Today's Birthday (05/04/18). A romantic partnership reaches new heights this year. Higher education provides long-term value. Summer creative projects reveal new possibilities as you shift professional direction before a domestic renovation or relocation flowers. Studies, classes, travels and conferences inspire you this winter. Share adventures and explorations.

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 -- Prepare for a testing phase. Stick close to the basic structure. Experience pays off. Get outside support if needed. Seek expert advice.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Go explore. The completion of a difficult project opens time for something fun. Make reservations in advance. Listen to a friend who's been there.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Collaborate with your partner to manage finances. Balance accounts and pay bills. Keep your files organized. Support each other to contribute to savings.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take care of business with your partner. Coordination and discipline win a satisfying reward. Hold on to what you have. Take practical action and then treat yourselves.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Focus on maintaining health and work routines and practices. Get in a good workout. Put your heart into your actions. Self-discipline pays off.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Love is fundamental and abundant. Play by the rules, and take it one step at a time. Experience is the best teacher.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Home and family take priority. Make domestic improvements and repairs. Clean up a mess, and reward your team with something delicious.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- It's a time of intellectual insight and intense learning. The dynamics change. Keep your word. Stick to tested methods. When opportunity knocks, open the door.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Stick to your budget as you generate income. Do what worked before. Follow rules and regulations. Take profitable action now, and clean up later.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Personal discipline leads to long-term benefit. Aim for excellence. Pursue a golden opportunity. Persistence pays high dividends. Show up, and do what needs doing.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Find a quiet place for peaceful productivity. Routines give you strength. Silence soothes. Plan your moves in detail for later action. Rest and plot.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Teamwork is required to get the job done. Set up meetings, conferences or gatherings and invite participation. Share the load to advance.