By Jack Fertig


RuPaul Charles turns 51 on Thursday. The pioneering drag queen continues to step up the art of drag with the upcoming fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo in January along with the companion show Untucked. But in 2010, he returned to his roots by releasing his fifth album, Glamazon and debuted the single “Superstar” on the finale of the third season of Drag Race.



Mars is in Virgo trine to Jupiter in Taurus directing our energies to critical, constructive matters. Get to work. Flirtations and chatter are just distractions, but a little is good for morale.


SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Efforts to befriend colleagues backfire. Constructive criticism should be offered carefully. Friends’ insights help your partnership and challenge your friendship. But you love a challenge.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Your eagerness to get ahead is overdone. Crediting your colleagues will help you keep proportion. You don’t need to oversell yourself. Humility is your key to greatness.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Your own creative visions and hopes are too extravagant. Share them anyway. Invite your friends to critique your goals. They will help you develop keener focus. Face domestic discord to heal it.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Think before responding to a challenge. You’re feistier than usual. On the other hand, taking criticism to heart could provide a lot of material for self-improvement.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Too much explaining undermines your efforts. Answer questions succinctly. Hunches may offer insight, but don’t necessarily trust them. Stick to the facts.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
If you ask for a raise you’ll get what you’re worth. Are you willing to risk it? Quiet time alone can help you get insight into early traumas. Helping those less fortunate can help you to heal them.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Sex can be healing, but one can overdose. Feelings of satiation can open new insights. Even in hard times life can be good and you have the resourceful creative instincts to make the most of it.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Advice from Mom is useful, but more a springboard to clearer ideas. Others may trigger your anxieties, those worries are your own from childhood shames. Choose your company carefully.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Showing off leads to criticism. The trick is to consider the source, see what you learn from it and don’t let it bother you. Stay strong and focused to take charge and deal with family problems.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Try not to start arguments at home. An older sibling or neighbor has good advice even if you don’t like it. Hard work and efficiency at work will be rewarded with greater challenges.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Your energy is picking up and liable to go in different directions. Housework is a pleasant diversion. Focus on learning practical issues. What do you need to learn to be truly successful?

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Keeping up with the Joneses quickly becomes more jonesing. Challenge yourself to be thrifty. Campy discussions are fun, but easy to overdo. Improve on your own flaws; never mind others’.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 11, 2011.