By Jack Fertig


Grace Jones turns 63 on Thursday. The avant-garde singer, model and actress keeps a low profile lately, but gained attention for blasting Lady Gaga’s lack of originality and accused the singer of copying her style. She’s always been coy about her sexuality, but has had high profile affairs with Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Paul Goude who she had a son.



Mercury, Venus and Mars are all lined up in Taurus and trine to Pluto. Folks are digging in their heels, planting roots, not budging. Are you being any less intransigent? Try to meet people where they are and build cooperation by respectfully complementing differences.


TAURUS Apr 20-May 20
Don’t defend your ideas, but you may need to clarify them. Mundane tasks and working out can put you in a meditative state where those thoughts come together and find easier expression.

GEMINI May 21-Jun 20
Acting shy and quiet will enhance your sexual charisma. Sublimate that energy into something creatively brilliant — or invite someone to join you in sweet seclusion.

CANCER Jun 21-Jul 22
Bring friends and your partner together for some fun. Start discussions that will open up creative insights for you. Secrets may slip out too easily, but even that can lead to helpful perspectives.

LEO Jul 23-Aug 22
Your success depends on your commitment to work, which is clear to see. Blowing your own horn requires harmony. Don’t push or hold back, but work your charm.

VIRGO Aug 23-Sep 22
Treat new ideas as a game or a creative challenge. Having fun with new ideas will expand your sense of self and stimulate a clearer view of your goals.

LIBRA Sep 23-Oct 22
Cash in your unnecessary erotic charisma that is going to do you in. You’ll be sexier without it. Use that power for good and you’ll instantly pay off that imagined debt.

SCORPIO Oct 23-Nov 21
Your intensity comes off as strong leadership qualities or control issues. Keep your ego out of the way and focus. Insisting that others help pushes them away. Learn from little Bo Peep.

You have to value your work if you expect others to. Your friends can help boost your confidence. Taking a long view can also help. Getting discouraged and screwing off is a spiral to defeat.

CAPRICORN Dec 21-Jan 19
You were born with a strong sense of propriety but still enjoy a wild and nasty streak that could channel creative brilliance. Sublimate at work, but let it loose in the right time and place.

AQUARIUS Jan 20-Feb 18
There’s no place like home, but you may wonder where the hell “home” really is. Meditate on what you want to accomplish in your life and then reach down to find the roots to nurture that.

PISCES Feb 19-Mar 19
Articulating the mad buzzing in your brain is helpful if you find the right situation. Keep it among close trusted friends. Focus on the future. What are your hopes for 10 years from now?

ARIES Mar 20-Apr 19
You’re filled with energy and charm to conquer most worlds. Even if world domination isn’t feasible, you’re clever enough to plot reasonable victories. New perspectives will help.

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

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 13, 2011.