Today's Birthday (10/28/13). Creative projects excite this year. Your muse showers you with love for a springtime rise in romantic status, inciting you to summer travel and a career break. Send media releases this summer as opportunities develop. Take time for health and well-being. Adapt to big changes. Let the love sink in.

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 -- Monday is for romance (at least today is). Fall in love all over again. You can do more with less. You know what you really want, so follow your passion. If you fail, get back on the horse. Keep it fun.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You're full of brilliant ideas, which are extremely practical now. Talk it over with your partner for exponential gains. Listen carefully, and don't make assumptions. When in doubt, ask. Bring your ingenuity home.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Avoid distractions and get into detailed work. Now it's easier to concentrate. Don't wander off too far from home, as you have some chores first. Share sweet words with someone interesting later.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- What you learn now will stay with you for a long time. Focus on the piece of the job you love. Make some honest money while you're at it. You're especially good, more than you give yourself credit for.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're on top of the world for the rest of the day. Come down from cloud nine, eventually, and start making some serious money. You have everything you need, just add discipline. Enjoy the process.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You're especially sensitive now. It may look like an uphill kind of day. There's still beauty to be found along the trail. And just think about the fun you'll have running down after you reach the crest.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Surround yourself with common goals and support each other in your dreams. Together you can figure out new ways to make money. Keep your friends close, and stay out of the way of enemies. Use your intuition.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- You're in charge and ready to take action. Pour on the steam and advance more than expected. Some caution is advised since Mercury is retrograde, but don't let that mess up your plans. Get a friend's help with any breakdowns.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Hit the road, Jack, and discover an adventure along the way, the kind to tell your grandchildren about. Romance figures in the picture, too. Keep your expenses low, and your head held high. Pack light.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- You're being challenged, giving you an opportunity to show your worth. Be tough. You may even surprise yourself. You'll have time to play, too. Opposites attract even more so now. Find a way to share resources with a partner.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- You'll find it easier to balance romance with career. Start by working on projects you love. Involve a partner to take it farther, and dramatically increase the fun level. Keep practicing and trying new things. Just go play.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Give yourself the room to grow, even if that means letting go of things you've been hanging on to for no particular reason. Out with the old, and in with new income and possibilities. Renovate the way you provide great service.