Today’s Birthday (12/28/19). Plan for the future you want this year. Realize dreams with focus and determination. Win a prize this winter before a collaborative barrier redirects your focus. Quietly review and strengthen your project’s integrity next summer, motivating flowering romantic Solstice enthusiasm and partnership. Listen for 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 an 8 — Career opportunities multiply with Mercury in Capricorn. Discuss ambitions with family. Speak with influential people over the next three weeks. Communication benefits your career.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Enter a three-week expansion phase with Mercury in Capricorn. Travel, research and education flourish. Broaden your horizons through study and exploration. Write down your findings.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 — Get down to the practical work. Learn economics, hands-on, over the next three weeks. Financial discussions flow more easily with Mercury in Capricorn. Budget for growth.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Discuss shared commitments. Talk about what you love with your partner. Collaborate on solutions with Mercury in Capricorn. Solve problems through logic.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — With Mercury in Capricorn, your work and health get energized in conversation. Get coaching from experts to raise the level of your performance. Study new techniques.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Creativity flows freely. Discuss passions and dreams. With Mercury in Capricorn, it’s easier to find the words to express feelings, emotions and affection.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Express creativity through domestic arts and beautification projects. Talk about your dream home with Mercury in Capricorn. Share memories and traditions. Invent with family.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Write and share your stories. Creative inspiration is ignited with Mercury in Capricorn. Learn voraciously. Communication channels are wide open. Enjoy a larger conversation.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — Communication gets lucrative. Discuss marketing campaigns, sales strategies and finances over the next three weeks with Mercury in Capricorn. Use your wits to increase your profits.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 — You’re especially brilliant. Begin a three-week intellectual phase with Mercury in your sign. Discuss personal growth and development. Invent an inspiring purpose. Express your unique view.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Creative contemplation and planning flowers with Mercury in Capricorn. Dreams could seem prophetic. Introspection and meditation reveal brilliant ideas. Enjoy private rituals in order to recharge.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Work together and get farther, faster. Teamwork blossoms through communication with Mercury in Capricorn. Everything you need can be found within your networks.