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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do things with lightning speed, and you’ll grab the attention of someone who can help you advance. Have patience with those unable to keep up with you. Tolerance and your ability to get things done will result in a leadership position.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do as much as you can. You will win if you complete projects that can make your life more comfortable or user-friendly. Set your sights high, and do your thing. You will be admired for your accomplishments.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let uncertainty get you down. Focus on whatever needs to be done, and implement detail and precision into your plan. Clear up unfinished business, and adapt to any changes that come your way. Time wasted cannot be retrieved.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get moving if you want to keep up with the crowd. An emotional situation will lead to isolation if you ignore the obvious. Listen to complaints, and use experience to avoid misfortune. Pay close attention to detail.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t spend money on something you don’t need. Cut your overhead in order to secure your financial future. Being overly generous will not buy friendship or help you eliminate stress. Talk to people you trust, and take their advice.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Try something new, and you will meet someone interesting. A greater interest in helping your community must not turn into a money pit. Offer your time, not your cash, and you will expand your friendships without depleting your bank account.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t get down, get busy. Set reachable goals instead of striving for the impossible. Stay on track, and avoid an emotional situation with someone you work or live with. Avoid restrictions by doing everything according to rules and regulations.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Travel for business or pleasure, and you will encounter a magical moment with the potential to turn into a prosperous venture. Unfamiliar surroundings will spark an idea that will lead you down a path to personal freedom.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t settle for less than what you want. Look for a suitable way to reconfigure the way you do things at home or at work in order to get better results. Building a solid base will lead to a prosperous future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Use your brawn to help you get what you want. A battle of intelligence isn’t likely to bring you the same satisfaction. You are best to keep your emotions out of the equation and base your actions on need and desire.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Money, legal, and health matters should be looked at carefully. You can make good positive alterations to the way you earn your living and how you pursue your goals that will help to ease your stress and build your strength.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A partnership will play in your favor. Sign contracts, iron out any little detail that may stand between you and success, and push to get what you want signed, sealed, and delivered. Romance will improve your day.

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 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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