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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Invest in your appearance and your skills. A change will do you good and help to rejuvenate you mentally and emotionally. Don’t let criticism bring you down. An active schedule will prove to reinforce your confidence.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Look for the positive in everything you do and with every situation you face. Having a good attitude will make a difference when dealing with business associates or personal partners. Don’t let emotional disillusionment cloud your vision.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let your charm guide you. The heartfelt way you express your ideas will have a lasting impression on those you encounter. The energy you put behind any job you do will bring great results, as well as positive change.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be put in a compromising position if you offer help. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you. Offer only what you feel is fair. Refuse to let anyone meddle in your affairs or your decisions. Put more time into learning instead of teaching.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make changes at home or at work that will help you expand your interests, use your skills more efficiently, and connect with people who are supportive and influential regarding your ability to excel. Love is on the rise, and romance can be expected.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Problems will develop at home if you let your emotions take over. Don’t allow jealousy to ruin your day. Emotional self-deception is apparent, making it vital that you avoid making an assumption about a situation you face. Put your time into helping others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Help is on the way. What you offer others will be reciprocated. Teamwork will pay off and bring about favorable changes. A business trip, conference, or seminar will bring you in touch with someone you want to get to know better.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your money in a safe place, and refrain from making emotional purchases of items you don’t really need. Getting together with people who share your interests will lead to an interesting proposal. Push for what you want, and you will get it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be emotional regarding your personal life and prospects. Make a decision that will create a closer bond with someone special. A partnership can help you stabilize your future. Romance will improve your love life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t get pushed into an argument. A situation you face is likely to get blown out of proportion, putting you in a losing position. Cut your losses, and avoid a costly mistake. Emotional deception is evident.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your skills to work for you. There is money to be made if you invest in your talents and update your résumé. Picking up additional knowledge will also open a window of opportunity through someone you befriend.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep busy, and you will advance. Idle time will lead to emotional confusion and problems with someone you thought you could trust. Protect your assets and possessions. You can stabilize your financial position by cutting back on household spending.

Amazing, but true (but not):

• “Hooch” from the movie Turner & Hooch was originally conceived as a lungfish.

• Joseph McCarthy’s life and family’s sizable fortune were spent fighting communism after he was inspired by a swarm of blacklists flying through an open, moonlit window in his manor.

• Consuming smoked salmon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

• The package of hot dogs contains 78.2 percent post-consumer waste.

• The FIFA Club World tournament has been successfully sued 18 times for anti-Antarcticism.

• “Mardi Gras” is French for “Pants Optional.”

• All species of dung beetle poop miniature hamburgers.

• When seahorses hatch, they have four fin-like legs — just like real horses. The legs slowly atrophy and fall off as the seahorses mature and stop entering races.

• Monkfish caught in Yellow Sea differ from those caught in North Sea, because they know martial arts.

• The cockatrice was an actual animal; scientists estimate it went extinct around the same time Nutella was invented. These facts may or may not be related.

• All elephants are female.

• If you cut one of Danny Devito’s legs off a Puerto Rican, it will regenerate. Not only that, but a second Danny Devito will grow from severed leg.

• You can stand an egg on its end during the equinox. Actually, you can do it any other day, as well, but they’ll brand you a heretic and practitioner of witchcraft. Sooooo unfair.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks his friend Erik for help with today’s Ledge.

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