Rob Halford turns 61 on Saturday. The frontman for the heavy metal rock band Judas Priest, Halford came out in 1998. He has continued to tour and perform with the band and as a solo act.



A long-running sun – Venus aspect peaks this week, making everyone try too hard to be nice. Both orbs make a hard aspect to Eris boosting pushiness and manipulation. Everyone has room for improvement. Focus on yourself.


LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Efforts to help others will probably backfire. Focus on your own problems. Get expert advice. You won’t like it, but at least consider it carefully. Exercise will help relieve tension.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
When your ruler, Mercury, comes home to your sign on Aug. 31, you will be witty, wise and compassionate. Until then, keep your ego and your mouth under control. Especially be considerate of your partner. Remember what’s important — and who!

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Worrying won’t get you anywhere. Take a practical look at your flaws and determine practical steps to improvement. Gentle exercise will help you stay positive and productive.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Your mind is getting sharp; try to keep your tongue from following. Save your critical remarks for those who ask to benefit from your insight, which is still and always best focused on yourself.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Feeling lost and disconnected? Hiding in books and ideas could be a good strategy; whining is not. It’s too easy to feel sorry for yourself. Be mature and philosophical. This will pass.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Your instinct to take charge and protect can be simultaneously charming and annoying to your partner or close confidant. It’s obvious that you care, but your sweetie needs room to breathe.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Advice from your partner may sound a bit harsh, but it’s worth heeding. Resist the urge to reciprocate; just resolve to improve. Vanity (or your sweet tooth) could be interfering with your health.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Keep your codependent tendencies in check. A creative outlet can help. Remember that it’s therapeutic, probably not to be shared with others.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
You generally prefer a more direct approach, but subtlety and intuition are working for you now. A stronger air of authority is also working for you. Learn how to work it now if you want to keep it.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Life rarely goes as planned, so don’t beat yourself up for it. Give yourself full credit for what you have done. Friendly suggestions could be springboards to sensible ideas.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Trading barbs with your friends is all good fun until someone gets hurt. It’s way too easy to cross that line. Apologize quickly. Wounded pride can harden quickly into alienation. With some focus you can put your wit to better use.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
This full moon is especially werewolfish. Indulge your inner beast, but remember, there is a time and a place for that. While humanoid, keep your ambitions in check.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 24, 2012.