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t’s finally here. After a year and a half the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The first Phoenix Pride Festival and ION Arizona Pride issue since 2019!

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While I don’t have to tell you or remind you what a piece of sh#t 2020 was, it did allow every person, every business and every organization to step back and rethink, reimagine and improve their vision of their future. While we’re not out of the woods yet, there is reason to celebrate. Our community is coming back strong! There is so much going on around our state that we had to add 16 pages. From the return of the Arizona State Fair, BS West and Charlie’s epic Halloween parties, Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade, plus the new Creep Ball, there’s a lot to celebrate. And there’s more to come so stay tuned. Sign up for our weekly emails and download our app to find out what’s happening. If it’s not in ION Arizona it’s not happening! Check out this issue for all the events and fun in our community. I want to thank Charlie’s, BS West, Bunkhouse and welcome Sazerac to the ION Family. If your business or organization wants to be part of our revitalized community, contact me directly. On a personal note, it’s good to be back. I’ve never been more exited, more energized and more optimistic than ever before. Together, when you attend, support, donate, volunteer you are helping our community build back better. ION Arizona: Redesigned, reimagined, remarkable. The best just got better but the best is yet to come! Jack M. Tesorero Full of Pride 16

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L’Dre Productions is hosting a Halloween party with DJ Breno Barreto spinning plus RPDR’s Utica is the special guest star. Free premium transportation from Lifetime Biltmore to the venue with pre-purchased tickets. Over 18-years-old and proof of vaccination required. Search EventBrite.com to purchase tickets. Saturday, October 23 at 9 p.m., The Nile Theatre 105 W. Main St. in Mesa (See ad on p. 21)

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There’s something out there … Come join in for some bone-rattling fun with an expanded patio, and costume contests with over $3,000 in cash prizes. Who knows? You might find a big ol’ bone buried somewhere! October 30 & 31. Visit CharliesPhoenix. com/Halloween for more info. 727 W. Camelback Rd. (See ad on p. 31)

BS West Galactica Halloween Block Party It’s out of this world! Someone’s bound check out Uranus, even if it’s just a Plutonic relationship. See the best assteroids in town for this spaced out Halloween party with a hot DJ, drag queens, cash and prizes on Saturday, October 31 at 8 p.m. at 7125 E. 5th Ave. in Scottsdale. (See ads on pp. 57 & 73)

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Wear your scariest towel! (Just kidding!) FLEX is hosting a “Hallo-weenie” party with a costume contest, prizes, complimentary food & refreshments. Wear your spookiest condom! Some of you men have a one-eyed monster that’ll scare the guys’ pants off … and that’s a good thing. Saturday, October 30. FLEX Spas, 1317 S. Black Canyon Hwy. FLEXspas.com (See ad on p. 79) 20

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Phoenix Pride Entertainment A big part of the fun of the Phoenix Pride Festival is the music and entertainment. You won’t want to miss the great performances on the Circle K Main Stage and on the Latin Stage. Get there early to see some of our favorite local entertainers do what they do best, too. If you want the biggest bang for your buck, get tickets for the VIP Experience for even more entertainment fun! You won’t want to miss RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite, Ginger Minj. Find out more about this year’s Phoenix Pride Festival and parade and how get your tickets at PhoenixPride.org Here’s this year’s headliners! See you there!

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Jenn Cuneta This Grammy nominated singer for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Best Dance Recording has had hits on the Billboard Dance Airplay chart is here to get the party started. Check her out on JennCunetaOfficial.com and find our more. 4 p.m. 24

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Melanie Fiona You’ll want to make time to groove to the passionate R&B/ Soul sounds of this Grammy award winning singer when she takes the stage. Soulful and sassy, this dramatic soprano keeps her songs relatable for her audiences. 7 p.m.

