Today's Birthday (10/25/18). Enjoy the spotlight this year. Regular practice benefits communications. Find collaboration where it is least expected. A flurry of winter communications generates a shift in professional priorities. Studies and travels reveal their secret treasures before a shift in your writing focus. Spread love, solutions and support.

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 -- Things may not go as planned. Hold your temper. Avoid spontaneous outbursts. Discipline and experience make a difference. Pay bills, and take care of business.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Personal breakdowns can lead to breakthroughs. Postpone an important decision until you're sure. Wait to see what develops. Avoid automatic responses. Stay graceful and diplomatic.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Stay out of someone else's fuss. Lay low, and enjoy peace and quiet. Avoid overstimulation. Complete one project to make space for the next.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Navigate team changes. Prepare for the next gathering. You can meet a shared challenge. Sort out roles and responsibilities. Stand stronger together.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Discipline pays off professionally. Chaos and changes confront you at work. Keep in action. Get support when needed. This could be a lucky break in disguise.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Begin your next exploration. Make plans and reservations. Look before you leap. Avoid provoking someone with a short temper. Stay frugal and practical. Avoid distractions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Compromise with your partner on financial matters. Resist the temptation to throw money around. Avoid provoking an argument. Find a mutually beneficial agreement.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Treat your partner with compassion through changing circumstances. You're the stabilizing influence. Stay on the practical road. One phase ends, and the next begins.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Get a wake-up call around your work, health and fitness. You can do what's needed. Take one step at a time. Get farther than expected.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Follow your heart. Reach a turning point in a creative project, or with love, romance or family. Emotional support goes a long way. Keep a secret.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Domestic endings spark new beginnings. Goodbyes lead to fresh greetings. Make repairs, and keep systems operational. Ask family to help, and feed workers well.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take a new tack with a creative project. Back up ideas with research. Keep your cool despite chaos. Follow through on what you said.