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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting involved in a joint venture can be successful, but it may also lead to disillusionment regarding your partner. Don't assume anything, and be ready to pick up the slack if something mysteriously doesn't get finished. Make love a priority in your personal life.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't complain, or you may face ridicule and a lack of sympathy. Being secretive about your plans and gathering information that will help you present a solid case regarding your goals will help you strengthen your position.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make personal changes and join organizations that are unique and can offer you a different point of view. A change of heart regarding a personal relationship will be beneficial and lead to a better future. Pursue personal improvements.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let your imagination wander and lead to creative endeavors that will fill your down time with a relaxing alternative. A partnership problem will add stress and worry to your life and must be counteracted with a mindful and meditative practice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a break, or do something that will stimulate your senses mentally, physically and emotionally. Take on a challenge that will help you become stronger and more efficient. Put romance into play, and your love life will improve.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make a point of getting involved in sports events or physical activities. Offer assistance to children or elders experiencing difficulties with challenging tasks. Express your thoughts to someone you want to form a partnership with.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make simple but positive changes that will help keep the peace at home or within a business partnership. Compromise will be necessary, and it should be handled with diplomacy. You should be able to avoid a dispute. Put your energy into affection, not disdain.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't mix money and emotions. Be smart about the way you use your funds. A job that can help you learn new skills and improve your emotional, physical and financial wellness is apparent. Don't rule out the obvious. Do what you enjoy doing most.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Turn an idea into cash. Build a strong presentation, and promote what you have to offer to people who will want to buy into your plan. Love is hot, and a romantic celebration will bring you closer to someone special.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to home, and focus on personal matters and self-improvement. Don't let what others do disrupt your plans. Avoid arguments and minor accidents by implementing common sense and caution into whatever you do. Avoid excessive indulgence.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't let emotions stand between you and your goals. Look for unique ways to invest in something that will bring you income. Explore health-related products, activities, and lifestyles, and implement them into your routine. Romance is in the stars.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional deception and disillusionment are apparent. Find your own way instead of following someone who talks big and offers little. Good fortune will come from solid ideas, hard work, and plenty of discipline. Follow your creative ideas and your heart.



Scientific facts that everyone should know:

• Drinking water may actually be bad for you. Studies have shown that more than 99 percent of people who die each year drank water at some point in their lives.

• The guinea pig is neither a pea nor a nut.

• A decent percentage of the world's fish population is, in fact, incapable of living underwater. These are commonly known as "dead fish."

• A duck's quack has no echo in outer space.

• Oranges are quite ironically named, as they are colorblind.

• Having a kidney removed will drastically increase your chances of suffering from kidney failure. But having both kidneys removed will virtually ensure you'll never have to worry about kidney failure again.

• Approximately 50 percent of the area beneath any class's bell curve is composed of complete idiots and ass-faced suck-ups.

• Man cannot live on Top Ramen alone, and man will get scurvy if he attempts to do so (true story).

• Emus are physically incapable of walking backwards, and they're not too fond of single-barrel Scotch, either.

• The mara (a large rodent) has been shown to urinate on potential mates, so it's really not that odd, evolutionarily speaking, and either way, Lindsey, I would appreciate you not telling people that story anymore.

• Soylent Green is people.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks his friend, J Caldwell, for collaborating on today's Ledge.






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