Today's Birthday (02/18/14). Creativity infuses the atmosphere this year. Your career stays busy, and takes off in August. Balance the pace at work and home with discipline and communication. Develop your family's team spirit. Include regular restoration into your routine, with fun, play and peace. Romance heats up over summer and autumn. Focus on what (and who) 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 9 -- You're entering a one-month review period, with the Sun in Pisces, in which you're extra sensitive. Maintain objectivity, a philosophical perspective, and stay flexible. Will yourself to success (and work with partners). Consider your bedrock values.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Favor private over public time. Peace and quiet draws you in. Get your main tasks handled so you can rest. You'll have more fun for the next month, with the Sun in Pisces. Save up energy!

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Use your secret powers. Don't be intimidated. Your emotions take a soft turn, and conditions seem unstable. Clean house. Re-arrange furniture for better use of space. Save money and watch a movie at home.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Travel conditions improve this month, with the Sun in Pisces, but surprises still lurk. Consider new developments. Make future plans and work out the itinerary. Schedule work and reservations carefully. Then enjoy the comforts of home.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Stay out of a risky investment. Focus on the numbers this month, with the Sun in Pisces. Get creative. Finish what you've started. The natives are restless. Discuss a theory, and wait a few days for action.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- New information illuminates. For the next four weeks with the Sun in Pisces, grow partnerships stronger. Allow time to rest and regroup. Avoid expense. Listen to your intuition before choosing. The situation can be transformed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Check orders for changes. More research may be required. You're entering a philosophical and spiritual cycle. Work your own program with an optimistic view. Career takes priority this month, with the Sun in Pisces. Expand your network.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- There's not enough money for everything you all want. Prioritize, and be fair. For about four weeks with the Sun in Pisces, you're lucky in love. Generate creative ideas. Contemplate, meditate, and recharge your batteries.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- This month with the Sun in Pisces, home has a magnetic pull. Go into hiding, especially if you can work from home. You're especially sensitive and intuitive. Rest and recuperate. No need to spend. Invite friends over.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Do without unnecessary expense. Study and practice what you love for the next month with the Sun in Pisces. Step carefully. Travel later. There could be some fierce competition.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- For the next four weeks with the Sun in Pisces, you can do well financially, if you can keep from spending it all on good causes. Stay practical. You may not have what you think. Give appreciation.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- For the next four weeks with the Sun in Pisces, you're gaining confidence, at the top of your game. Stay under cover. Think fast and solve a financial problem. Open your mind. Insecurities will pass.