Out in the Stars

Horoscope for July 31-Aug. 13 Welcome the dog days of August, as our personal planets move into new signs and new energies. We pant at the expectation, and sit up and take notice of opportunity. How long will it take us to manifest our cosmic destinies? Ah, therein lies the tale.

Everything starts out all fun and gaymes this period, but soon enough, your party plans may get out of hand. Proud Rams are in the middle of all the festivities. But will you take on too much at once? Stop grabbing for glories before you find yourself stalled, dissipated, or just plain overwhelmed. Better find a few able hands to help out. Lower. Lower.

It is a good time to attend to home-based chores and issues. But if you allow relatives to demand too much of your time and attention, you will jeopardize your career opportunities. Draw a line in the sand, and parse out your energies carefully. Queer Bulls should do what they can when they can, and no more. Try to defer all important family decisions until the fall.

Pink Twins with a yearning to gossip should wait until the end of August before they leak their headlines. The fates will conspire to blow anything you say out of proportion, and deliver you certain unpleasant consequences. All eyes are upon you. Why take the risk with any indiscretions? Tittle-tattle lost the battle. Try more for the former and less of the latter.

Lavish spending may make you very popular in certain circles and among some very sexy company. Life looks exciting through most of the period. See how long you can keep your pricey popularity index rising. In the long run, however, you will find that those who love you for yourself and not for your bank balance are worth more than gold. But not now.

Proud Lions need to command center stage. But your demanding personal presence may begin to grate on those close to you. Try to share the spotlight (or at least the credit) with partners. You will not be able to perform at your peak unless you have their support. For Leos on the prowl, talk less about yourself and more about the other person. Difficult to do, I know.

Things going on behind the scene might cause you extra stress. The best thing to do is to open up your closet, and air it out. Unleash all secrets, and let things shrink in the light of day. Nothing is so burdensome that you can’t lighten the load. Also, deferring any unpleasant job task will not make it go away. But delegating it will.

Your presence is demanded at every top-tier event. How can you disappoint your admirers by staying at home? You can’t, proud Libra. Resolve to dance at as many social events as possible without getting tossed out for bad behavior. You will have plenty of time in the autumn to warm yourself by the fire with some hot toddy. Search for your hot toddy now.

You finally gain some traction in your career path, only to be sideswiped by a family issue. Balance, diplomacy, and patience will mean everything to you now. Find ways of making people do what you want them to do without their realizing it. Queer Scorps will learn how to develop a keen sense of perspective…but, from what height and angle?

Travel is highlighted, so don’t sit at home, and wait for inspiration. Find it far afield. Gay Archers with a sense of adventure will find it in the most unlikely places. Bring a camera, and keep a diary. If you decide to try the local tongue, practice and carefully monitor your communication. Things could get lost or misunderstood in the translation.

You have a certain animal magnetism now. Will you share your sizzle with some well-done sides of beef? Or will you be content to share your sugar with an array of sweet cakes? Whatever your tasting menu has to offer, make good use of time. Before you know it, palates and preferences will change. Don’t become an after-dinner mint.

Reach out and make important connections all through August. Aqueerians have an ability to bring people together, and in doing so, enhance their own social standing. Important folks gravitate to you, so don’t let your best ideas lie fallow. Push your agenda; start new things; and enlist help and advice. Everything blooms in the winter, as you will see.

Your work environment becomes a place of harmony and mellowness. At least, it will seem that way. Go with the collegial flow, making new friends and alliances. Guppies with some long and arduous projects to complete will find some colleagues willing to help out. So, allow yourself to be wafted on a cloud of cooperation before it loses air in September.

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