Start your engines, compadres. Mars enters glorious Leo and life rockets upward. We succeed at anything and everything…at least we believe that we can. Repeat the mantra and light the fuse. Do I hear a sizzle and a pop?

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) There is a great deal of secretive activity going on behind the scenes. Much of it has to do with unresolved issues that you preferred to push under the rug. Keep an ear to the ground, queer Virgo. One of two scenarios appears to be in the cards. Either your hidden enemies are finally vanquished or they rise up for one last attempted coup. Prepare the guillotine and start the revolution.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) What is it about the events that accelerates all gay Libras into overdrive? Your social swirl whips up into a lather and your dance card fills to overflowing. Friends come to you from all corners, from every nook and cranny, from under every rock — or so it seems. Can you dance at two parties with only one tush? Well, you will certainly try.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) Queer Scorps find themselves imbued with ambition and zest. This is the time to put your best professional foot forward and see how well you can impress those in charge. Confidence and calculated risks make the difference between sitting among the upper class and sulking in steerage. Have a great idea? Float it and see who gets carried away.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Itchy feet must be scratched. Gay Archers feel confined by the usual and staid. They must break out and escape, damn the cost. Choose some unusual destinations now and see if there are some interesting distractions afoot. If money is tight, expand your international reach with a combination of food, wine and exotic company — virtual or otherwise.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) Your sexual appetite is piqued. The most uninspired pink Capricorn gets an urge to merge. You have great stamina and are primed for a marathon rather than a short sprint. But, try to be a bit discriminating. There is the off chance that the short-term jolly can evolve into something much more serious. Or, are you just into getting your jollies? Ho ho ho.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) There is something going on in your relationships now. Do you feel more of an emotional connection or are you finding that the ties now bind? Aqueerians wander into a crossroad of their own making and feel that changes need to be made immediately. There may be something that you say that brings understanding to a new level. Uh, will that be higher or lower?

PISCES (02.20-03.20) Are you taking vitamins? Are you exercising? It may seem that way even to lazy bones. Slothful Guppies feel robust and primed for action. Use this burst of energy to get a number of long-standing tasks out of the way and prepare for new ones. At least, if you are going to be a rat on a treadmill, you might as well use it as aerobic fitness.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) Proud Rams swell with pride and good thing too. Find numerous ways to have fun and let your emotions run wild. Open yourself up to being giddy and fun-seeking. Your giddiness and sense of fun knows no bounds (unless, of course, you are into it). There is the chance that you will overdo, but do you really care? Recuperate in the autumn.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Apparently, there are a few things that you would like to get off your chest. And, you cannot contain yourself any longer. Queer Bulls can make any excuse to get the family together and can mend or bend a few fences in the process. You have your say, no matter what you think the outcome will be. Spruce up your surroundings to get ready for the hordes.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins are a bit full of themselves — and why not? You are quite the intellectual and are ready to share your insightful opinions at every opportunity. A mighty wind blows, a dust storm ensues. What you may find once the air has cleared is that it didn’t matter whether you were right or wrong. What really matters is that you said it loud, proud and queer. Ahem.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Keep a watchful eye on your bottom line, gay Crab. Your need for glam exceeds your capacity to pay. There are so many alluring goodies that catch your eye that you are tempted to spend fast, feckless and furiously. But, before you whip out the wallet, be sure that the object of your desire can deliver on its purported promise. Will you wind up with trash? Will you care?

LEO (07.24-08.23) Proud Lions are prodded into taking a more active role in implementing any long-dormant plans. There are no more “what ifs” and “oh wells.” Those stale excuses will no longer do. There is a short window of opportunity, so get going. You sparkle and shine around others and can start a few social fires. Is it hot in here or is it you? Nice ash. : :

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