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hen I was a kid my mother used to say, “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.” My dad used to say, “Many hands make light work.” I never knew what either meant until I was older. Now I get it! This month we celebrated our first full year back since the pandemic started. Last year many of us were unemployed. It was the first time since I was 14 years old I was out of work. I hated it. I was bored. Unproductive. Sad. But last December we got the ION team back together to produce the new ION Arizona. We all pulled together to relaunch the new design, the new website and the ION Arizona app. Now I’m not idle and our many hands are having fun again creating the best magazine in the country. I’m happy! As we approach the new year, I always like to look back and look forward. I want to right any wrongs. Fix what’s broken. Start with a clean slate. Reset and restart. Appreciate all we have done and all we will do in the new year. The best is yet to come! So as we enter the holiday season and the New Year, I want you all to think about what you can do to make your world a better place. Make the world a better place. Help people that need help. Help people you don’t even know. Get out and support your community, donate to your favorite charity and volunteer. Enjoy this final issue of 2021 (and the first of 2022.) Check out all the exciting upcoming events and parties throughout the magazine. Check out the app, weekly e-mail blast and our social media for our upcoming Live Nation ticket giveaways. I love what I do, I love the many people that produce ION and I love the people that love what we do. That’s my happiness.

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It’s almost time to say “¡Adíos! to 2021, and “Hey, girl! Hey!” to 2022. can’t figure out what to do? ION took the guesswork out of it and we put together a guide for a few Christmas events, New Year’s Eve bashes (and a couple of post NYE parties, too) for you. There’s lots to choose from! We’ll be here to kiss you at midnight and help out with those pesky resolutions, too.

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BS West You won’t want to miss the roasty-toasty Latinx Night drag show, Fuego, as they welcome you with a ¡Feliz Navidad! They’ll be saying, ¡Vaya con Díos! to cast queen Azula St. James with a special Holiday show on Thursday, December 23 at 10:30 p.m. but closing early on Christmas Eve, and closed Christmas Day. Ring in 2022 with the gals from Elements for a special New Year’s Eve show on Friday, December 31. 7125 E. 5th Ave. in Scottsdale.

Charlie’s Giddyap! Gallop over to Charlie’s for their 25 Days of Christmas celebration, pardner! Christmas Carol Karoake, Onesie Party, and more are already happening now. Don’t miss their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Vigil. Yeehaw! 2022 is on its way and they’ll have a big New Year’s Eve blast. 727 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix.

Bearracuda at The Rock Say “Goodbye” to 2021 and “Rawr!” to 2022! It’s back. It’s beautiful. And it’s hairier than ever! It’s Bearracuda! DJ Matt Stands from Seattle spins, go-go guys grind it while you dance as the clock counts down the minutes ’til midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cool people are vaccinated, so bring proof of your own inoculation or you can’t dance with the bears, or anyone else. C’mon! 4129 N. 7th Ave. in Phoenix.

Thunderbird Lounge Experience the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball! Dance and dream amongst nobles and magical creatures alike during an immersive allure and fantasy in a journey filled with surprises including aerialists, fire breathers, stilt walkers, food trucks, plus glittering decorations, bubbles, and DJs playing 80’s classics all night long. Costumes or masks with formal wear are encouraged. 710 W. Montecito Ave. in the Melrose District, Phoenix. See Facebook for details & info. Search Ticketweb.com to get your tix. DEC / JAN 2022

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The Great Soirée at the San Carlos You won’t want to miss the exotic and sensuous performing delights of Pyrrha Sutra and Scandalesque, her corps of sensational artistes, as they shake their tail feathers to tantalize and entertain you. Enjoy burlesque, live music and more. Select evenings thru’ December 18 with a very special New Year’s Eve show at the Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. For more info and tickets go to PhxWorldArts.org or search Eventbrite.com

Adventures in Hangovers at Kobalt So, exactly how many glasses of champagne did you drink at the stroke of midnight? Did you really give a bartender a handie that night? How does your head feel? Need a cure? Have a little hair of the dog that bit you on New Year’s Day at Kobalt at Park Central Mall, open at 9 a.m. with a drag show at 1 p.m. Come with bedhead in your jammies or nightgown. Heck, bring last night’s trick with you. We don’t care!

Pancake Breakfast at Stacy’s @ Melrose Flap jacks, flannel cakes, whatever! Once your New Year hangover wears off, postpone that resolution about dieting and come to Stacy’s for the return of the annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for Phoenix Pride & the Pride Scholarship Fund. They’ll have sausage and BoSa Donuts, too, along with Bloody Mary’s. Sunday, January 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4343 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix. See Facebook for details & ticket info.

Cheers from The Rooftop at the Cambria Want the best seat for the best views of fireworks across the Valley when the clock strikes midnight and 2022 hits the town? Then you better hustle over to the Cambria to celebrate the New Year! The festivities start on December 31 at 7 p.m. $25 includes a champagne toast, with VIP packages available. Search EventBrite.com for reservations. 222 E. Portland at 3rd St. in Phoenix. 28

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Sort Of In a day and age where everyone is staging their “best life” and either cis-gender, gay, trans, bi, polyamorous, or whatever, it’s important to realize that we are all real people. This sweet, touching dramedy focuses on non-binary Sabi Mehboob, a nanny, a Pakistani living in Toronto. Living an “authentic life” isn’t just about identity; it’s about receiving the love and support you need. Don’t miss this.

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The B***h Who Stole Christmas In another attempt to take over the world, RuPaul employs a squadron of her show’s queens (no doubt for free since they’re probably under a contract) in a film about a fashion journalist on an assignment from her editor (RuPaul) who travels to a Christmasobsessed town to dig up a story. Could it be worse than AJ & The Queen? Probably so.

Under the Christmas Tree Lifetime … Tragedy television for women. (And gay men.) Check out their first lesbian holiday romance! Romantic sparks begin to fly thanks to an enchanted tree and some Christmas fairy dust from the town’s pâtissière extraordinaire as two gals take leaps of faith and fight for love—Christmas magic. Ricki Lake should make this all worthwhile. Also available on Amazon Prime and Hulu+ Live. December 19

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Saint-Narcisse Twins: Two to kiss, two to hug, two to love. Wow.

Starring: Félix-Antoine Duval, Tania Kontoyanni, Alexandra Petrachuk, Andreas Apergis This indictment about our “selfieobsessed” culture from legendary rogue underground filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Canada’s reigning “King of Kink,” (who was unabashedly queer before it was cool) follows Dominic, a young man with a fetish … for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will. This twisted, not-so-classic love affair set in Quebec in 1972, the film stars dreamy newcomer Félix-Antoine Duval as a pair of identical twins who were separated at birth and did not previously know of each other’s existence, but who fall in love and begin a “twincestuous” relationship with each other after being reunited. The power of destiny brings together the two beautiful, identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a blasphemous web of sex, revenge and redemption. This fabulously bizarre film unites mythology, religion, self-obsession, and—what else?—sex in a kinky tale told in a way that only the freaky filmmaker Bruce LaBruce can tell it. Focusing on the afterglow of sexual liberation, Saint-Narcisse, nominated for a Queer Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the New Visions Award at Sitges, is a love letter to the psychosexual thrillers. Elegant visuals are combined with LaBruce’s notorious punk provocations in “a wild ride that’s enjoyable in all its B-movie glory while also titillating the intellect” (The Hollywood Reporter). Kitschy, queer, and LaBruce at his titillating best. After all who doesn’t love a little bit of scandalizing erotic perversion between twins with the Catholic church in the background, right? Bonus features include deleted scenes, and commentary by director Bruce LaBruce. If you love queer film and you haven’t seen his 1995 opus magnus Hustler White, well, I just don’t know what we’re gonna do with you. Find out more about him at BruceLaBruce.com For more information visit FilmMovement.com Available on DVD, digital (iTunes, Amazon and Vudu) DEC / JAN 2022

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Window Coffeebar Their Joe is Your Jam

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ooking for a hug in a mug to start your day? Sounds like you need some coffee, friend. Marcus Sanchez and Homero Medrano partnered up to create a place where a person can be a person. And personing is hard without caffeine, right? Life happens; coffee helps. All you gotta do is ask. Window Coffeebar is there for that. Marcus gained his barista skills at Starbucks during college. Homero was a familiar face at Charlie’s for 11 years. They combined their knowhow to bring something they both loved and opened Window Coffeebar at Hive Solutions in the Coronado neighborhood on May 1, 2021. Of every dollar spent at a locally owned business, about 70 cents stays in your neighborhood. Of every dollar spent at a national corporation, less than 40 cents stays local. Window uses locally sourced bread, coffee roaster, and pastries (try the Fruit Tarts from Süss Pastries.) “The coffee culture in Phoenix is strong,” Marcus noticed. “Coffee lovers make maps of coffee bars and houses everywhere. We’ve had people from out of state making a point to visit us.” Homero added, “We get a lot of support from our friends and people in the neighborhood.” He’s the man behind “Homero’s Increasingly Famous Avocado Toast,” using a chewy, rustic sourdough bread from local bakery Noble Bread for the raft, adding a rich, thick spread of avocado with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, a kick of chili flakes and a hint of citrus. Window Coffeebar loves you a latté. Crowd pleasing signature drinks include Burnt Cream Latté—think crême brûlée in a cup. Aztec Mocha gets a south of the border kick with cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Lucky Charms Latté is topped with colorful marshmallows and magically delicious. Try the Chaga Latté, made with the Inonotus obliquus chaga mushroom; it may boost your immune system, lend mental clarity, help lower blood sugar and cholesterol, perk things up with anti-oxidants, and it also promotes world peace. (Okay, that DEC / JAN 2022

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last part isn’t true. But you never know.) If java ain’t your jive, they offer hot and iced teas (try the prickly pear), fresh squeezed lemonade with lavender, or the chai. Giving back? Charity begins at home—and at Window Coffeebar, too. For the Holiday Season Mark, Homero and coffee loving patrons are helping those who are less fortunate. They’re collecting gloves, hats, clean socks, and lip balm for the needful clients of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. Collection boxes are in the yard. Homero said, “It’s different working for yourselves. We love it; we even come here on our days off.” Cheerful baristas Caleb, Sierra, and Soraya are happy to help with your caffeination needs, too. You’ll be amazed how you become an instant human by just adding coffee. If you’re a bitch before you have your coffee, try Window Coffeebar. If that doesn’t help, well, maybe you’re just a bitch anyway. But at least be a local caffeinated bitch. Window Coffeebar loves you anyway. “Welcome As You Are.” Just like their sign says. Window Coffeebar Located in the backyard of Hive Solutions, an artists’ collective, at 2222 N. 16th St. at Cypress St. in Phoenix. Open 7 days a week. Winter hours: 7 a.m.—2 p.m. Instagram @WindowCoffeeBar WindowCoffeeBar.com

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Chihuly in the Desert Master glass artist Dale Chihuly’s stunning, largescale installations are nestled among the Desert Botanical Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants. The installations on the Garden’s trails are complemented by a major indoor gallery. The dynamic exhibition includes never-before-seen installations and is a must-see.1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. in Phoenix. Find out more at DBG.org Now thru’ June 19, 2022

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The adorable kid was a Star Search 2 junior champion, and almost won American Idol (back when it was still good.) He came out as LGBTQIA (but won’t identify which letter) in 2021. He’ll sing your holiday faves at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. Get tix at ChandlerCenter.org Thursday, December 23

Leslie Odom, Jr. & the Phoenix Symphony Get your party started right with The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Celebration with the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr. on New Year’s Eve! Odom’s enormous range of talent has made him a renowned entertainer. For more info visit PhoenixSymphony.org, 75 N. 2nd St. in Phoenix Friday, December 31 54

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Friendly bars, clubs & restaurants: RECOMMENDED PHOENIX METRO

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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

fezoncentral.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

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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 Bunkhouse 19 The Cash Charlie’s 9, 40-41 Cruisn’ 7th Dick’s Cabaret FEZ Flex Spas 79 Industry Bar Karamba Kobalt NuTowne Saloon OZ Bar Plazma The Rock Stacy’s @ Melrose 49

ENTERTAINMENT

GAY-FRIENDLY BARS

Stacy’s @ Dunlap 36 Thunderbird Lounge 22 Rewined Beer & Wine Bar 53 Sazerak 13 & 41 From the Rooftop (Down. Phx) 23

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NEW: Chandler Center for Arts 50 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 44 Big Surf Waterpark

TRANSPORTATION

DINING OUT

The Melting Pot (Fondue) Mi Patio (Mexican) 46 Wok ‘N Roll (Phoenix) 37 Bliss/ReBar FEZ King Pin Bar & Lounge 36 Breakfast Bitch (Cambria Hotel) Pizza People Pub Tru Burger (Phoenix location) 53

Bill Luke Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep 36 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 56

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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Macy’s Biltmore Fashion Park The Fit Alterations 55 Ace of Fades (Adrian Byrd) 50 Cornelis Hollander Jewelers Diamond Jim’s (2 locations) 50 AZ Fun Services Gifts/Costumes Whozitz and Whatzitz Gifts Now or Never R Salon 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

NEW: 810 Bowl - City Scape 53 From the Rooftop (Down. Phx) 23 Pemberton Palomar Hotel (Downtown) Embassy Suites - Airport Wyndham Garden (Midtown Phx) The Tuxon Hotel (Tucson) Hotel Congress (Dntwn Tucson) Royal Villas - Adult Hotel Let it Roll Bowlling 36 Big Surf Waterpark Luxor Hotel (Las Vegas)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

All State Insurance - E. Vasquez Health Markets - Amy Powell State Farm Ins. - Mary Contreras 56 Alliance Wealth Management Law offices of John Phebus MDK Law Group Phillips Law Group Dave Connell Bookkeeping

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

Cactus Cities Softball 15 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 46 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) 56 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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he stars and planets don’t fool around. December 18 the Full Moon is in Gemini. Trust your instincts despite emotional confusion. ¶ Venus retrograde starts on December 19 and lasts until January 29, 2022. Examine your relationships with money and unresolved relationships. ¶ The Winter Solstice begins on December 21 at 8:58 MST here in Arizona. It’s a short day, but a long night, baby. Look for a perfect mixture of emotions and good cheer as the days lengthen. ¶ Lucky Jupiter brings expansion and growth, and re-enters Pisces on December 28, bringing a funky kind of mysticism and compassion to our lives, spirits, and hearts. It’s time for spiritual growth, less restriction, and a lot more focus as we head into 2022. Ask the Universe for something you want and deserve. But be judicious and ask wisely. We’ve included a few New Year’s Resolutions for you.

LEO July 23 - Aug. 22 The Sun is in Sagittarius and the urge to give (and receive) love is strong. Be generous with your feelings. Resolution: Pick out “Safe Words.” For everything. You’ll need ‘em. VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sep. 22 After the Winter Solstice many relationships go through a major overhaul. Beginning 2022 with Venus in retrograde brings a blessing in disguise. Resolution: Learn how to handle your own sass. LIBRA Sep. 23 - Oct. 22 You’re approaching a new chapter. Engage others, and voice opinions. After the Full Moon on December 18, it’ll all make sense. Resolution: Speak your mind. But not too much.

SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov.23 Look for a surge of financial prosperity. Mars is paving the way to the Full Moon so you spend a lot of that ARIES Mar. 21 - Apr. 20 money. Venus has you asking, “What’s Saturn brings you stability and puts you in an ideal position; this could be important?” Resolution: Easy come, easy go. doggy style, or something freakier. Resolution: focus on something that SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 makes the world better. Look for a personal or philosophical TAURUS April. 21 - May 20 Mercury encourages you to stop being passive-aggressive. Look for a facelift to your social status. Resolution: Avoid borrowing. Anything. Especially money. And sex toys because, ewww. Even Venus says that’s icky. GEMINI May 21 - June 21 You’ll see a shift with a competitor. Maybe in business, or maybe in your personal life, and in whose favor? Strike a new deal! Resolution: Tackle that “To Do” list. CANCER June 22 - July 22 Courageous adventures await, but here’s the thing: not with anyone in your family, that’s for sure. None of them. Resolution: Don’t be so, well, “crabby.” Get a grip on something. But on what? 62

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transformation, thanks to Mars. Is it your birthday? Resolution: Don’t drag certain people or problems into the new year.

CAPRICORN Dec. 23 - Jan. 20 Venus retrograde helps you fix crappy relationships. Is it your birthday? Push back from the past and discover a truth. Resolution: Make a vision board for your mental health in 2022. AQUARIUS Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Saturn and Uranus duke it out; tradition versus change. Just remember that conflict isn’t abuse. Resolution: Expose yourself. To new ideas, that is. PISCES Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 Look for relationships with star power. See those red flags? Pay attention! Jupiter guarantees a good time. Resolution: Say, “Yes.” Bring a condom and $20 cash just in case.


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