Today's birthday. Don't worry about a demanding partner. Listen to their words, while paying attention to the mood. What do they really want? Sometimes you just need to hear what's missing in order to transform challenges with respect and compassion.

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 — You could easily obsess over a partner's injury or illness. It's okay to show concern and even better if you understand the treatment or meds completely. Rest.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Your work environment contains a hazard that demands attention now. Repair flooring or carpet to prevent accidents. Reduce clutter to a minimum.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — An older person obsesses over creative details that don't quite come together. Don't force the pieces to fit together or you might break them.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Household matters demand your attention. You wonder how you'll get everything done and still manage your travel plans. Prioritize ruthlessly.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — You're ready to take off on a bold adventure into parts unknown. On a practical note, pack for the destination. Do laundry, and then decide if you need something new.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Others add opinions to your situation. Listen, and then research the facts before you decide what to do. That way you have confidence in the choice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Huddle privately with your coworkers. More gets accomplished in private today. There's time later to go public, but first get consensus from the team.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Finalize one more question before you present your ideas to the group. Consider the feelings of others as you add the finishing touch.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Family circumstances rearrange your schedule without asking. Surprise! Juggle the new priority and use spare moments to handle what you'd planned before.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — A new face enters the picture, bringing heartfelt feelings and a deep understanding of your career goals. Expect big changes, and take time for yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Your finances alter when an older person reveals long-term arrangements. Allow this information to soak in before making any plans. Consider yourself fortunate.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Don't freak out! An older person presents a problem, but you grasp a solution with minimal difficulty. Rely on your own values and information gleaned from research and study.

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