Horoscope for January 8, 2016

Today’s Birthday (01/08/16)

Push your personal limitations this year. Old wounds heal with forgiveness. Plan moves carefully, and launch or sign after April. Vernal eclipses inspire your creative muses, opening career opportunities. Autumnal eclipses feed your wanderlust for study, research and travel, providing abundant material.

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

aries Aries

(March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Career opportunities multiply, especially today and tomorrow. Others understand you better, with Mercury in Capricorn. Discuss your ambitions with family. Influential people are more willing to talk over the next three weeks. You’re earning respect.

taurus Taurus

(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Enter a three-week expansion phase with Mercury in Capricorn. Travel, research, and education flourish. Broaden your horizons, especially today and tomorrow. Study from a master. Go to the source. Make plans for your next adventure.

gemini Gemini

(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Enter a three-week financial management phase, with Mercury in Capricorn. File papers. Plan to publish after Jupiter stations direct (5/9). Learn economics, hands-on, over the next three weeks. Avoid risks. Discuss shared expenses today and tomorrow.

cancer Cancer

(June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — The next two days are good for negotiations and compromise. A three-week partnership phase begins, with Mercury in Capricorn. Collaborate on solutions. Over the next four months with Jupiter retrograde (until 5/9), review and revise financial matters.

leo Leo

(July 23-Aug.22) — Today is a 7 — Begin a three-week intense work phase, with Mercury in Capricorn. Don’t compromise your health. Work smarter and faster, especially today and tomorrow. Let go of old practices and habits that no longer serve. Handle urgent priorities.

virgo Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — For three weeks, with Mercury in Capricorn, it’s easy to find the right words to express your feelings and affection. Creativity comes easily, so apply it to a passion project. Networking produces results, especially today and tomorrow.

libra Libra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Home appeals today and tomorrow. Enjoy a domestic phase for three weeks, with Mercury in Capricorn. Get creative with home renovation. Invent new family traditions. Enjoy peace and solitude with Jupiter retrograde (until 5/9).

scorpio Scorpio

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Begin a three-week study phase, with Mercury in Capricorn. It’s easier to express yourself, especially today and tomorrow. Practice and learn hungrily. Communications are wide open. Get feedback from friends. They’re your strength.

sagittarius Sagittarius

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Communications get profitable over the next three weeks with Mercury and Capricorn. Use your wits to increase your income, especially today and tomorrow. Express your views. Plan you next educational adventure for launch after 5/9.

capricorn Capricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — Begin a three-week intellectual phase, with Mercury in your sign. Figure things out for yourself. You’re even smarter than usual, especially today and tomorrow. Express your views. Plan your next educational adventure for launch after 5/9.

aquarius Aquarius

(Jan.20-Feb.18) Today is a 6 Begin a three-week thoughtful phase, with Mercury in Capricorn. Finish old projects, and review progress made. Dreams seem prophetic. Savor introspection, meditation, ritual, and gratitude.

pisces Pisces

(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Enter a three-week phase of team support, with Mercury in Capricorn. Everything you need is in your network. Collaboration is your strength over the next four months, with Jupiter retrograde. Secure your holdings and nurture relationships.

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)