Today's Birthday (11/01/13). Honor ancestral wisdom this year as your leadership grows. For seven months, it's easier to make money. Divert more to savings. It gets especially romantic with extra spice in April. Unleash creativity, and exhibit results. Summer brings exceptional sparks, including travel. Pursue passion. Talk about what (and whom) 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 9 -- Frustration is only part of the equation. The more you do, the more you discover what needs to be done. But don't push yourself too hard, either. Use turn signals. And empower the group to proceed.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Arguments get you nowhere. Clean up your closets and make some money turning your trash into somebody else's treasure. It works like magic. You thrive in private more than in public right now.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 8 -- You may run into some opposition right now, but it's nothing you can't handle with a bit of outside-the-box thinking and clear communication. Keep your objectives in mind in the midst of chaos. Help others do the same.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Don't take action just yet. Postpone travel and stay close to home for now. Improve your neighborly relationships. And don't be ashamed of asking for assistance. A good conversation ensues.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're in the spotlight, but don't get blinded. Use what you've got and make it better. If what you're doing doesn't work, try something new. You'll be surprised. Stay away from the mall now. Family comes first.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 8 -- Use your words, not force, to navigate in today's high seas. Or find a safe harbor and wait until the weather subsides. Let friends know what you want so you can advance together. Respond passionately.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- More confidence increases work, which in turn increases your sense of security. Gain insight into your own higher values. Make the necessary changes, and dig deeper. Continue your studies.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Consider tradition, and honor those who went before. Review and revise your plans. Mix with creative logic and discover hidden value. Figure out how much you owe, first. Don't overspend on something you can have for free.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- There's power in slowing down and listening. Your theory gets validated again. Disconnect from distractions that don't support your goals, and pour on focus for productivity. Friends are there for you. Some things go better in person.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 8 -- New skills look good on you. Use them to forward your career and that of those around you. Together you can go farther. Travel looks adventurous and fun. Watch out for irregularities and exceptions. Double-confirm reservations.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Invest on something that will save you money in the long run, but don't touch your savings. Friends help you see farther. Romance your competitor. Increase efficiency, then rest and relax. Keep a secret.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Talk to your partner and postpone a public engagement. This could give you more time for creativity and completing projects. An authority figure approves. Disrupt the status quo.

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