Horoscope for December 9, 2014

Today’s Birthday (12/09/14). You can have what you work for this year. Consider what you want and pursue it after 12/23, when your personal power flowers. Home happenings grab focus after 3/20. Peaceful productivity suits you fine before 4/8. Education and travels call you out; especially through 8/11, when career opportunities arise. Stand for a passionate cause with someone special. Love’s your anchor.

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency (MCT)

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 an 8 — Your heart’s at home today. You’d love to get carried away in travels and fascinating adventures. You also want to cuddle in coziness. To what degree can you meld learning and creature comforts, domestic bliss with exotic questions? Score extra for doing this at work.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 — Today’s a good day to talk about money. Discuss invoicing, terms of a collaboration, and household finances. Pay bills and make arrangements. Send off a signed contract. Set targets and goals, and figure out who will do what. Inspire with possibility.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 9 — There’s money to be made, and collaboration eases the job. Discuss what could be possible with partners, and choose tasks and by-whens. Then do what you said, or change the agreement. Work together. Imagine the coffers running over.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 9 — Get in the groove today. Find your secret sweet spot, that moment when you get lost in your work, performing at maximum ease and flow. Make it a dance, weaving from one task to another. Add smile and panache. Charm yourself.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — A comfortable chair or peaceful spot draws you magnetically. Add hot drinks and soup to increase the cozy factor. Blend introspection with recharging batteries, handling tasks one at a time, with ease and grace. Include a walk outside and restful activities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — Networking shares solutions to a wider circle. Someone you know has just the thing you’ve been looking for. Offer the best ideas that come through your feed. Someone benefits from your contribution, and what comes around goes around. Invite friends for dinner.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — A new rung on the career ladder seems enticingly low. Communicate your intentions and desires, and get your crew on board. The more people on your team play the game, the easier it is to shift levels. Gather support and go for it.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Keep following the thread you’ve been researching. Explore and discover something new. Study side aspects and details. Find ways to apply this trick in practical and profitable directions. What you’re learning is valuable. Share the knowledge with a key ally.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Clean up your desk and add a new level of organization to your filing, for a profit (and self-esteem) booster. Get current and in communication regarding sales, vendors, accounts and invoicing. Handle administrative details. Send in rebates, clip coupons and shop for bargains.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an 8 — Nurturing works wonders in a partnership. Treat someone to a spa day, or offer breakfast in bed. Do the dishes when it’s their turn. Provide peace and comforts for someone who needs it. Love freely given returns magnified.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 9 — Today could get busy. Balance a quick pace with moments of peace and rest. If it seems like there’s a flood of demand for your time, then strengthen and build support. Ask friends for suggestions. Get allies lined up to handle the overflow.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is an 8 — Get lost in a fun pursuit. Involve beloved people in a delightful activity. Teach and learn from each other. Add new rules and twists to entertain. Let your creativity go wild… results could level up your game. Professional discoveries spark from playtime.