Today's Birthday (08/13/19). Your heart and passions grow this year. Grow stronger through steady exercise and healthy practices. Summer slowdowns with work or health lead to an energized winter season, before a thoughtful planning period. Redirect creative efforts by next summer. Prioritize the ones you love.

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 7 -- Don't present unfinished work. Polish and improve before revealing. Anticipate a disagreement about priorities, and prepare solutions. Travel is better tomorrow. Wait and rest.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Take care of unexpected circumstances at work. Delays could impact travels and communications. Public obligations may interfere with private plans. New possibilities stretch old boundaries.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Travels and studies could face interruptions, distractions and delays. Do the research before setting off to avoid hidden pitfalls and obstacles. Take it easy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Keep your patience with financial errors or misunderstandings. Payments and communications could be delayed. Give up something you don't need. Confirm intuition with data.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Pay extra attention to what your partner wants and needs. Provide it without fuss. Stand outside a controversy. Listen carefully. Do it out of love.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Unexpected news with your work or health requires adaptation. Slow to avoid accidents or illness. Recharge your energy with good food, exercise and rest.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Have fun with friends and family. Stay patient with miscommunications. Avoid gossip. Unexpected events could preempt romantic plans. Relax, and roll with it.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Home and family want your attention. Clean a mess, clear clutter and give away outdated, unused stuff. Make repairs and upgrades. Listen, and share support.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Have patience with creative obstacles and challenges. Listen before advancing. Strengthen foundational issues. Edit, revise and polish. Get down to the gold.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Disagree persuasively. Get terms in writing. Something you thought would work doesn't. Find what you need nearby. Read instructions and directions. Keep cash flowing positively.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- You're growing stronger. Stay out of someone else's argument. Avoid personal risk. Don't worry about money; don't spend much either. Keep a low profile.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Contemplate your moves. Keep your objective in mind. Come up with strategies to persuade a skeptic. Look at a puzzle from a new angle.

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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