Starcast: July Part 2

2013-07-26T00:00:00Z Starcast: July Part 2By Fran Smith
July 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Welcome to “Starcast” – a fascinating look into what the Cosmos has in store for the 12 sun-signs. Although all births, worldwide, are truly unique, divine, and cherished (or should be), the Duke and Duchess of

Cambridge welcomed an eight-pound, six-ounce baby boy – the third in line to the British throne – last Monday, July 22, 2013. Everyone, worldwide, was ecstatic. And naturally, this dear little soul has a marvelous birth chart (the zodiac wheel which delineates where the Sun, the Moon, and the planets were at the moment he was born). As it happens, the Royal Baby is a Cancer/Leo, having been born less than an hour before the Sun entered the sun-sign of Leo, the Lion.

Just as interesting is the shift of Venus (absolute love), as Venus slips from the outgoing and demonstrative Leo, the Lion, into the reserved and incredibly glamorous sun-sign of Virgo, the Virgin, at 8:41 a.m. (ET) – on the same day, Monday, June 22nd. Venus will glide through Virgo until Friday, August 16, 2013, when it enters the fascinating Libra, the Balancing Scales (definitely, a “Starcast” for another time). And since everyone, worldwide, has Virgo ruling one of the twelve houses within their own birth chart, everyone is influenced by this scintillating Venus in Virgo. Here’s the energy that supplies your favorite people, situations, conditions, and circumstances. And using unlimited amounts of imagination and creativity, Venus does this by attracting whatever, and whomever, you desire. Nothing is beyond the ability of Venus to bring love, laughter, and happiness into your existence.

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 1 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 governs. So, this stunning cosmic activity (Venus in Virgo) prevails, as it’s time now to acknowledge Love.

Here’s how the planet, Venus (absolute love), in Virgo, the Virgin, affects the 12 sun-signs within the 12 houses of the zodiac wheel.

ARIES March 21-April 20

The 6th House – Your Working Environment and its Content. Perfect! Even though you’re the perennial hard worker, Venus now brings a light touch to your work scene, as well as to your relations with co-workers. Keep going forward! SIDESTEP overlooking some new and superb ideas.

TAURUS April 21-May 20

The 5th House – Close Relationships, Creative Matters, and Speculation – taking a Chance. Focus on this all-important placement of Venus in your birth chart. And don’t let memories rule. Live in the moment! SIDESTEP constantly going over past situations and involvements.

GEMINI May 21-June 20

The 4th House – Your Base-of-Operations – where-you-live and where-you-work, as well as home and home-related matters. Go slowly, as you allow the positive effects of affection to permeate home base, as well as basic issues. SIDESTEP sarcasm – either yours or someone else’s.

CANCER June 21-July 22

The 3rd House – Expressing Your Point-of-View. This is very good! Whether by e-mail, phone, or a concise text message, the ways in which you make your ideas known are lively and imaginative. Even an aside is clever. SIDESTEP a bleak take on situations that invade your thoughts.

LEO July 23-August 22

The 2nd House – Your Personal Income, Possessions, and Lifestyle. Good things come through to you. Calls are good, e-mails are good, meetings are good. Also, several new ideas now create the way to monetary gain SIDESTEP losing your temper – with the wrong people at the wrong time.

VIRGO August 23-September 22

The 1st House – Personal Efforts and Endeavors. This is an excellent time! With the planet, Venus (All for Love), gliding through your first house, you’re a divine magnet for just about anything your heart desires. SIDESTEP an ongoing reluctance to commit to any new undertaking.

LIBRA September 23-October 22

The 12th House – Confidential Matters and Secret Strategy-Planning Sessions. Anything that’s going on behind-the-scenes now works to your advantage – as long as you maintain your subtle control of people and situations. SIDESTEP being indifferent when interest is the Key.

SCORPIO October 23-November 22

The 11th House – Your Secret Agenda, which includes the desires-of-your-heart. What do you really want? Discover the answer to that, as quickly as possible – and then go after it without hesitation. SIDESTEP chilliness, on your part. Warmth, on your part, is a required commodity.

SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 21

The 10th House – Your Career and Its Advancement. Warmth and affection, up there, in your tenth house of career and advancement, are ideal. Indeed, it’s time now to follow your heart, in every sense of the word. SIDESTEP disappearing – at the most inadvisable time.

CAPRICORN December 22-January 19

The 9th House – People, Plans, and Projects – near and at a distance. This planetary placement feels very comfortable, for the divine Venus wants only to make life – your Life – perfect for you. Luxuriate in its presence. SIDESTEP being indolent – because situations allow you to be.

AQUARIUS January 20-February 18

The 6th House – Revitalization, on all levels – mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual. Unseen, yes; unnoticed, no. Because wherever the planet, Venus, is – you’re totally aware of its placement. Make the most of it now!! SIDESTEP being cold, distant, and unapproachable.

PISCES February 19-March 20

The 7th House – Your Alliances, Agreements, and Special Arrangements – professional and personal. While you usually rely on your ruling planet, Neptune (intuition) to see you through – Venus can now get you what you want. SIDESTEP hiding out – when center stage really belong to you.

And I am Fran Smith inviting you to join me at for the next “Starcast” on Friday, August 9, 2013 – when the Sky has painted a whole new picture.

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