Today's Birthday (07/06/13). Fun and recreation are key this year. Family, friends and learning all take priority, and career status may rise after the Aries eclipse. Assume leadership. Find peace in routine and include exercise. Do-it-yourself projects inspire with tangible results. Encourage your playful side, and get romantic.

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 9 -- Passions wake up. You're good at solving problems, too. Finish a repair or remodel. Home and family take priority. Catch up on the latest news. Negotiations go well. Motivate your forces.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Make another start or reshuffle. Advise a friend against a risky deal. The next two days include voracious learning. You're extra brilliant, especially regarding business. Step outside the box and try something new.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You know what needs to be done. The next two days could be quite profitable. Another person's emergency can be your windfall. Don't let it slip by. Others can get what they need, too.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Don't overextend, but finish household chores. You have extra confidence. A hunch could turn profitable, through your own energy and effort. Reject a far-fetched scheme in favor of a practical solution.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Ask yourself what makes you happy, and seek it. Go ahead and obsess on your passions. Share them with others. Home games have higher results than away for the next few days. Review priorities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 8 -- Move quickly to win the big prize. You'll be more analytical, with help from a technical friend. Take new territory. Don't spend blindly. Enjoy social gatherings and friends.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Complain about it later (if at all). Someone's agitated. Stay aware, and don't hurt yourself. Be prepared for inspection. It's not a good time to shop. Refuse to get intimidated.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Start a new campaign. Take time now for future planning, and renew a commitment. Tempers could be short. Conditions look good for travel and romance today and tomorrow. You can work out the deadlines.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Keep expanding. Tackle detailed chores today or tomorrow. Transfer funds as needed. Discuss shared finances. Success is your reward. Money is more of an issue for the next two days. Shop carefully. Make travel plans.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Some of it's already overdue, creating a sense of urgency. Consult a good strategist. Begin a fresh page. Follow an enthusiastic suggestion. You're growing more interested in someone over the next few days ... sweet.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- This week gets busy. Avoid reckless spending. Do you "walk the walk"? Work on the details, and keep or reschedule deadlines and promises. You're inspired to action, even if agreement seems elusive.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Love is easier to find for the next two days. Take advantage of an opening. Revise your budget to pay off another debt. Celebrate with a home-cooked meal and shared coziness. Express your passion.