Today’s Birthday (09/15/18). Use your words this year. Express your creativity, artistry and passion. Academic explorations bear surprising fruit. Reach new team levels this summer before a road block shifts and slows your course toward greater peace, inspiration and vision. Winter love sparks into flame. Share from your heart.
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 — Investigate, explore and discover new worlds. Secure the ground taken. The tide is in your favor. Push boundaries for another view. Make long-distance connections.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Stick to practical financial management. Pay bills before buying toys. Quick action gets results. Keep contributing to shared accounts. Grow the value of your endeavor together.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Focus on practical priorities with your partner. Discuss long range plans while working out immediate goals and milestones. Align actions behind what you both want.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Maintain physical routines and practices. Stick to basics. Nurture your energy. Talk about long-term goals with a coach who’s been there. Get feedback and support.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Get out and have fun with someone adorable. Use your charm and persuasion to whip up an entertaining encounter. Take action for love.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Domestic projects have your attention. Physical energy can make a change you’ve been wanting. Take action on previously laid plans. Clean, organize and beautify.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Get the word out. Connect with your networks to exchange information and resources. Make your pitch, share your story, and do it by the deadline.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Bring in the money. Put your back into it! Complete projects for extra satisfaction. Extra effort wins a bonus. Stick to practical priorities.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — Use your power responsibly. Draw upon hidden resources. You have extra confidence and a distinct advantage. Provide leadership for a cause near to your heart.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Restore energies for mind, body and spirit. Tap into your secret source for inspiration. Use hidden assets. Imagine, envision and plan for the future.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Talk with friends and associates about what you’re creating together. Discuss a team vision or goal, and set the goal posts. Support each other to advance.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Prepare for inspection. A job requires attention before presentation. Crazy dreams seem possible, but there are barriers. Set plans into motion. You can do this.
Celebrity birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 93. Comedian Norm Crosby is 91. Actor Henry Darrow is 85. Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry is 80. Actress Carmen Maura is 73. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 73. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 73. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 72. Movie director Oliver Stone is 72. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) is 66. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 58. Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 57. Actor Danny Nucci is 50. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 49. Actor Josh Charles is 47. Singer Ivette Sosa (Eden’s Crush) is 42. Actor Tom Hardy is 41. Actress Marisa Ramirez is 41. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 40. Actor Dave Annable is 39. Actress Amy Davidson is 39. Britain’s Prince Harry is 34. TV personality Heidi Montag is 32. Actress Kate Mansi is 31.
Thought for Today: “You cannot survive if you do not know the past.” — Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist (1929-2006)