Neon Trees “Everybody Talks” about ‘em! A little New Wave, a little electropop, a little alt-rock, who doesn’t love the Neon Trees? Their catchy, smart music gets everybody on their feet! (Okay, we know you’re standing anyway, but you’ll love ‘em!) Out lead singer Tyler Glenn is an “Animal.” Rawr! 7:45 p.m.

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Get ready! This powerful voiced R&B/Pop singer and Broadway star is gonna blow the roof off when she takes the stage. Her longstanding commitment as an ally to the LGBTQ community makes her a favorite with audiences everywhere she goes. 7 p.m.

Jodi Watley “If you wanna be with me, you gotta give it up.” Talkin’ ‘bout “Real Love,” baby. Everybody needs some. So give it up as this R&B/Pop chart topping diva from the 80s brings it to the stage, closing out the weekend of Phoenix Pride. 8 p.m. OCT / NOV 2021

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Third place winner of the reality competition ¡Viva el Sueño! “(Live the Dream!”) in 2010. A stylish, wild, Adam Lambert-like rocker from Sonora, Fedro promises to tear the stage up with “Besos Exesos.” Fedro has something for everyone! 3:45 p.m.

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Get ready to shake your maracas! This Regional Mexican band has won Latin Grammys, Billboard Mexican music awards. Specializing in Banda is bound to get those hips shakin’. You know you can’t help it. 5:45 p.m.

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Start your engines! Make sure your tuck is tucked and your weave is wove, because RuPaul’s Latina divas Yara Sofia, Jessica Wild, April Carríon are gonna snatch you baldheaded, bitches! Everybody say, “¡Echa Pa’lante!” 2:45 p.m.

La Sonora Tropicana Since spring of 1989, this group from Medellin, Colombia, has been bringing their unique, tropical sound from the stage to thousands at festivals everywhere. Everybody loves ‘em! You will, too! 3:45 p.m.

Maribel Guardia Model, actress, TV hostess, and actress. Miss Costa Rica 1978 is not only a beautiful pageant queen, she’s also starred in a variety of telenovelas. She’s a popular singer specializing in Norteño and you’ll understand why she’s a fan favorite wherever she goes. 5 p.m. 26

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Arizona State Fair For over a century folks have been eating funnel cakes, showing off livestock, riding the Tilt-a-Whirl, playing Whack-a-Mole and seeing concerts here. This may be their last year at the original fairgrounds! 19th Ave. & McDowell Rd. Now thru’ October 30. Get more info at AZStateFair.com

Bevvy Uptown Drag Brunch Get your Eggs Benedict served with a side of hash browns and shade, hunty. Hostess Mya McKenzie is joined by Aubrey Galichi, Onika Steele and Sofia Lauren for day drinking & drag. Think of it as Sausages in Skirts. Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Bevvy Uptown, 5600 N. 7th St. Reserve your table at BevvyAZ.com/DragBrunch

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Nightmare Dreaming in Reality CaZo Dance Theatre uses horror-centric dance sequences plus performances which help tell the stories of people’s nightmares in dreams and reality. October 22 & 23 at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St. Visit CaZoDance.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

Classic Car Show Don’t miss “The Wow Factor Classic Car Show.” Over 70 hot rods, sedans, convertibles, coupes, and everything in between will be on display. Join “Fenders & Friends” LGBT Car Club there on Saturday, October 23 at the Westgate Entertainment District at the Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Best f all, it’s free! Vroom, vroom! (See ad on p. 30) 34

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PRIDE on the Block It’s the first ever LGBTQIA+ (any more letters or symbols?) block party hosted in partnership with Phoenix Pride, and one∙n∙ten.. There will be music, performances, and food & drink specials provided by Fez and Match Market & Bar. This event raises visibility for local LGBTQIA+ non-profits and organizations. Sunday, October 24th, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. in Portland Park on Central Ave. & Portland St.

