Today's Birthday (07/04/13). Opportunities abound this year, with Jupiter in your sign. Schedule your priorities, with fun, family and romance at the top. Get into the homemade and the handcrafted: creativity with concrete, tangible results. Status rises after the Aries eclipse. Learn, play and explore. Embrace precious time with loved ones.

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 -- New facts dispel old concerns. A new and intense educational phase begins. Circumstances deepen the mystery. Schedule meetings for later. Don't spend, launch or celebrate, yet ... it could get awkward. Instead, plot from every angle.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Crazy new ideas aren't popular with your sweetheart right now ... share them later. Watch for income opportunities over the next few days. Don't be dissuaded. A little jingle in your pocket builds confidence.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Hold your position, even as you confront annoying regulations or rules. Expect energy surges (but that's no excuse to procrastinate). Confidence comes with a job well done. Work could interfere with travel. Stay respectful.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Finish up old projects, before making your choice. Be very careful. Conclude arrangements. Use your influence to help others. Save other ideas for later. Trust, but verify.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Caution -- There's a possible breakdown. A disagreement about priorities could arise. Your friends are a big help. Discuss your next move. Guard against impetuosity. Listen to a techie. Celebrate later.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Your energy is divided. These days bring about career movement. Unstable conditions shake things up. Don't fall for a trick. Your plan advances; it may seem like three steps forward, one step back. Relax.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Venture farther. A misunderstanding about shared money could bring sharp words. Zing right back! Or sidestep confrontation with humor. Keep the money in the bank. More research leads to a better choice.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Financial planning gets more fun. Listen to all the considerations. Postpone family time temporarily. Boost your own morale with certainty about your money situation. No gambling. Reward yourself by sharing special treats.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Lean on a gentle partner. Listen to all considerations. Changes in your living space seem to come quickly. While initially unsettling, you may love the results. Save time by avoiding upsets.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Commit to tell the truth, as you each see it. A workaholic phase begins. Carefully keep expenses to a minimum. Drive carefully to navigate a power shift. Keep your eyes on the road.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Today and tomorrow you're lucky in love. Compromise is required. Don't offer weird suggestions or analyze it. Celebrate with a home-cooked meal and a lot of snuggling. Maintain composure and minimize risks. Just enjoy.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Make household decisions and handle domestic projects. There may be some confusion; talk to those concerned and take aligned actions. Prioritize and schedule tasks and expenses. Celebrate with a shared feast.