Horoscope for January 17, 2016

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (01/17/16)

Pursue professional passion this year. Finish old business to prepare for new. Get outside and move. Reflect on where you’ve been to choose the road ahead. Create peace. Communication breakthroughs over springtime spark two years of career growth. Studies and travels this autumn stimulate your creative spirit. Play.

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


(March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — Have faith in your own imagination. You have plenty of money-making ideas. Make an important connection. You can see what your partner needs. There’s an argument about who’s in charge. Love wins in a strange way.


(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Check your course, and then full speed ahead. You’re gaining authority. Create a vibrant image. Decide in favor of good structure. Avoid greed or overspending. Find what you need nearby. Take time for your spirit.


(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Work behind closed doors is most productive. Conclude arrangements and clean up. Revisit the big picture, and consider long-term plans. Keep things simple. Unexpected beauty appears from nowhere. Soak in peaceful reverie. Notice the sunset.


(June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Coordinate scheduling with your team. Parcel out tasks and the load is lighter. You’re gaining good experience. Guard against impulsive behavior. Slow and thorough gets the job done without repeats. Social channels open unexpected doors.


(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Take charge. There could be a test. Avoid unnecessary fuss. Some things won’t have to be done at all. Others help you go further than you would have on your own. Communicate with your networks. Gather support.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Get lost in your studies and research. Don’t over-extend. Waste not, want not. Slow down, and do the reading. Stay home instead of going out. Work with what others deliver. Prepare a unique dinner.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Review shared finances, and make necessary changes. Strategize for long-term growth. Discuss common dreams. Get inspired, and get organized. Proceed with caution. Figure out what the other guy wants. Talk it over before taking action.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Support and be supported by partners. Strengthen something flimsy at home. Let someone else direct the show. Resist a sense of urgency. Learn from another view. Rest and recharge batteries. Raise your comfort level with small indulgences.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — There’s plenty to do, so take it one step at a time and avoid distractions. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Stick to facts. Think twice before borrowing. Complications could arise. Keep things as simple as possible.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Relax with friends and family. Play a fun game. Passions could get intense. A barrier is dissolving or becoming unimportant. Postpone a risky endeavor. The pace quickens … step lively, and stay focused. Expand your vision.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Home and family have your attention. A loved one’s opinion trumps that of an authority figure in a disagreement about priorities. Consider long-term plans, and make improvements you’ve been wanting. Things may not follow plans.


(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Study, research and write what you’re learning. Explore a subject and share your discoveries. Edit and tighten. Guard against technical glitches. If annoyed, take a walk outside. Don’t throw money at a problem. Talk to your networks.