Remember when we moaned and groaned about the cold weather? Well, that is ancient history as steamy July gets underway. Volcanic retrograde Pluto grabs all the attention as it squares Uranus and Saturn and opposes Venus, Mercury and the Sun. Hold onto your sun hats, kids, and prepare for a scorcher.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Expect a pothole, or, do I mean excitement, in one-to-one relationships. Gay Crabs love to be in love and there is nothing wrong with that. The problem is that you compromise too much in order to hold onto a relationship that no longer works for you. Assess where you are and what you need. Then don’t be afraid to make a move in one way or in the opposite.

LEO (07.24-08.23) You are usually very graceful, proud Lion. But, this time period may bring with it a series of pratfalls and oopsies. Tread carefully. Watch your step. And, this also means that you need to carefully assess what you can and cannot accomplish at work. Don’t over promise. Considering everything, I recommend a long and luxurious vacation. That is if you don’t slip on the tanning butter.

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) Not only will you have a spark of genius now, your inspirations can catch fire and burn any tipsy house of cards down. That means the old is passing away, leaving a wide space of opportunity for the new. Take advantage, queer Virgin. Let your imagination run wild and try to loosen yourself up with a variety of relaxation techniques. Anyone I know?

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Expect some dramatic changes around the house. That could mean anything from a redecoration, a renovation or even a complete move. Whatever you decide to do, it will involve a lot more planning than you first anticipate, so be prepared. Of course, you might just let things take their course as you continue to enjoy your current hovel’s unique charms. Ahem.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) Anything you say, and even possibly anything you simply think, will take on an uncontrollable life of its own. Words can change the course of events as much as actions now. Consider very carefully what you say and how you say it. Queer Scorps are usually very political and strategic so there is hope that we can avert a world catastrophe. I said “hope.”

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) As careful as you usually are with your dough, this is the time that you can see it rise and fall. Gay Archers need to keep a careful eye on their accounts — not only from themselves, but also from poachers. There will be those who try to ply your heart and take advantage of your generosity. It may be the summer, but you can still play Scrooge with gusto!

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) Who you are and how you present yourself to the world will undergo a dramatic transformation, ready or not pink Cap! Your public face needs some updating and your range of contacts needs to be expanded. Why not now? Don’t rest on your laurels. Make it a point to point yourself into the epicenter of all the activity. By the fall you will be more than a minor celebrity.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) There is something going on in the background that can explode on the scene and bite you on the nose, or worse. Try to unload your baggage and rid yourself of anything that is holding you back psychologically. Try not to squelch or hide any secrets if you can, Aqueerius. They emerge anyway and in an uncontrollable way. So, manage, massage and triumph.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) Expect a few surprises from so-called friends, Guppie. Not only are you taken by surprise, but you will also realize how your words and deeds can impact others. Maybe it will result in a good personal reassessment when the dust settles. At any rate, you will soon know who is on your side and who is not. But, who is who will be surprising and illuminating.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) You will simply not be able to blend into the corporate wallpaper, proud Ram. Events conspire to make any professional move a gi-normous one now. Consider offers. That also means that you can’t get away with anything. No sitting on the Xerox machine. No lounging by the coffee machine. No nothing. Accept it and keep your nose clean until autumn.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Travel will bring with it some, ahem, excitement now. But, this is not a bad thing. Queer Bulls can become too sedate and comfortable. Now, the new territories you explore, the things you see and the internationally intriguing people that you meet will all knock your socks off. If that makes you feel uncomfortable, maybe you should consider wearing flip flops.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Your love life has a glow and intensity now. It can even change how you look at life and love in general. This means that for those pink Twins who find themselves entangled in lust and longing, there will be a point where you have to cut free. For those who are searching for connection, you may not only connect, but shock. Well, at least your summer is not boring! : :

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