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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Efficiency will be the key to getting ahead professionally or academically. What you produce will attract attention. Uncertainty is the enemy and must not be allowed to discourage you from pursuing your goals. Compassion will lead to added respect and popularity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take a bold position. Ask questions and share your thoughts. Romance is highlighted, and trips that will enhance your love life are encouraged. Protect your interests and your assets by not making impulsive or overindulgent choices.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Aggressive action and doing your best to help a cause or someone special will bring positive returns. A self-improvement project or a romantic relationship will be a costly venture if you aren't cautious. Do your research.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't feel the need to act quickly, especially when dealing with partnerships, investments, or helping others. Your practical, down-to-earth suggestions will be helpful. Put more effort into love, your home, and family. Let your insight and intuition lead the way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Refrain from divulging secret information. Protect your assets and investments. Don't limit possibilities because you cannot see beyond current responsibilities. Offer your best work, stick to a budget, and you will make a lasting impression.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be open to suggestions. Reach beyond what anyone expects and you will magically turn what you have to offer into a must-have service. Partnerships are on the rise, and finding out what someone has to offer you in return will be beneficial.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Balance will be necessary. Too many demands, a lack of time, and feeling you are in over your head is daunting, but if you focus on what you can do for others in your own small way, your contribution will be enough.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You've got the moves, so don't be shy. Get out, and mingle. Show off what you have to offer and have fun connecting with unusual and interesting people. Sign up for a conference, trip, or seminar that can parlay into future prospects.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep life simple. Make changes that count. Less spending and more hands-on work will lead to a brighter future. Self-improvement begins from the inside out and will make an impression on someone with something to offer in return.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your home, family, or an important relationship should take top priority. Spend time nurturing what means the most to you. There are gains to be made that will make your life better. Greater stability and financial security are apparent.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't learn the hard way. Find out what you can and cannot do before you jump into something that may lead to restrictions. A change in the way you earn your living or in the dynamics of an important relationship will develop.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A little extra time spent on love, socializing, home, family, and friends will pay off. Your mingling and questioning will bring you the information you need to make a wise choice that can influence how you move forward personally or professionally.

Things learned while cooking in a restaurant kitchen:

• If you're really allergic to onions, I'd recommend not being anywhere near any restaurant kitchen ever.

• Butter comes in quarter-pound bricks for a reason: that's the smallest unit you'll ever need to use.

• Garlic makes everything taste better.

• Bacon is like garlic, in meat form.

• Something doesn't taste right? More salt.

• Still doesn't taste right? More garlic.

• Still doesn't taste right? More bacon.

• Still doesn't taste right? Screw it; it tastes better this way.

• You wouldn't think it, but it's possible for someone to send back a well-done steak for being overcooked.

• Never eat anything a line cook offers you on a spoon.

• Always smell your water. It could be vinegar.

• Yesterday's chowder is tomorrow's bisque — assuming the immersion blender gets fixed in time.

• Oh, your feet hurt? Sorry, but that's what the boxed wine is for.

• Unless you cut off at least an inch of your finger, you don't need to go to a doctor. Suck it up and keep working.

• Culinary schools are for people who don't belong in restaurant kitchens.

• Restaurant kitchens are for people who don't belong in public.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Matt Gorman for today's Ledge idea.

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