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 5 — Today you spend time dealing with the people involved, rather than the work. Use your talents to help each person reach their potential.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Use today for planning in every area of your life. Set aside time in the next few days to begin the actions you've come up with. Allow it to unfold.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — Take advantage of the opportunity to exercise imagination without pressure for concrete results. Think it through to the logical end.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — You find yourself at cross-purposes with other family members. It's all talk and very little action today. That's okay in the larger scheme of things.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — You and a partner develop imaginative possibilities for using available resources. Happiness comes from developing viable choices. Then draw one from a hat.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Today you discover that you have more irons in the fire than you realized. How to get it all accomplished? Prioritize based on intuition. Keep or change promises.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Where romance is concerned, X marks the spot. Leave clues for someone to follow. The two of you will laugh out loud before day is out.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —Today is an 8 — You need to multitask to accomplish your personal goals while completing something at work. Spark one idea with magic and polish off another.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Animal magnetism provides unique ideas for a creative home project. It could involve building a doghouse or redecorating the bedroom.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Train your mind to take note when you have a million ideas. You may not be able to communicate all of them immediately. So save some for later.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — At first, all you can see is a huge mess. Imagine that things find their own place. All you have to do is carry them. Do it on automatic.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Creative efforts produce more cash now. Don't let yourself wander off task with imaginative ideas. Stick to the plan and build a strong foundation.

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