Today’s Birthday (01/18/18) Good things come through friends and social networks this year. Dedicate yourself to your teams. Shared financial limitations this winter motivate increased personal cash flow. Discover new passion and your collaboration flourishes and prospers. Connect and share what you love.
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 — Don’t take action yet. Finish preparations before launching. Your social life is a whirl this month, with Venus in Aquarius. Enjoy peaceful privacy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Craft professional plans, and put wheels in motion later. Take charge of where you’re going and strategize for success. Hold your temper. Wait for developments.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Stay flexible with travel plans. Have a backup option to relieve worry or frustration, and avoid an expensive mess. Let sleeping dogs lie.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Find simple ways to save money for your family. Grow your emergency fund. You can conserve resources without discomfort. Stay home instead of going out.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Navigate changes with your partner. Silly arguments spark easily. Compromise for solutions. Let the little stuff go. Treat each other and yourselves with compassion.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Passions may be in high gear; look before you leap! Avoid automatic outbursts or expensive temptations. Stay cool. Figure out a good landing spot.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Resist the temptation to throw your money around. Tempers may be temporarily short; avoid stepping on anyone’s sensitivities. Let your heart guide you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Proceed with caution in a domestic dispute. Stay objective in a tense situation. It’s OK to disagree. Withhold judgment or sharp words. Wait for developments.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Edit your words carefully before hitting “send.” You don’t have to tell everything to everyone. Consider consequences, ramifications and differing views.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — A project with lucrative potential could hit a roadblock or delay. Coordination between you and your partner works it out. Keep secrets. Wait patiently.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — You’re especially confident and strong. Avoid steamrolling quieter folk. Your personal values could get tested. Slow down and listen. Provide thoughtful leadership.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Contemplate your moves before making them. Avoid controversy or drama. Find somewhere peaceful to hide out and plan. Impulsiveness could get expensive. Relax.
Celebrity birthdays: Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 77. Comedian-singer Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers is 65. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 63. Country singer-actor Mark Collie (“Nashville”) is 62. Actor Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” ‘’The Other Boleyn Girl”) is 58. Actress Alison Arngrim (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Actress Jane Horrocks (“Absolutely Fabulous”) is 54. Comedian Dave Attell (“Insomniac”) is 53. Actor Jesse L. Martin (TV’s “The Flash,” ‘’Law and Order”) is 49. Rapper DJ Quik is 48. Singer Jonathan Davis of Korn is 47. Singer Christian Burns of BBMak is 44. Actor Derek Richardson (“Men in Trees”) is 42. Actor-screenwriter Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother,” ‘’Freaks and Geeks”) is 38. Singer-actress Samantha Mumba is 35. Actress Ashleigh Murray (“Riverdale”) is 30.