Today's Birthday (09/09/13). Love is the fundamental basic this year. Romantic, brotherly or creative passions provide delectable flavors and unforgettable color. Time with young people rejuvenates. Shift focus from personal to team ambitions, and take charge where needed. Judiciously save money. Practice passions by sharing them. Get the word out about what you love.
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 5 -- Mercury enters Libra, and for almost a month, expert assistance provides ease. Build your partnerships. Set long-term goals, scheduling with discipline. Explore a long-distance opportunity. Payment is not always in cash.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Prepare to compromise and streamline your routine. Show that you know what you're doing. You're in line for a bonus, despite an awkward moment. Fall back on tradition.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Get practical work done. Your intelligence is attractive. You're gaining valuable experience. Reducing power works better. Move carefully to avoid injury. Keep track of the money you're considering spending.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Romance grows. It's getting easier to communicate at home. Don't ask for favors. Slow down to avoid accidents. If controversy arises, get the family to help.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- For about three weeks, you learn with ease. Review the basics. Choose what's best for all. It's not a good time to travel or make a big purchase. Plan a luxurious evening at home.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- A solution to an old problem is becoming obvious. Creative work profits for the next month. Your team takes the prize. Keep your tone respectful. Mistakes may occur.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Figure out finances. This coming month, you're extra-intellectual. Excite your partner with a challenge. Check the rules. Do the research. Cut entertainment spending, even as you win a new assignment.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You're immensely confident, with the Moon in your sign. Organization gets easier, and projects move forward. Keep your word. Stand for yourself and others.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Traveling isn't as easy. Look at a breakdown as a challenge, and stick to your budget. For the next month, let the group decide. They're laughing with you, not at you. Relax.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Pass along what you've learned. For the next month, talk about what works (with Mercury in Libra). Do your part as well. It takes patience with breakdowns, especially today. Take it easy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Assume more responsibility. For the next month, keep legal issues in mind. Distant goals are attainable. Fine-tune and edit your work. Provide facts. A new technique doesn't work. Take care.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Venture farther. For the next month, develop logical plans for sharing resources. Consider traditions. Imagine perfection, and forgive mistakes. Be methodical in the face of frustration. A partner opts in.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun