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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Start something new. An opportunity to stabilize your financial situation will ease stress. Invest in your skills, ideas, and a solid moneymaking plan for the future. Long hours and hard work will pay off and bring you satisfaction.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Offer help to a local organization; an opportunity will develop. You will meet someone who shares your concerns and interests. Together you can make a contribution that will bring you peace of mind and boost your confidence and reputation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful how you react to emotional situations. Don't stretch the truth to avoid dealing with something. You will be blamed for meddling or withholding information. Honesty is the best policy. Say what's on your mind, and move on.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will be attracted to people, places, and things that are unusual or unfamiliar to you. Gathering more financial information will help you make choices that will help you achieve your monetary goals.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are adaptable and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Indulge in challenges that make you think, and act quickly. Don't let generosity be your downfall. Spend your money on something that offers you good value.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Handle partnerships, negotiations, and money matters with care. Be mindful of what others are entitled to for a deal to be worthwhile. Withholding information will work against you. Make a commitment, and honor your promises.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your time and effort into your professional goals. Share your ideas and suggestions, and look for a way to incorporate a small-business plan into your schedule. Working two jobs will allow you to build a solid financial future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take advantage of any opportunity to travel and network. The people you meet now will be instrumental in your being hired for prospective jobs. An unusual change at home will be challenging initially, but an innovative approach will lead to victory.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put emotions aside regardless of what transpires. Focus on your physical health and wellness. Working to improve your surroundings or secure your future prospects will be what leads to satisfaction and success.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Avoid anyone showing signs of confusion, erratic behavior, or impulsive actions. Stick to what you know, and take whatever route is necessary to reach your destination without conflict. Use experience to avoid personal or professional loss or status.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll have plenty of imaginative ideas to mull over. Pick and choose what will bring the highest returns and the most satisfaction. Someone special will offer you recognition for your accomplishments, skills, and talents. Financial gains can be made.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will have trouble controlling your emotions. Your eagerness to please will be taken advantage of by someone with ulterior motives. Romance will cause confusion and a false sense of security. Ask questions, and offer honest suggestions and answers.

How to approach your move:

• First, make a lot of friends throughout the entire year leading up to your move. Don't discriminate. You never know whose dad has a truck that they'll lend you — or who will randomly bring beer.

• Before you unpack at your new digs, make sure to write down everything that is wrong with the apartment so you don't get charged for it later. Then as a precaution, write down those holes that you're going to drill to mount your flat screen TV. (Also: write down those unavoidable foot-shaped indents you'll probably make in the living walls from games of Naked Twister.)

• If you have a few days between leases, then rent a storage unit. They don't have electricity or plumbing, but you at least have time to catch up on your reading (and "living green" will give you mad cred if you want to hit on cute hippies.)

• If you live on the third floor, don't even bother keeping your Great Aunt Gertrude's couch. Just throw it off the balcony, and go buy another one for $10 at the Salvation Army. Your friends and local hoboes will thank you.

• Save gas money by making fewer trips between apartments. And do that by playing sessions of classic Tetris now to get your packing and stacking skills up.

• Act like moving out is a really sad, important event so that you can con your family into helping you move. Bonus: You'll probably get go to Olive Garden afterward.

• Lift with your knees AND your back. It's a lot easier than lifting without them.

• Even if you hated your landlord, clean your old place. You can always leave flaming bags of poo at her or his office or vandalize the halls after you get your full deposit back.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Nathan Wulf for contributing the material for today's Ledge.

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