By Jack Fertig


Anna Paquin turns 30 on Tuesday. The True Blood actress married her series costar Stephen Moyer in August 2010, four months after coming out as bisexual for the Give a Damn campaign. Her character Sookie Stackhouse has grown into an iconic character as well as her casting as Rogue in the X-Men franchise. She has two films in post-production for 2012.



Mercury retrograding across the sun in Leo already tempts people to say way too much too forcefully. Other aspects make it worse. People using ears and brains will beat those using only their mouths.


LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Your friends help you look good and you’re eager to return the favor. But be ready to apologize for embarrassing situations. Stay in good humor. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Whatever you want to say will come out. Get it off your chest while you’re calm and eloquent. Save yourself the embarrassing trouble caused by an explosion of temper or resentment.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Winning people over with your charm doesn’t mean they agree with you. They don’t need to. A little less attention to your friends and more for your partner improve interpersonal negotiations.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Speaking your mind will commit you to positions you didn’t want. Rise to the occasion and shine. Jog, bike or exercise with a confidante. Sweating and talking will help get your ideas in order.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Relationship misunderstandings end up being funny and revealing. Confused messages though can be revealing. Pay attention and keep your sense of humor intact.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Colleagues encourage you to bite off more than you can chew. Focus on your own goals and strong suits. You need to adjust your long-range strategy, but make sure you have one.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Sly wit angers friends. Disagreements and confusion with your partner can help draw out suppressed anxieties, helping you to understand and heal lingering old problems.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Struggling to get ahead at work makes you question what you’re doing. Let work define you for now. Perseverance will bring insights. Like momma said, learn from your mistakes.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Efforts to get playful with your partner misfire. Don’t let that stop you. That backfire could just be fun you weren’t expecting or a chance to clear the air.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Everyone is working too hard to look good and feel good. Understand the value of that, but also have a special gift for seeing and cutting through the crap. Trust your instincts, not appearances.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
New insights challenge you to revise your plans, but your new plan B is just a necessary draft. In a few weeks, plan C will be better. Speak your mind but don’t take disagreements personally.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
New investments are just sweet talk and fantasy. Recommit to your priorities. Financial arguments can lead to helpful insights or impulse spending. Remember those priorities?

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 20, 2012.