Today’s Birthday (03/05/18). Investigate fresh terrain this year. Strengthen community bonds to go further, faster. Explore a profitable opportunity that fulfills a personal dream. Summer relaxation and fun lead to a retrospective phase, before your work, health and fitness blossom. Prepare for winter community, family and romantic connections.
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 — Consider priorities, and plan your upcoming action. Professional advice comes in handy. Attend to shared finances over the next two days. Review options and choose.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Collaborate with your partner today and tomorrow. Stick to familiar routines. Listen to loved ones, especially children. Enjoy simple pleasures together.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Practice your moves before a performance. The possibility of mechanical or technical error is high. Keep things simple and elegant. Slow and rest.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Love blossoms over the next few days. Entertaining distractions abound; take care of business first. Express your artistry and creative ideas.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Discuss home renovations or changes with your family over the next few days. Go over options. Don’t touch savings. Work up your budget.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — A creative undercurrent flows through your work. Anticipate resistance. Present your argument tactfully. Think diplomatically, and choose words carefully. Practice your persuasive arts.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Focus on moneymaking for a few days. Not everything goes as planned. Keep expectations realistic and scheduling flexible. Delegate what you can.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — You’re creating a buzz. Enjoy a two-day self-confident phase. Encourage another’s enthusiasm. You can’t be two places at the same time. Use your power responsibly.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Concentrate on organizing and cleaning today and tomorrow. Listen more than you speak. Sort, file and discover buried treasure. Make repairs and handle messes.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Confer with allies over the next few days. Find agreement on some tough issues. Cultivate leadership. Put in a good word for someone else.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Consider career opportunities through tomorrow. Seek out lucrative possibilities. Completion leads to profits. Beat a deadline and win a prize.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Get into a two-day adventurous phase. Explore near or far. Study and investigate. Costs can vary widely. Don’t waste funding on something you don’t need.
Celebrity birthdays: Actor Paul Sand is 86. Actor James B. Sikking is 84. Actor Dean Stockwell is 82. Actor Fred Williamson is 80. Actress Samantha Eggar is 79. Actor Michael Warren is 72. Actor Eddie Hodges is 71. Singer Eddy Grant is 70. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 66. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 64. Magician Penn Jillette is 63. Actress Adriana Barraza is 62. Actress Talia Balsam is 59. Rock singers Charlie and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers) are 56. Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is 52. Actor Paul Blackthorne is 49. Rock musician John Frusciante is 48. Singer Rome is 48. Actor Kevin Connolly is 44. Actress Eva Mendes is 44. Actress Jill Ritchie is 44. Actress Jolene Blalock is 43. Model Niki Taylor is 43. Actress Kimberly McCullough is 40. Actress Karolina Wydra is 37. Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires is 36. Actress Dominique McElligott is 32. Actor Sterling Knight is 29. Actor Jake Lloyd is 29.