By Jack Fertig

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Kelly McGillis turns 55 on Monday. The actress made herself into a household name with big films that included Top Gun, The Accused and Witness in the ’80s. In 2009, she came out publicly as lesbian in an interview with the site SheWired. Interestingly, she did a guest star stint on Showtime’s The L Word  as the closeted Colonel Gillian Davis in 2008.



Mercury in Leo sextile to Venus in Gemini means well offering bold promises, but he’s turning retrograde, so don’t count on delivery. Passionate flirtations are just that; no more.


CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Spiritual values and material goals leave you questioning how you keep body and soul together. Making revolutionary changes requires personal choices while working within the system.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Your discomfort with the world is your problem. Don’t take it out on others. Fearlessly honest friends confront you with disturbing truths. Listening won’t come easily, but you can handle it.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Keeping confidences is important to your ambitions. Letting on that you know a secret is the first step to giving it up. Enjoying attention among your friends can cost you at home.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Mars cranks up your energy, but don’t be a crank. Changes at home are necessary, listen to your partner and family. They have something to say that you need to hear.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Stay quiet and avoid argument. That makes you more effective in the long run. You will regret speaking up. Be observant and shrewd working behind the scenes.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Asserting your sexual desires is good for you, but stressful on your relationship. Real love requires compromises. A serious discussion can reach a satisfactory conclusion.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Too much confidence at work gets you in trouble. Rallying your people to support you. Respect and support them. One way or another they’ll pay you back.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
New ideas will soon challenge your deepest values and commitments. The world needs to evolve and change, and you must do so first if you really want to lead the way.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Worry less about what you need from others and think about what you can offer others of yourself. Even then think ahead and consider your own limits.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
As your confidence picks up, take time to meditate, exercise, to share your plans and ambitions. You need sensible counsel to keep you on the track to success, and off the road to disaster.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Your sense of community values put you into a very small minority. Your basic values are good, but what you’ve built on top of them needs total re-hashing.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
With your ruler Mercury turning retrograde you charm your way into regrettable situations. Heed your friends’ advice. Sorry. That wild new passion in your life is just a passing fancy.

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

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