Horoscopes for January 19, 2016

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

Today’s Birthday (01/19/16).

Look into your passions and dreams this year. Complete old projects and nurture the work you love. Autumn exploration inspires your creativity. Share what you’re learning to help others. Follow your heart.

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 9 — Begin a good phase for studying. It’s easier to concentrate over the next few days. Keep written records, as communication glitches may arise. Find a buddy to quiz you. Learn by teaching. Get into the books.


(April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 —  Be cautious in giving a fantasy your precious time. Your work is in demand. Imagine social success, and lay the groundwork for it. Rely on long-established relationships.


(May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Ask for what you want. You’re strong and getting stronger today and tomorrow. Turn on the charm! Be innovative. Inspire. Let your circle know what you’re up to. Imagine wonderful results.


(June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Clean up old messes over the next few days. Strengthen your foundation. Plan and strategize. Don’t waste money on impulsive decisions. Think about it for a while. Finish your work in private. Small changes reap big rewards.


(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your friends come through for you over the next couple of days. You’re in the spotlight. Your team is coming to the rescue. Make sure they know how much you appreciate them.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 —  Take on new responsibilities. Others are pleased with your work. The spotlight is on. Relax. You’re good at what you do.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Travels and studies have your focus today and tomorrow. The news can affect your decisions. Make plans for the future. Set your itinerary. Turn down a suggestion that goes against your grain.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — There’s not quite enough for something you want. You can find what you need in your own attic, or maybe secondhand. Make sure your partner is on board.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Share the load today and tomorrow, but hold on to the responsibility. Follow through on your promises. The action is behind the scenes. Compromise to get the job done. Collaborations extend your reach. Work together.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — The challenge today and tomorrow is to manage a demanding workload without sacrificing your health. Balance stress with a walk outside, anxiety with good food, soothing music and rest. Ask for help when needed.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Prioritize play with friends and family over the next two days. Romance arises unbidden. Relax, and appreciate natural beauty. Practice your arts. Listen to your dreams. Learn from the youngest in the crowd.


(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 —  Make your home more comfortable today and tomorrow. An irritant demands attention. Combine two old ideas into a new one. It’s an excellent day for waffles or hot chocolate.

(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)