Horoscope for February 8, 2015

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (02/08/15). Fortune rises through collaboration this year. New partnerships spark as you strengthen old ones (it could get romantic). Group action realizes what seems impossible. Take advantage of a financial boom after 3/20. One door in your education closes as another opens after 4/4. Increase family assets after 10/13 with organization and focus. Grow love together.

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 9 — You’d like to buy something for your home and family. Discuss with your partner before spending. Friends help you advance. Work together to surmount unforeseen obstacles. Take care around sharp objects. Romantic promises made now last.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)   

— Today is a 9 — An unexpected twist in the plot at work alters your plans. Extra efforts now pay off later. Harness innovative ideas. Refine and polish with focus and elbow grease. Create something of lasting beauty. Your work receives recognition.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is an 8 — Apply creativity and artistry to generate romance today. Focus on the passionate undercurrent. Express your love in a new way. Give in to the rhythm of the dance. Devote energy to play and fun. Reap long-term benefits.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 7 — Creative work pays well. Get lost in productivity. Beautification projects make a lasting difference. Add romantic touches to raise the coziness factor. It’s not just opposites that attract. Sparks can smolder into flame. Flicker and melt together.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is an 8 — Focus on crafting your message. Adapt to unexpected news. Respond thoughtfully. Infuse your words with passion. Research, study and articulate a collaborative plan. Present it to your partner first, and then share with your circles.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 9 — Profit from productivity today. Finish a project, and take advantage of an interesting development. It could get messy or chaotic. Love pulls you in magnetically. Follow it where it takes you and reap bountiful rewards.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 9 — Get carried away by a personal project or game. Intuition guides your work. Find beauty in the details. Practice your art, sport or talent. Make an important discovery. Succumb to a romantic moment.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Contemplative pursuits soothe you today. Save money and energy with quiet productivity at home or nearby. Focus on health, wellness and vitality. Meditation, yoga and reading satisfy. Play music or craft something with your hands.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is an 8 — Find what you’re looking for through the grapevine. Friends can open doors. Get in communication with your crew to deal with unexpected circumstances. Respond to messages. Handle practical matters first, before going out to play.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is an 8 — A long-term benefit to career raises your level of influence if you take practical action. Your past work speaks well for you. Pursue your passion, and discover new treasure. Make promises to realize a profitable vision.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 9 — Discovery and exploration tempt you to wander, possibly quite far. Philosophical inquiry leads from one interesting question to another. Focus on practical results, and delegate the details. Deviations along the path lead to mysterious destinations.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is an 8 — Work together with your partner to maximize financial benefit. Focus on efficiently managing practical efforts. Deal with unexpected circumstances, and learn new tricks. Don’t push beyond your limits, though. Stop to smell the flowers.