Today's Birthday (11/13/17). Follow your personal passions for the next two years. Monitor finances carefully for a positive balance. Communication gets you through a tricky professional challenge this winter, before a domestic growth phase. Summer explorations lead to new domestic solutions and career blossoming. Listen to 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 a 9 -- Partnership flowers today and tomorrow. Inhibit fantasies and soothe doubts with facts. The rewards may be less than hoped. Deception gets revealed. Profit through collaboration.



Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Your routine is getting more fun (and profitable). Keep practicing your chops. Get feedback from a trusted coach. Avoid fantastic claims. Master the basics.



Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Don't get distracted by ephemeral fantasies. Stick to basics, especially with matters of the heart. Practical options satisfy. Show your love simply.



Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Savor tender moments at home with family over the next few days. Keep it simple; overly-elaborate plans could be stressful. Enjoy the company.



Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Make sure that the structure of what you're creating is solid. Handle foundational aspects before considering details. Stick to facts.



Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Don't rush into anything. Factor in hidden elements for the true cost before buying. Ensure structural strength. Only get what you need.



Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Release a limiting story about yourself. You are beloved. It's OK to feel good. Listen to outside perspectives. Truth is stranger than fiction.



Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Don't believe everything you hear; there's more here than meets the eye (or ear). Stifle rebellious tendencies, and listen to multiple perspectives. Friends clue you in.



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You're especially popular. Participation in group efforts provides satisfying results if you keep focused. Distractions abound. Collaborate for a shared passion. Stick to tested methods.



Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Professional demands require your attention. Ask for help, and get it. Find efficiencies to shave time and effort and conserve resources. Keep things simple.



Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Avoid confrontations with authorities along your travels. Things could get awkward. Misunderstandings spark without warning. Take it easy. Wait somewhere with a pretty view.



Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Focus on the bottom line, and invest in your family business. Pull together for mutual benefit. Avoid distractions and silly arguments. Stick to basic priorities.