Today’s Birthday (10/14/20). Feather your nest with love this year. Make long-term domestic improvements with steady action. Navigating uncharted waters this winter leads to a communication breakthrough. The news requires adaptation next summer, revealing a fascinating research opportunity. Savor sweet moments with family and friends.


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 — Collaboration pays. Review financial statements and data for errors over three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Secure what you’ve gained. Adapt budgets for changes.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Prioritize health and energy. Develop and revise shared goals, options and plans with your partner, with Mercury retrograde. Support each other.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Keep equipment repaired. Delays, misunderstandings or mistakes could frustrate your work and health over three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Slow down to finish faster.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Clarify misunderstandings right away. Romantic overtures could backfire over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Find your sense of humor, and re-connect.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Clean, sort and organize at home, with Mercury retrograde. Review papers, photos and possessions. Repair appliances and backup files. Revise and refine household infrastructure.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Take extra care with communications, shipping and transportation, with Mercury retrograde over three weeks. Resolve misunderstandings immediately. Plan and prepare for later action.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Monitor cash flow closely. Allow extra time for travel, transport, invoices and collections, with Mercury retrograde for three weeks. Review financial records and budgets.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Upgrade your brand. Consider consequences before speaking, with Mercury retrograde in your sign. Figure out what works and what doesn’t. Reaffirm commitments. Edit communications closely.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Avoid misunderstandings, with Mercury retrograde. Revise and refine the message. Delays or breakdowns could affect mechanical equipment. Make repairs immediately. Reestablish old bonds.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Practice makes perfect with team activities over three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Nurture old friends and connections. Have patience and humor with communication snafus.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Review professional data closely, with Mercury retrograde for three weeks. Misunderstandings could cause delays. Guard against communication breakdowns. Backup hard drives and archives.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Make educational plans and itineraries over the next three weeks for later travels, with Mercury retrograde. Communicate carefully. Keep confidences and secrets. Make your deadlines.