Today’s Birthday (12/05/19). Take advantage of power and confidence for positive change this year. Prosperity grows with regular, disciplined attention. Reap a nice winter harvest before a shift in family finances. A personal barrier redirects you, leading to a lucrative shared venture. Use your influence for good.

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 — Travel could interfere with personal routines, although new views inspire. Avoid expensive missteps. Consider long-term dreams and ambitions. Pamper yourself with rest and hot water.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Change is inevitable. Believe you can prosper. It’s easier to finish old projects now. Generosity looks good on you. Contemplate upcoming moves before making them.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Connect with neighbors, friends and community groups. Contribute to a team effort. A goal may seem distant or blocked. Lay plans and coordinate together.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Keep your wits about you to handle a mess at work. Take charge for the results you want. The action is behind the scenes.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your travels and studies could include traffic, obstacles or barriers to advancement. An unexpected expense could disrupt. Keep calm and carry on. Take a creative tack.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Rely on trusted teammates. Do the homework behind a financial decision. Consider costs and consequences. Unscheduled expenses could require budgetary adjustment. Collaborate and adapt.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Support your partner and be supported. Resolve a challenge, navigate a change or overcome an obstacle together. Clean up and lend a helping hand.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Slow down to avoid missteps or accidents. The action could seem intense. Resist impulsive moves and clean up messes immediately. Focus on physical health and activities.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Romantic ideals and fantasies may not match the current reality. Things don’t go as planned. You can maintain a mystery without being dishonest. Prioritize love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Family comes first. Expect messes, chaos or disruption at your house. Don’t divulge secrets. Keep your objective in mind. Create beauty from simple ingredients.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Share the news and clear up any miscommunications immediately. A controversy could have a silver lining. Keep your tone polite and respectful. Document current events.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Don’t spend your income before you get it. Look for hidden opportunities in a chaotic situation. Monitor cash flow carefully to avoid shortfalls.