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Tony Kushner turns 56 on Monday. The gay playwright  and screenwriter won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Angels in America: Perestroika in 1993. He also garnered Golden Globe and Oscar noms for the screenplay to the Steven Spielberg film Munich in 2005. His commitment ceremony in 2003 to Mark Harris was the first to be featured in the New York Times.



Mars in Libra making a T-square to Uranus and Pluto suggests solutions to major crises, but the teamwork involved means that you have to adapt your plans to suit others, not vice versa. These problems aren’t going away soon. Consider it just an early step.


CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Feeling alone is a lesson in standing on your own. When you feel negative and self-critical focus on ways to improve yourself. Decide on some positive habits to develop and stick with them.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Get time alone now. When the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd you’ll feel stronger and more certain, perhaps too much so. Approach others with modesty and sensitivity.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Asserting your sexuality, whether as an individual or as part of your LGBT community, requires insight. Reconsider your place in the community. Maturity and growth require adaptivity.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Feeling lost and disconnected is good. Take yourself on an intellectual, artistic adventure. You won’t find yourself in a museum, but you’ll find surprise in brilliant new ideas.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Sex offers distraction from your problems. Talk about whatever’s bothering you. Without that clarity you get crankier, undermining your work and your health. And nobody likes a cranky queen.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Plans with your partner push you to reevaluate your priorities. Creative thinking gets you through this, but you won’t manage it on your own. The partner comes in way handy for this.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Don’t take anything for granted with your health. Change your habits: quit smoking, start exercising routine, improve your diet. You’ve heard it all before. Now just do it.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
You upset someone. Think ahead about consequences. Also remember the difference between justice and vengeance. Are you speaking up for noble purposes or from resentment?

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Refinancing a mortgage could work out very well, but do your homework, be clear on details and fight for better terms. Tough domestic issues and decisions still need to be dealt with.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
What you say is too important to go off half-cocked. Bombastic challenges get shut down. Think about how to express yourself so that they will appreciate what you have to say.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Don’t worry about the global economy. You’re going to be OK. Your hard work is appreciated and valued, and some meditation will take the edge off. Keep those two in balance and you’re fine.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Listen to your pals about what they need and be adaptable on long-term strategies. Reconsider future plans. Let go of some boring, old ideas. Identify problems now, solve them later.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 13, 2012.