The Sun conjuncts retrograding Mercury sending our innocent and not so innocent thoughts into wayward action. Your mind is as sharp as a tack but be careful where you step. Ouch! State your case proud and queer even if others are in a fog. Maybe someone will hear you correctly.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) You receive more public attention than you are able to effectively handle. Pink Caps may find themselves at the barenaked center of a public exhibition. Oops. Before you catch a chill, use the lessons of the recent past to assess and defuse any potentially embarrassing situation. Avoid closer scrutiny unless you have something interesting to show. Ahem.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) Outreach is the operative word. Generous Aqueerians are on a karmic mission and are keen to volunteer to make the world a better place. The secret of your success will be your ability to prioritize and get all the facts before you proceed. Are you listening or just making a stand? You will need more than two legs to move forward.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) Everyone appears to be on the same wavelength now. Everyone, that is, except randy Guppies who are off on their own steamy little personal tangents. If compadres are not listening, wait until you are better able to command full attention and everyone is ready to reconnect. Right now, they’re screening their messages and you have been moved to the spam folder.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams charge ahead without so much as an “excuse me.” Don’t be surprised if some of your best ideas do not see the light of day with superiors. Chalk it up to a combination of their lack of vision and the way you boldly deliver the news. There will be plenty of opportunity to toss out the pinstripped bastards later. Now be charming and bland, if you can.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) If you’re in the mood to plan something globally glorious, do so in a couple of weeks. Queer Bulls are itching to reveal the truth to the world. Maybe some folks aren’t ready to hear now. Or, maybe we have not quite crafted our message effectively. Go back to the drawing board and fiddle around with the text. You will be playing music to their ears soon enough.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Active and imaginative pink Twins come down with a case of acute sex on the mind. You may conjure up all sorts of imaginative and acrobatic scenarios, but keep it within for now. There is plenty of time to get out there and make your hot dreams come true. For now, let thoughts grind and percolate. You will be ready to pour and sip in a couple of weeks.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Partnerships get all your attention. Weigh all the give-and-take between the two of you and imagine what life can be like if you are willing to make some modifications. But, before you set the ground rules, wait until you can fully focus and prioritize. Gay Crabs have high expectations, but are not adept at expressing them clearly now. Talk with your hands instead.

LEO (07.24-08.23) A new broom sweeps clean at work. But, are you just pushing the dust around Proud Lion? Clean-up work was never your strong suit and neither is your ability to blithely (and quietly) go with the office flow. You may become a bit snarly with those oafs who do not pitch in with the same verve. Keep your tongue in cheek. But, whose cheek?

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) This time period heralds in a time of imaginative canoodling. Your creative gay muse runs wild, queer Virgin, and leads you to delightful, yet wasteful tangents. You may think you are awash with great ideas, but they may just be all wet. Wait until later when the fog clears and you can see which ones are drip dry and which are perma-press. Then press away.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Proud Libras are tempted to drag out the familial artillery. You feel that it is definitely the time to talk to relatives. But, leave the bazooka at home. Try diplomacy before you declare war, commander. While compromise is not in the game plan, you may be able to get a full surrender if you stand firm. And, you happen to be fairly good at that!

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) Queer Scorps may try to get their theories and opinions across to the unwashed masses. Can you express what you mean clearly? Try as you will, you manage to insult and alienate practically everyone. Maybe that is because you have a hidden agenda? What is your real beef? When in doubt, keep your opinions to yourself…at least for the next couple of weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Gay Archers don’t usually count their pennies and now they can’t help but spend, spend, spend. Are you getting what you pay for? Try to harness this out of control fiscal fete and funnel some of your loose funds into long-term equity rather than mere sweat. Of course, a few loose coins for a few sweaty things may not be such a waste after all. You decide. : :

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This article was published in the Jan. 9 – Jan. 22 print edition.