Today's Birthday (08/08/19). Follow your heart this year. Grow stronger by maintaining disciplined healthy practices. Revitalize your energies this summer for a winter surge, and then a contemplative planning phase recharges. Turn toward beauty and happiness next summer. Love, romance and family blossom.

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 -- A pleasant surprise delights you around the next bend in the road. Accept excellent advice and resources from someone you love. Share what you're learning.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Don't get rushed into buying something. Make profitable plans with your partner. Consider consequences before purchasing, and research options for best value.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Join forces with someone you love. Ignore old worries and frustrations. Listen to each other, and make adjustments together. Kindle a romantic spark.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- The art is in the details. Practice your moves, skills and techniques. Stay practical and patient. Plan carefully, and then watch closely to adapt as needed.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Pursue and savor love, fun and passion. Artistic expression and performance delights. Listen to great music while doing something you truly enjoy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Domestic arts and crafts satisfy. Beautify your surroundings for greater peace and harmony. Nurture your garden. Improve your process, and increase your yield.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Take another's words to heart. You're especially clever. Accept a useful suggestion. Exchange data and resources. Networking pays off. Express your arts. Share your story.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Cash flow can rise. You're especially persuasive. Use something you've kept hidden away. Stay objective in a tense situation. Pull strings for a profitable compromise.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Your energy is on the rise. You're especially strong and creative. Pay extra attention to your appearance. Take advantage of your attraction and charm.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Rest and recuperate. Let your thoughts wander. Postpone advancement or public activities. Savor birdsong and dappled light. Indulge your imagination, dreams and visions.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Find what's needed within your friend network. Connect and share views, support and resources. Push for a common cause. Together, you're a powerful team.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Follow a professional hunch. Crazy dreams seem possible. Pursue an interesting opportunity. Prepare for a test or inspection. Keep cool. You've got this.

Astrologer NANCY BLACK continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations, visit Linda Black Astrology go to www.nancyblack.com.

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