By Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Linda Black Horoscopes

5:30 AM EST, February 11, 2014


Today's Birthday (02/11/14). Focus on optimal health and work this year, for extraordinary results. You're learning tricks for powerful performance (especially through August). Include practices for physical, mental and spiritual growth. A spring cleaning at home makes space for a new stage in romance and partnership (solar eclipse, 6/10). Spend time with young people for inspiration, fun and play. Grow your 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 6 -- Prepare for all the contingencies you can imagine, and don't make promises you can't keep. Spend time on organization and planning before taking action. Another illusion bites the dust. Abundance is available again. Exceed expectations.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- It's getting easier to advance, although communications could slow or get twisted. Don't tell everything. Offer extra service. Good work leads to more assignments. Help a goofy friend stay calm. Allow yourself a little treat.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Love grows, even if it's not quite as expected. You've got the upper hand. Don't talk about it. Avoid an argument with the one who signs your paychecks. Be respectful. Find a sweetheart deal.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Take care if you must travel now. Abundance is available. Don't rush blindly forward, though. Meditation delivers keen personal insight. Expand it by sharing it. Heed advice from a female. Go down a new road.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Gamble another day. Focus on the jobs you love and delegate others. More complications could arise, with unstable conditions. Keep to the plan, despite temporary confusion. Cautiously advance while reviewing options. Reassure someone who feels abandoned.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Chaos and misunderstandings could slow the action. It's a good time to relax and recharge. Keep it frugal. Negotiate your way out of a corner. You can succeed. Offer advice only if asked. Get insight from a dream.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Unexpected circumstances could interfere with the plans. Keep the faith. Don't forget to do an important job at work. Learn as you teach. Schedule a family discussion for later. Small steps forward add up.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- A lucky break opens a new door. Study the options. Don't take anything for granted. Use what you have. You're especially charming now. Exploration through travel or the eyes of another inspires you. Sort through your stuff.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Clear up confusion before proceeding. Double-check financial documents and paperwork. Listen to all the considerations, regarding upcoming expenses. Budget to make it work. Remain firm but not rigid. Talk to your family before signing.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Conditions seem shaky. Encourage compromise on the team. Don't gossip about your job. Check the regulations. Work out the budget with a partner. You don't need whistles and bells. Integrate your insights. Present a balanced report.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Quiet productivity gets more accomplished than meetings. Focus on health and service. Take care of yourself and others. Rest, and remind others to do the same. Avoid big expense or hassle. Postpone appointments if you need.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Plan some social fun. Direct your actions logically. Turn down public for private today. Try not to provoke jealousy. Controversy could arise. Ignore someone who says it can't be done. Pay attention to intuition. Admit impracticalities.