Today's Birthday (09/12/11). Your thinking is sharp. Be prepared. The Full Moon in Pisces highlights your close relationships, so balance your needs with theirs to keep the peace. The year ahead is great for starting new projects, but don't stress about it now. It's a fantastic night for a party.

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 an 8 -- What seems doubtful and distressing this morning gets resolved by afternoon, and then there's no stopping you. Plug a financial leak, and maintain momentum.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- If you change your mind and direction, let everyone involved know. Follow intuition and a friend's advice regarding a conflict between home and career. Your heart knows the way.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Love and truth get you past any rough spots. Avoid needlessly antagonizing someone. More money's coming in, so take swift action when needed. It's a good time to ask for a raise.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Stick to the schedule, and profit arrives with new responsibilities. Harvest what you can. When in doubt, look for inspiration in the little things. Keep your word, and things get easy.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Pay special attention to the details now. The rumors might not match the facts. Avoid useless distractions and unnecessary expenditures. Stick to your priorities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Be prepared, so you can move quickly when necessary. Stay objective. Consider the circumstances from a different perspective. Friends are available.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Today could very well be busier than usual. Get straight about your priorities. Excessive focus on work could dampen personal relationships. Go for balance.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Break some barriers. Take a trip. Today may be the exception to the rule: You're lucky in love and games, but not necessarily with money. Don't gamble.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Today may be a good day to listen to Paul Simon: "Slow down, you move too fast. You gotta make the morning last." Feel the love coming your way. Enjoy quiet time at home.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Expect differences of opinion. Respectfully make your own choices. Competition has you pick up the pace. You have the skills required, so turn up the steam.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Watch out for conflicts between your work and your personal life. Don't think you've got more than you have. Profit comes from your imaginative creativity.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Make changes with confidence. Take advantage of renewed energy. Your optimism helps you stay motivated and in action. Delegate and direct traffic. Others appreciate your leadership.


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