Horoscope for the Month of Taurus 2023


This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho.

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 Aries enters Taurus on 20th April.
Full Moon 5th May in Scorpio, New Moon 19th May in Taurus.
Mercury in Taurus turns retrograde on 21st April.
Venus in Gemini enters Cancer 11th April.
Mars in Cancer enters Leo 20th May.
Jupiter in Aries enters Taurus 16th May.
Saturn in Pisces.
Uranus in Taurus.
Neptune in Pisces.
Pluto in Aquarius.
Chiron in Aries.

Mood of the Month

“Unhappiness needs reasons. Happiness is simply natural. It is one’s very nature that one should be joyous. To be unhappy reasons are needed, but just to be happy no reasons are needed. Happiness is enough unto itself. It is such a beautiful experience that what more do you need? Why should you need any cause for it?… It is a cause unto itself… And, remember, happiness is infectious!”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 9


“Try to remain as centered in your life as possible. People cannot even sit silently. They will be changing their position. They cannot lie down silently, the whole night they will be turning and tossing. This is just unrest, a deep restlessness in their souls. One should learn restfulness… The accumulation of energy automatically makes it go higher. And as it reaches higher you will feel more peaceful, more loving, more joyful, more sharing, more compassionate, more creative.”

Osho, The Golden Future, Ch 3


“Birth is only an opportunity, just a beginning, not the end. You have to flower. Don’t waste it in any kind of stupid service. Your first and foremost responsibility is to blossom, to become fully conscious, aware, alert. And in that consciousness you will be able to see what you can share, how you can solve problems… Come to flowering and fragrance, and then spread it. Then share it with those unfortunate people who had the same potential as you, but life has not given them a chance to go inwards to have a taste of their own godliness.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 11


“To find the watcher in its purity is the greatest achievement in spirituality, because the watcher in you is your very soul; the watcher in you is your immortality. But never for a single moment think, ‘I have got it,’ because that is the moment when you miss. Watching is an eternal process. You always go on becoming deeper and deeper, but you never come to the end where you can say, ‘I have got it.’ In fact, the deeper you go, the more you become aware that you have entered into a process which is eternal – without any beginning and without any end.”

Osho, The Golden Future, Ch 19


“Go on dying every moment to the past. It is finished. There is no need even to label it good or bad. The only thing to know is it is finished, it is no more. It is going to be no more, gone and gone forever. Now why waste time about it? Never think of the past, because you are wasting the present, which is the only real thing in your hand. And never think of the future, because nobody knows how tomorrow is going to be… how it is going to turn out, where you are going to land… Remain in the moment true to the moment, utterly here-now.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 28


“Do not fight with your body. It is not your foe; it is your friend. It is a gift of nature to you. It is part of nature, it is joined with nature in every possible way. You are bridged not only with breathing. You are bridged with sun rays, you are bridged with the fragrance of flowers… You are bridged from everywhere. You are not a separate island – drop that idea!… You are part and parcel of existence, yet you have an individuality… So being in harmony with your body, you will be in harmony with nature, with existence.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 29


“Accept with great joy your being human. Destroy all the ideals that have been created to condemn you. Before they destroy you, you destroy them. They have already done enough harm to humanity. Millions of people have lived under the burden of those ideals, crushed, feeling guilty, like worms… Be just an authentic human being. In existence there is no hierarchy. The smallest blade of grass has an equal value to the greatest star in the sky. In existence there is no hierarchy, nobody is lower, nobody is higher. Everybody is just himself.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 29


“My word for prayer is love. Forget the word prayer, replace it with love. Love is not for some invisible God. Love is for the visible – human beings, animals, trees, oceans, mountains. Spread your wings of love as far and wide as you can. And remember, love needs no belief system – even the atheist loves, even the communist loves. So love is something intrinsic to you – nothing imposed from outside… It is your human potential… It is part and parcel of your being. Love without any inhibition, without any taboos.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 28


““Nirvana is a very simple phenomenon. It simply means blowing out the small candle of the ego and suddenly! – The reality has always been there, but just because of the candle of the ego you were not able to see it. Now the candle is no longer there, the reality is… You had never lost it in the first place. One cannot lose it even if one tries. It is your very nature, so how can you lose it? It is you – your very being. Yes, you can forget, at the most… The light is put off and your reality is all there, with all its beauty, benediction, blessing.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 21


“Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life. And life does not consist of big things… They tell you, ‘Do big things, something great, something that your name will be remembered for afterwards… and of course it appeals to the ego… There is nothing big, nothing great. Life consists of very small things. So if you become interested in so-called big things, you will be missing life. Life consists of sipping a cup of tea, of gossiping with a friend, going for a morning walk, not going anywhere in particular, just for a walk, no goal, no end… Just small things, very small things!”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 29


“The real religion’s first work is to put the mind aside. And it is, in a way, very simple… not difficult at all. All that you have to do is to watch whatsoever is going on in your mind. Don’t interfere, don’t try to stop it… Watching is not a doing! Just as you watch the sunset or the clouds in the sky, or the people passing on the street, watch the traffic of thoughts and dreams, nightmares – relevant, irrelevant, consistent, inconsistent – anything that is going on, and it is always rush hour,… You simply watch. You stand by the side unconcerned.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 19


“Freedom is not anything political, anything economic… It is simply an unfettered existence… You are no more tethered to anything… Otherwise you are continuously in need of the other… You cannot live alone, you are afraid of being alone… You have not been told to make a distinction between two words – loneliness and aloneness… They are as far away from each other as two things can be. Loneliness is where you are missing the other. Aloneness is when you are finding yourself… finding your true and authentic being.”

Osho, From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, Ch 21


“You still think you are, but you don’t know who you are… Right now, you are asking out of ignorance. The day you will ask out of innocence… the whole ocean will be delivered to you – it belongs to you, it is already within you… Your silence has to be more deep, more profound. And all these qualities are almost ready to explode within you – it is just that you don’t allow them… The moment you are ready to disappear a new presence arises in you which is part of the whole existence, and then only the thirst is quenched.”

Osho, The Golden Future, Ch 27

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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