By Jack Fertigrick-santorum-440


Rick Santorum turns 54 on Thursday. The former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania is looking to be a top pick for the vice presidential nominee on the GOP ticket. Santorum, who has consistently been an ardent opponent of LGBT rights, suspended his run for the presidential Republican nomination in April.



The sun conjoins Jupiter in Taurus offering a bright spot in the economy, both global and your own. Venus is in close aspect boosting that optimism, but Eris is also in aspect so real gains require hard work.


TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Be daring. Say what’s on your mind. Personally and professionally you’re looking fabulous. Hard work is sure to be rewarded. You could even luck out on the lotto on the 13th.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
The less you say, the more people will listen. Busy as your brain is, the stars promise a closed trap and an open mind will bring you lots of new information, insight and respect from others.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Your energy and ambition are cranking up. Keep your eyes open for opportunities, but exercise judgment. Gossip is a tempting distractions. Keep your mind focused on the prize.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
All eyes and ears are focused on you. How you turn a sudden shock into an opportunity impresses everyone around. Think quickly, show spontaneous foresight and recruit help.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
You’re the queen of details, but look at the larger picture. Get a clear view of how those details work best. Explore new ideas, tastes and feelings. Celebrating the sensual will prove practical.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Your ruler Venus is pushing you to get slutty. You’ll have time to explore your sensual, adventurous side. Consider ground rules, good sense and protection.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Brutal honesty with your friends will alienate folks you should value personally or professionally. If you want brutal honesty, start on yourself and your current direction in life.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Charms and good work gets you ahead at work, but your partner is the secret weapon to cement connections that will promote you. Your competitive streak is coming out. Keep it light.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
A critique of your work feels devastating. Learn what you can from that. There’s always room for improvement and the lessons here can be just what you need to push forward.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Family arguments prove to be blessings in disguise. Sexual adventures can go wrong. Be very careful. Remember you have nothing to prove.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Open communications with those close to you can prove very lucrative, or at least help you focus on what really matters. Keep your ears open and let family and friends know what you want.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Solving problems at work is mired in obstruction. Work off the frustration with exercise. You’re edgy and impatient; be nice to colleagues. The good news: Money is coming your way.

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

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 4, 2012.