Today's Birthday (08/20/19). Savor love this year. Persistent action grows your work and health stronger. Challenging work or health circumstances require adaptation this summer, leading to new levels of physical performance by winter, followed by contemplation and planning. Reorient for romance next summer. True your compass to your heartbeat.

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 -- Your research proves valuable. Professional advice comes in handy. You're earning your pay. Have faith in your own imagination. A lucrative opportunity lines up.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Your influence is growing, and you're especially attractive. You're more confident and less patient. Check your course; then it's full speed ahead.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Keep things simple. Peace and quiet suits your mood. Finish things up before starting new projects. Organize your space, thinking and schedule. Rest and recharge.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're especially popular. Make dates with friends. Attend meetings, gatherings and parties. Resources and valuable information flow through your connections. Share and collaborate. Motivate teamwork.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Take advantage of an interesting professional opportunity. Share resources with your team and allies. Get valuable advice and guidance from a friend.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Educational opportunities tempt. Can you mix business with pleasure? Take a trip, attend a class or conference; explore and discover valuable new tricks.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Patience with financial management pays off. Review numbers carefully to avoid errors. Use your experience, intellect and efforts to contribute to a joint venture.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Collaborate with your partner on a shared objective. Negotiate terms and who does what. Keep your promises. Support and be supported. Romance arises in conversation.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Guard against impatience. Listen to your coach. Keep practicing. Ask for clarification if you don't get it. Profit from meticulous service and performance.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Relax and have fun with friends and family. It's OK to let your feelings show. Get goofy with the kids. Dance with your sweetheart.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Tend your garden. Domestic renovations and upgrades have your attention. Costs can vary widely. Research options, materials and price. Consider color, functionality and style.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Indulge your curiosity and study. Creative arts satisfy and engage you. Write and publish. Share the news and your views. Use your persuasive charms.

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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