Starvoice • 04.29.11

By Jack Fertig

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY

Lesley Gore turns 65 on Monday. Much has changed in music since singer Lesley Gore recorded her biggest hit “It’s My Party” back in 1963. But maybe it was Gore who “changed” the most. The iconic singer came out as lesbian in 2005 and stated she knew in her late teens that she was attracted to women. Now we have to go back and listen to all her lyrics again.

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THIS WEEK

Uranus, newly in Aries, cranks up spontaneous individualism and assertion. The sun is in Taurus, semi-square to Uranus provoking a lot of stubbornness. Don’t challenge others with an uppity, obstinate attitude; look for creative new ways to show loyalty and resilience.

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TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Life’s tough blows have been piling up, but don’t let it give you piles. Much as people depend on the solid, reliable you, you need to be able to let it out and lean on someone else.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Your friends are only human. Don’t take disappointments to heart. Cutting off communications is a big mistake, but so is over-talking the problem. A short break may be best.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Your friends’ ideas fare too much from the heart, not enough from the brains. Going along with them could hurt your rep and your wallet. Thank them for their ideas and change the subject.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
In your ideal relationship you’re the star married to your agent or manager. That means you can’t always be the boss! Arguments are normal but listening remains more important than speaking.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Novel sex techniques are a blast but require some safety. They also open up a lot of suppressed feelings. How well do you know your partner? Just be sure that he or she can be trusted.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
You and your mate have a great time exploring kinky new fun. Anything from silk scarf bondage to cattle prods is open to testing. Slow, careful and easy is the best approach, at first anyway.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
You are part of a team and everyone else is as important as you. As much as your special talents do contribute to the team, cultivate humility as one of those talents.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Argue about movie, art, sports, anything fun or creative; you’re sure to find amazing new ideas. Keep your mind and ears open and respectful of other notions. Be polite with the idiots.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Livening up your home life should be a fun creative challenge, not a painful economic one. Unleash your dark side in planning changes, but not in how you treat housemates.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Criticism of family, housemates or your community is surprising in its harshness. If you can’t be kind, give your loved ones a break and look for schmucks who deserve your wrath.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Financial surprises work your nerves. You need a break. Try something new and different even if it’s just a quiet stroll in a park or country road you’ve never trod before.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
The cost of living force some choices in how you unwind. Look ahead 10 years and imagine what friendships, talents and skills you’d like to have developed through your hobbies.

Jack Fertig can be reached at 415-864-8302 or Starjack.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 29, 2011.

—  Michael Stephens

Starvoice • 12.17.10

By Jack Fertig

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY

Andy Dick turns 45 on Tuesday. He played the quirky Matthew Brock for five seasons in NewsRadio which ended in 1999. Since then, the bisexual actor has floated around movies and television. We love him voicing Jesus Christ in the animated show, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, but  lately he’s been touring with his Andy Dick’s Stocking Stuffer Music and Comedy Show.

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THIS WEEK

With Mars semi-square Neptune enthusiasm and ideals can ignite huge fires. Especially in this holiday season of dreams, trying to dodge disappointments and enthusiastic partying isn’t easy. Focus on meditation, charity and humility.

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SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Trying to figure out your finances now will only make you crazy. If you must worry about debts, also make a list of assets. Don’t worry about getting it all penny perfect. That will come later.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Your efforts to get ahead get costly. Think ahead. Financial success is only a means to comfort and options. Focus on deeper values and keep everything else in proportion.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Worries that normally lurk in the back of your head are in your face. Tear them apart and put into perspective. Be adaptable and open without dithering and doubting.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
The future looks scary for good reason: It ain’t pretty. Still, your imagination is better put to finding light in the darkness than worrying about doom and gloom. Consider that your mission in life!

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Your friends mean well but they have a poor understanding of what you need to get ahead. Thank them for their support, but be clear on your goals and what it really takes to reach them.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
A tendency to mouth off gets you into trouble. You need a challenge and will find it more trying to develop a deeper appreciation for classical art or music.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Sexual experiments take you to places you never imagined and prove dangerous. Maybe that’s good, but be careful. This is not the time to experiment with skydiving or recreational drugs.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Mad, wild passion is thrilling, but don’t take a rush of hormones and sweat too seriously. Enjoy the moment. If you want to make promises, wait a while and be sure you can keep them.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Your eagerness and force of personality are a runaway train. Check with colleagues often and be attentive to their processes. Moderation is the key to cooperation and good health.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Safety first. A rush of playful enthusiasm gets you into all kinds of trouble whether it’s a scandal at work or a sports injury. Anything that can work up a sweat may be considered “sports.”

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Think about the best you can reasonably hope for and what it would take to get it. This season drips maudlin sentiment that easily provokes disappointments. Keep your balance.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Efforts to rectify family problems cause more trouble than they solve. Knowing the problem is good. Waving it in everyone’s face, not so much.

Jack Fertig can be reached at 415-864-8302 or Starjack.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 17, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas