Horoscope for the Month of Taurus 2024


This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho. “This whole existence is a mystery… The deeper you go into it, the more mysterious it becomes.”

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 19th April.
Full Moon 23rd April in Scorpio. New Moon 8th May in Taurus.
Mercury retrograde in Aries turns direct on 25th April.
Venus in Aries enters Taurus on 29th April.
Mars in Pisces enters Aries on 30th April.
Jupiter in Taurus.
Saturn in Pisces.
Uranus in Taurus.
Neptune in Pisces.
Pluto in Aquarius turns retrograde on 2nd May.
Chiron direct in Aries.

Mood of the Moment

“This whole existence is a mystery… The deeper you go into it, the more mysterious it becomes. And there is no bottom to the depth. It is abysmal – you can go on and on and on. The mystery becomes more mysterious, more colorful, more fragrant but you don’t come to the end where you can find an explanation for the mystery. Unless a man settles with existence as mystery, he will not be able to live his life as ecstasy.”

Osho, Zen: The Mystery and the Poetry of the Beyond, Ch 1


“You are a great problem-creator. Just understand this and suddenly problems disappear… You are born perfect; perfection is your innermost nature. You have just to live it… The ego cannot exist in emptiness, it needs something to fight with. Even a ghost of your imagination will do, but you need to fight with someone. The ego exists only in conflict. The ego is not an entity, it is a tension… When there is no conflict the tension disappears and the ego disappears.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2


“If you know how to share, you are mature; if you don’t know how to share, you are immature. This sharing goes on on all levels, in all directions, in all dimensions. So one of the most basic things to understand is the more you share something, the more it grows in you. Share whatsoever you have and it will grow. Cling to it, become afraid of sharing, of friendship, of love, and it will shrink. Life knows only one law and that law is of expansion and sharing.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2


“Each moment life reveals its newness. It is a constant miracle happening all around you, only you are hiding behind dead habits. Become a Buddha if you don’t want to be bored. Live each moment as fully alert as possible because only in full awareness will you be able to drop the mask… Existence is available for those who are available to existence. And then, I tell you, there is no boredom. Life is infinite delight.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 4


“Forgetfulness is a great capacity – it simply means getting the past dusted off. There is no need to remember everything that happens because almost ninety-nine per cent of it is trivia… Just think… what do you go on remembering? Write it down and just look at it. It is trivia what goes on in your mind. You will not be able to show it to your intimate friend!… Forgetfulness is a great capacity because it will allow you to remember. It is part of remembrance. The useless has to be forgotten so that the useful is remembered.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 8


“Whenever you create something, you feel enhanced, you reach towards peaks, you get high. All people who are creative are close to religion. Religion is the greatest creativity because it is an effort to give birth to yourself, to become a father and mother to yourself, to be born again, to be reborn through meditation, through awareness. Poetry is good, painting is good – but when you give birth to your own consciousness there is no comparison.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 8


“The buddha hidden at the center of your being has only one quality, the quality of a witness. Witness the body – that it is not you. Witness the mind – that it is not you. What is left when the mind and body no more belong to you? …Only a silent witnessing, a peaceful mirror-like reflection. This is your eternal being… Persuade the buddha to come along with you. He has to become your everyday life, your actions, your words, your silences, your music, your dance.”

Osho, Zen: The Mystery and the Poetry of the Beyond, Ch 1


“You don’t know much about yourself… just the tip of the iceberg… And you go on projecting things on others which have nothing to do with others. They may be just hidden inside you… and the other is just a screen… But you project them on others. Somebody looks like an egoist to you – you may be the egoist, and it is you projecting… Unless you know yourself exactly, you will not be able to know what is real and what is projection. Self-knowledge becomes the door of all knowledge. It is the very base.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 5


“Because sex has been repressed, and because breathing is repressed people have become incapable of meditation… Deep, relaxed breathing, an awareness of it, gives you such tremendous silence, relaxation, that by and by you simply merge, melt, disappear. You are no longer a separate island, you start vibrating with the whole… Then compassion arises… Compassion arises only when you can see that everybody is related to you. Compassion arises only when you see that you are a member of everybody and everybody is a member of you. Nobody is separate.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 3


“Remember the difference between `being’ and `becoming’. Becoming is somewhere faraway in the future: you have to reach. Being is just now, here. You have only to close your eyes and see the buddha. You have always been a buddha… This poor fellow Seijo was striving hard to become a buddha. That was what prevented him, because he was running, thinking that there, faraway, he would become a buddha, and all the time – he was the buddha. Just, if he could have relaxed for a moment, dropped the desire to become a buddha, he would have laughed and asked for a cup of tea!”

Osho, Zen: The Mystery and the Poetry of the Beyond, Ch 2


“Life is so vast. How can this tiny mind know? At the most, glimpses are enough. Even they are too much. Existence is so tremendously vast and infinite, beginningless, endless – how can this tiny drop of consciousness know it? It is enough even that a few glimpses come, a few doors open, a few moments happen when you come in contact with existence. But those moments cannot be turned into knowledge… You should be capable of learning and your learning capacity should never be burdened by knowledge… The mirror of learning should remain clean and fresh so it can go on reflecting.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2


“I call a mind mature which retains the capacity to be surprised. A mind is mature if it goes on continuously being surprised… Life is a constant wonder. He has no ready-made plans or ready-made responses for it, he never knows what is going to happen, he moves into the unknown each moment. And he never jumps ahead of himself, he never lags behind himself, he remains simply himself wherever he is. And, the last and most basic thing: when I say that you have an immature mind, basically I mean that you have a mind. Mind as such is immature; only no-mind is mature.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 2


“Surrendering means surrendering to life, surrendering to the source from where you come and to where one day you will go back again. You are just like a wave in the ocean: You come out of the ocean, you go back to the ocean. Surrendering means trusting in the ocean, and, of course, what can a wave do except that? The wave has to trust the ocean. And whether you trust or not you remain part of the ocean. Non-trusting, you will create anxiety – that’s all. If you trust you flower, you bloom.”

Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Ch 4

Phoebe Wyss

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

Comments are closed.