Horoscope for January 6, 2016


Today’s Birthday (01/06/16)

Launch this year with community and group participation. Old wounds heal with some soul-searching. Plot your moves in advance for April action. Vernal eclipses provide creative breakthroughs leading to career changes. Autumnal eclipses inspire travels, education and new directions in your research. Deepen friendships and relationships with love.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.


(March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Get out today, but check traffic and call ahead to avoid running all over town. Avoid risk and expense. Keep track of things, as communication glitches may arise. New income is possible, or a delightful discovery. Count your blessings.


(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Manage numbers and figure out the money in peace and quiet. Make plans. Hold your temper, and collaborate more effectively. Put away provisions for the future. Don’t get sidetracked. Finish a tricky job and celebrate afterwards.


(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Negotiations require a delicate touch to close a deal or sign papers. Listen more than you speak. Don’t take anything for granted. Your partner surprises you. Spend quality time together.


(June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — The work is difficult, but rewarding. Practice techniques. Learn new ways to conserve your resources. Small change can reap big rewards. Self-discipline serves you well. Choose love over money. Take actions you can live with. Feed your heart.


(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Take more time for play. Consider all possibilities. Get creative. Share your talents. Practice mental and physical discipline. Wait to see what develops. Things may not go down as planned. Love is the priority.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Fix something before it breaks. Projects satisfy a creative urge. Use color, line and texture. Make your space more beautiful and functional. Experience is the best teacher.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Play by the rules, and listen carefully. Your power base is shifting. Your plan takes off by itself. Someone who was strict is becoming friendlier. Romance can show up in the unlikeliest of places.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Rake in the dough. It can flow out as fast as it came in, so keep track. Consider your options carefully. Don’t lose what you’ve got to get more. The dynamics change now, and new opportunities arise.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Check your course, then full speed ahead. Watch for hidden weaknesses, pitfalls and unconsidered expenses. Less interference is better. Go the direction of least resistance, like water, strong and fluid. Free your creativity.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — A brilliant idea comes, possibly in a dream. Relax and let your thoughts simmer. A confusing situation could seem oppressive. Wait and watch. Rely on your partner’s strength. Make beauty a priority. Go for quality over quantity.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Team projects go well. Let friends help with a tricky project. Their brilliant suggestions could lead in unexpected directions. Hold meetings. One thing leads to another. You have what you need. Let your imagination be your guide.


(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Seek out sweet and beautiful words. Listen to someone who has your interests at heart. Unexpected developments could derail an adventure … look sharp and lay low. Find harmony in small things. Reinforce romantic traditions.

(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)