As the year winds down, it actually ends with a bang. Energetic Mars retrogrades and opposes expansive Jupiter and foggy Neptune. Our actions rise and kaboom through the cosmos leading us on possibly wasteful tangents. Be sure to leave a breadcrumb trail lest you get lost. Do I see birds? Uh, oh.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Traveling can get out of hand. But for gay Archers with a sense of adventure, that may just be the point. Expect the unexpected should you decide to vacation. The world is rich with opportunity and lifetime experiences. Your opinions and ideas reach massive global audiences where you feel enriched, expanded and even smart. Or, you can just stay at home and dream.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) Love may be free, but the accoutrements of love may cost. Pink Caps feel especially feisty and can attract anyone they choose. But, even in these recessionary times, you will have to do more than offer a small bouquet of daisies and a bottle of cheap plonk to entice and charm your beloved. How do I love thee? Let me count the gifts.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) Relationships consume all your attention. And, why not? Aqueerians need to put more effort in solidifying partnerships and building stronger bonds this time of year. You will not lose your individuality if you are part of a team. In fact, it helps to have strong support that helps you realize your personal dreams and ambitions. Remember, only the cheese stands alone.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) It is possible that Guppies could strain a muscle on the weights or trip up on the treadmill. But, any exercise effort is good if you can start to tone and buff before the holiday fressfest. Definitely revamp and revitalize your health regime, but do so slowly and in moderation. You can’t achieve perfection in a day. But, maybe you can in two.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams are mischief makers. And, it’s not only your neck on the line — you manage to get your entire coterie of pals into trouble. Watch what you do and make careful choices. While everything could turn out to be fine, there might be moments of serious stress where you second guess your actions. Don’t let them see you sweat. Take credit for any successes later.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) As the year winds down, queer Bulls find that career matters could take precedence. Small issues blow out of proportion and infringe upon family time. Before you raise your stress level at a usually stressful time of year, take a step back and reassess the various competing situations. When the boss waves a red flag in front of you, don’t charge. Just sit and assess.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins love gossip and may receive a few juicy morsels that desperately need to be shared. But, don’t. Your words could come back to haunt you later. Your idle chit chat finds a global audience. So, instead of allowing yourself to float on a live stream, control your message and release it sparingly. You will be considered wise, even sagelike, for a change.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Gay Crabs have it and when they have it, they spend it. And, why not? After all, isn’t it the season to be jolly and generous? Money is no object until it is. Try to curb some of your more outrageous purchasing so that when the bills come due, you are not bowled over. Let’s face it, do you really need that lifesize foam elephant? Make do with just the trunk.

LEO (07.24-08.23) Grrr. You have a tiger in your tank, Proud Lion. So, set out to manifest your destiny as an appreciative audience of assorted admirers follows your progress. But, playing to a large crowd is no match to playing to one particular adoring someone. Strike a match and spend your holiday time focusing on creating a passionate fire. Melt some snow and bring it to a boil.

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) Try as you might, you won’t be able to prevent secrets from leaking out into the general zeitgeist. But, that is okay, queer Virgin. These seemingly dark secrets are not so terrible and they have only been holding you back through fear and intimidation. Release and liberate yourself, You have nothing to lose but your psychological chains and your tormentor.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Relax and have fun by getting out of your usual routine. Proud Libras not only discover new friends by exploring exciting new organizations, they might also become the director of all the clubby activities. Prepare for the new year by stirring up your current social hive to a high buzz. Who knows? You may find yourself making honey with a certain stinger.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) Proud Scorps might be tired of being the power behind the throne. You yearn to take the reins of power into your own hands and guide the course of fate yourself. This attitude might pay off, but with a certain cost. Burning the midnight oil takes time away from your other interests. But, if you are making money, are there really any other interests?

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