Today's Birthday (07/09/11). Romance, family and friends hold harmony this year. After all, isn't that what life is all about? Meditate on the value of compassion, and share it with yourself first. Take care of business, but remember that love is the bottom line.
To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Changes require a budget revision now. Keep goals clearly in view or discover distraction. Look a bit farther down the road to avoid obvious obstacles.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Partnership blooms all around. Keep forward momentum, despite unexpected circumstances. You're making a good impression, and bonds are growing stronger.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Work's coming in, and there's a period of intensity. Stay focused on your goal, and let others know it. Try new territory. A partner provides a road map.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Love is all around today in the most unexpected places. Give yourself permission to do what you love, with someone you love, in a lovely setting. Leave work for later.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Home's where your heart is today. Clean up something, whether in the house, the garden or your finances. Routine tasks let your mind wander to spiritual or philosophical questions. Let love in.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your ability to communicate is enhanced for the next two days. Say what you truly have to say, not what you think that others want to hear. They can take it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Shop carefully. There's plenty of money, but no need to waste it. Choose for durability and quality, and avoid frivolous temptations. Embrace a change.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- The moon is in your sign, and you're on top of your game now. Don't get cocky and make financial mistakes, and you may realize a dream. It's so close you can taste it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You can focus on the clutter or you could notice the clear spaces in between. Or just call the thrift store to haul the junk away. It's never too late for spring cleaning.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- When the turkeys get you down, show them how you get up again. Do it with panache and a sense of humor. When you can laugh at yourself, it's quite endearing.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- You will be tested. Will you take the opportunity and become a leader? Folks are paying attention. Take advantage of your organizational skills now.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Now you can take the trip you've been waiting for, and it may not even require an airplane, since your imagination could take you there in a daydream. Where to go?
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