Horoscope for January 11, 2016

Nancy Black , Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (01/11/16).

An emotional barrier dissolves this year. Reassess your progress and destination. Complete old promises and invent new possibilities. Plan thoroughly before April action. A status rise beckons, especially after spring eclipses spark your creative muses. Take an educational path after autumn eclipses invigorate your communications. Express passion.

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 6 — Examine personal opportunities. Friends give you a boost. Cash in on something you’ve kept in reserve. Your suspicions get confirmed. Some of your worries are well founded. Teamwork pays off. Provide well for family.


(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Balance physical work with social demands. Consider the consequences of inaction. Can you work from home? Collaborate with your team to spread out the work. Take their ideas into consideration. They come through for you.


(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Important people are watching. Do the homework before speaking. Make sure you know what you’re talking about. You learn quickly. Follow an older person’s advice. Don’t throw your money around. Reaffirm a commitment. Make a good impression.


(June 21-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Friends help you advance. Check out an interesting suggestion. Keep it practical. You can find what you need. Get family to help. Obtain necessary materials. Feed everyone who shows up. Show a skeptic about love.


(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Little successes breed self-esteem. Money flows to you. Argue your points in your head first. Don’t make anything public yet. Play by the rules. Be willing to get your hands dirty. Flex your artistic muscles.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Make your preparations very carefully. Add structure. Use something you’ve been saving. Send someone ahead to set up. Keep secrets and confidences. Trust your own good sense. Imagine the whole thing working out perfectly.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Tidying up makes a good impression. Do the work that nobody will see. Move ahead slowly to avoid mistakes. Gain through private transactions. Make sure your partner is in agreement. Show respect and gain love.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — In a disagreement about priorities, get a second opinion. Another obstacle presents itself. Additional financing is available, through compromise. Emotions could run high. Let associates hold down the fort. Watch your step, and wear the right shoes.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Sort, file and organize papers. Invest in fixing up your place. Make plans and secure bids for comparison. Determine budget and materials, and line up financing before knocking down any walls. Get multiple opinions.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Travel may include a group event. Ask your network for ideas, and discover practical opportunities. Try not to rush to the conclusion. Spend time with your partner. Get out and enjoy new scenery together. Enjoy the process.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Think about beauty and love. Set long-range goals and create a schedule. Add artistic touches to your home. Enjoy time with dear ones. Share resources and opportunities. Tend the fire. Delegate the details.

(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Make the commitment. Review your plans for stability. Employ some elbow grease. Keep control of expenses. While you work, think about how to present it. Invent a tagline and short, sassy descriptions. Choose a color scheme.

(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)