Horoscope for December 16, 2013

Today’s Birthday (12/16/13). Embark upon a passionate quest this year to exotic shores. Try new flavors, games, studies and ideas. From January to March, take advantage of extra income. May brings a burst of romantic, creative productivity. Share your work far and wide after August, and your career rises to new levels. Meet someone special this summer. Your team energizes your dreams.

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 6 — Today’s disagreements make you stronger. You’re getting better at presenting your views. Definitely avoid gossiping though, about work, friends or enemies. Question your own fixed beliefs, and remain open to other views. Go for flexibility.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Financial matters and making money gets easier now, but watch for possible misunderstandings, and learn from them. Express optimism and love. Don’t waste words or time on a lost cause. Keep quiet for greatest productivity.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) 

Today is a 6 — Don’t shop until the check clears. Save more than you need, and if you must buy, search for the best deal. Watch out for misunderstandings (or just hold your peace). Focus imagination and creativity towards solutions.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Don’t race off and try to do it all yet. Make solid plans first. It’s not a good time to gamble or take risks. Stay in communication. New information threatens old assumptions. Meetings conflict with family time.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 5 — You can change your mind. Present your view and others will understand. Lay a question to rest. In a disagreement about priorities, aim to align on the most urgent deadline. Listen to all announcements, especially for what others want.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 

Today is a 6 — Join the competition. Give up something unnecessary. Reschedule a business meeting, if necessary. Look people in the eye and share your honest perspective. Let what you need come to you. Verify details before acting.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 6 — There may be confusing advice from someone at work. Keep track of expenses. Beware of contradictions. Avoid gossip. Let the dust settle. Quiet action moves the game forward, even if you need to go back to the drawing board.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Support your partner now. Others may compete for your attention, but helping out when needed grows your shared vision (and gets remembered). Help with decisions. Costs may be higher than planned, so make adjustments. Stay flexible.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 

Today is a 5 — Don’t get flustered by a communications breakdown. Explore additional resources. A feisty argument could even be fun. Monitor a debate. Postpone romance and spending for now. Give criticism privately, and praise publicly. Get a deal in writing.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 6 — You see the light ahead. Gather more information before committing yourself. Odds are good you’ll forget something. Don’t dip too far into the kitty. Listen to a critic with a strong argument. Don’t spread rumors. Quiet consideration works best.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 5 — You receive confidential information at work. Travel (near or far) could be in the agenda. Draw out enough cash for expenses. A fresh idea could emerge. Watch out for hidden agendas. Stand up for yourself, even if it’s uncomfortable.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — Check details on your financial statements. Tell friends you’ll see them later. There’s more research necessary. Convince a skeptic about your plan, but heed his/her warning. Modifications could help. Voice your feelings at home. Step back and consider.