Today's Birthday (10/23/18). Your confidence and power rise this year. Steady discipline with words pays off. Discover an unexpected partnership. Winter brings great news and changing professional winds. Brilliant new horizons this summer lead to a resolution of a communications challenge. Make connections to weave strong networks.

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 -- You can gain ground on long-term family financial goals over this next month, with the Sun in Scorpio. Make a plan, and go for it together.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take your relationship to the next level. Develop partnership over the next month, with the Sun in Scorpio. Romance and friendship flower. Foster collaboration.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Balance work with play. Prioritize health and well-being over the next month under the Scorpio Sun. Feed and nurture your body, mind and spirit.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take action for what you love. Enjoy a fun, games and romance phase this month under the Scorpio Sun. Get playful with someone enchanting.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- This month, with the Sun in Scorpio, favors home renovation projects. Get into a sweet domestic phase. Invest in family, land and real estate.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Research and write your discoveries. The next month under the Scorpio Sun benefits communications. Get the word out for a cause that's close to your heart.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Track income and outflow closely to generate profit. It's easier to make money over the next month, with the Sun in Scorpio. Research investments carefully.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Your spotlight shines bright, with the Sun in your sign this month. Energize a personal dream. Provide leadership. Use your power and confidence for good.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Get productive in peaceful privacy. Turn your thoughts inward this month, with the Sun in Scorpio. Complete old projects and invent new possibilities.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Social events provide valuable connections. With the Sun in Scorpio this month, participate with friends, groups and your community. Teamwork generates powerful results. Together, you can move mountains.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Business booms. Take on a responsibility you've been craving. This month with Scorpio Sun favors advancing your professional agenda. Career opportunities are worth chasing.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Exploration and adventure call you out. Expand territory this month under the Scorpio Sun. Study a subject of your fascination. Enjoy trips and classes.