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Today's Birthday (07/14/18). Love shines at your house this year. A partnership deepens through shared plans. Team changes reveal unconsidered options. Your confidence and power this summer support your family through financial challenges by generating an income surge. Take your partnership to the next level this winter. You're stronger 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 -- Play a really fun game. Hold yourself to high standards. You're rewarded for following rules carefully. Enjoy your sweetheart, family and friends. Contribute to a miracle.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Enjoy domestic projects and pleasures. Clean, organize and share treats with family. Haste makes waste. Walk and talk together. Find something beautiful in your own backyard.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- It's a good time to talk things over. Ask pertinent questions, and listen carefully. Work out the wording. Articulate a simple summary overview.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Proceed with caution. Your discipline is admirable. You can get whatever you need. Take care of business. Tailor plans to fit the budget.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Follow through on a personal hunch. Payback brings lovely rewards. Take a creative tack. Figure out what you really want before asking for it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Easy does it. Postpone travel or overstimulation, and lay low. Sort and organize. Find a nice tree and dappled sunlight to enjoy good book.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Poll your friends and relations for a variety of options. Get support with a decision. Anticipate resistance to a change. Discuss plans and possibilities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Work and professional action take priority. Resist impulsive moves, and stick to practiced routines. Creative planning resolves a practical issue without overspending.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Plan your next adventure. Create your agenda. Education grows your prospects. Keep adding tools to your box. Expand your boundaries and frontiers. Try new flavors.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Changes necessitate budget revisions. Review strategies and plans with your partner. Join forces to put the funding together. Come up with creative solutions.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Have extra patience with your partner. Misunderstandings could delay things. Resolve them as soon as possible for greatest ease. Treat each other with compassion.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Accept a physical challenge. Prepare and train. Process emotion through exercise and movement. Nurture yourself with good food and rest. Creative efforts bear fruit.

Celebrity birthdays: Actress Nancy Olson is 90. Former football player and actor Rosey Grier is 86. Actor Vincent Pastore is 72. Music company executive Tommy Mottola is 70. Rock musician Chris Cross (Ultravox) is 66. Actor Jerry Houser is 66. Actor-director Eric Laneuville is 66. Actor Stan Shaw is 66. Movie producer Scott Rudin is 60. Singer-guitarist Kyle Gass is 58. Country musician Ray Herndon (McBride and the Ride) is 58. Actress Jane Lynch is 58. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 57. Actor Matthew Fox is 52. Rock musician Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dummies) is 52. Rock singer-musician Tanya Donelly is 52. Actress Missy Gold is 48. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Ross Rebagliati is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tameka Cottle (Xscape) is 43. Country singer Jamey Johnson is 43. Hip-hop musician taboo (Black Eyed Peas) is 43. Actor Scott Porter is 39. Rock singer Dan Smith (Bastille) is 32. Actress Sara Canning (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 31. Rock singer Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) is 31.

Thought for Today: "A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side." — Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719)

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