Tilda Swinton turns 51 or 52 (sources are mixed) on Monday. The Oscar winner for Michael Clayton is one of Hollywood’s most outspoken advocates of gay rights, and she has played the parent of a gay child several times, as well as the sex-shifting hero(ine) of Orlando.


SCORPIO  Oct 21–Nov 20
The sense that you haven’t quite figured it out and the desire for more certainty will keep you guessing until you realize that life is a lot safer and more certain when you trust it enough to know that doing it perfectly involves following your bliss.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 21­–Dec 20
Instead of trying to push your agenda, you would do better to hear what other people have in mind and weigh their choices and concerns with your issues. If you are willing to hear them out, they will be much more receptive to you and your plans.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21–Jan 20
Just as you were getting ready to break free, a series of interruptions and a lot of long standing issues made you lose sight of the fact that you had other plans. I am in no position to tell you how to do things, but you’ve got to find a way to fit yourself into your life.

AQUARIUS  Jan 21–Feb 20
In order for you to be able to function within the uncertainties that are so much a part of your life right now, you need to be able to surrender to the thought that you could live without this.

PISCES  Feb 21–Mar 20
For someone to whom regular walks on the wild side are therapeutic, you will incur no penalty by stepping out of the box every so often. The picture that comes to mind is one which includes you in a new setting, with a totally different outlook.

ARIES  Mar 21–Apr 20
Life seems to be requiring more from you these days. You need to question the gap between who you think you are and who you turned out to be before you can get around the stuff that keeps you from being able to identify what you want.

TAURUS  Apr 21–May 20
If we start blaming ourselves for what went wrong, we don’t stop feeling responsible for everything until we get some distance on the people, places and things that were screwed up. Forgive yourself for being naive and for giving too many things the benefit of the doubt.

GEMINI  May 21–Jun 20
If in the short run it looks like you have to give something up, in the long run you will find that you were smart to get back to square one. As you watch what was stressing you out disappear for good, you will be glad that you made this choice.

CANCER  Jun 21–Jul 20
Your goals are taking shape and your personal life is reflecting a sense of wholeness that feels pretty good. This is a plateau. Take the time to breathe. Depending on your bio-rhythms, you should get to a place where what’s next looks better than this.

LEO  Jul 21–Aug 20
Those of you who are stuck in a situation where your life is too much at the mercy of what everyone else wants and expects will have to find a way to reckon with the part of your psyche that equates that with stability.

VIRGO  Aug 21–Sep 20
Don’t be surprised if you get a chance to find out how much easier everything goes when everyone gets to be themselves. You will be learning a lot about what happens when the people factor takes a back seat to the need to hook up with yourself.

LIBRA  Sep 21–Oct 20
As far as you are concerned, doing as little as possible to stir the pot will get you a lot further than any bold and dangerous moves. For now, do your best to play it cool and try not to make a fool of yourself.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 2, 2012.