Today’s Birthday (03/08/18). Your educational journey flourishes this year. Visit friends and strengthen bonds. The funding arises unexpectedly. Fall in love again this summer and rest before the tempo picks up and energy rises. Winter brings team victories and family gatherings. Savor the sweetness.
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 6 — Avoid traffic or roadblocks. Slow down for emotional curves. Take time to process recent events and changes. Dip into a sidewalk cafe or roadside attraction.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Teamwork with your partner makes a difference to your shared finances. Your collaboration directly affects your bottom line. Support each other and share resources.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Listen to your partner generously. Invest time and effort in your shared goals. Postpone travel or nebulous pursuits. Stick to solid, attainable objectives.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Your work and physical actions seem energized with high-profit potential. Arrange connections ahead of time. Study a secret system. Small changes reap a large reward.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Consider all possibilities that include fun. Avoid impractical or expensive options. The next two days favor love, romance and passion. Share your thoughts and dreams.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Home comforts draw you in. Beautify your surroundings. You can find what you need. Evaluate quality and value. Use creativity and imagination.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Follow through on what you said. Resolution and solutions arise in conversation. Communications reveal unconsidered opportunities. Friends help you make a connection.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Watch the budget. An idea that seems profitable may cost more than it makes. Do the numbers before committing. Avoid controversy or risky business.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — When you’re hot, you’re hot. Relax and enjoy it. Invest in work you love. Make changes as necessary. Stick to a practical path.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Envision and plan for an inspiring future. Schedule actions for later. Find a quiet space for private meditation. A lovely moment enchants you. Pay attention.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Community connections make a difference. Share news, resources and tricks. Inspire others by your example. Let your imagination be your guide.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Crazy dreams seem possible. A career prize lies within sight. Prepare for inspection, and polish your presentation. Dress for success and smile for the camera.
Celebrity Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 82. College Football Hall of Famer Pete Dawkins is 80. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 79. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 74. Actor-director Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) is 73. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 72. Pop singer Peggy March is 70. Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice is 65. Jazz musician Billy Childs is 61. Singer Gary Numan is 60. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 59. Actor Aidan Quinn is 59. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 58. Actress Camryn Manheim is 57. Actor Leon (no last name) is 55. Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 50. Neo-soul singer Van Hunt is 48. Actress Andrea Parker is 48. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 45. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 42. Actress Laura Main is 41. Actor James Van Der Beek is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kameelah Williams (702) is 40. Actor Nick Zano is 40. Rock singer Tom Chaplin (Keane) is 39. Rock musician Andy Ross (OK Go) is 39. Actress Jessica Collins is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kristinia DeBarge is 28.
Thought for Today: “In every person, even in such as appear most reckless, there is an inherent desire to attain balance.” — Jakob Wassermann, German author (1873-1934).