Horoscope for January 2, 2016

Today’s Birthday (01/02/16). Get powerfully organized this year. Reinforce infrastructure. Review accomplishments and plan ventures for launch after April. March’s eclipses inspire a communications breakthrough, leading to increased professional leadership. Take off and explore after September’s eclipses provoke a creative shift. Start a new chapter. Make bold declarations.

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 — Don’t take on any more work yet. Watch out for mistakes. Consider an upcoming job from all angles before tackling it. Professional advice comes in handy. Travel later. Avoid arguments. Put your money into home and family.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — It could seem like everything’s falling apart. Resume your leadership role. Figure out how to fix what’s broken. Curtail spending. Turn down the public for a private encounter. Experience pushes you ahead.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Confusion reigns. Take charge. Changes are required. Get organized and discover forgotten treasure. Schedule carefully, to avoid over-booking. The possibility of technical error is high. If plans get disrupted, remain flexible. Spend later. Research first.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 5 — Don’t take financial or physical risks today. Work takes time. Track the budget. Make travel plans, but don’t leave yet. Gain insight from long-distance communication. Avoid distractions. Find what you need close to home.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Rely on technical experts. Brainstorm in creative collaboration. Read plans and instructions. Listen to your financial intuition and keep a low profile. You don’t have the full picture yet. Recycle or re-purpose rather than buying new.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Don’t let a change destroy your domestic tranquility. Hold out for what you really want. Don’t be hasty. Anticipate some resistance. Discussions get logical. “Expensive” does not equal “cool.” Present your argument tactfully. Wait for developments.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Learn new tricks. Practice and discuss your hobbies, sports and passions. The game gets disrupted. It could get confusing … pay attention or an opportunity could slip through your fingers. Slow down and listen.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Wait for a better time to throw a party. For about three weeks, domestic harmony is top priority. Keep costs low. You can’t be two places at the same time. Stay in communication.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Pause here. Note a controversy that’s in process. Offer advice only if asked. Patiently listen to all considerations. This is the test. Call for reinforcements, if necessary. Adapt to a separation or change. Nurture yourself first.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Learn from a competitor. Personal effort pays off over time. It’s easy to spend … don’t touch savings. Reach out to your networks, and regroup to strengthen a partnership. Make no assumptions. Cultivate leadership. Conversations provide solutions.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Talk about what you love and the conversation expands (with Mercury in your sign). Write your story. Confer with your team. Costs can vary widely. Don’t get burned. First find out what you need.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Revise your plans. It’s not a good time to travel. Keep your positive outlook. Having a meticulous partner helps. You’re in the eye of the storm. Let yourself be led. Stay respectful. Clean up after.


(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)