Horoscopes for January 1, 2016

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (01/01/16). What dreams will you realize this year? Discipline with organization pays off. Prepare a project or trip for after April. Communications opens doors after March, leading to new professional status. Launch new adventures after September, with amplified broadcasting power. Talk about what you love.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

ariesAries

(March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Strengthen your partnerships today and tomorrow. Support and be supported. Group effort pays off, with Mercury in Aquarius. A new service project captures your attention. Friends help with planning for the next three weeks. Choose what’s best for family.

taurusTaurus

(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Take leadership over the next three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius. Communications benefit your schoolwork. Talk about desired results. Slow for barriers, assessing what’s missing. Work with someone who sees your blind spots.

geminiGemini

(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Chase your passion. Make travel plans and go. For about three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius, you’re good at finding ways around problems. Get organized. Study, research and discuss philosophical ideas. You’re especially creative. Do the homework first.

cancerCancer

(June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Make household decisions over the next few days. For about three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius, manage family accounts. Track your money and revise the budget. Financial planning provides power. Send invoices. Make long-range plans.

leoLeo

(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Study the situation. For about three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius, let your partner do the talking. Brainstorm in creative collaboration. Seek tutoring from a master. Rely on technical experts. Don’t gamble or go shopping. Negotiate and compromise.

virgoVirgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Extra cash is possible. It’s busy! For about three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius, focus on routines. Your work gets more interesting. Discussions get logical. Use technology more. A new service project captures your attention. Offer to help.

libraLibra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — You’re strong, but don’t push. Go for clarity. Play sparks innovation. Learn new games, skills and programs, with Mercury in Aquarius. Practice hobbies, sports and passions. Enjoy love and fun over the next three weeks.

scorpioScorpio

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — For about three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius, family harmony comes through communication. Upgrade household technology. List intended home improvements and take one project at a time. Get a second opinion before committing. Relax in hot water.

sagittariusSagittarius

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — For about three weeks, you’re especially clever and analytical. Complexities fascinate, with Mercury in Aquarius. Communications and transport flow with greater ease … take advantage and get your message out. Participate in a larger conversation.

capricornCapricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Two heads are better than one. Collaborate to advance your schooling. There’s money to be made over the next three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius. Spending comes easily, too. Balance for savings. Slow for obstacles.

aquariusAquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Travels and studies occupy you. Begin a logical, rational cycle, with Mercury in your sign. You’re more objective for the next three weeks, and learn quickly. Old assumptions get challenged. Move in a new direction. Tell your story.

piscesPisces

(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Contemplation and peacefulness beckon over the next three weeks, with Mercury in Aquarius. Complete old projects. Your dreams are trying to tell you something. Take notes. Write your feelings. Review and revise your plans. Meditate.