Starcast: August Part 2

2013-08-23T00:00:00Z Starcast: August Part 2By Fran Smith
August 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – an incredible look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Let’s investigate that stunning planet, Venus – the brightest and the hottest planet in our solar system – and discover which sun-sign it’s now traveling through. And learn what this particular journey means for each of the 12 sun-signs. Noteworthy: No matter who you are or where you are, you’re influenced by whatever planetary activity is taking place. No one is ever excluded.

Eagerly sought throughout all of history, Venus exudes the energy that supplies human beings with their favorite people, conditions, and things (also, a miracle or two). Whatever you desire, it’s the placement of Venus (in your birth chart) that shows you how to get it. With a passion for comfort, beauty, luxury (defined on a per person basis), Venus influences how to attract what you want. In charge of all personal behavior that involves others – Venus also rules money and your financial affairs. Plus your five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound. With that in mind, last Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:37 a.m. (ET), Venus entered the lovely sun-sign of Libra, the Balancing Scales – and will be there until Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:16 a.m. (ET) – when it leaves and enters the scintillating sun-sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion (absolutely, a “Starcast” for another time). Again, whatever your sun-sign, Venus in Libra affects you, directly – because Libra governs one of the twelve houses in your birth chart (also known as the zodiac wheel).

Originally the sun-dial, visualize a numerical (1 through 12) clock. That’s the zodiac wheel; that’s your birth chart, too, in which each pie-shaped wedge (2 to 3 o’clock, for example) is a house – an area of activity (love, money – in every currency imaginable – work, and so on) in your Life, one of which Libra governs. So, this amazing influence (Venus in Libra) continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and never stops – even when you’re asleep or not consciously thinking about it.

Here’s how the captivating Venus in the mysterious Libra, the Balancing Scales, affects the 12 sun-signs within the 12 houses of the zodiac wheel.

ARIES March 21-April 20

The 7th House: Agreements and Special Arrangements. This is exactly what you need right now. Be the friendly You – plus the extremely intelligent You. It’s the ideal blend that will attract great contacts and superb alliances to you. SIDESTEP refusing to consider a new concept.

TAURUS April 21-May 20

The 6th House: The Work Scene. Others often think of you as inflexible or distant. Now’s the time to show them – especially co-workers and associates – that you have a sweet edge. It’ll permeate the workplace

beautifully. SIDESTEP the vinegar-instead-of-honey approach.

GEMINI May 21-June 20

The 5th House: All For Love. This has the potential for being a divine cycle – one in which the desires-of-your-heart become reality. Just be certain that you know which close relationships you want – and which you do not. SIDESTEP not being a friend to someone who needs one.

CANCER June 21-July 22

The 4th House: Home-Related Matters – with the focus on where-you-live and where-you-work. A number of options exist. Still, it’s vital that you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of what’s before you. Go slowly, and return to basics. SIDESTEP a style and a pace other than your own.

LEO July 23-August 22

The 3rd House: Expressing Yourself. At this time, with Venus holding Court, the subtle approach won’t be as effective as the direct one. Make those calls and send those vivid e-mails and text messages. They’ll work wonders. SIDESTEP even the hint of uncharacteristic indecisiveness.

VIRGO August 23-September 22

The 2nd House: Your Income, Possessions, and Lifestyle. A cross-section of interesting possibilities now emerge. Work closely with your schedule as the appearance of new projects could take you off course. There are still some essentials to complete. SIDESTEP being difficult to reach.

LIBRA September 23-October 22

The 1st House: Center Stage. This is wonderful, since Venus, Goddess of Love and Creativity, is deeply involved with your close-to-the-heart efforts and endeavors. Leave no stone unturned as you develop a marvelous scenario – with ease. SIDESTEP saying precisely what you’re thinking.

SCORPIO October 23-November 22

The 12th House: Confidential Matters and Secret Strategy-Planning Sessions. This proves to be an extraordinary time – if you devote it to those strategy-planning sessions that advance the work scene. Promote your own ideas now! SIDESTEP ignoring your own take on the situation.

SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 21

The 11th House: Getting-What-You-Want. There’s much that you’d like to do – and many places that you’d like to visit. However, reconsider your original goals from earlier in the year. Have you reached them? Resolve this, first. SIDESTEP not pouncing on that scintillating idea.

CAPRICORN December 22-January 19

The 10th House: Your Career. So, Venus has decided to visit your career activities – a place of power and authority. Excellent! Let the warmth prevail amid fun and laughter, for financial gain is what you’re now

after. SIDESTEP putting off until tomorrow what can be done right now!

AQUARIUS January 20-February 18

The 9th House: People, Plans, and Projects – near and at a distance. Outlines, formats, proposals – yes, even the rare blueprint – assume importance now. Take care, however, that you keep all secret matters, very secret. SIDESTEP allowing an interesting opportunity to slip by.

PISCES February 19-March 20

The 8th House: Revitalization, on all levels – mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual. Welcome – with open arms – even the hint of new and favorable conditions. This is the perfect time for them to appear. SIDESTEP not paying attention to late-breaking developments.

And I am Fran Smith inviting you to join me at for the next “Starcast” on Friday, September 6, 2013 – when the Sky has painted a whole new picture…

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