Today's Birthday (08/11/19). Focus on passion, love and romance this year. Strengthen your health with dedicated, regular action. Locked doors around health and work discovered this summer reveal their hidden keys by winter, leading to a recuperative rest. Creative changes require adaptation next summer. Family fun feeds 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 an 8 -- Explore. Expand terrain. Discuss passions, with Mercury entering Leo for three weeks. Consider a conference. Benefit from travel, adventure and studies with Jupiter stationing direct today.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Articulate your domestic dreams. Discuss home renovations, with Mercury in Leo. Saving money comes easier, with Jupiter direct. Grow family fortunes. Realize a dream together.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Communications channels resonate, with Mercury in Leo. Advance a level in partnership. Teamwork thrives, with Jupiter direct. Collaborate, negotiate and compromise. Expand and grow together.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Stash nuts for winter. With Mercury in Leo, communication gets profitable. Physical energy grows into a steady, productive rhythm, with Sagittarius Jupiter direct. Strive for excellence.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're especially brilliant, with Mercury in your sign. Focus on passion. Advance creative plans. Romance flowers, with Jupiter direct. Harness inspiration and enthusiasm.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Make creative plans and visions, with Leo Mercury. Launch home improvement projects, now that Jupiter's direct. Advance to realize long-anticipated domestic dreams.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Mercury in Leo favors team communication. Meetings go well. Participate in a growing conversation, with Jupiter direct. Network, and strengthen communities. Expand creative collaborations.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Advance professionally through communication, with Mercury in Leo. Brainstorm lucrative projects and ventures. Finances improve, with Jupiter direct. Expand your business and profits.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Study, explore and investigate, with Mercury in Leo. Stand up for what you love, with Jupiter direct in your sign. You can realize a personal dream.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Communication invites profitable collaborations, with Mercury in Leo. Meditation, reflection and introspection inspire solutions, with Sagittarius Jupiter direct. Benefit through transition and change.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Partnership arises in conversation, with Mercury in Leo. Collaborations leap forward, with Jupiter direct. Benefit through community connections. Get social, and play together.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You're especially clever and creative at work, with Mercury in Leo. Launch professional plans, with Jupiter direct. Step into leadership. You're in growth mode.

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


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