The best thing about beating your head against the wall is that it feels so good when you stop. Or, maybe the good feeling returns when Pluto redirects. Come through the pain and experience the enlightenment. The monkey on your back gets a job at a banana stand. Relax and collect the rent.

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) Home has not been much of a refuge recently, but now, as Pluto redirects, both home and family issues fall into harmony. Queer Virgins can overcome hardships or blockages and apply these lessons in any domestic squabble or home-based project. And, with a bit of luck mixed into the deck, a little gambling risk can pay off. Psst, I hear the jokers are wild.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Proud Libras have recently struggled to find just the right words. Ideas won’t come and you may have been feeling like an old piece of dried toast. Thankfully you can wallow in butter with Pluto. Why not use this magnificent energy to push our political agenda one giant step forward? Speak out while the speaking out has impact. I can’t hear you!

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) There is no need to worry about overhead. As Pluto redirects, you can tackle any and all monetary concerns that have been hovering over your head like mad demons. Maybe the secret is to ask for help. Queer Scorps would rather walk on hot coals than admit need, but before you singe your favorite shoes, try approaching family or close personal friends and ask for a favor.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Gay Archers have been suffering from an incredible lack of self confidence recently. In addition, austerity has reared its ugly head making any small financial faux pas reminiscent of the Great Depression. Now, as Pluto redirects, get out there and make an impressive first impression. Adoring fans toss money your way. Just to make it worth your while.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) Pink Caps put their inestimable talents to work when Pluto redirects. Jump into any new project with both feet and land gracefully. They say that genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, but the fates now give you an extra psychic advantage to correctly pick the big winner. Of course, it can also mean that you simply take bigger risks. The bigger the better.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) Your quest for individuality has been at odds with your feeling of “belonging.” Suffer no more Aqueerian. Suddenly, your personal philosophy finds interested adherents. Pluto gathers the mob for your rule. One word of advice — declaring yourself supreme ruler and choosing minions to do your laundry and housework may not be particularly well received.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) The yin has been fighting with the yang. That which balances your life and gives it spiritual meaning has been perverted by career demands and kiss ups. If you’ve felt compromised and cheap, don’t fret. Pluto redirects help your personal best triumph over corrupting evil. The corporate mandate is thwarted. Plan a takeover and turn the boardroom into a tea room.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) In reality, we all live in provincial villages, but gay Rams are the ones who have been feeling trapped in it. Release and rejoice as Pluto redirects and helps you expand your vision beyond your own little squalid corner. Look around and see how you can make a more global impact on our community. Maybe that means a taking a fact finding trip to, say, the Riviera?

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Be proud of who you are. It’s the mandate of no nonsense Pluto. Queer Bulls must not be at the mercy of the straight and narrow world for personal identity. It’s time to unleash a sexual torrent that cannot be stopped (by you or anyone else.) Compromise isn’t in the cards. Walk in the sun with your head held high. Wear sunglasses to avoid the glare and fool the paparazzi.

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins hate being hemmed in. If you’ve been feeling restricted by relationships, maybe Pluto gives you the mental (or physical) room to roam. It is possible to alleviate the sense of suffocation with a few well placed words. Depending upon the words, this can mean a happier balance within the partnership or total freedom. Your choice, your move.

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Energy has been difficult to sustain. Do you use it up at work, at the health club or with lovers? Wouldn’t it just be nice to simply have more overall oomph instead of parceling out the meager portion you can currently muster? Fret no longer gay Crab. Pluto expands the capacity of your motor and increases your speed and efficiency. Now, try for a new chassis. Ahem!

LEO (07.24-08.23) Earning your daily bread might be putting a damper on your good times. In addition, your love life needs a bit of jolt. Is it the quest for a perfect person or the reality that we are all human that has led you to a jaded assessment of romance? Hang up that moldy routine and add a bit of spice to your life. Only hole up in your cubicle on bad hair days, proud Lion.

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