Twin sisters Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips — better known as advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren (“Dear Abby”), would have turned 95 on the Fourth of July. Lederer died in 2002; Phillips just this past January.


CANCER: Jun 21–Jul 20
You can’t take this on if you’re already overly involved with something else. On the one hand, you’ve got something that looks like what you’ve always dreamed of; and on the other hand, you’ve bumped into the last thing you expected.

LEO: Jul 21–Aug 20
Things couldn’t have come at a better time. After a long wait, you now see why there had to be a delay. Without having to give it too much thought, whatever it is that finally showed up at the end of the rainbow is giving you a chance to start all over.

VIRGO: Aug 21–Sep 20
You don’t have time to worry about how others are going to handle things. Sometimes you just have to trust the fact that they can get the job done without you.

LIBRA: Sep 21–Oct 20
You can’t expect to get results if you aren’t willing to look outside the box. For many of you, this could mean coming to the realization that others never meant any harm.

SCORPIO: October 21–Nov 20
Knowing how much to bring to a situation has become an issue. You see exactly what needs to happen; even so, others see it differently and they have a right to their opinion. What would help more than anything would be to step back and look at who this belongs to.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov 21–Dec 20
No matter how much the past seems to interfere with the present, in the here and now you have it in your power to forgive and forget. Don’t hold people hostage over the water under the bridge; that stuff is done.

CAPRICORN: Dec 21–Jan 20
It’s hard to say where you’re at with things. On the surface life is going along just fine. You’re so good at handling whatever it is that you’re engaged in, one would never guess that the bigger part of you is hardly there for it.

AQUARIUS: Jan 21–Feb 20
You’ve already figured out that this is going to require a lot of sensitivity and compassion. Part of you is ready to be there for people and another part of you wishes they could figure out how to be there for themselves.

PISCES: Feb 21– Mar 20
Nobody expects you to be 100 percent there for things that have run their course. In the midst of a transition you are already on to the next thing. Don’t let anyone tell you how to make your exit, but don’t leave any loose ends.

ARIES: Mar 21–Apr 20
The way things are going, you’re wondering why you ever had a problem with your current issue. For the next few months whatever you couldn’t seem to pull together in the past is going to come together in a way that will reaffirm your belief that this is all worthwhile.

TAURUS: Apr 21–May 20
You could get irritated, or you could just forgive those who know not what they do. I would forget it and take the high road — because you aren’t in the mood and you haven’t got the time to stoop to that level.

GEMINI: May 21–Jun 20
Too much well-meant advice isn’t ringing true because whoever’s dishing it out doesn’t have to live your life. What no one seems to understand is you have your own way of doing things.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 28, 2013.