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ARIES (March 21-April 19): New connections will lead to greater opportunities. Call in favors, join organizations that interest you, and most of all, open up and be receptive to suggestions and people who approach you for various reasons. Romance is in the stars.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take care of business. Don't leave your responsibilities for someone else to deal with. You can talk all you want about doing something, but until you actually do, it's all conjecture.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look at your options, and make wise choices. It's up to you to avoid deception and excess in order to have a clear-cut shot at advancement. Opportunity through networking, socializing, and colleagues is apparent. Reach for the stars in love, financial matters, and work.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step away from those putting pressure on you. Follow your own path, and delve into creative projects that allow you to use your skills and talents fully. Don't make changes just because someone else does.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll question or be questioned about your personal life and relationships. Honesty is the best policy, but only offer what's necessary. Avoid compromising your financial position. Speak from the heart, but only offer so much. Positive change is on the horizon.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You must be a participant if you want to get ahead. Put your best foot forward, and indulge in a little social activity with peers, colleagues, or people who share your interests. Don't just talk about your ideas and plans — get things up and running.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep life simple. Having a positive attitude will help you keep opposition at arm's length, giving you the chance to follow a path that is more suitable to you. Problems at home are best left alone for now. You need time to think.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You'll be faced with domestic issues that must be addressed in order for you to feel comfortable about your plans for the future. Honesty will be necessary and will make a difference when it comes to figuring out the best way to proceed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Lots of talk is fine, but you must follow through if you don't want to make a poor impression. Finding a new or more interesting way to earn extra cash will help build your confidence as well as your reputation. Romantic opportunities are present.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional issues will escalate if you don't address the existing problems. Think outside the box, and you will come up with a workable solution that will suit everybody's needs. You can do with less if you budget and organize wisely.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discipline will pay off and help you get ahead personally. Changes at home as well as reviewing contracts, settlements, or financial matters will pleasantly surprise you. You can head down a new path that shows greater promise. Romance is on the rise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful where you leave your possessions or cash. Protecting your assets from someone looking for a handout will be necessary. Don't be judgmental of others, but look out for your interests. Too much of anything will be your downfall.



Groundhog Day Observations:

• Why are people upset when the groundhog sees its shadow? If it's six more weeks of winter, then big deal; that still beats March 21 by a week.

• Truth be told, Groundhog Day is just preamble to the next big holiday, President's Day.

• Couldn't you just put a series of lights on Phil so that he couldn't cast a shadow no matter which way he looked? Let's get ILM working on this quandary, pronto.

• Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I hate how commercial Groundhog Day has become.

• To be fair, this is the one day each year that the residents of Punxsutawney can actually unload all those "Groundhogs Do It in the Dirt" bumper stickers they loaded up on during the Great Sticker boom of '88.

• Because it's like any other day, it might seem like you're living the Groundhog Day over and over, again.

• Because it's like any other day, it might seem like you're living the Groundhog Day over and over, again.

• No, it was NOT possible to not make that last joke.

• Question of etiquette: How long should I wait before taking down my Groundhog Day decorations?

• It's a sad truth that many people don't realize, but every year by St. Patrick's Day, there are tens of thousands of unwanted groundhogs clogging America's animal shelters.

— Andrew R. Juhl thanks Brian Tanner for the material in today's Ledge.






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