Today's Birthday (10/01/13). Building a profitable career, thriving partnerships and improvement at home all take priority this year. Satisfy the urge to explore and learn. Get involved with a passionate cause. Weed out time sucks and prioritize projects for balance. Cultivate friendships and magic moments with loved ones. Simple joys delight.
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 -- For the next two days, fulfill promises you've made. Chores need attention. New information threatens complacency. Communicate with teammates. Caring for others is your motivation. Minimize risks. Catch your dreams in writing.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- You'll soon have time to pause and relax. Invest in success. Take a new angle. Keep a dream alive with simple actions. Avoid a controversy. It's a good time to ask for money ... be creative with your budget.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Allow yourself to dream, but don't buy treats, yet. Accept the support that's offered. Stay close to home as much as you can the next few days. Passions get aroused. Make a delicious promise.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- It's easier to find family time. You're extra brilliant today. A solution to an old problem is becoming obvious. Costs are high. Arguments about money inhibit love. Keep a secret. Recount your blessings.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Money's rolling in over the next few days. Costs are higher than expected, too. Avoid reckless spending. Make sure others know their assignments. Feel the magnetism. Your greatest asset is your own determination.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Give loved ones more attention. They want your time, not money. An invitation says to dress up. Let another person take over, and defer to authority. Accept encouragement. Share your dreams ... the audience is receptive.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Get yourself moving! Make sure you have the facts. Get serious about your strategy, but don't get stuck. You're very persuasive. You'll think of something. It's easier to finish projects.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Work quickly but carefully. Obligations get in your way. Being polite is a virtue. Talk over plans with family. Try not to provoke jealousy. Don't waste your money. Friends offer comfort and advice.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Begin a new project. Take time out for love. Include a female in your plans. You'll have to report on your activities. Assume responsibility. Exceptional patience could be required.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Let yourself be drawn outside your safety zone. The possibility for hurt feelings is high now. Don't get stuck. Write down long-range goals today. Goodness comes your way. Act quickly to gain your objective. Balance is essential.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- It's time to get started. There's a temporary clash between love and money. Review your current budget. Note all the considerations. Passion grows now that the stress is reduced. Travel boosts your self-esteem. Follow your fascination.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Have faith. Negotiate your way through minor adjustments. Temporary confusion could befuddle. Get family to help. Let another take the lead. Invest in your future without gambling. Respect your partner.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun