Today's Birthday (08/07/13). Launch your creative whirlwind this month, with Mercury in Leo. Enjoy the limelight! This year revolves around home and family, focusing on domestic bliss. Your social life provides fun, connection and partnership. It's an educational year of exploration and new capacities. Stay organized to harness opportunities. Include relaxation routines.

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 7 -- Economic, political and religious structures face opposition. It could be a great time to challenge authority, deliver your manifesto or launch your project to save the world. Declare your passions.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Bullies and overlords get challenged. Make your voice heard, even as you get into domestic details and household decisions. Clean, organize and restore at home.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- The transformation of corruption and greed becomes newly possible. Study the situation. Explore. Discover solutions. Suddenly, everything starts making sense. Learn what you need to know. Read the manual. Share the moment.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You can make extra money. Keep it practical. Get cooking and preserve your efforts. Do the numbers, and stash the surplus. Pay off debt and slice those credit cards.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're stronger and more confident during this period of personal focus. Inspire, rather than demand. Use your moment in the spotlight to rally for a beloved cause. You know how to tackle this.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Yyour focus becomes more introspective. Something is coming due. Retreat from the world and handle what's needed. Thoughtful planning saves time and effort later. Piece together the details. Assume increased responsibility. Balance with peaceful beauty.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your community calls to you. Group efforts produce results, and new opportunities arise. Discover a powerful bad guy's weakness. Friends want to play along and are a big help.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Attend to new career opportunities and goals. Compete for higher status. There's still a way to win. Stay attentive. You'll be held accountable. Old structures seem blocked, so forge a new path.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Travel, philosophy and cultural expansion have your attention. Plan your itinerary. Find a way to make it pay for itself. Study what you love, and practice your craft. Discover a new opening.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Sensuality takes the stage. A lack of funds could threaten your plans. Wheeling and dealing may be required. Better go over your resources again. Tackle detailed chores today and tomorrow. Disrupt the status quo. Opposites especially attract.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- You're in the partnership groove. Consult with experts. Handle negotiations and decisions. Delegate. Teamwork takes you higher. It can get romantic, too. Work together to tackle a giant.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- The pace gets hectic, and the work just keeps coming. Get creative to gather facts. Seemingly entrenched powers stumble, revealing new opportunities. Take advantage by recording them and using your team.