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Astro Bites

Horoscopes For F&B'rs

Aries

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Aries March 21 – April 19

You will benefit greatly from accepting more help from your peers, Aries whether asking your line cooks to come in an hour early to catch up on prep or accepting an Adderall from a very generous server to make that hangover a little more bearable.

These small interactions will facilitate creating a deeper connection with the rest of your team. The extra help will significantly reduce your level of stress and allow more opportunities to take that glowing energy to the next level.

Set a solid routine to take care of your physical health as well. This surge of positive energy will garner more attention and appreciation from guests, which will fatten your wallet as a result. Don’t be afraid to swallow your pride and ask your manager to hire a barback.

Taurus

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Taurus April 20 – May 2024

The current planetary alignments will encourage change and force you to reevaluate how you interact in social settings Taurus. You’ll stand to gain more insight about your coworkers and guests by processing conversations on a deeper level, no matter how mundane the conversation may be.

Take the time to Google facts about whatever middle of nowhere Midwest town your table is vacationing from. Bite your tongue when your chef is hurling insults about your mother for asking if someone can switch out their side dish.

That middle aged couple may tip the bill out of sheer excitement you’ve even heard of their hometown. Your chef will NOT apologize your yelling at you, but he might cook you a New York strip at the end of the night. Your efforts to change how you react will not go unnoticed.

Gemini

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Gemini  May 21 – June 20

The main themes currently surrounding you are related to learning, communication, and sharing. Gemini,  You have recently focused on the past too often, but you are slowly accepting your past failures and successes.

I promise that a group of businessmen forgot about your bad joke, they probably weren’t listening anyway. You’ve accepted that your dishwasher will never get you back on the cigarettes he bums every shift.

The benefits of previous good deeds are beginning to manifest themselves. It may be a guest you gave a free glass of wine coming back with friends who get shitfaced and throw money at you.

Life is all about balance, Gemini. Tap into your inner self and trust that everything will fall into place.

Cancer

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Cancer June 22- July 22

It’s easier to understand yourself on a deeper level by lifting up those around you, dear .    Cancer. This will help you be honest with yourself and acknowledge that you need to be kind to yourself to continue being kind to others.

You could be a shoulder to cry on for your hostess bitching about her greasy line cook boyfriend while puffing a cigarette behind the dumpster.

Your compassion would allow you to make the mental note to actually quit smoking, like, for real this time (and yes, drunk cigs do count). Use your experiences to motivate positive change to your mental and physical well being.

Leo

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Leo July 23 – August 22

You’re very close to an epiphany about aspects of your social and professional life, Leo. Your charisma will not go unnoticed and will lead to new leadership opportunities and responsibilities.

Keep up those silly quips with your regional manager and tone down your fake laugh a little bit when he responds with jokes about his wife. Opening your mind and heart to others can bring you an immense amount of inspiration.

It’s a great time to invite over a new coworker to help taste new cocktail ideas and forming a new bond. They’ll be more willing to back you up when presenting your creations to the rest of the team.

Embrace the silver lining within new opportunities in your personal and professional life. No one notices the beauty in the little things better than you, Leo.

Virgo

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Virgo August 23 – September 22

There are heightened emotions currently surrounding you, Virgo.

While it’s easy to cry in the walk-in and shove down those emotions, these mixed feelings can motivate you to prioritize your home life and personal goals.

Having a healthy partnership can provide different perspectives and experiences. As much as you want to continue being the life of the party, it’s not cute to get blackout drunk and rip lines in a bathroom that smells like an entire day’s worth of whiskey shits when you’re almost 40 years old.

It’s time to be more compassionate to yourself and your partner. Open your heart to the idea of a more domestic lifestyle.

Libra 2

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Libra September 23 – October 22

Libra, there’s a lot on your plate right now. From running to US Foods for the fifth time this week and begging a neighboring bar for a bucket of ice to remembering how to plate the least ordered dish on the menu, you’ve been forced to keep your head on a swivel.

Amidst all this chaos, it’s crucial to focus on your mental and physical well-being. Shutting the bar down every night to cope will only add to your anxiety. Finding a sense of calm will help you realize that your willingness to help serves a purpose.

Trust that everything will fall into place.

Scorpio

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Scorpio October 23 – November 21

This month brings you a wide variety of new opportunities, specifically in your career and personal development. It’s a great time to be more confident in your abilities and take initiative through clear communication.

Think about how taking on that assistant manager position may be a better opportunity than you initially thought, and then remember how you like making money and not being at the complete mercy of your general manager.

It’s also a good time to embrace those around you and deepen those connections. This may be particularly important when it comes to networking and financial matters.

Yes, it may be incredibly frustrating listening to some coked-up lawyer spout off bullshit until 3am, but it may lead to getting your rent paid in one night. Take the initiative to dig deep and embrace future growth.

Sag 4

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Sagittarius  November 22 – December 21

Expect to feel a strong motivation to explore new opportunities and learn through experience. It’s time to let go of any bad habits, both mental and financial, that no longer serve you.

You’ll never be able to take that dream month off during the slow season for your “Eat, Pray, Love” moment in Europe if you keep closing down the bar every night. Excessive drinking won’t heal the pain of missing out on your favorite dive bar because of past flings with the bar manager.

Take bolder steps to broaden your horizons and engage in more stimulating activities. There are plenty of places where people haven’t seen you down six shots of Jameson and cry over someone who only knows you by your job title. Delve into your subconscious and embrace the unknown.

Capricorn

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Capricorn  December 22 – January 19

June is a big month for your finances and investments, Capricorn. This is a great time to restructure your daily routines, expand your skillset, and increase productivity.

I know it seems like your marriage is strained, and your wife is about to divorce you since you opened an Italian restaurant in a strip mall two years ago. Take heart—a front-page article in the City Paper is coming sooner rather than later! Stay strong and trust that you’ll bring in enough profit to hire more employees and spend more time with your loved ones.

Remember, your partner wouldn’t have co-signed that business loan if they didn’t believe in you. Some of the best food, drinks, and people are found in the most underrated locations.

Aquarious

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Aquarius  January 20 – February 18

You will benefit greatly from focusing on your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being this month, Aquarius.

This will allow you to find creative new solutions within your work while collaborating with your colleagues. Take some time to check out new establishments and build new connections with those who work there.

Shoot an invite to some old friends and coworkers to catch up over a beer or two (or seven… or twelve…). It could lead to a mutual relationship of sharing clientele with one another. However, be cautious when it comes to your financial matters.

Renovating your kitchen that was built in 1995 may reveal a rampant bug infestation that’ll cost a pretty penny to resolve before service begins the next day.

Make sure to keep an emergency fund set aside and throw a couple of free shots to your local exterminator. Your connections and motivation will become a valuable asset during your future endeavors.

Pisces

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Pisces  February 19 – March 20

Your creativity will bloom by putting more energy into self-improvement and deepening your knowledge of the world around you. Don’t get too caught up in the monotony of the daily grind and engage in activities that will make you more adaptable in the future.

It’s hard to think about crying in the walk-in and eating fistfuls of shredded cheese for comfort while drinking mimosas and doing beach yoga. Spend more time on meditation and expanding your knowledge by digging into the stack of books that you swear you’re going to finish. However, resist the urge to become too docile during this time.

Laying in bed with a book and your weed pen while ignoring your friends and family. Getting out of the house and nurturing your social connections is vital to your emotional well-being. It’s going to be hard asking someone to run your food when you’re too stoned to speak.