Today's Birthday (08/16/19). Pursue romance and passion this year. Prioritize healthy fitness and nutritional practices. Improving your physical capacities this summer produces a burst of energy next winter, before a period of rest, retrospection and planning. Change your game next summer. Elevate your love levels.

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 -- Find a peaceful spot to think and process recent changes. Wait for developments before leaping to assumptions. Listen to your intuition. Some worries are well founded.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Friends are especially helpful. Get other views on current events, and note public opinion. Another's ideas lead to the perfect solution. Teamwork wins the prize.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Work takes priority. Take charge with a challenge. Adapt to a recent change. Verify intuition with data. Follow an older person's advice. Invest in success.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Check out an interesting suggestion along the road for a pleasant surprise. Adapt to news. Traffic delays could tempt you to explore where you are.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Manage finances with a shared venture. Pay bills, and issue invoices. Monitor accounts, and keep files updated. Confirm your intuition with hard data.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Consult your partner. Share the load for greater ease. Realize common goals by coordinating actions. Avoid big surprises. Stay out of a controversy. Pull together.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Slow the pace to adapt to changing terrain. Physical action gets results. Prioritize health and wellness. Set realistic goals to fulfill your promises.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Relax and enjoy. Don't waste money on a romantic whim. Pay attention to someone sweet. Have fun outside. Cook up something delicious together.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Get into a household project. Make repairs, upgrades and improvements. Fix something before it breaks. Patiently persist.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Monitor the news for updates. Changing circumstances require adaptation. Patiently stay in communication despite chaos or delays. Keep secrets and confidences. Keep detailed notes.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Keep generating positive cash flow. Save for a cushion to cover unexpected expenses. Budget for equipment and other business upgrades. Balance finances patiently.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Take charge for the results you want. Anticipate some resistance, and melt it with humor. You get more with honey than with vinegar.

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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