Today's Birthday (05/02/14). List your talents, skills and accomplishments by passion level. Where would you like to be by your next birthday? Disciplined attention to partnerships pays off this year. Enjoy a communications hot streak until July 16. After that, your focus draws closer to home. Schedule family time, renovations and artistic endeavors. Explore 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 7 -- Conserve resources and save money. Study and explore new financial opportunities. Choose projects that include practicing an art or talent. A solution to an old problem becomes obvious. Review the manual before taking anything apart. Suddenly everything makes sense.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You're in your element, and it's getting profitable. Bask in glory as you rake in the dough. Keep track of expenses. Household changes seem easier to accomplish. Don't spend on treats until checks clear and the bills are paid. Then share a simple feast.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- A hunch could get profitable. You can get what you need. Finish old business, and chart out a new direction (in detail). Peaceful productivity behind closed doors satisfies. It feels so good to get stuff off your list... leave it empty for a bit.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Avoid distraction and procrastination for a while. Reward yourself later. Plan and scheme in detail. Delegate tasks to team members, and ensure strong communications structures. Inspire by example. Pay attention to a loved one's point of view. Schedule necessary actions.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Networking and schmoozing helps your career and advances your agenda. It's a good day to be social. Get involved with a community project together with friends. Schedule meetings. Moderate a clash between normally gentle souls. Clean up messes as you go.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Travel beckons. Expand your influence and seek new territory. Find alternate routes, just in case. Leave your schedule flexible for unexpected detours. Take on a challenge. Practice makes perfect, and your goal is exemplary service and quality. Leave them wanting more.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take inventory of your assets, and discover more than you thought. Chart your direction, and include a vacation or escape. Map the route and make reservations. Budget to include adventure and unforgettable experiences with beloved people. Dream big. Add some romance to your agenda.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Respond to a passionate call to action. Review resources with your partner. Compromise, and focus on strategy. Prepare for negotiations. Don't let a windfall slip from your fingers. Consider an investment in your education. Play by the book. Prayer and meditation are powerful tools.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- There's plenty of work, and it could seem overwhelming. Remember your partners, and negotiate how to best collaborate. Share talents, and each one comes away with more. Delegate the stuff you enjoy least. Consult experts. Save your time for what you love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- The pace quickens. The great work you've been doing reflects well on you. You're attracting attention, both for business and personal affairs. Express your passion without reserve. Dive into your projects with energy and enthusiasm, and reap rewards. Include exercise, good food and deep rest.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Home holds your attention. Invest in ease and comfort. Take time for love, romance and creativity. Provide emotional support to one who could use it. Play with family and friends. Initiate a creative challenge, and get lost on a quest. Games and diversions delight.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Make household decisions, and improve a situation that's been bugging you. Neatness counts double. Interior decoration or organizational infrastructure projects satisfy. Research options before spending. Comparison-shopping pays off. Find what you need close to home. Tend your garden with love.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit http://www.lindablack.com and http://www.nancyblack.com)

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