquarius 12th August. Mercury in Leo until 4th August, then in Virgo. Venus in Cancer until 11th August, then in Leo. Mars in Taurus until 20th August, then in Gemini. Jupiter in Aries turns retrograde on 28th July. Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. Chiron in Aries. Uranus in Taurus. Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn.

Mood of the Month

“Total relaxation is the ultimate. That’s the moment when one becomes a buddha… You cannot be totally relaxed right now. At the innermost core a tension will persist. But start relaxing. Start from the circumference… Relax your body, relax your behavior, relax your acts. Walk in a relaxed way, eat in a relaxed way, talk, listen in a relaxed way. Slow down every process. Don’t be in a hurry and don’t be in haste. Move as if all eternity is available to you – in fact, it is available to you… We have always been here and we will be here always. Forms go on changing, but not the substance. Garments go on changing but not the soul.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 8


“Hate exists in the past and the future. You cannot hate in the present… If you don’t have any reference to the past or the future… how can you hate? But you can love. Love needs no reference. That’s the beauty of love and the freedom of love. Hate is a bondage. Hate is imprisonment imposed by you upon yourself, and hate creates hate… The whole world exists in hate, in destructiveness, in violence, in jealousy, in competitiveness. People are at each other’s throats either in reality… or at least in their minds… That’s why we have created a hell out of this beautiful earth which could have become a paradise. Love, and the earth becomes a paradise again.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 1


“Life is so short, so momentary, and you are wasting it in quarrelling? Use the whole energy for meditation. It is the same energy. You can fight with it or you can become a light through it… Don’t depend on senses, depend on awareness. Awareness is something hidden behind the senses. It is not the eye that sees… The eye is only a window, an aperture. Who is behind the eye? The ear does not hear. Who is behind the ear who hears? Who is the one who feels? Go on searching for that and you will find some foundation; otherwise, your life will be just a dry leaf in the wind… Meditation will make you awake because it will give you the first experience of yourself.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 1


“Freedom is the goal of life. Without freedom, life has no meaning at all. By ‘freedom’ is not meant any political, social or economic freedom. By ‘freedom’ is meant freedom from time, freedom from mind, freedom from desire. The moment mind is no more you are one with the universe. You are as vast as the universe itself. It is the mind that is the barrier between you and the reality… Analyze the mind, dissect it, and you will find only two things – the past and the future. You will not find even an iota of the present, not even a single atom. And the present is the only reality, the only existence, the only dance there is.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 9


“You can think about love, you can have beautiful flights of imagination about love, you can have beautiful dreams about love, but that is not going to help. What is going to help is you have to become love. Love has to become your essential core. Everything else has to be sacrificed to love. Everything else has to become part of your loving life. And then… it will be something that is part of your heart. You will breathe it, and whosoever will come close to you will have a little glimpse of it. A little light will be shed on everybody’s path… if you live it.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 6


“Meditation will make you awake, strong and humble. Meditation will make you awake because it will give you the first experience of yourself. You are not the body, you are not the mind. You are the pure witnessing consciousness. And, when this witnessing consciousness is touched, a great awakening happens… For the first time you feel you are. For the first time you feel the truth of your being… Now you have a foundation, now you are rooted… You become awake, you become strong. This strength does not bring any ego in you. You become humble because you become aware that the same witnessing soul exists in everybody.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 1


Whatsoever you do, you do almost mechanically. You will have to de-automatize yourself. That’s what meditation is all about – the process of de-automatization. You go on driving the car, smoking a cigarette, talking to the friend, and thinking a thousand and one thoughts inside… That’s your whole way of life, that’s how you live… You just go on moving through empty gestures with no significance. They can’t have any significance unless you are fully alert. It is the light of awareness that makes things precious, extraordinary – then small things are no longer small… Your life will have as much depth and as much meaning as you have awareness.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 7


“Going in has become so difficult because you have been taught only how to go out. You can only go out. You only know how to go out. Your consciousness has been turned towards others. It has forgotten the way to itself. You go on knocking on others’ doors, and whenever it is said to you, ‘Go home!’ you say, ‘What do you mean by going home?’ You know only others’ houses, but you don’t know your own home, and you are carrying it within yourself. You have been forced to become extroverts. One has to learn again ways of inwardness… going into your own interiority.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 3


“As someone becomes a Buddha… great compassion arises in his being. His whole passion passes through dispassion and becomes compassion. Passion means using the other as a means – and that is the fundamental of immorality. To use somebody as a means is the most immoral act in the world, because each person is an end unto himself. To use him as a means is to exploit. And that’s what we call love – the husband using the wife, the wife using the husband, the children using their parents, and the parents later on using their children. That’s what we call love! It is not love. It is a strategy of the mind… It is passion, lust, using the other as a means.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 7


“You have to move from where you are. You have to become a great process, a growth. People have become stagnant pools; they have to become rivers because only rivers reach the ocean… Without relating in some way to the ultimate truth, your life has no foundation, no meaning, no significance. It cannot have any glory. It will be an exercise in utter futility. If you are not bridged with the total you cannot have any significance of your own. You will remain a driftwood at the mercy of the winds, not knowing where you are going and not knowing who you are. The search for truth, the passionate search for truth, creates the bridge, gives you a foundation.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 1


“Go, befriend trees and rocks. Go, lie down by the side of the river and listen to its sound, and you will be coming closer and closer to the real temple of God – Nature is his real temple. And there be possessed, don’t try to possess. The effort to possess is worldly; the desire to be possessed is divine… You have to be possessed by it to understand it. And we are very much afraid of being possessed – it seems as if we are losing control, it seems as if we are dissolving… All these fears arise and you shrink back, and that is the moment you create the distance… Otherwise it is always here, it is always now. ”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 2


“I would like you to be individuals, but not individualists, and there is a great difference. The individualist is not an individual yet. The individualist who believes in individualism is only an egoist. And to be an egoist is not to be an individual. Just the contrary – the individual has no ego, and the ego has no individuality. The ego is such an ordinary phenomenon – everybody has it… It is so common! The uncommon thing is egolessness. Only an egoless consciousness attains to individuality. And by individuality I simply mean… one who has attained to unity, one who has become a crystallized being.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 6


“Desire means not to be here-now. Desire means moving somewhere in the future which is not yet. Desire means a thousand and one ways of escaping from the present. Desire is equivalent to mind… And desire is time too… How do you create future in your mind? By desiring… Because you want to do something tomorrow you have created a psychological tomorrow. And people are creating years ahead, lives ahead. They are even thinking about what to do after life, after death… Desire takes you away from the now-here, and now-here is the only reality.”

Osho, The Dhammapada, Vol 1, Ch 7

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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