Today's Birthday (10/31/13). Follow your heart creatively this year. Projects and opportunities abound. Especially when you love your work, partnerships thrive the first half of the year. Springtime romance flowers to a new level, and a career opportunity sends summer fireworks. Work may include travel. Bring your 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 -- Sometimes it's easy to get distracted from what's important. Focus on what and whom you love. Definitely no gambling. Beat around the bush a bit if you must, but say what you have to say. Grow partnership and friendship.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Put your heads together. Focus your creative energy on practical ideas to make money. Cut expenses. Plan now and expand later. Get inventive and come up with a clever costume for free.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Who said being in love was easy? Make every move count and increase the quality of your relationship. Sometimes you really have to listen. Enjoy the festivities without taking expensive risks. Leave your wallet at home and go play.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- There's another rush job coming in. It's better to give each step it's due than to hurry. Patience is a virtue, especially now. Turn your attention towards the comforts of home. You can make it work.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're entering a learning phase. Study and research get fun. Kids have the best ideas. Create, build and network. Don't buy the next round for the gang. Enjoy moderation. A female helps you find harmony.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Start getting practical. Scratch out what you can't afford, and what you don't really need. You're especially powerful around finances now. Scale a big idea to fit, and avoid stepping on toes.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Energy surges are predictable. Make good use of them, rather than getting shocked. Take on a leadership role. You may have to revise your routine once you get the facts. Stay flexible and adaptable.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Clean up old messes. Heed a practical person's warning, and consider potential outcomes. Women affect your future, whether you like it or not. Provide power tools. Work together for common benefit.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You're entering a party phase, which could interfere with work, which in turn could interfere with romance. Offer help to someone in need. Aim for the perfect balance in your schedule. Stay in communication. Rest when you have downtime.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- The next two days are good for decisions. Devote yourself to the process fully. There will be time for fun and games later. Watch out for strings attached. Try to stay objective.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- There may be dark paths or even zombies. Fortress walls could spring out of nowhere. Stay flexible, and balance studies with fun. There are plenty of sweet distractions. Quick action now wins entry in. It's your choice which direction.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- A lack of funds could threaten the plan. Listen to all considerations, then reappraise. Build your character. Creativity with the details adds the perfect touch. Consider the impact, reaction and your response. The more you enjoy it, the better the results.