Beyonce Knowles turns 31 on Tuesday. The breakout star of the girl band Destiny’s Child, Beyonce has become a gay icon, both with her music (her last CD, 4, came out last year) and her appearances in movies such as Dreamgirls.



Venus enters Leo while in hard aspect to Sun and Jupiter. Yes, there can be too much charm, sweetness and light. Most of the other planets want to get to work. Scale back from saccharine to diplomatic and you can do anything.


VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Friends mean well — bless their hearts, if not their brains. Criticizing them will backfire. You need an outlet; save your kvetching for a very trusted and patient friend.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Enjoy the fruits of your labor, but don’t over-indulge. Too much partying could bring latent problems to the surface. If friends offer advice, the less you like it, the more you should listen.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Too much individual initiative can be your downfall, but with forethought, intuition and advice from friends, you can do almost anything. If you’re not entirely happy where you’re working, get résumés to where you’d rather be.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
There’s a line between flirtation and sexual harassment, and you’re a little too frisky. In the right time and place, that can work for you spectacularly, but it could undermine your reputation.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Your drive is strong enough to achieve nearly anything. Keep your mind focused on necessary work and away from arguments, especially at home. Sex may not solve problems, but can help you endure them.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Your mouth is the magic door to trouble. Think ahead, listen attentively and be very careful about the right time and place to get down and dirty.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Trying to be helpful around the house can cause trouble with your partner/roommate. Match actions to words. An argument with a friend can bruise your ego, but brave it and clear the air.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
If malaise hits, focus on what’s bothering you and get into action. Your voice is even louder and more forceful than usual. If you feel a need to yell at others, talk gently with a trusted friend.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Playful flirtations are likely to overstep bounds. Optimistic financial plans are way too much. If it looks too good to be true, it is. Get solid, reliable advice before putting your money anywhere.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Keep your hands busy, ears open and mouth shut — except in lovemaking. Sex is great, but verbal intercourse can get contentious. Housecleaning is the second best way of working off that energy.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Indulge yourself with a massage, a day at a spa, a long leisurely visit at a museum or a scenic hike. The company of a very close, trusted friend is ideal, but solitude is good for the soul, too.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Venus brings you more charm and gorgeousness entering your sign on the 6th. She’s pretty amped up, so be careful not to overdo it. Are those “friends” laughing with you or at you?

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 31, 2012.