By Jack Fertig


Wanda Sykes turns 47 on Monday. The comedian/actor came out during the National Day of Protest against Prop 8. We love her activist work with GLSEN and Cyndi Lauper’s Give a Damn campaign. She recently played Miss Hannigan in a production of Annie. If anyone’s going to bring sass to that role, it’s Sykes.



Spring fever hits early with Venus sextile Jupiter tempting us to new friends, fun and flirtation. Then she aspects Mars, eager to realize the dreams inspired by Jupiter. Venus and Mars will aspect Saturn, bringing everything back down to earth. Get grounded with fresh new perspectives and you’re ahead of the game.


PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Never forget to meditate. Getting into a frenzy and going off half-cocked carries a huge price. Calm that overheated brain and answers to your problems will come into focus.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Too many social temptations make it harder to get things done. Organize your friends in a productive way, especially in charitable service. That could introduce you to your next mate.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Your initiative and innovations get good notice. Opportunities and responsibilities grow. Share the credit along with the work and you’ll get lots of support from behind the scenes.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Friendly encouragement is welcome. When you parlay that faith into constructive efforts you’ll run into new obstacles. Accept those creative challenges and justify the regard of your admirers.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
Your public reputation and career advances enhance your opportunities for fun and games. That feeds a cycle of benefits on both sides, but could be a distraction from work at home.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Being accommodating to your partner helps you reach new understandings. You may then hit a wall, but that was always there. It will give you a better understanding of how to negotiate limits.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Getting too clever at work confuses colleagues. Listen twice as much as you talk. Stick to what everyone knows you’re good at and trust others on your team.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Indulge playful urges. Just remember your partner is with you against the rest of the world. If single, any prospective partner will be all the more eager to be on your side.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Creativity and even a dash of perversity, is the key to getting through any task, no matter how onerous. If you can hold on to that attitude you can clear away a lot of household drudgery.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Your efforts to be brilliant and playful are more confusing than amusing to the folks at home. Your friends kind of get it, but the act still needs a bit more work. It’s OK; they all still love you.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
To get ahead more effectively you have to appreciate where you came from. Siblings, even if they seem angry or confused, have important lessons for you. Make a gratitude list.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Try a new look. That will start some fun discussions and then some arguments, but that’s the point. You’re used to stretching other people’s brains, now push your own to new limits.

Jack Fertig can be reached at 415-864-8302 or

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 4, 2010.