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Starcast with Fran Smith

Starcast with Fran Smith

As with Shorecast by Fran Smith, which appears regularly in Shore magazine, the 12 sun-signs are highlighted; here, the focus is on how every planetary move affects each of the 12 sun-signs. Its contents include specific-and fun-information that readers won't find anywhere else.

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Starcast: April Part 1

Starcast: April Part 1
April 11, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast”—an amazing look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. This is huge! We’re going to look back over the last several years and see why unusual and unexpected events and situations have occurred. On Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:50 p.m. (ET), the planet, Uranus (the unusual and the unexpected), left the intuitive sun-sign of Pisces, the Fish, after a seven-year stay and entered the

aggressive sun-sign of Aries, the Ram. Noteworthy: Whatever your sun-sign, this transit has affected you directly, since Aries governs one of the twelve houses within your birth chart (also known as the zodiac wheel).

The Planets in Play: However, the seven-year journey of the planet, Uranus, through Aries, didn’t follow a simple travel schedule. No, our solar system is far too interesting and much more complex than that. For the rest of 2010—and into the early months of 2011—Uranus ran back and forth through Pisces and Aries until Uranus finally became serious about its seven-year commitment on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

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Starcast: March Part 1

Starcast: March Part 1
March 14, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – an amazing look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. There’s no doubt about it. Our solar system is magnificent and unrelenting in its forward motion – truly one of the most compelling entities in the entire Universe. To this point, let’s focus on the anticipated arrival of the planet, Jupiter (signifying abundance, luxury, ease, and good fortune; namely, Lady Luck), in the glamorous sun-sign of Cancer, the Crab, last June 25, 2013 at 9:42 p.m. (ET). And here, its sumptuous sojourn will continue until Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – when it leaves and enters the center-stage sun-sign of Leo, the Lion (absolutely, a “Starcast” for another time).

This isn’t trivial. This is your Life – every second of it. Because whichever one of the 12 sun-signs you are, this powerful and ongoing planetary activity affects you directly, since the strong and resourceful Cancer governs one of the twelve houses within your birth chart (also known as the zodiac wheel). And the remarkable journey of the planet, Jupiter (forever, Lady Luck), through Cancer will include the emergence of “good fortune and delight developments” that only you will know what to do with. With Jupiter in Cancer, the Crab, there’s the promise of protection, direct action, and an unwavering desire to advance all manner of mental, emotional, and material goals. High drama dominates – plus! the reality that Cancer (the human being), ruled by the Moon (the subconscious mind), remembers simply everything.

Visualize a numerical (1 through 12) clock or wristwatch. That’s the zodiac wheel; that’s your birth chart, too. And each pie-shaped wedge (5 to 4 o’clock, for example) is a house, an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your everyday world, one of which Cancer, the Crab, governs in your birth chart. So, this stunning activity (Jupiter in Cancer) will prevail and influence you – no matter who you are or where you are.

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Starcast: February Part 2

Starcast: February Part 2
February 28, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – an absorbing look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Here we are, on Earth, during one of those fascinating cycles when the Sun enters the next sun-sign one day – and the New Moon (when the Sun and the Moon are in perfect alignment within one of the 12 sun-signs) occurs 10 days later in the same sun-sign. Case-in-point: Last Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. (ET), the Sun (personal efforts) entered the mystical sun-sign of Pisces, the Fish. And tomorrow, on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3 a.m. (ET), the New Moon (new beginnings) takes place in the same Pisces, the Fish – creating a superb force field that unfolds favorably over the next 12 to 14 days.

Noteworthy: Not to be treated casually (worse still, overlooked), this 14-day time frame is the ideal cycle in which to initiate new ideas, new plans, new contacts; certainly, new projects. Know that this is the glamorous sun-sign of Pisces, the Fish – one swimming upward toward the light; the other, downward toward the most obscure part of a sandy Ocean floor. Ruled by the subtle and unpredictable planet, Neptune – here, both beautiful dreams and terrifying nightmares are represented – possibly, at the same time. Whatever your sun-sign, this New Moon in Pisces affects you directly – because Pisces rules one of the twelve houses within your own birth chart (also known as the zodiac wheel).

Now, look at a numerical (1 through 12) clock or wristwatch. That’s the zodiac wheel; that’s your birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (3 to 2 o’clock, for example) is a house, an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your daily Life, one of which Pisces, the Fish, most certainly governs in your birth chart. Work with it closely – and work with it lovingly. The benefits promise to be enormous.

