Today’s Birthday (06/28/19). Raise your physical performance this year. Strategize and coordinate with a powerful partner and coach. Utilize a surge in productivity and confidence this summer, before overcoming a romantic or family challenge. By next winter, partnership flowers anew, leading to a personal shift. Walk outside together.
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 an 8 — Persistent action can get profitable. Discipline and experience contribute toward realizing a financial goal. Make an important connection. Track expenses and income carefully.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — You’re a powerful force. A personal dream is within reach, with the revelation of an unexpected opportunity. Your past work speaks well for you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Backstage is where the action is. Organize plans in detail. Follow rules closely. Create a mission statement and vision for the results you want.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Stick to your budget. A new locale inspires you. You figure out a way. Romance may be involved. You can see farther now. Mull over a risky proposition.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Provide leadership at work. Focused, persistent efforts pay off. Someone important is paying attention. Gain support for your project. Share inspiration and motivation.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Self-discipline and a good plan can get solid results. A dream trip or exploration can be realized with careful advance coordination. Do the homework.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Review financial plans. Handle duties and obligations. Sign contracts and agreements. Clarify questionable budget items. Together, contribute to realize a shared dream.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Provide a stabilizing influence for your partner. Another could use a shoulder to lean on. Listen for what’s wanted and needed. Lend your strength.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Maintain your fitness and health routines faithfully. You’re building energy, strength and stamina. Consider new treatments or therapies. Grow your performance and skill levels.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — A romantic dream can come true with a collaborative effort. Share a vision, and contribute your talents and creativity. Passion grows once kindled.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Handle chores and repairs at home. Domestic duties provide satisfying results. Clean, organize and beautify your space. Treat your family with something delicious.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — It’s easy to get help building a dream. Express the possibility that you envision. Share, and invite others to participate. Get the word out.
Thought for Today: “The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.” — Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood, American social reformer (1830-1917)
Notable birthdays: Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 93. Former Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., is 85. Comedian-impressionist John Byner is 82. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is 81. Rock musician Dave Knights is 74. Actor Bruce Davison is 73. Actress Kathy Bates is 71. Actress Alice Krige is 65. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 59. Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes is 57. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 56. Actress Jessica Hecht is 54. Rock musician Saul Davies is 54. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 53. Actor John Cusack is 53. Actor Gil Bellows is 52. Actress-singer Danielle Brisebois is 50. Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers is 50. Actress Tichina Arnold is 50. Actor Steve Burton is 49. Entrepreneur Elon Musk is 48. Actor Alessandro Nivola is 47. Actress Camille Guaty is 43. Rock musician Tim Nordwind is 43. Rock musician Mark Stoermer is 42. Country singer Big Vinny Hickerson is 36. Country singer Kellie Pickler is 33.