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 — Break free of group responsibilities only after checking with your leader. Then take off in a new direction and enjoy the scenery.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Group activities draw your attention away from a career goal. Follow your heart's desire at least for today, and get back on track later.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 9 — You may not be thrilled with today's assignment. The best path through the situation involves intelligent application of information.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Your desire for independence encounters obstacles in the form of demands from family members. Take care of them today and schedule your time forward.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — You feel slightly off-balance when someone makes an offer that seems too good to be true. Ask questions and reserve judgment until you can consult an expert.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — Your favorite person may not agree with co-workers about the best path to follow. Take responsibility for expenditures. Keep track as you go.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Identify objectives early in the day. You don't have to get everything done, but you do want to move forward. Share a treat with everyone later.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Recent activities prove most effective in conveying your passion. Now you shift from your typical assertive style toward greater optimism.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Whittle away at your priority list, and whistle while you work. Your cheerful disposition rubs off on everyone else for greater ease and fun.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — An older person applies considerable financial pressure. Take the philosophical high road when you respond. A gentle no could suffice.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Reach to the bottom of your bag of tricks. An older person's really impressed with your magic. Never reveal how you accomplished it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Sometimes old logic is exactly what you need. Right now you have plenty of variables and don't want any more. Cut off discussion to keep focus.
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