Today's Birthday (02/19/13). Research your financial investments, which require close attention and management this year. Domestic bliss is the overarching theme. Summer brings heightened social life and family fun. Consider your education, and either teach or take a class. Get involved with a global cause.
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 -- Find a connection with your family and grow. Take your ideas public. You get a blizzard of calls. Be ready to answer all the questions. Practice in front of the mirror.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- It's not a good time for wandering. Keep your feet close to home and your eyes on the prize. Focus on making money rather than on spending. Physical exercise channels energy.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- It's official: Your power is intense. Focus on career ways and means. Repairs may keep you busy. Just do what you need to do and move on.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Listen to a loved one's considerations; they may very well have a better perspective on the issue than you. When others look good, you look good. Don't celebrate just yet.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Fine-tune your image. Take one step at a time ... there's no rush. Read all the new data. However, offer your opinion only if asked.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Something is missing. Make the necessary changes for ease. Romance could interfere with your deadline. It's possible to make time for both, and cut expenses, too. Potluck picnic? Everyone's got to eat.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The rules stay the same for awhile. Review practical arrangements and get organized. Make a spending plan, without spending yet. You're surrounded by love.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Don't argue ... it's not worth it. Especially since you're likely to change your mind. Regulations could interfere with plans. Begin with commonalities, and consider new avenues. Listen to your heart.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your ideas still have some bugs to work out, but you won't know if you don't try. Take detailed notes. A practical plan works better than a gamble.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Tempers are short, so choose your battles well. Sometimes it's better to let another win. A female finds a treasure. It's mind over matter now. Bend with the wind.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- You don't have to carry the load alone; someone who loves you is willing to help. Or you could take it easy today, and start again tomorrow. Bubbles, good music and candles are nice.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Insecurities and fears could get in the way of your commitments. An apology can go a long way now. Love the people you're with, and walk in their shoes. This feels liberating.