“The kids are going back to school, the house is a mess,” Fontana said during the show. “In talking with lots of parents, it seems like there’s a big, cluttered block going on. Life has been crazy all summer long, and you let life pass a little bit. And before you know it the children are back in school and your house has got piles of stuff.”
Fontana and Nordhaus-Bike opened the astrology portion of the show by discussing the annual “back to school” energy and the astrology energy in play at this time of year. As Nordhaus-Bike explained, “A little clutter in the summer actually is a good thing. Every summer, around July 22, the Sun goes into Leo, and that’s play time. We’re supposed to be playing, and we kind of make a mess because creativity comes out of a bit of chaos. But that’s OK: we have a month of playing around, and then around August 23 the Sun goes into Virgo, the sign that says, ‘OK, let’s clean things up!’”
During the rest of the show, Nordhaus-Bike and Fontana took several calls from listeners with questions about their homes and relationships. Also, Nordhaus-Bike offered ideas for using Virgo energy this month to get in harmony with nature and seasonal energies—and streamline every area of life. “This is the idea of ‘following the Sun,’” she said. “You just pay attention to where the Sun is right now, and that tells you what kind of energy we have now. You’re in harmony right away, on many levels, if you simply know where the Sun is.”
Added Fontana, “And if you start with a nice, clean inside, you’re going to have a better outside.”
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About Frank Fontana
Emmy Nominated TV and radio host Frank Fontana is a celebrity lifestyle expert and author of the top selling DIY book, Dirty Little Secrets of Design. Frank built his nationally renowned brand as the host one of HGTV’s “Takeover My Makeover” and most notably the longest running, highest rated HGTV design shows, “Design on a Dime.” In addition, Frank is a regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show, Oprah.com and the award winning NBC design show “Open House.”
Crossing all media platforms, Frank currently hosts two highly popular radio programs: the “Design Dude” show for WGN Radio AM 720 and a show for the tool and equipment maker Craftsman that boasts more than eight million downloads to date. In 2014 Fontana’s company is launching several branded products under the Frank Fontana Home Solutions brand. First to launch was Frank’s custom line of blinds and shades with one of the Midwest’s most successful brands, Eddie Z’s, and nationally with BlindsandDrapery.com
Frank’s book, Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design, is available in bookstores nationwide as well as amazon.com.
Frank can be found online on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit his website at www.frankfontana.net
More About Anne Nordhaus-Bike:
Anne Nordhaus-Bike is president of ANB Communications, a Chicago, IL-based art and communications company offering writing, astrology, art, and multimedia “to help you live in harmony, both at work and at home,” Nordhaus-Bike said. The author of the award-winning Living in Harmony astrology column for the Gazette newspaper in Chicago, she has won several journalism awards and in 1997 was added to the "Wall of Fame" of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.
Nordhaus-Bike focuses on practical yet inspiring astrology, particularly for business and the workplace, including tips for time management and work relationships. A popular public speaker and radio guest, she frequently appears on Frank Fontana's show on WGN Radio AM 720, based in Chicago, to discuss astrology. She also has been a frequent keynote speaker at events sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs.
A business owner, Nordhaus-Bike founded ANB Communications in 1993. Her business and financial outlooks on 2014 recently were quoted in the article “Is There a Raise in Your Future?” on DailyWorth.com at http://www.dailyworth.com/
She is the author of the astrology and art book Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, which offers a timeless, annual guide to using astrology for living in harmony with yourself, others, and nature. Follow the Sun reviews each astrological sign, shares simple yet powerful ideas for making the most of that sign’s energies and opportunities, and shows how a public figure born under that Sun sign expressed its energies. See http://www.youtube.com/
Nordhaus-Bike also is an expert on communicating how astrology and art can help anyone easily improve his or her surroundings, design more effective home decor, and tap spirituality to live in tune with nature and the seasons. She is an award-winning artist and web designer and a multiple award-winning writer on astrology and art. Visit her self-designed, award-winning website, http://www.anbcommunications.com, to enjoy colorful art, inspirational yet practical writing and videos, and uplifting astrology.
Nordhaus-Bike also is the editor-in-chief of the award-winning online astrology and art newsletter, Living In Harmony. Through her spiritual fusion consultations, she provides uplifting information and guidance to help clients harmonize and balance life on the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels.
Her work has been recognized with seven Apex awards from Communications Concepts Inc., a Washington, DC-area communication and journalism think tank, and one award from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.
Nordhaus-Bike is an alumna of the University of Chicago and lives in the Clearing/Garfield Ridge community of Chicago. For more information, go to www.anbcommunications.com, call (312) 622-6029, or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.