Drag Cornhole Tournament Hey, queens! It’s a cornhole tournament! The Thunderbird Lounge’s annual contest combines glamour and a beanbag toss! It sounds so dirty! Benefiting the Human Rights Campaign. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, November 7 at the Thunderbird Lounge, 710 W. Montecito Ave. (See ad on p. 30)

Meet Midtown A day-long celebration of our community. It’s a block party, a festival, a community social and food tour! Five central hubs will be set up for exploring, entertainment and fun! Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit MidtownPHX.org for more info and hub locations. (See ad on p. 22)

Gay Skate Skaters gonna skate. Just roll with it! Hop on eight wheels o’ fun and skate to the Double-Dutch Bus and other roller rink favorites while going in circles at 140 miles per hour. Wednesday, October 27 at 9 p.m. at Great Skate Glendale, 10054 N. 43rd Ave. in Glendale. See you later, roller skater! (See ad on p. 36) OCT / NOV 2021

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f you’re a creep and a weirdo, you know that Halloween is our High Holy Day. The wicked charms and horrifying temptations of the night are all here at the very first Creep Ball at the Nile Theatre in Mesa on Saturday, October 23. RuPaul’s Drag Race Scream Queen Utica performs live—because performing dead is problematic. DJ Joe Ross & International DJ Breno Barreto will keep you dancing all night. Creep into Arizona’s hottest Halloween dance party. If you’re not scared, something’s wrong; the thrill is what’s scary. Premier transportation to the Nile Theatre from the Lifetime Biltmore location will be provided with tickets purchased in advance. Search CreepBall21.EventBrite.com for tickets. Photography & Creative Direction by: Alex Campos/LeakedGlass Models: Utica, Gaberiel Amari, Rich Galan, Carlos Castaneda, Danny Castorena, James Jones, Valyrie Seida, & Chris Wisniewski.


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What We Do In The Shadows Get in the Halloween spirit with season 3 of this zany cinema vérité mockumentary about a trio of Old World vampires sent to conquer the New World starting with Long Island. The sexually fluid Lazlo’s bulging catalog of non-discriminatory guilt-free sexploits through the centuries are as breezy as much as they are bloodthirsty. Now Streaming

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Sex Education Life at Moordale Secondary in jolly olde Englande starts a third season and students’ hormones are still raging. This touching, funny and clever series addresses teenage coming out, feminism, non-binary issues, differently abled people, otherness in general, and anything to do with sex, even love. Plus there’s vulva cupcakes, so there’s that. You never saw that on Beverly Hills 90210, now did you? Now Streaming

Young Royals It’s not easy coming out when you’re a teenager. It’s even harder when you’re when you’re the Crown Prince and Mummy is the Queen. Young Willem is discovering all this in boarding school in a country that’s a lot like Sweden because they all speak Swedish even though they don’t specifically say it’s Sweden. It’s like Harry Potter at Hogwarts, but without the magic, however there’s plenty gay teen sex. Dubbed in English/subtitles. Now Streaming 60

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The Estate

The rich really are different. And mean. Really, really, really ridiculously good looking, bitchy, super-gay brat, George (Chris Baker), and his grasping stepmom (Eliza Coupe) can’t wait to get ahold of daddy’s (Eric Roberts) fortune—except for one teensy little problem: he’s still alive, unforch. A hot, humpy, hypersexual hit man (Greg Finely) offers to solve that pesky little problem for them. Easy. Or is it? The plot thickens. Sure, what could be better than a glamorous Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Beverly Hills mansion, swimming pool, tennis court, bubble baths, blow, and getting laid on the regular? You’d think that would be enough. But George and his ferocious, oversexed, wicked stepmother want more. And more. And more. Before you know it, a twisted, psychosexual love triangle complicates things in this indie comedy-thriller directed by James Kapner. Brilliant casting across the board rounds out a cleverly written “whodunit?” It’s impossible to overlook a brief but scathingly perfect, nuanced performance from out lesbian actor Heather Matazarro (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Scream 3, The Princess Diaries franchise. You’ll know who she is when you see her.) On a strictly salacious level, boys, it’s worth mentioning that seeing lead actor and the feature’s screenplay writer, the solar smiled Chris Baker floating in the pool in his Speedos doesn’t hurt, either. You know how you are. (I know how you are. And I know how I am.) The accomplished Baker is also openly gay. Watching his alternately charming yet vicious character slowly swirling downward in a whirlpool of confusion, greed, lust and fear is riveting. The Estate is modern, smart, classy, and funny, and very, very wicked. Think of this thriller as a stylishly twisted, modern day Agatha Christie mystery—except with hot sex. Well, and a little bit of blood. Okay … a lot of blood. Premieres October 22 at select theaters and also video on demand platforms as well as on Amazon Prime Streaming.

