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).
Look at a numerical (1 through 12) clock. That’s your birth chart. And each pie-shaped wedge (8 to 7 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, governs. At best, what will occur now is a new and no-nonsense way of thinking, of feeling, of handling current and newly-created situations. It’s the tangible benefit of Love – no matter who you are or where you are.
Here’s how the existence of Venus in Capricorn, the Mountain Goat, affects the 12 sun-signs within the 12 houses of the zodiac wheel.
ARIES March 21-April 19
The 10th House: Your Career and Its Advancement. This very important area is permeated with enthusiasm. Keep advancing – if only in your thoughts – through the upcoming Holiday season. And make a note of every good idea! SIDESTEP a refusal, on your part, to release the past.
TAURUS April 20-May 20
The 9th House: New Ideas, New Plans, and New Projects – near and at a distance. Even when very young, you created “Lists.” Nothing has changed. Only now, you have grown-up “Lists.” Focus wholeheartedly on these. SIDESTEP overlooking several new and outstanding ideas.
GEMINI May 21-June 21
The 8th House: Revitalization, on all levels – mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual. Allow yourself to bask in the healing power of Venus in Capricorn. You know all the remedies, as well as the recipes. Follow them. SIDESTEP sarcasm – either yours or someone else’s.
CANCER June 22-July 22
The 7th House: Agreements, Special Arrangements; even, the desired contract. There’s a huge amount of activity all around you. And this kind of activity (and its cousin – high drama) is what you’re so good at. Let creativity rule! SIDESTEP being indifferent when interest is the Key.
LEO July 23-August 22
The 6th House: Your Work, Its Content, and Its Direction. Even in the midst of the approaching Holidays, you’re extremely aware of late-breaking developments – especially if what you hold closest to your heart – is involved. SIDESTEP losing your temper – with the wrong people.
VIRGO August 23-September 22
The 5th House: Close Relationships, Creativity, and Speculation – taking a chance. This works well, for the no-nonsense quality of Capricorn (where Venus is now) blends smoothly with your naturally crisp attitude. SIDESTEP allowing a bleak take on situations to invade your thoughts.
LIBRA September 23-October 22
The 4th House: Your Base-of-Operations – where-you-live and where-you-work. Luxuriate now in the marvelous home-related emotions that are around you. The Holidays (all of them) promise to be filled with love and laughter. SIDESTEP a reluctance to be totally involved in plans/projects.
SCORPIO October 23-November 22
The 3rd House: Your Point-of-View. You always relish the sound and the feel of love and luxury permeating your words and written material. Here, nothing is wasted. You say and write, in detail, what you mean – and you mean all of it! SIDESTEP being vague and unapproachable.
SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 21
The 2nd House: Income, Possessions, and Lifestyle. A specific creative sternness (which you feel enormously comfortable with) now guides you. Follow the insights that come to you. And as is your style, keep those insights to yourself. SIDESTEP being indolent – because you can.
CAPRICORN December 22-January 19
The 1st House: Your Personal Efforts and Endeavors. With Venus in your first house, Life is sweeter; certainly, easier. New ideas and new connections now appear. Go with the flow of this and dare to enjoy the Season. SIDESTEP chilliness – when warmth could accomplish wonders.
AQUARIUS January 20-February 18
The 12th House: Private Matters and Closed-Door Strategy-Planning Sessions. Although this is a time of the year filled with frivolity, you gain a great deal from secret meetings. Just be sure to add the light touch to situations. SIDESTEP uncertainty about a close-to-the-heart issue.
PISCES February 19-March 20
The 11th House: Your Secret Agenda – which contains the desires-of-your-heart. Be in the moment. This isn’t the time of year for casualness or foolhardy game-playing. Not if you want Venus (in serious Capricorn) to love you. SIDESTEP disappearing – at the most inadvisable time.
And I am Fran Smith inviting you to join me at visitshoremagazine.com for the next “Starcast” on Friday, December 6, 2013 – when the Sky has painted a whole new picture… For more about what’s going on in the firmament, check out Fran Smith’s website at starcast12.com.