By Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency
Linda Black Horoscopes
5:30 AM EST, December 18, 2013
Today's Birthday (12/18/13). Focus on your passion this year. What (and who) do you love? Finances thrive from January to March, and springtime flowers with creativity and romance. Someone special appears this summer (or reappears), and July 25/26 hold extra fortune. Harness this productivity for a launch or public opportunity around August or September, and your professional status rises. Explore.
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 -- A vigorous discussion is not necessarily a bad thing right now, but be careful. The possibility of error remains high. Your intuition comes to the rescue. Envision positive outcomes and organize a plan to make them happen.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Calm down a radical. Act on revolutionary ideas another day, without blocking creative energies. Instead, work out a plan for maximum acceptance, and launch later. Avoid distractions. Communication provides the most powerful tool. Find common language.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Revise your plan and budget to realize a dream, and take no action until the task is completed. Note every step required. Imagine what you can do with all the money you save. Grease the wheels, if necessary. Get everyone aligned.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Keep long-term goals in mind. Don't choose based only on feelings, or fall for a sob story. Things could get chaotic, with new problems to resolve. Curtail travel and romance until things are under control. Organization provides confidence.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- A person or object at home is under a lot of stress. Provide support before breakage occurs. A wild idea doesn't fly, and could bring trouble. Consider fanciful suggestions without taking action. Have fun without spending money.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Work interferes with travel and private time now. The truth gets revealed, sparking an amazing reaction. A fantasy could prove profitable. Team effort gets the desired results. Conditions are unstable, so stay flexible. Keep the faith.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Fantasies abound, so take care. Don't take risks. Investigate all options before committing. A rise in status seems possible. Draw inspiration from loved ones. Handle priorities first, focusing on the most important. Expect a big emotional shift. Imagine perfection.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Indulge yourself a little without breaking the budget. The money's not in your pocket yet. Study a new investment strategy. Keep costs down by postponing a celebration until after the check arrives. With careful research, finances grow.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Follow your dream and take the spotlight. A partner teaches you how. Write the script carefully. Give up hopelessness. Competition is fierce, but you know how to play. Cut interest payments to increase income. Reschedule a household project.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Associates push to finish. There's profit possible. Don't expect others to watch out for your best interests, though. Test theories before distributing. Good news arrives. Postpone a romantic interlude until the job's done. Relax, and maintain your positive attitude.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Test new elements first. Distant goals become more attainable. Don't overspend on gadgets. Give your heart to one you trust. Don't fool yourself with excuses, or stir up jealousies. Consider how you want things to play out.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Do the paperwork that's most urgent to push forward your vision. Correct and adapt your strategy. Compromise is achieved around a conflict of interests. Get organized and plan the steps you need to take. Include fun aspects, even as you build infrastructure.
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