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Potted Potter The Unauthorized Harry Experience This show takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes with two men playing 360 characters. October 28-30 at 7 p.m. at the Madison Event Center, 5601 N. 16th St. south of Bethany Home Rd. For tickets call 602664-7777 or go to TheMadison.org Expecto Patronum!

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Bianca Del Rio The obnoxious, loud, irritating, yet brilliantly talented clown in a gown season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race is vaxxed and waxed with more attitude than ever. If you liked COVID-19, you’ll love Bianca-21 and her “Unsanitized Tour.” Sunday, November 7 at the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix. For more info, tea and tix visit TheBiancaDelRio.com or call 602-267-1600 72

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1. Anvil

anvilbaraz.com

2424 E. Thomas Rd.

(602) 334-1462

2. Bar 1

bar1bar.com

3702 N. 16th St.

(602) 266-9001

3. Bliss/ReBar

blissrebar.com

901 N. 4th St.

(602) 795-1792

4. Boycott Bar

boycottbarphx.com

4301 N 7th Ave.

(602) 515-3667

5. BS West

bswest.com

7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale (480) 945-9028

6. Bunkhouse

bunkhousesaloonphx 4428 N 7th Ave.

(602) 200-9154

7. The Cash

cashnightclub.com

1730 E McDowell Rd.

(602) 253-0689

8. Charlie’s

charliesphoenix.com

727 W. Camelback Rd.

(602) 265-0224

9. Cruisn’ 7th

cruisin7th.com

3702 N. 7th St.

(602) 212-9888

10. Dick’s Cabaret

dickscabaret.com

3432 E. Illini Rd.

(602) 274-DICK

11. FEZ

dickscabaret.com

105 W. Portland St

(602) 287-8700

12. Flex Spas

flexspas.com

1517 S. Black Canyon Hwy. (602) 271-9011

13. Hula’s

hulasmoderntiki.com

5114 N 7th St

(602) 265-8454

14. Industry Bar

industryphx.com

607 W Osborn Rd.

(602) 274-1456

15. Karamba

karambanightclub.com 1724 E. McDowell Rd.

(602) 254-0231

16. King Pin Bar/Rest

kingpingrill.com

(602) 795-6007

17 Kobalt

kobaltbarphoenix.com Park Central Mall

(602) 264-5307

18. Mi Patio

mipatioaz.com

3347 N 7th Ave.

(602) 277-4831

19. NuTowne Saloon

nutownebar.com

5002 E Van Buren St.

(602) 267-9959

20. OZ Bar

ozbarphx.com

1804 W. Bethany Home Rd. (602) 242-5114

21. Plazma

8925 N 12th St.

1560 E Osborn Rd.

(602) 266-0477

22. Rewined Bar

rewinedphx.square

3308 N 24th St.

(602) 429-9660

23. The Rock

therockdmphoenix

4129 N 7th Ave

(602) 248-8559

24. Sazerac

sazeracphoenix.com

821 N 2nd St.

(602) 334-1626

25. Stacy’s @ Melrose

stacysatmelrose.com

NOW OPEN! 4343 N 7th Ave. (602) 264-1700

26. Thunderbird Lnge

thunderbirdloungephx 710 W Montecito Ave.

