By Jack FertigDKOz


Dave Koz turns 49 on Tuesday. The out saxophonist received a nomination for this year’s Grammy’s. His 2011 album Hello Tomorrow was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album. At the end of March, he’ll team up with singer Patti Austin to perfrom at the the 13th Cape Town International Jazz Festival joining the likes of Jill Scott and James Ingram in South Africa.



Mars retrograde in Virgo quincunx to Uranus in Aries triggers arguments galore and accidents especially at work. Think and consult before acting. Look before you leap.


ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
You are now as prone to accidents as ever. Second-guessing yourself won’t help. Just slow down. As a bonus you notice details that improve your work, health and reputation as a genius.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Seeing your mother in the mirror is spooky, but there are lessons there. With maturity comes appreciation for what she intended. A part of her will always be with you. Find the good in that.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
A reality check makes you recalculate goals. Trust your instincts. Friends offering challenges may not have your best interest at heart. They don’t know that, but keep one step ahead of them.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
If you seek the spotlight, you’ll regret it. Someone’s likely to shove you under it anyway, and you may not like that either. Share credit, shoulder blame and be careful of who you trust.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Trying too hard to promote yourself antagonizes colleagues. Modesty doesn’t mean to deny yourself, but try to keep your ego out of it and present your work in a simple, straightforward way.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Erotic exploration teaches you what you don’t like more than what you do. Experimenting is fine if you can joke about it after. Feeling you have to prove something is the sure way to trouble.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Be very careful of your health. Cold and wet are not your friends. Temptations and invitations to parade around in something skimpy may be irresistible, but if you want to get hot, stay warm.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Innovative efforts fail, but you can learn something. Don’t damage material resources, working relationships or your health. Your dark humor emerges for the wrong audience. Be careful.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Unless you and your mate really are partners in work as well as at home, helping each other with work creates trouble. Polish your résumé over the weekend and get it out next week.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Setbacks at work get under your skin, triggering arguments with the boss. Take it out on some rough fun. Anything from a game of rugby to a good intellectual stretch will shake off the tension.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Inspirations have you feeling invincible, but the gift of gab is passing. Wherever being crude and nasty, or brutally to the point can serve you, have at it. Otherwise modest reticence is best.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
The only thing holding you and your mate together is the expense of splitting up. Problems seem unsolvable now. List the positives and negatives; remember the good stuff when you talk.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 23, 2012.