Today's Birthday (06/06/14). Your charm with words provides the ace in your sleeve this year. Craft pitches, hone your message and carefully consider the metadata. Financial growth blooms with spring flowers until July 16, when communications take power. Get social. Shakeups in group structure allow new opportunities, after October's eclipses. Shore up foundations to build long-term dreams. Share passion.

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 -- Get startled with an epiphany. Advance through private connections. It could get profitable; do what you said you would. Negotiate a materials upgrade. A partner's opinion is important. Work together for a decision.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Feel free to change your mind. A moment of sheer brilliance with an old friend encourages you both. Expect it to get even busier today and tomorrow. Focus on work, service and health.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Meet a deadline to keep your good reputation. Unexpected benefits come your way. Dreams show you the right path. Repay a debt and reaffirm commitments today and tomorrow. It's getting easier.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Follow a strong leader. Do your part, and your team will do theirs. Authorize improvements at home, and it gets busy over the next two days. Decisions you make now last. Consider long-term plans.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Keep costs low. A sudden move changes the entire game. Discover another source of revenue. Beat the odds, and pay a debt with your winnings. You're entering a learning phase today and tomorrow.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Others work to help you achieve what you're after. This partnership stays exciting. Provide stability. Today and tomorrow, money rolls in. Something you've been hunting for can be found at a distance.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Get into your intellectual rhythm. You're getting more strong and suave over the next two days. Upgrade your work technology, and fix something before it breaks. Pay attention to your gut reaction. Clean house.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Sparks fly? It's all good. Commit to a vision, and rejuvenate an old bold. Calm a loved one's nerves. Work social magic elsewhere, too. Your imagination percolates today and tomorrow. Relax in hot water.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Use cleverness solve a problem. Is there an app for that? Fix up your place and have a party (especially today and tomorrow). You have more friends than realized. Pass along what you've learned.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- An amazing discovery delights you. Sell your junk and find unexpected riches. Get into your career today and tomorrow. Love's a great source of inspiration, too. Watch for bizarre requests. Solve problems together.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Working at home can be quite profitable. You have hidden resources. Intuition points the way. Creative answers reveal themselves. Today and tomorrow are great for study and research. Things fall into place.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Bring excitement to the bargaining table. Incoming news shakes things up. Share your crazy ideas (objectively). To avoid a potential problem, play the game by the book. Handle details today and tomorrow.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit http://www.lindablack.com and http://www.nancyblack.com)

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