What puts the spring in our step this sultry summer? It must be Venus which moves into Libra and conjuncts Mars and Saturn. Seek your bliss and take it to the next level. Work it and then collect the benefits.

LEO (07.24-08.23) If you have something on your mind, this is the time to say it. Proud Lions actually come off as gentle and caring, even if their message has a growl and a bite. But, don’t roar about just anything. Pick and choose your battles carefully. Go where you know that you are in the right. Otherwise your best orations will just be hot air. And, we have enough of that this summer!

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) Penny pinching queer Virgins, rejoice. This time period brings you financial success and security. This applies to those who have carefully managed their finances over the past few months. The chickens not only come home to roost, they provide a delicious roast dinner. For those spendthrift few who have lived large as their savings shrunk, you get a brief reprieve. Very brief.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) You are where you love to be — in the center of the social scene, meeting new people and enjoying the glare of the spotlight. Enjoy it while it lasts and make the most of all the attention. Proud Libras put pet projects into motion and gain support from some interesting influential sources. Hurry. By the end of the month you will be back to banging on closed doors.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) Proud Scorps go cosmic as dreams play a big role in how they decide to act and react. Go with your gut. While there is a lot going on behind the scenes, you seem to have an intrinsic and intuitive notion of the whos, whats and wheres of it all. An interesting strategy is to play dumb and see who reveals the truth. Then you can smarten up the whole motley crew.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Friends want to get into the act. Can you handle all the commotion? Gay Archers are elected social directors. And, yet, it could be worse. At least now you call the shots, make the decisions and do things that you really like to do. Of course, too much of your own “good ideas” may wear on the crowd. Try to make it more of a democracy. Okay, maybe an oligarchy.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) Career-minded pink Caps can manifest their own destiny as months of effort suddenly pay off. There are plenty of opportunities to shine up to the big brass. Your professional path clears of debris and you can cruise to the next rest stop with ease. Of course, there are those who are angling for the next exit. That, too, can be arranged, much to your benefit.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) Expand your mind either through coursework or an entirely new environment. Aqueerians can expand their minds and attitudes if they open a book or do a booking. Travel, even if it is to new parts of your current neighborhood. Do some uncharacteristic, unanticipated things. But, don’t continue to stew in your own juices. That will not get you off the pot.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) If you have your eye on a certain someone, they may just make eye contact back. And, there may be a few secret admirers who make themselves known to you now. Guppies with a yearning can get their yearning churning and burning. Love places you on the fire and fries you to a crisp. Somehow, I think that is the way you like to be served and devoured.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) If you have not been giving partnerships the attention they deserve, this is the time to focus on them. Proud Rams turn up the charm and smooth over any rough edges and disagreements. But, don’t just gloss over the wide gaps. Find ways to really fill them in. If you are on the hoof and checking out the field, trot over to some new pastures to see who is grazing.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Even a small exercise effort can have impressive results. So, turn a careful eye to diet and health. Queer Bulls not only buff and tone, they can also set in place an entire regime that will have longer term beneficial impact. But, you have to make the effort. Dreaming away the pounds will just not do it…especially with all those midnight snacks.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) While you are usually fairly creative, this time period sees a boom in your artistic efforts. Anything you undertake, in any sphere of influence, has a spark of ingenuity and its great rewards. Luck plays a small role — most of it is through your own sweat equity. Don’t put anything off until tomorrow. “Genius” may be one way to describe it, but I prefer the word “Gemini.” Go, go, go.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) It is never too late in the summer to do some spring cleaning. So, why not now? Get the broom and the brush out of storage, gay Crab, and rubadub your space until it shines. Before you know it, your personal space fills up with all sorts of friends, strangers and hangers on. Party on, but ask guests to clean up after themselves. Oh, good luck. : :

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