Tom Hardy turns 35 on Saturday. The British actor has been around more than a decade, but hit the mainstream with his sexually ambivalent arms expert in 2010’s Inception, then became a superstar this summer as the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.



Mercury in Libra makes people agreeable, but opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto triggers a lot of arguments. Good! Raise the hard issues and resolve them.


VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Worrying about money can undermine your relationship.
Discussing them frankly and not dramatically with your partner can strengthen it. Wild crazy sex helps, too.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Dreams can come true, but not just by dreaming. Balance that fairy-dusted right side of your brain with some good solid left brain logic, real world planning and a budget you can stick to.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Stay calm through the upsets of work, commuting and the
annoying fidgets of people nearby. The real problem is within you; so is the solution. Meditation and exercise can lift your mind.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
It’s not your job to correct the idiocy of others. Knowing you’re right is enough. Or are you? Listen to new ideas that could open your way of thinking. Still, don’t argue.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Getting due credit may take some self-promotion. Don’t push too hard, but don’t be shy. For LGBT folks, lines between friends and family can be vague. Arguing with a friend may clarify questions.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Efforts at diplomatic outreach are likely to stumble over your now-more-than-usual impulsive frankness. With careful, rapid thought your efforts at wit can prove charming. Think ahead! If you can’t avoid disputes with authority, at least avoid a full-frontal attack.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Loyalties to your group may clash with your ideals. An open mind and closed mouth make a powerful combination. The best way not to blurt secrets is to keep the conversation on other topics.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Do not take conflicts with authority personally. Rash outbursts will only make things worse. It’s hard not to react and dig your heels in, but you really need to be empathetic and strategic.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Domesticity suits you well. Find ways to economize and you’ll be amazed at how much you can save. That does not mean taking an advantage of a big sale unless it’s something you really need.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Whatever you invest time, money or energy into will explode. That would be bad for finances but great for creativity. You’re sure to outrage someone. Stay clear on your values and priorities.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Push your mind in new directions. It will take both instinct and logic to get through intellectual barriers. What traditions are
holding you back? Don’t sell yourself short. Take the challenge.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
A slap up against your limitations could lead to doom and gloom. Better to use that as a key to empathy with the limits and frailties of others. That in turn could help you to transcend limitations.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 14, 2012.