Horoscope for September 23, 2014

Today’s Birthday (09/23/14). Discover new balance. Work and income hold focus through 12/23, when a new 2.5-year phase opens in communications, creativity and learning. Savor esoteric beauty. Career confidence profits all year (especially around 10/23). Tend a dream. Partnerships could see shakeups (especially around October eclipses for 2014 and 2015); long-term family ties take priority. Express love.

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 — For the next month (with Libra Sun), partnerships and alliances grow more important. Delegate and share. Work together. Grow your network of connections. Participate in conferences or opportunities to meet like-minded people. Appreciate what you have.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Enter a four-week creative phase with the Sun in Libra. Work smarter, and increase efficiency. Nurture your clients and your own health. It could get busy and even intense. You’re surrounded by love.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — For the next four weeks (under the Libra Sun), you’re especially charming. Personal creativity percolates and it could get artistically blissful. Love makes everything easier. Find and emphasize fun. Invite loved ones to play.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Home and family take top priority for the next month. Find time for household improvement. Domestic arts produce delicious results. Projects come together. Increase beauty and comfort, and get everyone involved.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — For the next four weeks, it’s a good time to learn and gain fun new skills. Advance your career. Promote your message. Let your voice ring out. Your popularity is rising. Take advantage to share something valuable.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — Your prospects keep getting hotter. You’re extra charming, too. Enter a powerful month of increasing revenue. Study with passion. It’s easier to make big money, so go for it. Spend less than you make.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is an 8 — You’ve got the Sun in your sign, so confidently dive in. You can have anything you’re willing to work for. Get out of your own way. Let go of old limitations. You have the advantage.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Over the next four weeks, complete an old project. Focus on private productivity and introspection. A hidden jewel awaits discovery. Enter your annual completion and re-evaluation phase. Gain your partner’s trust by following words with action.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Friends offer collaboration, interesting opportunities and fun directions over the next four weeks. Social life bustles, and the connections you make support what you’re up to. Schedule carefully, to avoid double-booking. Participate in your community.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Take on more authority this month. Your self-esteem is on the rise. Make a career move this month, or develop a plan for one. Chocolates may be in order. It could get blissfully romantic.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — It seems easier to grow, personally and professionally. Work’s fun now. The next month involves you in travel, or even a move. Study and research, before you commit funds. Share your love.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Increase financial security. Over the next month, saving money works better. Discuss future plans with partners and family, and make changes to support what you invent together. Provide examples and explanations. Get analytical and artistic.