By Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Linda Black Horoscopes

5:30 AM EDT, October 30, 2013


Today's Birthday (10/30/13). Your next year sparkles and crackles with creative energy. Springtime is especially fun, as someone special enters your inner circle. Capture the muse in sound, image or words. Share your expression, and positive attention grows. Your career especially heats up next summer. Work partnerships thrive, especially when you add 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 9 -- Distractions abound, especially romantically. Chop wood and carry water. Provide great service. Call in the reserves and they'll take care of you. It's a good time for an intimate conversation. Wait for a quiet moment.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Read everything and soak it all up. You're creatively on fire and quite attractive. Focus on your strengths and build up your equity. Get it in writing. Get paperwork done early so you can play.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Create more work for yourself. The busier you are, the less time you'll have to spend money; earn it by saving. A softer voice works better. Continue your studies of a particular passion.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Follow a hunch to find riches. But don't spend what you don't have. It's better to do the work yourself today and save. And don't avoid your personal responsibilities and chores. Do the math. Just show up.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Your financial net worth increases, thanks to your determination. You don't have to make things complicated or complex. Keep it simple, and stick to basics for ease and freedom. Relax your thinking. Settle into home comforts tonight.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Listen for magic in the most unusual places. You're especially strong right now. Use your power wisely. Advise the others to stick to the schedule. Keep order. Find a way to spend more time at home.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- It's contemplation time. Put your thoughts down in writing, even if you never plan to read them. It's the process that counts. The details work for you. You're especially cute now, even if you don't think so.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- The possibility of error is high, as well as the possibility of reward. Weigh your risks and choose your battles. It's a good time to make long-range plans and renew career goals. Make lists. What would expansion look like?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Bring along as many friends as possible, but remember to get some private time for rest or meditation. Expand your playfulness, especially around your career endeavors. Get the team's feedback. Record results.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Remember epic dreams, and build a dynamic vision. A partner helps you achieve the next level. Let another represent you. Travel and adventure call. The road may get bumpy. Rest your mind in meditation. Reconnect with a friend.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Add a bit of passion, and it'll be easier to handle business and financial issues. Take some time off to go for a walk, a ride or a drive, and clear some ideas. Sometimes is better to let your partner do the talking.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Family matters and work may collide, but not for long. Make sure you understand what's requested. Sometimes you just have to say what they want to hear, out of love. Winning may not be as much fun as you thought.