Today's Birthday (08/15/14). You're especially powerful and attractive this year. Care for family and friends. Rearrange your living space to suit your new professional status after October's eclipses. Home duties occupy your talents through late December, when a fun new game beckons. Springtime organization with numbers leads to successful promotions. Infuse your work with 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 -- Cash flow powers on over the next two days. Divert some of it into your savings. Talk about exciting opportunities, and connect the team. A friend can get farther than you in a conversation.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Enter a two-day period of personal focus. It's getting easier to accept criticism. Express affection and share beauty, as Mercury enters Virgo. Mind and heart aim for the same goal. Talk over the possibilities.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Speak from a spiritual and philosophical perspective in your powerful communications. Friends make good coaches. Extend your power base. Let your partners help. You learn most quickly at home. Slow down and contemplate.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your meticulous focus gives you an edge, with Mercury in Virgo for the next few weeks. Learn quickly. It's easier to organize. You can gain more than you thought possible. Friends extend your reach.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You'll be held accountable for the next few days, so keep it practical. Organize financial opportunities for efficient coordination, with Mercury in Virgo for the next few weeks. Keep the bottom line in mind.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Mercury enters your sign for the next few weeks, for powerful learning, clear communications and exciting exploration. There's money coming in. Spend a little on home comforts. Travel conditions look excellent today and tomorrow.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Introspection, writing and organization provide peaceful restoration over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. Follow through on details. You're especially excellent at organizing. Sort, count and file. Listen to the still voice within.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Work with a partner today and tomorrow. A conversation could lead to romance. Your team gets stronger over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. Get things done by committee. Friends help you advance.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You see what needs to be done today and tomorrow. Assume more responsibility over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. Advance your career. Pay attention, move quickly and focus on details.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Have extra fun today and tomorrow. Make vacation or travel plans over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. It's easier to make long-range plans. Expand your territory, and reconnect with distant friends.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Handle home chores and clear out clutter today and tomorrow. Financial paperwork gets easier for the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. It's easier to track money. Discuss and implement major plan changes.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Both learn and teach today and tomorrow. Push for results. Complete a conversion. Get a partner to help over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Virgo. Compromise and negotiations come easier. Teamwork wins.

(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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