Horoscope for November 19, 2013

Today’s Birthday (11/19/13). Plant seeds for creative projects in autumn that will flower in springtime. Indulge your passions this year, inspiring your work in new directions. Assess what you most love doing, and with whom. Partnerships reach new levels, too. You’re the star next summer; launch, promote and get public. Then rest up before your career really takes off.

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 — Stand on your toes for a while. A surprise is in the works. It requires patience and flexibility, but you can handle it. Your communications go farther than expected; make them count.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 9 — Tempers are running short, but there’s no need to dwell in any arguments. Focus on chores that increase your income, and postpone the unnecessary ones. There are more goodies coming in, if you keep your eyes open. Collect them.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is an 8 — You’re a powerhouse right now, and that can be intimidating to others. There may be a disagreement about priorities. Compromise without compromising your integrity or commitment. Keep the trains on time, and then take time to relax and appreciate.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 6 — Avoid grumpy people. Spend time with family or by yourself doing the things you love. Blow off steam on the basketball court or by climbing a mountain (metaphorical or literal). Take care of your spirit.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Finances are in a state of flux for the better. There’s more money available than it seems. Group participation contributes. Share the wealth, give and receive. A pizza party could be in order.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 7 — A disruption breaks your routine. Find the motivation to get the job done. The deadline’s right around the corner. Count on your friends for help, and return the favor. Talk is cheap. Have a backup plan.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is an 8 — More challenges head your way. Your actions and intentions could seem thwarted by circumstances. Keep your humor. Study the terrain. The surprises you encounter could be refreshingly fun. Keep costs down. Physical games are good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Work together to get farther. Your partner has what you need. Things may not always go according to plan. From the ashes rises the Phoenix. Get creative with an original plan, and articulate your message.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is an 8 — Gently rearrange the facts and make them work. Put in a correction and minimize financial risk. Focus on what you have in common rather than your differences and avoid the obvious argument. Use your words to build partnership.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 9 — Take action to provide great service, rather than just talking about it. Some ideas may not work. Keep your stinger sheathed. Avoid reckless spending. Little by little, pay back what you owe. Try a partner’s suggestion.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 7 — A new idea has bugs, but it works! Don’t throw money at the problem. Use imagination. Make a fool of yourself if necessary. It could get fun. Look on the bright side, and share that with cohorts.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 6 — It’s good to let another drive now. A fantasy seems more real than facts. Go with the flow and stay flexible but without excluding doing what you promised. Draw on your reserves. Get creative at home.