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Today's Birthday (10/09/13). Set lofty goals this year. Expand boundaries in many senses. New income opportunities arise, and career thrives with love. Strengthen old partnerships, while inviting new ones. Explore subjects and destinations of fascination, and share discoveries. Provide for family. More stuff is unnecessary. Share love, food, joys and sorrows. Water seedlings of possibility.

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 6 -- Somebody at home lays down the law. Confide in a wise relative. Break through! A pleasant development surprises. Make sure your structure is solid at work. Let a partner make the connection. They're saying nice things about you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- An old love may resurface in an amazing development. Set down strong roots. Meet with the important people on a project. Frustration leads to new ideas. Think about what worked and didn't. Consider the big picture.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Set your course in a new direction. Finish what you started first. Choose the wording carefully. Accept a bonus or fringe benefit. Enforce your own rules, with new assignments coming in. Do a good job. Get something you've long wanted.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take pride in your basic principles, and add a few new ones to live by. Ask probing questions, and get the message out about what you discover. Find things you've forgotten. Adjust the budget. Hold on to what you've got.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Work out financial details. You have more than expected. Be practical. Wait for further consideration. Let your conscience guide you. Do what seems right, even if nobody else knows. Surprise your partner.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Provide support to help another advance. There are perks involved; gather them gratefully. Rules are reinforced. You see the big picture. Relax and feel secure. Share your love. Heed a friend's concerns without getting stopped by them.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your team gains strength. Show them your appreciation. Energy builds at work. Don't argue with the rules. Streamline your routine. Find excuses to laugh out loud. Enjoy intimate conversation. Hum your mantra as you maintain focus. You're brilliant.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- New opportunities open to express your creative talents. You're gaining points as well as experience. You're really cute, too. Advance with support from distant contacts on an imaginative conquest. Keep your word. Schedule a buffer zone.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Set long-range goals. Your home can be a showplace. Search out the best deals. Learn from an older, wealthier person. Find time to meditate. New ideas come in odd moments, with help from your friends.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Ponder the situation. Revise plans and try a new tactic. Follow a strong recommendation. Listen carefully. Whose support do you want? Heed wise words from a loving woman. Check electrical wiring. Consider the impact of each action.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Wrap up old business. The more you sell, the more you earn. Be among the best. The money is not what you expected, for better or worse. Your discipline is admirable. Trust the structure you've built. There's a positive outcome.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Old ideas gel. A lucky break sparks a new opportunity. Come up with a brilliant solution to a persistent problem. Take a different route. An old trick works again. Stick to your standards regarding romance.

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