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ARIES (March 21-April 19): A social-networking group will give you reason to move forward with an idea you have. A business trip will help you build a solid and secure base for future dealings. It’s time to raise your standards.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)): A problem with someone you don’t see eye-to-eye with will try your patience. Keep your thoughts to yourself until you come up with a solution that will work for everyone. Don’t believe everything you hear.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You don’t have to give in. Focus on what’s important to you, and you will advance. It’s your strength of character that will make the difference. Sort out any alternative ideas you have regarding home, family, and lifestyle.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may want to set your goals high, but you may have to settle for less. Be reasonable; don’t be misled by someone only interested in using you. A practical approach will ensure that you protect what you have already acquired. A regimented self-improvement project will pay off.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): False information will lead to a costly mistake. Making changes at home may be tempting, but in the end, you are better off doing the work yourself. Overindulgence, overspending, and overdoing will be your demise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A heart-to-heart talk with someone who knows the ropes will enable you to react differently to a work-related problem. Someone from your past has information that can make a difference to your outlook and confidence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your professional pursuits should be at the top of your to-do list. Open up conversations with people who can make a difference to what you are trying to accomplish. You can charm your way into a situation that will enable you to enlist help.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Trust in your own judgment, not that of someone who is negative or trying to ruin your plans. Don’t be too shy or kind to put someone in her or his place. An emotional matter can help you put things in perspective.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take care of any medical, legal, or health issues. You have to put yourself first and deal with anything causing you stress. Don’t let your emotions play havoc with a decision you have to make.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A serious attitude will command attention and bring results. Problems will occur if you overload your plate. Misplacing something of value will create anxiety. A job opportunity will develop if you show your ability to handle a business situation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can open doors that have been closed in the past. A lot can be gained if you remember the experiences you have had and avoid a repeat performance. A change in lifestyle may worry someone who cares about you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t trust anyone who is promising the impossible. The past will give you the answers you are looking for. Use your experience to turn things around. Stand by the people you trust.





Words I recently learned, their definitions, and what I originally thought they meant:

by Andrew Juhl

• burnish (to make shining): tasting of char.

• animadvert (to pass censure): a commercial on a Disney DVD.

• quiddity (the essence of a thing): a cheap English song.

• salvage (any act of saving property): the point in your life when you start regularly using ointments.

• brocade (rich fabric with raised patterns): whenever frat guys congregate around a Golden Tee.

• gadfly (a persistently annoying person): a housefly with generalized anxiety disorder

• firebrand (a piece of burning wood): Tabasco™

• assess (to determine an amount): the correct name for a group of mules.

• wayworn (weary from travel): my 9th grade pep-band t-shirt.

• malcontent (one dissatisfied with the status quo): the GAP and Hot Topic!

• lionize (to treat as an object of great importance): to treat as a scary-ass Serengeti death machine.

• maidenhood (virginity): where all the unmarried chicks live.

• mislay (to misplace): to have sex with the wrong person.

• cogent (having the power to compel conviction): one half a well-mannered gay couple.

• conscientious (conforming to the dictates of conscience): claims made during infomercials.

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