By Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Linda Black Horoscopes

5:30 AM EST, December 23, 2013


Today's Birthday (12/23/13). Innovation, romance and philosophical/spiritual transformation highlight this year. Wealth builds with discipline. Prioritize family and social life to stay healthy. New exercise and diet practices help. Partnership and romance flower in spring and summer. After August, your partner's prospects thrive and yours rise along.

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 -- The workload seems intense and heavier than usual, but you're not alone. Work well together with others and reduce the pile diligently. Check one task off the list after another. Take good care of family. All is well.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Imaginative color adds zest and zing. Love fills the air. Clear up any confusion before proceeding. Question authority. Honesty brings the greatest rewards. Stock up on beverages and supplies. Playful, creative fun brings out the kid in you.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Invent ways to connect to new markets. Handle a household chore while you think this over. You can discover the perfect clients. Accept support and advice. Provide facts to counter a wild theory. Stick to the basics.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You're getting very good at doing the impossible. You receive a surprising assignment. Don't speculate or splurge. Organize your office for efficiency. Maintain your advantage through study, research and teamwork. Do your homework thoroughly and it pays off.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- There's an amazing development, which could get confusing. Discover a delightful truth. Help a fuzzy-headed person decide. No guts, no glory! Get glamorous, and go for it. Ask the tough questions. Your efforts could be quite profitable.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- First things first: Fix up your place, and get creative about it. It's all part of the fun. Streamline your routine and negotiate a tricky maneuver at work. Stay home instead of going out later. Imagine a long-term dream realized.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Postpone a private meeting or intimate moment. Contain your excitement for now. Creative accounting may not work out well. Dreams could get interrupted. You do look fabulous, but don't get distracted. Focus on a fundamental goal.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Postpone family time, and exert yourself to nail a bonus. Persuade others of your sincerity. Add a homey touch to a project. Accept a generous offer. Appearances can deceive. Don't tell everything. Make sure results match your vision.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Abandon old fears. You have great stories, but save them for the campfire. Notice your awareness increasing. Don't touch savings; you need the extra money. Words can be deceptive. Stick to your position, and consider the consequences.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Others seek to exploit your talents. Count your hidden assets. There may be expenses you haven't yet discovered. Together, you can accomplish great things. Don't believe everything you hear. Explore new ways, connections and strategies.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Don't argue with a person who isn't listening. Seek factual confirmation. Compromise gets achieved. Success comes through diversity. Delegate the labor and manage it. Strong leadership makes a difference. Keep it practical. Ignore temporary confusion.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You can do the work ahead. Arrive at a meeting a few minutes early. Doubts evaporate once you get there. Ask for what you've been promised. Check your plans for errors. A partner helps a dream move forward.