By Jack FertigJohnny-Weir


Johnny Weir turns 28 on Monday. Although he won gold three times at the U.S. National Championships, the figure skater has so far missed out on world or Olympic gold medals. After not competing for the last two seasons, the out athlete announced this January that he would return to competitive skating this year with hopes of going to the 2014 Olympics.



The sun and Venus aspecting Pluto and Uranus illuminate current crises. Look for ways to speak for your community and reach out to others.


CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Negotiating private space with your roommate is hard. Some time alone can give you space to find a solution. It’s not about negating your ego, but getting it in balance.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Don’t let meditation slide into future tripping. Focus on creative efforts now to make the future more of what you want. Efforts at being sexy and provocative come off as bitchy and horny.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Keep spiritual insights to yourself. Sharing them too widely in efforts to help others will likely be misunderstood and backfire. Be alert and those new ideas could point to great opportunities.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Your words are shocking to you as they are to others. That creates problems, but it’s really identifying trouble already there. With patience and responsibility, solutions come in a few weeks.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Your natural erotic charisma is running high. With correct prophylaxis there’s nothing wrong with cheap thrills, but how cheap do you want to be? Unsatisfying efforts leave you cranky.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Focus on your identity and your own roots. Dig up the dish on your family and learn better how those have shaped the way you communicate with others.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Feeling underappreciated at work at least means you’re probably not slacking. In the meantime, balance your travails with some fun escapes. Staying mentally and physically fit is first priority.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Shaking up the routine at work with new ideas creates more problems. Feeling like a misfit among co-workers will pass. Save your complaints for friends to not have serious repercussions.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Knowing where you come from is useless if you don’t use that knowledge to move forward. Feeling a bit lost is the first step in finding yourself. Let your work and ambitions be your compass.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Feeling disconnected tempts you to fit in. You’re too individualistic to conform. Focus on your own work and well-being. The trick to fitting in is not to worry about it.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Cutbacks at work would make you nervous. That means working a bit harder. Stress and worry are your biggest dangers. Meditate and take some self-indulgent downtime to relax.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
You may be a little too gorgeous for your own good, and simple flirtation can easily be taken as a lot more landing you on either side of unwanted sexual attentions. Easy does it.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 29, 2012.