On this day in music history: September 1, 1981 - “Private Eyes”, the tenth album by Daryl Hall & John Oates is released. Produced by Daryl Hall, John Oates, and Neil Kernon, it is recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City from March - June 1981. Following up the successful “Voices” album, Hall & Oates next release sees the duo really hitting their commercial stride, making them one of the top selling artists of the decade. Sporting supremely well crafted and catchy songs, bolstered by tight, clean production, it is regarded as one of their definitive albums. It is an immediate success upon its release, spinning off four hit singles including the title track (#1 Pop), “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (#1 Pop and R&B), and “Did It In A Minute” (#9 Pop). In 2004, the album is remastered and reissued on CD with the 12" mixes of “I Can’t Go For That” and “Your Imagination” included as bonus tracks. It is also reissued as a audiophile LP and hybrid SACD by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 2014. “Private Eyes” peaks at number five on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
1st house: your relationship’s image is important when venus is in the first house of a composite chart. you need to appear amiable and respectful, and an attractive couple. you like to show your relationship off to others and you value each other at least on the surface. you’re mutually supportive and others see you as compassionate and loving.
2nd house: this is a comfortable place for venus to be in. this makes you want to go out and do things that’ll make the both of you happy, placing an emphasis on pleasure and desire. if you two value the same thing, you’re likely to get them. getting what each of you want is highlighted in the relationship so if you two value different things, this could be a potential roadblock. it can seem like a materialistic relationship.
3rd house: there is emphasis on communication. you understand each other and are open with each other. you love to have intellectually stimulating conversations. there is a light feeling to this relationship. you enjoy learning and discussing things with each other. your biggest arguments might be about trivial things or facts.
4th house: strong value of family and the home comes with this. your families might be very involved in your relationships or your heritage and backgrounds will merge with each other. living together might be easy for people with this placement, and you feel emotionally connected in a well decorated home. you might keep your relationship more private to the public eye.
5th house: a very fun and romantic placement. you desire and value self-expression in the other person. your partner stimulates creativity and a carefree attitude in you and vice versa. there’s a strong need to have fun with each other. romantic expressions are exaggerated. you don’t hold each other back from freely expressing yourselves. you show each other your true selves.
6th house: doing small daily routines can be pleasurable with this placement. you value working to live well. you push each other to be healthier or complete tasks more efficiently. you might enjoy doing daily tasks such as cooking or exercising together. chores can bring happiness to both of you when you do them together.
7th house: you naturally feel comfortable with each other. your relationship has to seem beautiful and at times can be a bit superficial. equality is important and enjoy doing things together. doing favors for each other is easy. if someone feels like the relationship is unfair however, it can cause heavy disagreements in negotiation. you could be marriage material to the other.
8th house: the two of you can please each other without having to be too concerned of one gaining too much power over the other or being unfair with each other. the desire to please comes with this placement. you may hide your relationship from others in the public eye, or have really intense emotions attached to each other. it is a transforming relationship in terms of love, even if platonic.
9th house: you’re considerate of each other’s opinions, ideologies, beliefs, and philosophies. you enjoy discussing society and life. you feel the need to travel and experience the world together. you have a very open attitude with each other. if you have differing opinions, it’s bound to cause passionate debates. one may take on the role of the teacher.
10th house: a good business partner placement. your public image and reputation are important so you always try to look your best. you come off nice and fair to others. people see you two as peaceful and loving. you can gain status and profit when working together. you help each other with your careers.
11th house: you find each other more attractive when you’re out with other people. you may share a lot of the same friends. you may work together on projects and displays your talents to your community. social settings are emphasized between you two. you’re seen as peaceful and are a friendly couple to approach.
12th house: there is an unconscious desire to be together. your relationship (or it’s true image) may seen completely hidden or different than it seems. there’s a lot of unanswered questions and suspicious floating around. you have a need to understand each other. you’re very emotionally drawn to each other and can be idealistic about the relationship.