Today's Birthday (10/07/13). Venus enters Sagittarius today, portending a passion for travel and adventure this year. Creativity and independence call, especially this month. Exploration is the theme. Career and finances grow stronger, especially as you nurture collaborative partnerships. Commit to a cause that gives purpose. Stick to simple basics, like love, family and good food. Pamper yourself.
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 -- Venus enters Sagittarius today (until Nov. 5). Follow your heart, and stick to it. For four weeks, traveling is easier. Check out an interesting suggestion, and rely on logic. Choose words carefully. Connect with a teacher. Keep practicing.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Listening is the key to communication. Your reward comes later. Ask for what you need in partnership. Accept a generous offer. Gather materials. Tidy up and prepare for a trip. You're building something of lasting value.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Confer with your team. You're extra persuasive, and word travels. More planning is a good idea. Put in corrections. Toss unnecessary papers and junk. Celebrate success privately. Compromise comes easier. Begin a fresh dialogue.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Your work becomes more fun. Consult a significant other. Get family to help. Invest in your business. Your insistence on perfection makes the difference. Maintain decorum (at least with customers). Add adventure to the mundane.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Love is easier to find these days. Show your appreciation. Be respectful. You're irresistible. Take notes on what works. Cleanliness is a good thing. Co-workers are successful. Shop carefully, and sign with a flourish.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Home and family take priority. Get a project under way. Do it for love, not money. Seek solid data, and check all details twice. Stick to logic. It's a good time to find household bargains.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Trust your heart to lead you, and increase your profits. Keep track of earnings. There's no need to do it the hard way. Accept assistance and a brilliant suggestion. You get farther than expected.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Prepare your best argument. You're the star, and your words get farther than expected. Accept suggestions and great ideas from colleagues near and far. Share heartfelt thanks.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Give in to a brilliant idea. You're irresistible for a month. Ponder the situation. Others ask your advice. The career groove is just right. You can achieve great rewards. Education provides access to a whole new world.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Allow yourself more quiet time to follow a passion. Some of your theories succeed. Finish an old job. Build security by having more than you show. Revel in the abundance. Be a budgetarian.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Group activities go well over the next month. Create a buzz. Push your own agenda. Offer encouragement. Share adventure stories. Make a private presentation. You'll find the numbers fascinating. You're developing expertise. Respectfully spread your wings.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Get social this month. Go out and play! Get your chores done first. Nurture your strongest connections. More income becomes available ... it's a deciding factor. Negotiate openly. You're very quick now. Push past old barriers.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun