By Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency
Linda Black Horoscopes
5:30 AM EST, February 12, 2014
Today's Birthday (02/12/14). A healthy body and mind propels peak performance this year. Align diet, exercise and meditation practices to support this. Give up old habits that no longer serve. Break from travel over spring, favoring home renovations. A new level in romance and partnership opens around the eclipse (6/10). You can have both adventure and domestic bliss. Play like a child.
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 5 -- Postpone a financial discussion. Wait for a quiet, peaceful moment. Spend more time on love today and tomorrow. There's no need to buy toys. Have fun with what's at hand. Go for a hike.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Handle disagreements in private. Enforce household rules today and tomorrow. Choose solid directions over ephemeral. Study with quiet discipline. Check out a new neighborhood establishment. Practice with others pays off. Get your body moving.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- You can be easily exploited now. A competitor's impressed by the skills you've acquired. Think things out carefully before taking action. Stay persistent, despite breakdowns. Gain determination from adversity. Push yourself forward. Discover another way to utilize resources.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- It's not a good time to argue, but do stand firm. Rules simplify things. You're entering a potentially quite profitable two-day phase. Work smart, and turn on the self-discipline. Budget time for the unexpected.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Prioritize responsibilities, and get into action. You're stronger, but the inspection continues. Exceptional patience is required. If one door closes, do more planning and research. Your confidence keeps rising as you practice the moves.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Work interferes with a fun diversion. Finish up what you've promised today and tomorrow. Advise frugality and simplicity. Everything seems possible, but proceed with caution, and choose the least expensive option. Rest with quiet time for reflection.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- People depend on you. You're focused on generating money. Don't throw it around blindly. Home could get uncomfortable. An emotional reaction could arise. Keep digging and find the clue. Friends help with a different perspective.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Choose love over money to increase satisfaction. Figure out how to make it happen. You'll have to report on your activities over the next few days. Discipline is required. Send love to one who loves you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Today and tomorrow are good for financial planning. Find a new option to high costs. Add to your savings instead. Postpone expansion, distracted by a beneficial development. Don't gamble. A partner sets a social date. Review accomplishments.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Costs overruns could throw some surprises. Stick to your budget, and finish the work. Make big changes today and tomorrow, without spending money. Entertain creative suggestions. Your partner's the teacher. You lack total agreement. Get outdoors.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Review tactics and find out what you're doing the hard way. You're gaining skills, even if money's tight. Consult with partners over the next few days. Spend time in the sun. Spend only what is necessary. Emerge victorious.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Turn your attention toward work today and tomorrow. Don't give up on a thwarted intention. Invest in efficiency. Research for the best quality. Patiently and persistently, take small steps forward. Clean up messes as you go.
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