Jesse L. Martin turns 44 on Friday. Best known for playing Det. Ed Green on Law & Order for nine seasons, the actor first shot to fame in the original Broadway production of Rent, playing the HIV-positive boyfriend of drag queen Angel. He reprised his role for the film in 2005.


CAPRICORN  Dec 21–Jan 20
Between now and the end of the month, you’d be wise to stay centered in things that allow you to stay grounded, and in things that stir your soul: sunrises/sunsets, time alone, enough time with others to remind you that your life is full of love.

AQUARIUS  Jan 21—Feb 20
Reclaiming a sense of strength is what’s needed now. For most of us, strength comes from roots and family. If we can’t call upon those, almost anything can bring us back to center.

PISCES  Feb 21—Mar 20
No matter how rough or smooth the path appears at the moment, you must come to a place where your inner and outer resources seem big enough for the situation at hand. At times like this, your inner sight may bring you clarity.

ARIES  Mar 21—Apr 20
Maybe it’s time to soften up and let anyone but you call the shots; you are not the only person on the planet, and whether you know it or not, you are not now — and never will be — right about everything.

TAURUS  Apr 21—May 20
There seem to be issues that stem from too much focus on money and things; it’s churning up the need to cling to whatever seems to be slipping away. Part of your lesson is knowing nothing outside of your own beingness will make you safe.

GEMINI  May 21—Jun 20
Get back to a place of physical and emotional balance. Don’t waste your time or your energy making room for anything that isn’t there to support your need to restore your faith in what you’re doing.

CANCER  Jun 21—Jul 20
As you watch the next few weeks unfold, be conscious that change is the operative word. See yourself as one of the ones who will be most deeply affected by it. We live in miraculous times. So much is about to uproot your sense of how life is supposed to be, you’d do well to just lighten up and let go.

LEO  Jul 21—Aug 20
Your first step toward sanity might be to make things easy on yourself by losing the sense of obligation that leads you to be overly responsive to the needs of others, and amazingly out of touch with the ones that you call your own.

VIRGO  Aug 21—Sep 20
When distractions get the best of you, you start making things up in your head and convincing yourself that they’re true. If the cure for this lies in being able to stop the madness long enough to get back to realizing that life is what we make it, a deep breath could be all it takes to restore your sanity.

LIBRA  Sep 21—Oct 20
These days, the need to allow for all possibilities has you getting used to life outside of the strictures of custom and convention. After years of being the one who always got it right, you are beginning to see that there’s no such thing as perfection.

SCORPIO  Oct 21—Nov 20
If I were you, I’d get far enough away from things to reclaim your sovereignty and allow absence to let the heart grow fonder. Don’t over-analyze; you of all people should know how to handle this.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 21—Dec 20
Those close to you seem to be stretched past their limits. Whether it’s your job to heal all of their ills is another issue. You can’t let the goodness that you need to create for yourself take a back seat to anything.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 18, 2013.