Today's Birthday (06/23/13). This year's challenge is to balance abundant opportunities with physical health. "I could have made more records," said June Carter Cash, "but I wanted to have a marriage." New directions call, both personally and professionally. Consider the big-picture and family impact before choosing. Then follow your heart.
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 -- You see a broader perspective. Prepare for high drama in the career area. You'll be watched for a few days. Save as much as you spend. Modify your careful plans, and your portfolio grows.
]Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Work could be complicated by delays. The next two days include study and research. Share your thoughts with others. Check and re-check your work. Call ahead to avoid running all over town. Priorities may shift.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- There is a call to action. Listen to others, and work out a compromise that serves everyone. Avoid distractions. What you're learning broadens your perspective. Get into the financial details to keep the boat afloat.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Have a plan and a back-up. Today and tomorrow are especially good for win-win situations. Family matters vie with work for your attention. An emotional turning point could develop. Don't share everything yet, except compassion.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You won't have abundance for long, if you waste it. You're luckier than usual. Clarify your vision of the future. Work matters are on the front burner now. Plan your strategy.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You know you can win. Go for it! You're entering a generally lucky two-day phase, but this month may get complicated. A Full Moon turning point may develop around your services. Others seek your advice. Stay objective.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take care of home and family for the next few days. One phase ends and another begins. The decisions you make now can last. Abundance is available. Burn those calories! Get physical for the endorphin rush.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- An unexpected bonus could disrupt things. An educational turning point opens a new door. Don't touch savings. Push yourself forward. Talk it over. You're very attractive now. What's best for your future?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Luck plays a role in a relationship now. Encourage feedback. Obligations weigh heavily. Simplify. Estimate how much money you'll need, and hold out enough for expenses. Educate yourself. Be respectful. Others respect your insights.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- You're a genius at planning now, and you know it. You're confident and gaining expertise. Reject a far-fetched scheme in favor of a practical solution. Enjoy theoretical conversations with pragmatic applications.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Consider the consequences. Think it over, and map out your plan. Keep funds stashed. Exceptional patience is required. Watch out for surprises. A temporary slowdown befuddles. You're still in the race.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Apply elbow grease to a household chore. You'll be more analytical, with help from a technical friend. The data you need comes from far away. You don't have total agreement, yet.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun