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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotional matters will escalate if you are inconsistent or unpredictable. Try to keep an even, peaceful temperament to avoid an adverse response. Put more effort into activities that challenge you mentally and physically.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be careful not to let your entertaining and social mood lead to costly adventures. Pleasure trips will enhance love and romance but also put you in debt. Good opportunities will arise through communication and patience.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for new ways to use your talents. Opportunities are apparent if you are willing to explore new avenues. Believe in your potential. A change at home will bring you greater freedom to do the things you enjoy. Love will take a serious turn.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't let moodiness ruin your day. Let go of regrets, and don't hold grudges. Do what you can to help others, and learn from whatever experience you gain and information you are given. Positive, progressive action will bring stellar results.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep your intentions and professional strategy a secret from your colleagues. If you let too many people in on what you are doing, you will face stiff competition. Hone your skills, gain knowledge, and prepare to forge ahead with your plans.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have plenty to contribute, so don't hold back. Share your wisdom and make suggestions. Thoughts followed by actions will lead to your success and encourage unexpected and unusual partnerships. Don't hesitate; make your way to where the action is.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Problems because of an emotional incident will leave you feeling as though you need a change. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself personally and professionally. Romance is on the rise, along with greater security and stability.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will have a greater interest in cultural differences and traditions. Check out your family tree or plan a visit to re-establish family ties. Let your intuition lead the way in helping you explore new possibilities and lifestyles. Speak from the heart.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Live, learn, and prepare to make changes that will improve your life. A new residence or rearranging your furniture to make room for a new pursuit will lead to good fortune. Open your heart to someone special.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Live a little. Invite friends or colleagues to enjoy a little downtime with you. Turn your home into a place in which you can relax and discuss future plans. Much can be accomplished if you use empathy, understanding, and compassion to get your way.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make personal changes that won't affect anyone but you, and you will avoid an argument or interference. Someone will blow situations out of proportion if given the chance. Keep your thoughts and plans private for the time being.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get ready to have some fun. Reconnect with old friends, share your ideas, and look at your options concerning your professional position and the opportunities that exist. A positive change to the way you live will boost your morale.

General and unsolicited advice:

• Never try to cure your bacon; just accept it for the way it is.

• If you want to see a possible one-night stand again, the "left something at your place" trick is actually surprisingly effective.

• If a one-night stand you never want to see again uses "left something at your place" trick on you, you're in luck. One personal item of theirs is all I need to cast a surprisingly effective warding spell. Also: a thimble of your blood. Also also: $20. Or pizza and a few beers. Whatever.

• Every bath is a whore's bath if you're in the pocket of Big Soap.

• If you've never sat down and listened — and I mean really *listened* — to the lyrics of "Bye Bye Bye," then I don't you've made a perfectly reasonable decision.

• Don't think of totally avoidable spoilers as bad things, think of them instead as wonderful memories you'll never get to form for yourself because some people on Facebook don't know how not to be assholes.

• A great cure for depression is always throwing yourself into your work, unless you're a volcanologist.

• Talk to your children about sex. Talk to your friends about designating a driver. In general, just talk to people about stuff, I guess is what I'm saying. It makes you seem like less of jerk, it makes them seem more interesting, and it helps pass the time between weekend-long bouts of crazy, drunken sex.

Andrew R. Juhl advises you not to take advice from the Ledge.

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