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• Hold on if you think we are barking up the wrong tree (have the wrong idea), fantasy worlds can be fun and engaging. Just remember that it’s a dog-eat-dog world (there is a lot of competition in life) out there and you need to be careful not to be constantly chasing your own tail (working hard but not getting anything done)! • If organizing gives you a burr under your saddle (causes you to be irritated), remember that the early bird gets the worm (start early so that you have the best chance for success).

• Seeing an opportunity to improve your life or your situation, sometimes requires walking on eggshells (being careful not to offend others) or a somewhat opposite situation; taking the bull by the horns (tackling the problem). • You sure don’t need to be told that you are not the sharpest quill on the porcupine (not very smart) if you are having a hard time with an assignment. Most people realize when they struggle and have butterflies in their stomachs (feel nervous) when they have bitten off more than they can chew (taken on too hard or big a task). • Speaking of chewing, when you are hungry as a bear (really hungry), it is usually best to take your time eating anyway. Don’t be silly and wolf down your food (eat too fast) or you may find yourself sick as a horse (very sick)! • Hold your horses (be patient) when you need to wait for your food, whether at your home, someone else’s home or a restaurant. Be a good egg (nice person) not a bad egg (bad person) and avoid fighting like cats and dogs (fierce argument). Don’t bite the hand that feeds you (harm someone who is helping you)!

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• Take the bull by the horns (face difficulty) when you are strong and can rule the roost (be the boss), but don’t get egg on your face (be humiliated) by taking on more than you can handle. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch (don’t plan on having something until you actually get it)! • If things are going well in your family or work life, don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs (don’t destroy the source of your good fortune). Be thankful and don’t ruffle any feathers (don’t upset anyone) or you may find yourself eating crow (having to admit that you are wrong). Remember birds of a feather flock together (similar people stick together). • Don’t be a fraidy cat (a coward) when it comes to trying new things. Carefully weigh the risks and wing it (improvise) as you are learning. If you get sent on a wild goose chase (to be sent searching for something that can’t be found), then learn from your search. • It is better to let the cat have your tongue (be quiet) than to pretend to be a fat cat (rich and powerful person) when you really have nothing to brag about. After all, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray (even careful plans can go wrong). • Many times in our everyday lives the weather can be an influencing factor in our decision making. If it is raining cats and dogs outside (raining hard) then we are likely to be as happy as a clam (contended) staying at home reading a good book or watching a movie. If the sun is shining and it is nice and warm out, we are likely to go out to have a whale of a time (great enjoyment). • See you later, alligator (good-bye for now)! After awhile, crocodile (good-bye to you, too)! Tidbits will be back next week.

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Fitness is a work in progress, constantly evolving to meet demand. Don’t be afraid to switch up your routine in order to reach your goals, Pisces.

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Doggone it, Aries. The scope of a project at work continues to change. Perhaps it’s time for a meeting. A friend makes their opinion known.

April 20– May 20

A memo is clear as mud, Taurus. Ask around and find out what is going on behind the scenes before you take action. A wish is granted.

May 21– June 21 Grandiose measures are not required, Gemini. Take the simple route to make the impression you seek. The pieces to a puzzle at work begin to come together.

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Your moment to shine has come. Don’t disappoint, Cancer. A mystery at home begins to unravel. You’ll never guess what happens next.

July 23– August 22 You’re a class act, Leo. Your coworkers admire that and will look to you to lead the way in a precarious situation. Harmony reigns at home once more.

August 23– September 22 Little by little, Virgo. That is the approach you will have to take if you want to succeed. Patience is key. A childhood pal pops up just in time.

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A loved one is feeling blue. Be there for them, Libra. One small act of kindness can do a world of good. An organization calls on you. Give what you can.

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Actions speak louder than words, Scorpio. Keep that in mind with young ones this week. A surprise gift opens the door to bigger, better relationships.

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