Today's Birthday (08/24/14). Creative growth in communications skill (artistic, personal and professional) provides your most powerful tool this year. Talk partners and friends through transitions and changes (especially around October's eclipses, 10/8, 23). After 12/23, focus on home, family and renovation. New opportunities for partnership arise after springtime eclipses (3/20, 4/4). Sing out for 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 6 -- Friends offer fun temptation today. A romantic surprise could arise, pre-empting other plans. Give in to beauty, sensual delights and words of love. Indulge creativity. Test new recipes in private. Mix delectable flavors together.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Let the housework go. Ignore chores and go play. Don't worry about money (or overspend). Together with your crew, you can make it work. Reschedule non-essentials and handle urgencies. Then relax into loving arms.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- A pleasant surprise could interrupt things today. File copies in a safe (findable) place, before you run off. Update your image with a new look, without spending much. Choose in favor of love.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Note your brilliant moneymaking ideas to implement later, when you have more energy and focus. They turn out to be quite profitable. Something of intense beauty takes your breath away. Give in to it.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You've got it all, and it looks good on you. Hot action behind the scenes could get steamy. Hold sharp words. Direct rage into dance or exercise. Sparks can enflame passion or jealousies.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Contemplate your plan, and take action later. Learn from an expert. Watch your steps. You can pass the test. Look inside for the answer. Get more than you asked for... share thanks and appreciations.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Sparks could fly between friends, but love wins out. Short tempers are temporary. Avoid confrontation and do your part in private. Update your tech without great expense. Hold out for what you want.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Networking with friends could benefit your career in unexpected ways. Accept an invitation. Dress up, without breaking the bank. Get creative with color and design. Things may not go as planned. Encourage grace.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Look at a breakdown as a challenge. Pretend you love the extra work. Deviations in the itinerary could reroute you to unexpected beauty. Get lost in your research. Keep objectives clear, as circumstances shift.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Take care of family on an adventure. It doesn't need to cost a lot. Resist the urge to buy stuff you don't need. Pack a simple lunch. A female works behind the scenes.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Dress a cut above your usual. Work through an issue with a partner to resolution. Avoid financial arguments, while keeping to the budget. Beauty inspires you (and someone else). Paint, draw, or make music.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Your fame travels far. Disorganization or delays could heighten work tensions. Try not to lose patience. Take care of business. Provide support, and wrap it with love. Partners are there for you.
(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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