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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider what’s available. Learning something new will help you get ahead, but staying in the same position of being overworked and underpaid will drag you down. Start planning for the future. Take the steps that lead to a better position.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can make a difference. Stop thinking, and start doing. Offer suggestions and hands-on help. A little can go a long way. Don’t let emotional situations cost you financially. It’s best to have a plan and to stick to it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Elaborating will be frowned upon if you make someone look bad or if you stretch the truth. Taking on a cause you cannot handle on your own will make you look bad. Don’t donate or offer more than what you can handle comfortably.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step up, and follow through. You’ll have great ideas and a captive audience. Love is on the rise, and mixing business with pleasure will help you advance. A business trip will result in experience, knowledge, and worthwhile connections.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Connecting with people from your past will be costly but informative. A move or change of scenery will bring you more opportunities to explore old goals. Don’t take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Take care of personal paperwork.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Partnerships will weigh in heavily when it comes to making a decision. You must feel comfortable with the outcome, or back away. Don’t overreact, but do speak up regarding what’s acceptable and what’s not. Emotional turmoil is likely to develop at home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Finish whatever job you are given quickly and efficiently. You are likely to face criticism if you fall behind. You will discover valuable information if you sign up for a cultural event. An unexpected change regarding a partnership will end up being beneficial.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Working from home can help you save money. Changes to your living arrangements will help you pay off an investment. Follow your heart when it comes to personal and domestic matters. Personal enhancement and romance are on the rise.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tread carefully when dealing with friends, relatives, or people in your community. You will be misinterpreted or blamed for something if you are too open or aggressive. Focus on how you can make your home more inviting.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let a meddler influence a partnership or deal. Stick to your plan regardless of what anyone else decides to do. An old friend or lover will be a reminder of how to handle your current situation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Reconsider before making changes. You are likely in a better position than you realize. Bide your time, and focus on how you can make your home or your job more to your liking. Present your ideas and the service you can offer.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Uncompromising individuals will lead you astray. Don’t let your heart and emotions rule your head. Consider the pros and cons, and make a decision based on what you will gain in the end. Smart moves will ensure future success.

Ask a Ledge Guy:

• Question: "Ledge Guy, my friends invited me to start playing D&D with them. Is this a good idea?"

• Answer: No, and I'll give you an example why. Let's say you show up to your friend's basement (just guessing), start playing Dungeons & Dragons, and actually like it. Understandable. The allure of cheap delivery pizza, lukewarm Mountain Dew, and a rainbow-palette of slightly stale junk food often proves overwhelming. Suddenly, it's D&D every Wednesday. Your character starts out first-level, advances to second, and maybe even reaches third-level within a month. But then your advancement slows down, so you add a second night of D&D each week to satiate your fictional bloodlust. Pretty soon, every session, you're playing as four separate characters (each with a miniature, which you painted), as well as Dungeon Mastering your own games on the weekend. But still, it's not enough. You become an EXP junkie whose standing games become his only dates, so you take the plunge and start logging-in to World of Warcraft during your "free time" (you know, what you once called the "workday") just to take the edge off.

Before you know it, you're reading Robert Jordan fantasy novels on the toilet, drinking five Amp energy drinks every day, playing Pokémon Black 2 on your Nintendo DS with a tightened belt around your neck, and writing freelance Ledges on the side just to scrape together enough bread to buy your next Monster Manual. I've seen it happen at least 3d8+5 times.

Long answer short: You can't run from your demons by chasing dragons, pal.

Quitting isn't easy, either; climbing out from those Nine Hells of Baator takes a whole lot more than 12 Steps. Besides, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2.0 was a superior system, with fewer dice and a gentler learning curve.

Andrew R. Juhl, current Ledge Guy, welcomes your questions for future editions.

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