Today's Birthday (01/08/18). Your community of friends and family are your true wealth this year. Self-discipline pays off big. Keep your word. Change family financial strategies this winter to lead to a surge in personal cash flow. Summer romance develops into a profitable partnership. Collaborate.



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 9 -- Your collaboration is growing more productive, fruitful and profitable. Take action for long-term benefit. Choose what's best for family. Ignore petty irritations. Stay focused.



Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You're in action. More work feeds profits. Efforts now pay long-term benefits. Still, avoid pushing yourself too hard. Moderate activities to relieve stress. Avoid overindulging.



Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Focus on what your heart wants. Pursue passion, love and family harmony. A partnership formed now is beneficial. Together, create something beautiful.



Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Work on your home's exterior. Renovations and repairs could create a mess in the short term for long-term benefit. For fun, call a sibling.



Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Share your story. Use your persuasive arts to win over a skeptic. Optimism makes a difference. If you know what you're doing, you win.



Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Hold out for the best deal. You can make an excellent bargain, and actions taken today have long-lasting rewards. Play the ace you've been holding.



Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Hold yourself to high standards. Stifle rebellious tendencies for now. Talk is cheap; get into action for what you love and win a long-term prize.



Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Postpone travel, fuss or expense. Rest and take it easy. Meditate on upcoming plans while lounging somewhere peaceful. Envision perfection and chart it.



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your team can advance beyond expectations with coordination and cool heads. Obstacles or provocations could distract. Collaborate and win long-term reward.



Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- A professional move made now goes farther than imagined. You're gaining respect and status. Keep your cool. Meet deadlines. Smile and wave.



Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Long-distance travel or study reveals unexpected treasure. Sidestep traffic. Press for an advantage. Don't feel the least bit guilty. Full speed ahead.



Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Get financial advice from a trusted elder. Resolve a misunderstanding with a partner to get farther. Take time to really listen.