By Jack Fertig


Cynthia Nixon turns 46 on Monday. The actress is famous as the neurotic Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City. She told New York Times magazine in January that being gay was a choice but later clarified to The Advocate that she is bisexual and that she has chosen to be in a gay relationship. She shaved her head for the play Wit, where her character battles cancer.



Mars is finally turning direct on the 13th. As he starts moving forward, heal recent blow-ups and resentments. He’s opposing Neptune, so over-eagerness and hypersensitivity may aggravate raw wounds. Time is on your side. Easy does it.


ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Pushing yourself too hard invites trouble. Resisting those demons is a huge challenge right now. If you can’t be nice, take a long meditative walk.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Your financial intuitions are good, but discuss them with your accountant who might improve them. Sexual innovation will help your partnership, but better to consult than act on impulse.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Charm wins attention and admirers. Think seriously about where you want to be in 20 years and discuss that with your mate. Your boss’ insanity is not your problem; how you respond to it is.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Your personal relations are a bigger challenge as you feel pulled between love and work. Right now work has to come first. Your partner will understand.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
AIt’s too easy to fall into pleasant routines. Take a creative challenge and push for something new and different. If you can wait a week or two to make any financial decisions.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
It’s too easy to blame things on your partner. Even a long, strong marriage needs clear boundaries. Clearing the air can be helpful, but solutions will come later. Be patient.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Your flirtatious instincts upset your sweetie.  Take care of what you already have going. Innovation is necessary to keep a relationship alive, but you have to work together on that.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Losing friends could be good, but think hard about who you want in your future. A new passion is just a passing fancy, but why pass it up? Just be careful of expectations and prophylaxis.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Throw yourself into your work. Even if you’re just running on momentum you can get a lot done.  Seeking promotion will backfire. Just keep your shoulder to the wheel.  Rewards come later.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Take time off from work and make time your mate. Work together on changes. Flowers or dinner out are nice surprises. Redecorating on your own isn’t.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Nothing wrong with flirting as long as you’re careful. Getting too witty will undermine caution. Think ahead. Write down those bons mots that are too incendiary for conversation.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Domestic and professional relationships bolster each other, but prioritize the latter for now. People are pulling you in different directions. Focus. Principles will offer direction.

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

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 6, 2012.