Today's Birthday (07/12/11). Winning the game begins with mastering the rules. Then practice, to hone the skills required. Ignore competitors and critics, unless they have something to teach. Service is the key to your success this year and pays in spades.
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 an 8 -- The pressure you've been under is easing. Take it easy and review the plan. Open communication channels allow for new developments and smooth sailing. Relax.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Your place is the best location for the gathering. Guests contribute from near and far. Watch out for costly distractions. Enjoy the great company.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Take it easy for your well-being today. Communications are wide open. Get your message out multiple ways. Practical common sense dictates the words.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You're clear on what you want to express. Memorize the main points, and prepare to generate it live. Consider your subject deeply, and respond to any criticism with facts.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Now you've got the perfect words, and you've worked out the picky details. Review the budget one last time, and plan a response to any criticism. Then go.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Get advice and help from friends for a home project. Figure out the costs before spending. The right blueprint comes easily, so share in the appreciation of it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You have a gift for inspiring others now. Take time to complete your projects, and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. Rushing doesn't work now. Keep it cool.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Keep getting it done and soaring high, even as you fly through a storm. Keep communications open. Use your instinct to go the distance and land safely.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Enjoy your time in the spotlight, even with its challenges and inconveniences. You'll need to follow the rules to find the reward. Don't throw money at a problem.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Partners and distant contacts grease the skids. Listen to their feedback, and above all do what you promised. An investment in your home works out well.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Your social calendar is getting busier. Make sure to keep to the schedule to avoid double booking, and be flexible to possible cancellations. Enjoy your friends!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Have you considered a career in public office? You can really carry a debate now. Care for others, but don't forget to take care of yourself, and your health.
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