By Jack Fertig


Rosie O’Donell turns 49 on Monday. The funny lady and talk show host has been a bit quiet lately. We figure that’s partly due to her recent and public breakup with her girlfriend this year. But we hear she’s also been busy working with Oprah Winfrey to develop a new show for the OWN network.



Neptune and Saturn remain in hard aspect, confusing boundaries of logic/science and religion/art/fantasy. Venus and Jupiter can usually be counted on to improve most situations, but they’re also in hard aspects complicating negotiations while boosting self-righteousness and misguided optimism. Don’t sugarcoat difficulties. Deal with them.


ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Standing up for yourself can strain a partnership. Advice from friends should be taken very carefully. Listen at least, and be polite. There may be some nuggets of sense you can work with.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
People offering to promote you are more well-meaning than effective. You can only trust your record of good work and instincts. For health’s sake be careful not to overextend yourself.

GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Arguments are a waste of time and energy. Imagine the world you want future generations to live in and let that inspire your creative efforts. Learn what you can from the children in your life.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
To meet the great opportunities you face now, find strength in your roots, let go of fear and distractions. Charm and sexual charisma work for you if you are careful not to overplay them.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
Misunderstandings with your partner are inevitable. Playing them into grossly exaggerated caricature may be the best way of getting to the root of them. Play it out cooperatively.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
If there’s diabetes in your family, check your own risk factors. Flirtations at work or the gym grow into something serious. Be careful. That new honey could incur some hard expenses.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Creative efforts aimed at improving a relationship are likely to go awry. Your usual brilliance at anticipating others’ desires is on strike now. That’s OK. They’ll love it when you ask.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Growing up and getting real can be harsh, but it makes you more effective. You can still keep your ideals alive even with a clearer, more aware perspective.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Fun and games don’t stop, but what purpose do they serve? Are they helping you toward your long-range goals? Some diversion and relaxation is necessary, but don’t get carried away.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
You’re at a career peak, but what’s the point? That’s always a good question as long as you’re really looking for an answer. Look deep to get a clearer sense of where you’re going.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Trying to reconcile opposing viewpoints can cheat you of the perspective you will get from understanding each on its own merits. Start with the basic details and work your way up.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
Meditate and focus on intuiting how and where to build your resources. It will take hard work, and some of those intuitions will have to be filtered through reality. You can do it.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 18, 2011.