Horoscope for December 5, 2014

Nancy Black, tribune content agency


Today’s Birthday (12/05/14). You’re the star this year (and until 2017). Organize before 12/23, and then launch. Compassion at home eases a transition after 3/20, and then new beginnings with a friendship after 4/4. Adventures include creative expression, entertaining and educational journeys, especially until 8/2015, when professional opportunities get hot. Romance surges spontaneously, surprising you with passion.

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 — Practicing something you love to do goes well now. Read, write and film. Roadblocks require patience. If you get stuck, take a break and try later. Keep it practical. You can learn what you need today and tomorrow. Simpler is better.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 9 — A confrontation could require explanation. Hold your position. Wait for a better time to talk about money. Focus on making it, and enter a lucrative phase. The competition’s good. Proceed with caution. Do your homework and file papers. Practicality vies with idealism, and wins.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — The moon’s in your sign, and you’re exceptionally clever with planning. Stick to practical ambitions. Don’t get distracted with fantasies or procrastination. Remember what you’ve been taught. Curtail your spending. You’re gaining authority today and tomorrow. Don’t take anything for granted. You’re getting stronger

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Wait for practical answers, or for locked doors to open. Cut everyday spending without suffering about it. Delays and obstacles could hinder travels. It’s not a good time to speculate. Pay back a debt, or add to the penny jar. Allow time for peaceful creativity.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 

Today is an 8 — Laughter with friends refreshes. They offer comfort and advice. Put unrealistic ventures aside and handle basics. Doubt clouds your judgment… get a second opinion from someone you trust. Choose the most fun social option. Your network has everything you need. Play together.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 

Today is an 8 — Pesky regulations could interfere with your plans. Learn so you’re stronger next time. Analysis plus intuition equals understanding. Work from home if you can. Be attentive and grab a passing opportunity today and tomorrow. It adds to your prestige. Accept love as offered.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 

Today is an 8 — Today and tomorrow pose a pleasant traveling phase. A conflict or disagreement could throw a monkey wrench in the works. Cut the frills. Consider an unreasonable request. Analyze the possibilities. You can take new ground… plan a backup route. Take the ethical road.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 9 — Postpone an outing. Obstacles could delay the action. Take care of financial accounting and paperwork today and tomorrow, and stash the change. Focus on generating income. Consider an investment in your education. In a clash between reality and fantasy, cut to the practical chase.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 9 — A partner’s a big help for the next two days. Work together and accomplish practical results. Repair and reorganize. Postpone a trip until traffic’s better. Collaboration and brainstorming go well. Talk about what you can delegate. Go for the low-hanging fruit.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Get extra productive today and tomorrow. Ignore distractions… a breakdown at work requires attention. Accept a good suggestion. Postpone a major purchase that’s prohibitively expensive. Heed, but don’t get stopped by, a critic. The details are important, so take note. Compare prices and features.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 9 — Figure out how much work is left. Generate enough to cover expenses. When can you go play? Enter a two-day fun phase. Invite your crew over. Share talents, enthusiasm and quirky ideas. Compromise on game priorities. You can work around breakdowns. Use your connections.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) 

Today is an 8 — Home holds a magnetic draw today and tomorrow. Develop a private fantasy. Reorganize and renew your space. An old enemy turns out to be friendlier than you thought. Discover the truth about something from the past. Don’t push. Nostalgia and comfortable settings soothe.