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Evan Rachel Wood turns 25 on Friday. Starting as a child actress on TV and movies, she has grown into a popular star of film (Across the Universe) and television (True Blood). In 2008 she played a lesbian in the film The Wrestler, and later came out as bisexual.



Mercury is lord of the zodiac now, but he’s in bad aspect. Reign in ego and criticism. Venus in Leo aspecting the outer planets is challenging us all to innovative change. Heed your intuition and keep it sweet.


VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Trust your creative and erotic instincts. Some rational discernment is necessary, but you should know quickly whether you are hearing the call of passionate brilliance or a siren’s song.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Even without malicious intent, gossip can be damaging. Your friends mean well, but do you need blabbermouths complicating your life? Trust a partner’s advice on who your friends really are.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Challenges at work can bring out your best. It will take hard work, creativity and shrewd thinking. Your instincts are good, but it’ll take persuasion to get others to go along.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Kindness and charity take considerable effort. Some poor, annoying fool probably has no idea that he is hitting your sensitive points. You don’t have to put up with it, but take the high road.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
As in a bad romantic comedy, a misunderstanding could lead to a passionate affair — though probably not more than that. Still, it could change your life. New ideas at work need some polish.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
News from your partner could knock you for a loop and change the relationship. If you think of it as a battle, you will lose the war. Pay attention and adapt. Necessary changes won’t be easy but will make things a lot better in the long run.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Confusion can lead you to friends for advice. Listen, but consider carefully how their suggestions conflict with your own values. From that clash of ideas will come something useful.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
When people disagree with you, it’s not about you! That can be hard to remember at work especially. Efforts to charm will probably backfire. Just keep your nose to the grindstone.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
You want to make big changes at home, but consider others. Surprises will not be appreciated; sew recipes are a safer bet. There are no failures, only lessons.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Glib charm will not go down well. Make your words matter. Use your charm to convey challenging notions. Being nice helps get the message across, but by itself it’s no message at all.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
You need to take care of yourself and get back to basics. Reconsider your recent accomplishments and talk them over with a friend. A new moon on the 15th will bring new ideas to explore.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
No matter how much charm you pour on others, they may not be appreciated. Self-improvement is always a worthwhile effort. Working on yourself can open opportunities to play with others.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 7, 2012.