Today's Birthday (08/25/19). Your domestic bliss rises this year. Practice arts, passions and games for greater skill and ease. Discover fresh romance this winter, before focusing on a group challenge. Make changes at home next summer, before your team wins. Invite friends and family to your place.

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 -- Household issues require attention. It's a good time for an important family conversation. Advance a level. Love finds a way to work things out.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Get the word out. Share an important conversation, and it goes further than expected. Your energy is high and the tide is in your favor.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- More income is possible. Profits lie within reach. Provide leadership and delegate with your team to share the work for a richer harvest.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Use your power and confidence to advance a personal passion. You're creative and efficient. Inspire your team to victory. Your status is rising.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Slow down, and contemplate. Allow time to process recent events. Clean up and organize for what's next. Find a private spot for peaceful productivity.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Discuss wishes, dreams and intentions for the future with your friends. Come up with interesting ideas and opportunities. Align and coordinate actions. Get farther together.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Your work is attracting the attention of someone influential. Prepare for the spotlight. Polish your presentation. Pursue an exciting opportunity. Get your team on board.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Adventure calls. Get out and explore. Investigate a fascinating attraction. Learn by teaching. Share your discoveries for a deeper understanding. Follow a lucky break.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Take stock with shared accounts. Review budgets and stay in action to bring in your financial goals. A lack of funds would threaten plans. Collaborate and coordinate.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Refine plans with your partner. Adapt to changes and work out how best to collaborate. Personal interactions get best results. Take things up a notch.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Demands for your attention are high. Keep your objective in mind. It's easy to get distracted. Focus to beat a deadline. Maintain healthy routines for support.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Enjoy people and activities that you love. Delight in romantic scenes with soft lighting and good music. Share delicious flavors and fun with family.

Thought for Today: "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." — Truman Capote (1924-1984).

Notable birthdays: Actor Sean Connery is 89. Actor Page Johnson is 89. TV personality Regis Philbin is 88. Actor Tom Skerritt is 86. Jazz musician Wayne Shorter is 86. Movie director Hugh Hudson is 83. Author Frederick Forsyth is 81. Movie director John Badham is 80. Filmmaker Marshall Brickman is 80. Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Walter Williams (The O'Jays) is 76. Actor Anthony Heald is 75. Rock singer-actor Gene Simmons is 70. Actor John Savage is 70. Author Martin Amis  is 70. Country singer-musician Henry Paul (Outlaws; Blackhawk) is 70. Rock singer Rob Halford is 68. Rock musician Geoff Downes (Asia) is 67. Rock singer Elvis Costello is 65. Movie director Tim Burton is 61. Actor Christian LeBlanc is 61. Actress Ashley Crow is 59. Actress Ally Walker is 58. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is 58. Actress Joanne Whalley is 58. Rock musician Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) is 57. Actor Blair Underwood is 55. Actor Robert Maschio is 53. Rap DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy) is 53. Alternative country singer Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) is 52. Actor David Alan Basche is 51. Television chef Rachael Ray is 51. Actor Cameron Mathison is 50. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 49. Model Claudia Schiffer is 49. Country singer Brice Long is 48. Actor-writer-director Ben Falcone is 46. Actor Eric Millegan is 45. Actor Alexander Skarsgard is 43. Actor Jonathan Togo is 42. Actor Kel Mitchell is 41. Actress Rachel Bilson is 38. Actress Blake Lively is 32. Actor Josh Flitter is 25.

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