By Jack Fertig


Michael Irvin turns 46 on Monday. Nicknamed The Playmaker, Irvin earned three Super Bowl rings with his time in the Dallas Cowboys. He becamee a broadcaster for ESPN and competed in the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars. Last year, he appeared on the cover of the sports issue of Out magazine talking about his gay brother and his stand for equality issues.



Mercury is slowing down in Aries to turn retrograde while aspecting Venus and conjoining Uranus. Enjoy flirtations, but don’t count on them to last. Any “inspirational notions” this week will blow up next week, but could lead to true genius by late April.


PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Financial ideas need correcting. Don’t act prematurely. Listen to your partner’s suggestions politely, but your friends really have the better insights.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Your colleagues may feel the same way about you. Focus on improving your technical and interpersonal skills. Things will improve soon. Build a track record you can be proud of.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Stay within your budget, but let all other limits and constraints fly to the wind. Sharing your ideals and dreams with a potential sweetheart will boost your allure.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Wild impulsive ideas lead to true love or add juice to a relationship. Confess your wildest hopes and some will be fulfilled. Think ahead. Life gets crazy next week. Pay attention to details.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Bending over backwards will just get you a sore back. Open-mindedness is good, but study basic premises before adopting entire philosophies. You will be heard, so think before speaking!

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Tone down the charm and charisma at least a little bit. Others can easily make it out to be more than you intended, arousing jealousy and harassment suits.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Your naughty mouth can get you into trouble, delicious or otherwise. Tell the one you love what you’d really like to do when you’re alone together. It could do wonders for your relationship.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
A flirtation with a co-worker or an exercise buddy could turn into something serious, unless you take it too seriously. Let it be fun and light. You need some fresh air and fun.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Getting rid of annoying twits may improve your life, but you probably still have some fences to mend. Make time for the folks who really matter.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Thing seem to be backsliding now. Recalculate your direction. That will take a few weeks yet. Don’t fret over immediate results. Keep your eye on the long run.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Why do siblings or neighbors drive you crazy? It’s not about you. Work to understand and be sympathetic to their problems. On a power surge right now, you can afford to be generous.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Dissatisfaction drives the search for improvement; an open mind, some humility and a sense of humor will help you succeed. The comforts of home help you keep balanced.

Jack Fertig can be reached at 415-864-8302 or

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 2, 2012.