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Starcast: February Part 1

Starcast: February Part 1
February 14, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a fascinating look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. It’s Valentine’s Day! And no other Holiday creates quite the kind of excitement that this one does. A red Heart is at the center of, and on, everything – greeting cards, candy, cupcakes, cakes; in fact, if it’s editable, there’s a Heart on it, if it’s February 14th. What better time than right now to focus on the fact that the planet, Venus (love, warmth, close relationships, creativity, and abundance

– of all kinds), has been in the resourceful sun-sign of Capricorn, the Mountain Goat (forever climbing up the steep mountain ledge to safety and success), since November 5, 2013 – and will be there until Venus leaves Capricorn and enters the amazing Aquarius, the Water Bearer (forever pouring the Waters of Truth on Humankind), on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:04 p.m. (ET)

Noteworthy: This is good – very good, for this particular planetary transit (Venus in Capricorn) brings significant, vivid, and quite often, very favorable and loving situations and conditions with it. Here, the elements of care, understanding, and thoughtfulness are combined with new developments – developments which assure an unwavering focus and single-minded strength that is pure Capricorn – plus! a certain and positive transformative energy as the planet, Venus, moves forward through whichever House (there are 12) that Capricorn, the Mountain Goat, governs in your own birth chart.

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Starcast: January Part 2

Starcast: January Part 2
January 31, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a delightful look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Here, on Earth, we’re quite familiar with the concept of “late-breaking news.” It’s a lifestyle staple and permeates our phone calls, our conversations, our e-mails, our text messages; certainly, all our radio and television newscasts. Interestingly enough, the same concept – that of “late-breaking news” – can be applied to our solar system. There, surprise change and new developments are constantly underway; thereby, creating the basis for our solar system’s own brand of “late-breaking news.” Take, for example, the news item that the Sun (personal endeavors) entered the sun-sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer (forever pouring the Waters of Truth of Humankind), last Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10:52 p.m. (ET).

Wait! It gets better. Yesterday, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 4:48 p.m. (ET), the New Moon (new starts) occurred in the same Aquarius – setting up a vital and positive force field that unfolds favorably over the next 12 to 14 days. And here’s some additional “late-breaking news.”

Whatever your sun-sign, wherever you are on Earth, this New Moon affects you directly – because Aquarius, ruled by the planet, Uranus (the unusual and the expected), governs one of the twelve houses in your own birth chart – also known as the zodiac wheel. Perfect! Now is the time to create your own “late-breaking news” by initiating all those things in your Life that are new – new ideas, new plans, new relationships, and yes! new projects. Definitely, your version of Heaven here on Earth.

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Starcast: January Part 1

Starcast: January Part 1
January 17, 2014 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a fascinating look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Even young school children know that our solar system has the most energetic – and the most dynamic – of all travel schedules. Consider, for example, the way in which the planet, Pluto (transformation), glided effortlessly from one sun-sign – the adventure-loving Sagittarius, the Centaur (half human/half horse) – to the next, the conservative and persevering Capricorn, the Mountain Goat (forever climbing up the narrow mountain ledge toward success), last November 26, 2008 – for approximately 14 years! That’s amazing, as Pluto in Capricorn now makes its way forward until November 19, 2024 – except for a brief stint back and forth through Aquarius, the Water Bearer (pouring the waters of Truth on humankind), from January 20 to September 1, 2024 – before finally leaving Capricorn for Aquarius on November 19, 2024 (definitely, a “Starcast” for another time).

Noteworthy: Pluto (co-ruler with the planet, Mars – raw energy – of Scorpio, the Scorpion) originally entered Capricorn on January 25, 2008 (there was a spin back and forth through Sagittarius – where Pluto had been for 14 years, prior), and now creates the stunning effect of Pluto’s concentrated and life-changing energy gliding forward through whatever house (there are 12) that Capricorn rules in your birth chart.

In your mind’s eye, see a numerical (1 through 12) clock. That’s your birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (5 to 4 o’clock, for example) is a house, an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your day-to-day world, one of which Capricorn rules in your birth chart. Now, know that this influence (Pluto in Capricorn) arrives amid vivid circumstances to teach you about ongoing change. The result: A new way of thinking, of being, of handling all matters. It is pure transformation – no matter who you are or where you are.

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Starcast: December Part 1

Starcast: December Part 1
December 06, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a delightful look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. There’s no doubt about it – our solar system is not only magnificent – it’s also extremely dependable. Wherever you are on Earth, you can be happy or sad or inspired; you can fall madly in love, have a cold, or not be thinking about a thing (which, of course, is virtually impossible) – it makes no difference. Because every 28 to 31 days, our dependable Sun, and that equally dependable Moon, are going to be perfectly aligned within the same sun-sign, creating a very dependable New Moon, which signifies new beginnings for everyone – no matter who you are or where you are.

Let’s investigate: In your mind’s eye, scroll back to last Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:49 p.m. (ET). That’s the time when the Sun (personal endeavors) left the intense and magnetic sun-sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion, and slipped into the exuberant and fun-loving sun-sign of Sagittarius, the Centaur (half human/half horse, forever roaming the open fields on the lookout for adventure – of all sorts). And early this week, on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:23 p.m. (ET), everything moved into place for that New Moon (new beginnings) to occur in the dashing and brilliant Sagittarius. Effortlessly, it set-up a dynamic force field that will unfold favorably over the next two weeks. It’s the perfect time to initiate new ideas, new plans; certainly, new projects, as well as the ideal time to attract new people and new opportunities into your Life. Pace yourself – and keep those thoughts of yours both optimistic and focused.

Visualize a numerical (1 through 12) clock. That’s your birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (3 to 2 o’clock, for example) is a house, an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your existence, one of which Sagittarius, governs in your birth chart.

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Starcast: November Part 2

Starcast: November Part 2
November 21, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – an incredible look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Let’s revel in the approaching Holidays (everyone’s Holiday) and start by looking forward to Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28, 2013), on a high note. Actually, twelve high notes. Right now, the focus is on the fact that the planet, Venus (love, warmth, close relationships, creativity, and abundance – of all kinds), entered the resourceful Capricorn, the Mountain Goat (forever climbing up the steep mountain ledge toward safety and success), last Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:43 a.m. (ET).

This is good – very good, for this particular planetary transit (Venus in Capricorn) brings significant, vivid, and quite often, very favorable and loving situations and conditions with it. Here, the elements of care, understanding, and thoughtfulness are combined with new developments – developments which assure an unwavering focus and single-minded strength that is pure Capricorn – plus! a certain transformative energy as the planet, Venus, moves forward through whichever House (there are 12) that Capricorn governs in your own birth chart. Work closely with this fascinating Venus placement. And stay aware of our solar system’s amazing travel schedule – especially when Venus leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius, the Water Bearer (forever pouring the Waters of Truth on Humankind), next year on

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (surely, a “Starcast” for another time).

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Starcast: November Part 1

Starcast: November Part 1
November 08, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – an incredible look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. And what a look it is, especially if we focus on last Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:10 a.m. (ET), as our starting point. That’s the point at which the Sun entered the intense and dramatic sun-sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Surely, no plaything, since the dynamics for the approaching New Moon (new beginnings – when

the Sun and the Moon are in the same sun-sign) in Scorpio, scheduled to have occurred last Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:50 a.m. (ET) were set in motion. That’s perfect, because every 29 to 31 days, the Sun’s influence shifts from one sun-sign to the next. And mirrors a cross-section of the characteristics inherent in the new sun-sign.

Noteworthy: This magnetic New Moon in the scintillating Scorpio, the Scorpion (the most secretive of the all 12 sun-signs), unfolds favorably over the next 10 to 12 days. And since everyone (worldwide) has Scorpio governing one of the twelve houses within their own birth chart, everyone is directly affected by this amazing sun-sun. Ruled by two planets, Mars (aggressive energy) and Pluto (slow-moving transformation), Scorpio is both resourceful and mysterious. Effortlessly. It’s an all-inclusive influence that continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and never stops – even when you’re asleep or not consciously thinking about it.

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Starcast: October Part 2

Starcast: October Part 2
October 18, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a fascinating look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Constant activity is threaded throughout our solar system – which has its own time schedule. Unique, yes, but a time schedule, nonetheless. This matters, because whatever takes place in our solar system – such as the planet, Mars (raw energy) entering the sun-sign of Virgo, the Virgin, three days ago, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. (ET), and traveling through Virgo until Saturday, December 7, 2013, when it enters Libra, the Balancing Scales (certainly, a “Starcast” for another time) – influences each of us. Constantly. Here’s how it works. Whatever your sun-sign (there are 12), this powerful planetary placement (Mars in Virgo) affects you directly – since Virgo governs one of the twelve houses within your own birth chart.

Noteworthy: Mars in Virgo brings a specialized brand of energy with it. The House (there are 12) that it occupies in your chart (also known as the zodiac wheel) is given a fresh charge of energy. And since a planet placement reflects the qualities of the sun-sign it enters, this Mars will definitely be fresh, focused, and patient, very much like Virgo. Now, during this particular cycle (October 15th through December 7th) – fortified with a fresh charge of energy – work closely and carefully with this vital energy. Relax – mentally, emotionally, physically – and focus on your most positive ideas, plans, projects, and relationships. Do what needs to be done. Wait. Repeat, if necessary. Adjust, only if needed.

Visualize a numerical (1 through 12) clock or wristwatch. That’s your birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (3 to 2 o’clock, for example) is a house – an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your day-to-day world, one of which Virgo, the Virgin, governs. So, know that this influence (Mars in Virgo) energizes your thoughts and your actions. Still, keep both confidential. They’re a power source – all the more powerful for being kept hidden.

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