Today’s Birthday (03/09/18). Travel and explore new frontiers this year. Rigorous team coordination is the winning factor. Money comes when least expected. Summer love flowers into a nostalgic planning phase before rising demand for your work energizes you. Winter community and family projects bear fruit.
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 — Monitor shared finances this quarter, with Jupiter retrograde. Manage taxes, insurance and legal matters. Find ways to profit and save. Strategize for a summer launch.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Watch for hidden obstacles. Invent possibilities in partnership over the next four months, with Jupiter retrograde. Shift responsibilities. Plan collaborative actions for next quarter.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Review your work, health and service for balance during Jupiter’s retrograde phase. Make plans, organize and get your ducks in a row before making changes.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Align your course by your heart’s compass. Reaffirm your commitments during Jupiter’s retrograde. Give up outdated philosophies that no longer serve. Prioritize love and family.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Jupiter’s retrograde encourages settling into your nest to plan home improvements. Organize ideas, budget and priorities over four months. Review visions and fantasies.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Study, research and edit. Begin a four-month creative review process. Jupiter’s retrograde favors preparing communications. Publish or launch after Jupiter stations direct (July 10, 2018).
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Make profitable plans. Review and revise financial matters with Jupiter retrograde. Plug leaks you didn’t know you had. Dogma, overindulgence or hypocrisy gets revealed.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Practice for mastery, with Jupiter retrograde in your sign. Develop your capacities. Release old practices and habits that no longer serve. Re-examine your personal priorities for integrity.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Jupiter’s retrograde inspires peaceful contemplation and introspection. Philosophical or spiritual reflection and ritual soothe. Embrace healthy lifestyle practices. Cleanse, purify and rest.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Get nostalgic with friends now that Jupiter stations retrograde. Share old photos and memories. Strengthen bonds by reviewing highlights, sharing appreciations and acknowledging others.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Prepare for tests and upcoming professional challenges. True your career plans toward love, with Jupiter retrograde. Choose your path. Schedule actions for next quarter.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Reconsider your educational plans, especially long-term. Refine the itinerary, with Jupiter retrograde for four months. Reserve tickets and launch your next adventure after this summer.
Celebrity Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 95. Singer Lloyd Price is 85. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 84. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 82. Actress Trish Van Devere is 77. Singer-musician John Cale (The Velvet Underground) is 76. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 76. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 75. Rock musician Robin Trower is 73. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 70. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 70. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 69. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 67. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 61. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 60. Actor Tom Amandes is 59. Actor-director Lonny Price is 59. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 58. Actress Juliette Binoche is 54. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 50. Rock musician Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) is 48. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 47. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 47. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 46. Actor Kerr Smith is 46. Actor Oscar Isaac is 39. Comedian Jordan Klepper (TV: “The Daily Show”) is 39. Rapper Chingy is 38. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 38. Rock musician Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) is 37. Roots rock musician Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) is 35. Actress Brittany Snow is 32. Rapper Bow Wow is 31. Rapper YG is 28. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 26. Actress Cierra Ramirez is 23.
Thought for Today: “Inspiration is an empty bank account.” — Mickey Spillane (1918-2006).