Today’s Birthday (10/08/20). Home centers and energizes you this year. Improve, beautify and upgrade your place with steady efforts. Change course with a journey this winter, culminating with a communication breakthrough. Creative expression eases summer challenges that motivate new educational horizons. Family collaboration 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 a 7 — Your world centers around home. Domestic projects provide satisfying results. Pamper family with delicious recipes. Connect with harmony, beauty and love. Enjoy simple pleasures.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Study, research and write. Keep digging into a juicy story. Share what you’re finding. Provide resources, tools and support for your networks. Exchange expertise.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 — Grab a lucrative opportunity. Keep to your budget, and exercise thoughtful judgment. Bargain and negotiate. Sign contracts. Put deals together. Buy and sell.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — You’re looking good. Give in to a personal passion. Focus on work, people and activities that you love. Indulge in compassionate self-care. Nurture yourself.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Contemplate. Meditate on beauty, harmony and new growth. Complete and file old projects to clear space for new. Focus on love to grow it.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Let love lead you. Moderate a clash between normally gentle souls, for example. Learning to work together strengthens bonds. Share support with friends and allies.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Your professional status is on the rise. Focus on work you love. Practice your special arts and talents. Polish presentations and turn on the charm.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Explore new cultures, flavors and views. Discover hidden beauty, special music or mind-expanding art. Study a fascinating obsession. Expand your view through another’s perspective.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Manage financial matters with a shared endeavor. Contribute to grow the venture or cause. Keep deadlines and promises. Get into a profitable groove.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Negotiate with your partner to refine the plan. Support each other through changes and challenges. Your routines are smoothing out. Adjust and tweak.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Focus physical efforts to grow your health, strength and endurance. Put love into your performance and work. A walk outdoors clears your head.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Make time for love. Romance shines in a sunset or hidden garden. Share harmony, attraction and admiration. Enjoy relaxing fun with family. Children reveal wisdom.