Today's Birthday (08/09/19). Love is both game and prize this year. Energize your work and health with steady, persistent practice. Recuperate after a summer cold or challenge for a winter energy boost, followed by a rest. Love turns your eye toward new directions next summer. Discover renewed passion.

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 -- Educational opportunities present themselves. Good news comes from afar. Stick to the most practical options that draw your heart's interest. Grow the love.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Keep generating profits for a shared venture. Review reserves, and make changes as needed. Work together to put away provisions for the future.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Collaboration can spark romance. Discover a windfall profit or lucky win. Celebrate together over something delicious. Share tender moments. Imagine and dream together.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- There's plenty of work. Regular exercise energizes you. Plot your course, and schedule carefully. Nurture your health with nutrition, meditation and rest.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Enjoy games, sports and hobbies. Don't chase a mirage. Wait for developments. Share your heart with someone you love. Friends offer a valuable connection.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Improve your home's beauty and functionality. Domestic projects make a temporary mess while offering long-term solutions. Plan and choose carefully which to begin.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Creative projects produce satisfying results. Express and share. Tell a story. Add illustrations. Provide valuable information and resources. Profit from your cleverness and skills.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Begin a profitable two-day phase. A conversation leads to valuable opportunities. You can do more than you thought. Stash away the surplus.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You're growing stronger. Keep your feet on the ground. Invest in creative work that you love. Patiently build the infrastructure to realize a personal dream.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Peaceful privacy suits your mood. Rest and recharge. Discover wisdom, forgiveness and compassion in surprising places. Use what you've kept hidden. Nurture yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- New team opportunities arrive. Jump in, and throw your weight into it. Tap additional resources. Collaborate and streamline the process. Share results and solutions.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Prepare for a professional challenge. Go for a big prize. Polish presentations, and provide attention to detail. Start with optimism, and follow up with determination.

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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