Today's Birthday (08/06/14). Your heart's at home this year. Clean, de-clutter and organize, while indulging in nostalgic retrospection. After 12/23, apply discipline to skills, talents and arts. Learn from young people. With Jupiter in your sign, you're lucky, charming and hot onstage. Your professional status and home comfort levels rise after autumn. Grow your family fortune with love.
To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Listen to music. Write about your feelings. In a meaningful conversation, a promise gets made that pays off in the future. Accept an interesting assignment. Keep at it. Benefit comes though your partner.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Conditions look great for group activities. Learn from another's mistake. Repay a social obligation. Create the marketing or advertising strategy for the project. Talk to your partner, and align on a decision.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Use your wits to increase your profits. Increase efficiency. You'll think of something. Someone's saying nice things about you. Ask for a testimonial for your services. Create space for meaningful dialogue by listening.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Handle a family matter confidentially. Speak directly and get heard. Resolution is it's own reward (but ice cream's still nice). Discuss different ideas for spending fun time together. Include everyone in the conversation.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Devise a home improvement plan with your partner or family. Take all points of view into account. Devise your message, tailored for each recipient. State your aims. Get a promise in writing.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your curiosity begs an answer. Communications get through, so send them far and wide. Record thoughts and ideas. Consider the message, and get it out. Benefits come through your networks. Check in with people.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Success is your reward (the money's not bad, either). Track your earnings. Do what you said. It's easy to make contact now. Friends teach you, and vice versa. Express your feelings on the matter.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Talk to your network for the answers you seek. Move quickly and get ahead. Do the work yourself. Get supplies by trading and using what you have. Listen to a compliment with your heart.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Your intuition is right on target. Use it in the financial arena. Quick thinking captures an opportunity. Maintain physical health and vitality with good food, exercise and rest. Fill up and check fluids.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Relax. Your friends come through, and have just what you need. Make sure everyone knows the game plan. The conclusion to this episode appears to be in your favor. Answer the door!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Take on new responsibilities and the rewards that come with. It's a good time to ask for money. Your work speaks well for you. Relax and the ideas will come. Gather with family.
(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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