By Jack Fertig


Sam Harris turns 51 on Monday. Winning Star Search in 1983 propelled his career first as a singer and then an actor and Broadway star starring in productions of The Producers and The First Wives Club. He married his partner of 14 years in 2008 months after adopting their son Cooper. In 2010, Harris recorded “My Reclamation,” an anthem for marriage equality.



Venus retrograding across the sun in Gemini triggers bold flirtations that will probably go awry. Keep a sense of humor. As Mercury enters Cancer protective moods can shade your thinking. Ask older relatives for family recipes or share some new ones.


GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
A new relationship may be in the offing, or an old one is just off. Keeping your home together requires hard work (the easy part) and diplomacy (not so easy). Focus your criticisms on yourself.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
A new exercise program does you a world of good, but start out easy. Take advantage of changes at work. Your insights to team dynamics secures your position, but don’t share them.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
A binge with your friends gets expensive and leads to arguments. Think hard about whose company you value and why. Political action is good. Criticizing your comrades, not so much.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
You’re good with the boss. Don’t kiss up. Tips from experts make your work more effective and less stressful. Some adventurous fun with your family can also turn things around for you.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Temptation to argue comes out of your anxieties. Give yourself and everyone else a break by focusing on your own problems and unburden yourself with a therapist or a good stand-in.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Be a fierce advocate for the queer community or your own part of that. Do not to overplay your hand. Speak up for universal rights and equality over privilege and to make your case.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Your partner or other connections can help you find a new job,so move quickly. You may be a bit selfish in appraising your relationship, but if you’re not good for each other move on.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Focus on foresight and good behavior. Rash actions and outspokenness undermine your work and get you into trouble with your boss or clients. Approach problems as a healer, not as a critic.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
You’re itching for a fight, but easily land in a bad one. To fix economic problems be a healer, not a warrior. You get more flies with honey instead of vinegar without compromising your principles.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Now is the time to reexamine your priorities and goals. Domestic comforts and lessons are a basis for growing in new directions, not a cozy nest to hide in.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
You mix up flirtation with argument. Instead of trying to pick someone up you might rather pick a fight. Feistiness has its charm, if you get the right balance.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
You are cute, charming and wonderful, but it draws unwanted attention. Just be yourself without the effort. If your usual divertissements just annoy you, try out some new amusements.
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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 1, 2012.