Today’s Birthday (01/14/19). Create your 10-year plan this year. Steadily practice and prepare. Take breaks for fun, romance and family. A financial barrier this winter dissolves with a profitable collaboration. Summer reveals a new personal direction, before the spotlight shines your way. Dream up an ideal situation to in which to live.
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 — Dreams come true with disciplined coordination. Ask for what you want. You might get it. Lucrative opportunities can arise in conversation. Talk about your vision.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — You’re gaining respect. Confidently advance a personal project. The more you complete, the better you look and feel. Identify risk factors to avoid. Follow rules carefully.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Rest and recharge. Brilliant ideas pop up when least expected, in moments of reflection and relaxation. Consider things from a higher perspective. Inspiration sparks.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Discuss team goals, challenges and possibilities. Make an enlightening discovery in conversation. The solution you’ve been hunting is within reach. Connect and share.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Professional opportunities arise in conversation. Follow up diligently and keep your promises. Accept more responsibility. There may be a test. Expect the unexpected.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Classes, seminars and educational events open your mind. A teacher sparks your creativity. Follow an interesting thread. Stumble onto a brilliant idea.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Talk about finances with a respected elder. Collaborate to grow shared accounts. Family fortunes rise through communication, organization and teamwork. Pursue a dream together.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Change directions intuitively. A collaborative dream can advance. Something that seemed closed has cracked open. Coordinate with a partner to take advantage.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Discuss long-term physical goals with your coach or doctor. What would it take to narrow the gap between current and desired results? Expert support energizes you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Relax, and enjoy the game. Romantic dreams seem within reach. Talk about what you love, and find shared passion. Focus on fun with friends and family.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — The perfect solution for a domestic conundrum arises in conversation. Talk with family and housemates. Together, conserve money and resources to prioritize for a common goal.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Participate in a larger conversation. Get some buzz going. Share resources and information with your networks. Make powerful requests, and offer generous contribution. Issue invitations.
Celebrity birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 83. Singer Jack Jones is 81. Actress Faye Dunaway is 78. Actress Holland Taylor is 76. Actor Carl Weathers is 71. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 71. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 70. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 67. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 60. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 56. Actor Mark Addy is 55. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 55. Rapper Slick Rick is 54. Actor Dan Schneider is 53. Actress Emily Watson is 52. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 52. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 52. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 51. Actor Jason Bateman is 50.