Today's Birthday (02/19/14). Disciplined efforts bring success wherever applied this year. Creativity bubbles with inspired magic, especially until August. Put your heart into it, and career leaps ahead. Balance this work with downtime, relaxation and healthy practices. Find joy in simple pleasures. Summer and autumn get especially romantic. Build partnership and family teamwork through listening and communication. Grow love in your garden.

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 -- Be respectful and don't hold a grudge or you'll be hurting yourself. It's okay not to make changes yet, but prepare for speed. Caring for others is your motivation. Don't gamble or waste your money.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Something that worked before doesn't work now. Take it slow. Get set to change romantic direction. Avoid provoking jealousies. Simplify matters. Fall back and re-assess your position. Wait to see what develops. Prioritize health.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- It's not a good idea to spend now. Figure out your next move. Begin a new money-making venture. Track sales closely. Support a loved one emotionally, rather than financially. Don't believe everything you hear.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22) - Today is an 8 - Set long-range goals. Work in private. A female gives the green light on a project. Don't get cocky or make expensive promises. Map the pitfalls. Do the extra credit problems. Leave the past in the past.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- A roadblock slows the action. A female helps you find harmony about it. Think it over. A conflict of interests needs to get worked out. Rest up for it. Advance quickly after that. Consider all options.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- The work pace picks up; postpone travel. It's difficult to reach an agreement and could get intense. Don't get stopped by past failures. List obvious problem areas. Discuss priorities and responsibilities. Handle the onrush, and invoice later.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Listen to your partner's ideas carefully. Hold back your criticism and avoid a conflict. Resist an impulse. Keep costs down. Postpone a financial discussion. Use your own good judgment on how to proceed. Provide leadership.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Curtail your enthusiasm and avoid a hidden danger. It's not a good time to travel or start new projects. Make sure you know what's required before committing. Consult a respected elder. Rest and recharge.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Give kind words, not expensive treats. Begin a new work project. An important document arrives. New evidence threatens complacency. Take action for home or family. Don't give in to a friend's complaints. It works out.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Keep track of spending, as it could provoke controversy or a domestic disagreement. Organize your infrastructure. Prepare the marketing materials. Handle overdue tasks, and clean house. Manage your work well and an authority approves.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Make plans and establish the rules. An agreement could be elusive, with a communications breakdown. A great idea on paper doesn't work in practice. Don't gossip about work. Let your partner do the talking. Listen for the gold.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Talk over a possible purchase with someone you love. Don't put your money down yet. You can get farther faster now. Dish out the assignments, and get into the game. Small, disciplined steps can have big impact.

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