Today's birthday: Seek daily harmony as you integrate your ambition into group activities. Meditate in seclusion for a few minutes each day, preferably before you get into activities involving others. Taking time for yourself first will increase your effectiveness.

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 — You get more done today by focusing intensely on one question at a time. Tomorrow is soon enough for other problems. A female points out a solution.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — If you can sway the opinion of one influential female, you win everything. Others will go along and think it was their idea. Imagine total agreement.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — Other people offer suggestions that come from three different places, yet all indicate how much they care about you. There's love in each communication.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — An associate wishes you'd get to practical details early. You like to check the big picture, but the work goes faster if you focus on the task at hand.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Take time to revise your thinking about household changes. You have the chance now to refine the plan and choose better materials. Be sure to use the right tools.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — A partner poses questions relating to work, as well as opportunities relating to romance and recreation. Work first and then do something fun together.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —Today is a 7 — Recreational activities late in the day depend on you getting work done as quickly as possible. Stick to the most practical tasks. Keep it simple.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Allow your thinking to wander now. Blurred focus is just what you need, as you apply artistic talents. Use a light touch and a broad stroke.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — A previously steadfast female changes her mind dramatically now. It could be fun to just see what happens. Let it roll, unless others get singed.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — An array of choices lie before you. When addressing a friend's question, don't let your practicality sound insensitive. Listen well before offering advice.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — You have a beautiful plan brewing. Take a deep breath, and move into action. You won't see results until later. Still, you make visible progress.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Work in seclusion to find answers to burning questions. What first seems like an obstacle to practical actions turns out to mask an opportunity.

—Tribune Media Services

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