Today's Birthday (10/12/18). Bring home the bacon this year, and save for a rainy day. Domestic improvements require disciplined action. Unexpected bounty appears. Winter sweetness at home leads to a collaborative turning point. Your career blossoms this summer before domestic changes take focus. Wrap your family in love.

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 -- Educational opportunities present themselves. Discuss plans with an experienced elder. Travel could be included. Reserve in advance for easy transfers and arrivals.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Review your reserves for a few days. Look for opportunities for growth. Put away provisions for the future. Strengthen financial infrastructures. Send payments and invoices.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Collaboration and communication flower. Talk about long-term dreams, visions and goals with your partner over the next few days. Compromise satisfies you both.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Energize your actions by getting coaching from someone you respect. Talk with someone who can see your blind spots. Gain an outside advantage.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Plan some fun for today and tomorrow. Learn from elders and children. Spend time with your sweetheart. Discover a wonderful view together. Share a sunset.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Talk with family about domestic upgrades you'd like. Clear clutter. Add space, light and air. Give away stuff you no longer need. Plan for the future.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Get creative with the assignment. Discover new tricks and techniques. Express your views, passions and feelings. Consider long-term possibilities. Forge lasting connections and bonds.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Cash flow velocity increases. Monitor it closely. Invest in your career. Discuss practical demands of your plan. Work out terms, and sign contracts.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You're strong and especially creative over the next few days. Contribute to a personal project. You're almost ready to go public. Polish the rough edges.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Settle into a quiet spot for planning and designing. Think and ponder. Take notes. Ritual and tradition soothe a transition. Draw inspiration from nature.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Social activities could empty your wallet. Connections provide opportunities and resources. Discuss a theory with someone experienced. Crazy dreams seem possible. Dance with chaos.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Dress for success. Prepare your elevator pitch. You never know when an opportunity might appear. Articulate the specific results you want, and plot your course.