By Jack Fertig


Elisabeth Hasselbeck turns 35 on Monday. The polarizing host of The View often interjects her conservative position which led to a famously heated debate with then host Rosie O’Donnell in 2007 over the war in Iraq. She has a longtime feud with comedian Kathy Griffin who blasted Hasselbeck’s recent talk with President Obama on The View regarding same-sex marriage.



The sun and Mercury in Gemini both quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn aggravate grievances with power and bureaucracy. Resist the urge to argue. Pressing your point will not help. Be sly and subversive. Know your opponent and work your way inside.


GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Collect facts and figures, listen to everyone involved, but real resolution will be subtler and more empathetic than logical; more in deeds than words.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Applying your personal insights to help others is an awkward fit, but combined with broader ideas proves useful. Solving problems at home digs you in deeper. Just listen and cooperate.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
OK, you’re fabulous. Pushing the point only irritates those around you. Just relax and be you. Your hard work will be noticed, but is that a good thing? Have a friend double-check it first.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Charm and good manners get you ahead. Playfulness pushes you over lines you don’t want to cross. Be sensitive to others, but not presumptuous. RYour priorities aren’t necessarily theirs.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Realizing your mistakes is an important part of learning. IThink of it as intellectual housecleaning to help you advance. New approaches to health and exercise are worthwhile.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Sexual tensions and other anxieties need release. Lascivious humor reveal deeper truths and get you into trouble. Resist rationalizations and impulses.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Karmic connections offer insight into family problems. Pay attention to hygiene and housecleaning to solve spats with your partner. There are deeper problems, but a little clean up couldn’t hurt.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Screw-ups at work are inevitable. Trying too hard complicates the project while stress and over-exertion causes physical harm. Advice from a favorite uncle or aunt can help.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Your mouth is dangerous now and getting aggressive will only expose secrets, leaving you vulnerable. In the right time and place, that can be therapeutic. Elsewhere it’s a bloody disaster.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Feeling disconnected, resist the temptation is to look for comfort in family and home. Focus on your career. Build your reputation, not by seeking attention, but by sharpening clarity.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Your mouth gets you into trouble. Your brilliant wit backfires, annoying your partner and upsetting your boss. Stay home and write, but let your partner look it over before anyone else reads it.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Reconciling your ideals with needs is a challenge. The discrepancies there make anyone pessimistic. But it shows you have a grasp of larger issues and taking steps to better the world.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 25, 2012.