By Jack Fertig


Portia de Rossi turns 38 on Monday. In 2010, actress de Rossi changed her name to include her wife’s last name. She famously married Ellen DeGeneres in 2008. But de Rossi opened many eyes to her life in last year’s memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain where she revealed her struggles with anorexia and the problems of her first marriage.



Venus in Sagittarius square Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces is very sensual and innovative, if perhaps a bit over-indulgent. Mars and the sun in Aquarius are bringing out the edgy innovative side, maybe a bit hardcore. Pushing hard spoils the energy. To get where you want, relax and pay attention to clues.


AQUARIUS Jan 20-Feb 18
Your social charisma is strong, but exercising it risks a greater price than you imagine. Be careful about any commitments of time and energy. You’ll find you had less than you thought.

PISCES Feb 19-Mar 19
Consider your ambitions carefully. A burst of energy now tempts you to overextend yourself. Some courage is good, but meditate and think ahead before you promise to deliver the moon.

ARIES Mar 20-Apr 19
Friendly provocation, dares and seductions lead you easily into trouble. Don’t avoid your friends. Just think twice to avoid going along with something foolish.

TAURUS Apr 20-May 20
A simple effort at friendly seduction is liable to blow up in your face. Think about your romantic/sexual needs and talk with a friend you trust with your secrets — or a professional counselor.

GEMINI May 21-Jun 20
You’re eager to get ahead and out to new vistas. Asking questions and understanding the answers is better than assuming that you already know everything you need to take the next step.

CANCER Jun 21-Jul 22
You’re looking very sexy, but slippery. You may be as irresistible as those impulses, but be very careful about playing safe. Right now every accident and bug around is out to get you.

LEO Jul 23-Aug 22
You and your partner are both full of grand fantasies, not quite meeting on planet Earth. Try lying back and letting your honey take the lead. You could find it a very happy surprise.

VIRGO Aug 23-Sep 22
If you and your partner or roommate are arguing over housekeeping, your best strategy is to relax and be flexible. You probably don’t like that, but the alternative just brings more trouble.

LIBRA Sep 23-Oct 22
Stay focused on tasks at hand and be creative on paper or on screen, not aloud. Let a friend confirm your brilliance before you send anything out.

SCORPIO Oct 23-Nov 21
Your creative crises is resolved at home or by looking at family wisdom. Guard against extravagance. Transform old junk into new treasures. Focusing your will is hard. The rest is easy!

Revelatory letters to your family lead to more drama than expected. That could be good at getting everything out in the clear, but the calm road to resolutions can get loud and nasty.

CAPRICORN Dec 21-Jan 19
The stars are opening you up for therapeutic release of secrets and problems. Choose the time, place and confidante very carefully or your worst secrets will be out all over the place.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 28, 2011.