Today's Birthday (08/30/16). Lucrative opportunities abound for the next two years. Stash some cash. Put time and money into home upgrades. A new personal vision this autumn leads to a fork in the road for a collaboration. Revelations from private introspection next spring develop into budding romance and partnership. Share your 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 7 -- Romance blossoms over the next month, with Venus in Libra. Relax and enjoy it. Pay extra attention to financial data, with Mercury retrograde for the next three weeks.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Strengthen home infrastructure. Repair equipment to avoid mechanical or electronic breakdown. Begin a three-week revisionary phase, with Mercury retrograde in your sign. Edit communications well. Polish your presentations.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Make sure to archive what you're writing. Review data over the next three weeks, with Mercury's retrograde. Back up hard drives. Guard against communications breakdown. Keep your patience.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Practice makes perfect over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde, especially with group activities. Nurture old friends and connections. Double-check communications to ensure arrival. Have backup plans.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Be cautious with tools and time over the next several weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Make repairs immediately. Misunderstandings and errors cause delays. Slow down and consider personal passions.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Plan your itineraries for later travel over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Organize and file papers, especially regarding academics. Allow extra time for shipping and delivery. Talk about dreams.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Review joint financial records and budgets, with Mercury retrograde over the next three weeks. Allow extra time for travel, transport, invoices and collections. Double-check numbers. Develop team strategies.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Have patience with communication breakdowns. Resolve misunderstandings with a partner over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Regroup and go again. Context is decisive. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Travel virtually to avoid traffic. Delays, misunderstandings or mistakes could frustrate your work over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Keep tools and equipment repaired. Slow for pedestrians.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Romantic overtures could backfire over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Clarify misunderstandings right away. Slow down around sharp tools. Find your sense of humor, and reconnect.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Household cleaning and organization projects reap rewards over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Go through old papers, photos and possessions. Back up archives and computers. Envision a trip together.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take extra care with communications over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Wait to launch creative projects. Reminisce, review, and put in corrections. Save up, plan and prepare.
(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations like today's Gemini horoscope, visit Linda Black Astrology by clicking daily horoscopes, or go to www.nancyblack.com.)
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