(602) 283-4621

27. Wok n Roll - Phx

woknrollaz.com

2801 N Central Ave.

(602) 230-2960

28. Wok n Roll - Scott

woknrollaz.com

4412 N Miller Rd.

(480) 427-2526 75


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GAY BARS & CLUBS (All)

Centrico (Modern Mexican) Hula’s Modern Tiki Oven & Vine Mary Coyle’s Ice Cream Screaming Banshee (Bisbee)

Anvil Bar 1 Bliss/ReBar Boycott Bar BS West 10-11, 23, 57, 69, 73 Bunkhouse 19 The Cash Charlie’s 21, 40-41, 64, 80 Cruisn’ 7th Dick’s Cabaret FEZ Flex Spas 79 Industry Bar Karamba Kobalt NuTowne Saloon OZ Bar Plazma The Rock Stacy’s @ Melrose

ENTERTAINMENT

GAY-FRIENDLY BARS

Stacy’s @ Dunlap 52 Thunderbird Lounge 30 Rewined Beer & Wine Bar 63 Sazerak 13 & 43 McKenzies Midtown Tavern

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NEW: Chandler Center for Arts 30 Phoenix Gay Men’s Chorus 38 Canyon Echos Omaggio Youth Chorus Phoenix Women’s Chorus Film Bar (downtown PHX) Desperado Film Festival Arizona Broadway Theatre Valley Youth Theatre Arizona Opera Theatre Arizona Theatre Company Herberger Theatre Orpheum Theatre Phoenix Theatre AK Chin Pavilion Arizona Federal Theatre Marque Theatre Talking Stick Arena CB Live (Desert Ridge) Rick Branson’s House Comedy Exposed Gallery Let it Roll Bowling 51 Big Surf Waterpark

TRANSPORTATION

DINING OUT

The Melting Pot (Fondue) Mi Patio (Mexican) 58 Wok ‘N Roll (Phoenix) 53 Bliss/ReBar FEZ King Pin Bar & Lounge 52 Breakfast Bitch (Cambria Hotel) Pizza People Pub Tru Burger (Phoenix location) 63

Bill Luke Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep 52 U Park We Sell (Mesa) Scottsdale Bike Company Community Tire (6 locations) Compu-Tech Automotive Jackson Car Wash Daryl’s Detail on Wheels Fenders and Friends Car Club Cactus 4 Wheelers Lambda Car Club All State Ins. - Edward Vasquez State Farm Ins. Mary Contreras 70

LIVING

Mattress 360 Key Home Interiors Arizona Matress Overstock Allegiance Water Services Mustang Air Mechanical Studio Art Framing A/C Experts Design Labs Custom Kitchens Oasis Valley Group (Chris Tong) Lance Rampy Realtor Dominick Mangano Realtor AZ Real Estate - John & Jared S & T Plaza The Curve Apts. (Melrose) Pavilions on Central Apts Skyline Lofts Apt. (Downtown) ZaZu Apartment Homes Byrant Commercial Properties Old Republic Title

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park The Fit Alterations 66 Ace of Fades (Adrian Byrd) 54 Cornelis Hollander Jewelers Diamond Jim’s (2 locations) 45 AZ Fun Services Gifts/Costumes Whozitz and Whatzitz Gifts Now or Never R Salon 53 Salon 24 Fast Signs on Central Dance Starz

MEDICAL

Open Wide Dental On Pointe Dental Braces for all Faces

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SPORTS & FITNESS

CANNABIS / CBD / VAPE

TRAVEL & LEISURE

The Wellness Spot (CBD/Rec) 3 Herbal Wellness Ctr. (medicinal) 3 Butt Out Vape Shop

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

All State Insurance - E. Vasquez Health Markets - Amy Powell State Farm Ins. - Mary Contreras 70 Alliance Wealth Management Law offices of John Phebus MDK Law Group Phillips Law Group Dave Connell Bookkeeping

PETS

Lugari Pet Salon Doggy Daze - Grooming/retail Wag n Wash Smelly Dog Pet Sit AZ

Cactus Cities Softball Varsity Gay Kick-Ball League Phoenix Frontrunners Gay Bowlling Phoenix Phoenix Hellraisers Flag Football G.L.A.D. Dart League Phoenix Storm Rugby Team

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Arizona (EQAZ) ANDES - Nude social club 58 FIERCE Friends - Social club BLAEQ - Black LGBTQ Social club

ADULT

Dick’s Cabaret Flex Phoenix Health Spa 63 The Chute Bathhouse The Adult Shoppe (3 locations) 70 Off Chute Too Castle Superstores Hustler Hollywood Paradise Bookstore Zorbas Adult Shoppe New APP Ads added weekly. Check back often for LGBTQ+ friendly business, organizations and non-profits!

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RESOURCES

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HORRORSCOPES

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ood news! Mercury Retrograde ends October 18 and we’ll gain greater flexibility and see a return to balance. ¶ October 20 offers a powerful Full Moon in Aries that will illuminate shared resources. ¶ October 23 Sun enters Scorpio signaling a deep, transformational shift—but don’t worry. It’s a good thing. It’s not like you’ll turn into a werewolf. ¶ Uranus in opposition on November 5 is a planetary alarm clock saying, “Wake up!” The Big Butt planet is in retrograde until January 18, 2022 making this a great time for growth and change. Practice your spells and your hexes. They come in handy. Look at your potential from a new vantage point. Even if it’s in the last house on the left. Happy Halloween!

LEO July 23 - Aug. 22 Expect lots of love thanks to Venus moving into Sagittarius. You’ll feel kind of like the Bride of Frankenstein, but with more compatibility. October 28 is day of frisky fun with a ghoulfriend. VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sep. 22 Look for a positive connection and major changes in your finances. The Full Moon illuminates details about money. Oh. You’ll also turn into a werewolf, but just for the night. LIBRA Sep. 23 - Oct. 22 It feels like the call is coming from inside the house! Don’t worry; there’s no boogeyman (or boogeylady.) Birthday Libras explore creative options. You might even start a new hobby, but just not babysitting.

SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov.23 Feeling popular? You You have so many secrets to unwrap–a lot like the ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 Mummy’s bandages. Is it your birthday, Look for compromise. More. Even more. A little more. Mars pushes you Stinger? The Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23 and you feel confident & into passive/aggressive behavior. shed a phony ancient curse. You have Don’t act like a manipulative mad scientist or angry villagers will torch more mysteries than the pyramids. your castle. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 TAURUS April. 21 - May 20 Looks like you’re going to be learning a lot on a variety of topics. It might be about cultivating orchids or reanimating a corpse. (Kidding!) Avoid Candy Corn. Nobody likes that stuff. Not even Godzilla. GEMINI May 21 - June 21 The Sun in Libra ignites your creativity and romance. (But that’s bad news if you’re a vampire.) A surprising revelation shocks you. Organize your space in the mausoleum and dive into a project. CANCER June 22 - July 22 Slow down when you’re called to make a decision. Someone (not the Babadook) offers good advice. Your creature comforts improve. That might mean a new coffin. (Well, you get the general idea.) 78

IONARIZONA

OCT / NOV 2021

Quit acting like a zombie. Once Mercury Retrograde ends and goes direct together with your ruling planet Jupiter, you’ll see how good you have it with a brain-free diet. CAPRICORN Dec. 23 - Jan. 20 Saturn calls the shots for you and pushes your networking skills. The asteroid Eros appears in Sagittarius and has you feeling as lusty as the horny Count Dracula. AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Authority figures test you. Who do they think they are? Dr. Frankenstein? Don’t provoke them. People respond to your warmth. And the bolts on your neck. PISCES Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 Dive below the surface and explore, kind of like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Full Moon illuminates others’ belief in you. And your scales.


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