Ken Ryker turns 40 on Friday. The award-winning, openly bisexual, Texas-bred star of The Other Side of Aspen IV (one of the most popular gay videos of all time) was born in Korea but now lives in California.



The sun entering Virgo and Mars coming home to Scorpio push us to work. Both aspect Neptune so focus may be hard to achieve. Mediation helps. Venus, Mercury and Jupiter offer opportunity through conviviality. Mix work with pleasure and you can get way ahead.


LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Stop wasting energy through your mouth and you can accomplish a lot. Prioritize home, family and community in that order. If there’s a more economical way to do anything you can find it.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Trust your instincts to do and say the right thing. Friends and authority figures will prove helpful. Don’t waste this gift but be very mindful of your long-range goals, professional and otherwise.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Friends can help promote you, but be clear about what you want. Being too nice can encourage disastrous dysfunction. Opportunities for advancement and the chance to quietly accomplish a lot may pull you in different directions.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Your ruler, Mars, comes home to your sign, boosting your energy. It may be hard to focus at first. Accept guidance, even criticism from friends. Blowing off steam in the bedroom can help.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Take a chance on love, or just sex. New opportunities await for a grand romance, or new thrills with your old love. Breaking appointments can cause trouble; reschedule with respect.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
With recent pressures abating you may feel adrift. Your partner can help provide direction and focus. Your instinct for work and accomplishment will also point you in the right direction.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
New ideas may show where you need to step back a bit and take a broader view. Balancing cooperation with subtle individual initiatives can challenge your integrity and new friendships.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Nobody lives up to your ideals, but then, neither do you. Don’t blame them for not keeping your universe perfect. Your “helpful” suggestions are taken more often as annoying criticism. Stop!

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Life has been too intense lately and nobody would blame you for letting off steam. Pour that energy into work or exercise. Puttering around at home will also help keep you out of trouble.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Share good news unless it involves money — friends are likely to exploit your good nature. Stash that cash where it will be safe and collect a bit of interest. Your charms should be enough.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Flirtation, affability and good manners will open doors for you. Think ahead about what doors you want open. Turn up the charm. Social temptations can be a real distraction from big opportunities.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Daydreams can be a serious diversion from work that needs to be done. That would just feed your worries and undermine your health. You can’t do everything, so do what’s most important.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 17, 2012.