Horoscope for December 12, 2014

Today's Birthday (12/12/14). This is your year to boldly explore. Chart your course, then launch into personal power after 12/23. Learn new skills as you practice. Include ritual and symbolism. Dedicate yourself to family matters after 3/20, and to friends and community after 4/4. Travels and studies occupy you until 8/11, when new professional opportunities spark. Do it all for love.

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

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 — Balance work and studies. Changes lead to more changes. Work out the details. There’s a break in the dam. Raise the bar concerning values. Travel virtually instead of actually. Long distance collaboration works fine.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — Play for the fun of it, and it may end financially better than expected. Get obsessed with an enthusiasm, and you could get lucky. Discover an underlying truth. If you get stuck, rely on expert friends. Hobbies can grow into good business.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Create new beauty at home, and share it with family. You may need to make a mess to clear one up. Find a sweetheart deal on something you’ve been wanting. Have your surroundings express love, warmth and color.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Remember a time of fortune. Go back to a place you enjoyed. Protect what you have. You’re entering a good phase for study, research and writing. There’s work coming in. Get emotional support from family. Things do work out, although maybe not as planned.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 9 — Do what you love and you can make extra money today and tomorrow. Expand your influence. You’re soaking up new material like a sponge. Don’t spend everything you make. Discipline is required. Put it somewhere safe and forget about it. Stay flexible.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — You’re gaining a distinct advantage with love or money. The moon’s in your sign and your talents shine. Don’t hesitate to call an expert for technical advice. A penny saved is a penny earned. Creative work pays better than expected. Celebrate with candlelight.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — Rest and peace can inspire romance. Include natural scenery or flowers, flavorful treats and a great soundtrack. Make more time for meditation today and tomorrow. Practice your arts, and appreciate someone else’s. Tell someone one thing you appreciate about them.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — You and your friends get lucky in a valuable way. Relax and enjoy it. Good news travels far. Pack light and discover new flavors, sounds and sights. The day’s amusements don’t need to be expensive. Simple pleasures satisfy just fine.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Changes in your career field provide an interesting opportunity. Let someone know. Complete a project, and take leadership for a new one over the next two days. Test limits. Practice grace under pressure. You’re in the spotlight. Review what you know about love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Commence on a bold adventure. Chaos reigns… don’t rely on an unstable source. Devise a plan that includes leaving money where it is. Choose the easiest option. Savor a romantic location with someone who shares your interests.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is an 8 — Spread the word through your network about an invitation or offering. Change occurs whether you like it or not. Check out distant options. Collaborate with family and community for a common cause. Provide quality work. Join forces to get funding. Share resources.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 9 — Talk about dreams for the future… it could get romantic. Invent possibilities, and draw up a schedule. Let your partner take charge. Friends help you make an important connection. Launch a collaboration that increases influence and income potential for all players.