By Jack Fertig


Yves St. Laurent would have turned 76 on Wednesday; he died in 2008. The gay fashion icon is perhaps best remembered for creating his “tuxedo for women,” which also inspired this year’s DIFFA Collection of smoking jackets.



The sun in Leo aspecting Uranus and Pluto builds confidence, perhaps a bit too much. Sure you can do anything, but not on your own!


LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Trying to smooth over differences only causes problems to fester. Deal with issues now. Solutions require original thinking, and you probably will make mistakes, but better to do that and correct them than not to try.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
You might get to act out some long-hidden desires. Revealing that secret side can cause doubts, especially if word gets out. Hold your head high, dismiss lurid rumors as trashy gossip and let them wonder. The mystique will do you good.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
However you need to revise plans, stay focused on your goal and clear on your limits. Promising too much can ruin everything. Talk up what you realistically can do; that’ll be enough.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Let people know what you can do that will really make a difference. You may need to work on getting it across diplomatically. Think carefully before speaking, but it’s better to risk offending than to say nothing and let opportunity pass you by.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
A new adventure will liven up your partnership, or help you build or find one. Be daring and bold. It doesn’t have to be expensive. What would get your pulse racing?

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
You could be the center of domestic disturbances, a force of change in the community, and/or a dynamo in the bedroom. Any one of these can support another. Thinking of others first will help to keep it all clean and positive.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
You need to get a grasp of deep worries that are affecting your relationship. Talking with your partner is generally better than talking about your partner, but find a sympathetic and trustworthy ear where you can.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Confusion at work can stir a greater range of anxieties. Take a break and think through the problem at hand. It will get crazier before you can solve it, but control the damage.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Worries about your relationship, or fears of never getting in one, are mostly groundless, but do say something about long-buried wounds or anxieties.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Whatever you do with your money or flirtations will come to naught, but there’s nothing wrong with feeling flirty and confident. “Wasting” time can for real investments.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Humility is your big issue now. Whether you are too cocky or too shy you need to get back to knowing that in the grand scheme you are anyone’s equal — no more or less.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Be discreet and strategic — which doesn’t mean shy. Know your worth, but keep your cards close to your chest. Trust your instincts, be adaptable and know who you can depend on.

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

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 27, 2012