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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might want to take a step back and observe what’s going on around you before making a move. You’ll gain insight into the real cause behind your dissatisfaction and be able to scrape your way to a better position.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The adjustments you make at home or to your business partnerships will bring good results. Offering suggestions will draw interest from someone who can influence the way you advance. Focus on originality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll feel compelled to speak up, but you must also be prepared to suffer the consequences. Not everyone will agree with you, but you will know whom you can trust and whom you cannot. Build a strong alliance; don’t back down.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ve got all the right moves, and you know exactly what to say. Broaden your horizons by participating in conversations and events that can bring you in contact with interesting people and ideas.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions will surface, leading to confusion if you don’t control your actions. You are best to make changes within, not overt moves for all to see. Bide your time and concentrate on what you need to accomplish. Make improvements to your home.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen carefully. You will be able to improve a partnership if you are practical. Making demands or letting others dictate what you can do will only make matters worse. Creative ideas will help sway someone to your way of thinking.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Tell it like it is, and prepare to make changes that will suit you better. A good deed can turn into a profitable service. Use your skills, talents, and insights, and you will find your niche. Romance is in the stars.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow your heart, and a creative path that will bring you satisfaction. A passionate presentation will help you enlist the help you need. An unusual change at home will help you prosper.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll receive confusing signals from the people you deal with. You are best to ask direct questions before you move forward with your plans, or it may end up costing you emotionally and financially. Adapt to domestic changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Contact people from your past. You will gain from the information you gather and the memories that are brought to your attention. An old relationship could turn into a new partnership with a potential for prosperity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Size up your current financial situation, and look for ways to raise your income. A job change can lead to good fortune. You can talk your way into something good using detail and refurbished ideas.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Network, socialize, and get your point and ideas across to those you feel might have an interest in your endeavors. Don’t elaborate too much, or your thoughts will be interpreted as being impossible. Stick to practicality instead.

Things I’ve learned from watching anime

• There is always some way for the hero to become exponentially stronger, exponentially faster in order to prevent forthcoming catastrophe. Why nobody ever tells the hero this until around the end of episode 72 is anybody’s guess.

• There’s nothing teenage women find sexier than hapless, introverted teenage males (that’s why all the jocks hate them and become total ass-faces).

• A good death scene can easily stretch three or four episodes, depending on how many flashbacks the soon-to-be-vacationing animators decide to throw in.

• Large battle robots come in male and female varieties, and the female ones sometimes have boobs — ’cause that makes sense.

• All elderly persons are equal parts insane and sagacious.

• There is no physical injury that plain, white bandages wrapped around your midsection and a few days rest can’t cure.

• Inexplicably, sometimes animals dress and talk like humans, and sometimes otherwise normal humans have cat or dog ears. Deal with it.

• The non-main-hero good guy who gained his near-hero-like abilities through incomprehensible amounts of hard work and dedication will die, sometimes several times.

• Select 14-year-old Japanese girls have the ability to grow breasts the size of Volkswagen Beetles.

• Most chicks won’t date a guy anymore after they’ve seen his wall of anime DVDs.

Andrew R. Juhl doesn’t really have an entire wall of anime DVDs. Well, not floor-to-ceiling, anyway.

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