Today’s Birthday (12/20/16). Get social for powerful results this year. Network with friends and allies to forward a common vision. Switch directions in an educational exploration this spring, before settling into home renovations. Shift creative and communication strategies next autumn, leading to incredible new destinations. Foster teamwork.

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 — Patiently work with a partner over the next two days. Find ways to decrease financial obligations. Choose what’s best for family. Make choices together.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — A formidable barrier blocks the path. You can see what wasn’t working. Keep practicing. Maintain momentum while slowing for traffic. Organize work today and tomorrow.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Relax and have fun with family and friends today and tomorrow. Don’t take expensive risks. Savor special time together, whether structured or not. Get playful.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Domestic chores and tasks take priority over the next two days. Clean, repair and remodel your home. Get rid of excess baggage. Authorize long-lasting improvements.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your tongue is golden, especially over the next two days. Work could interfere with play. Use wit, humor and charm to persuade others.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — Today and tomorrow could get especially lucrative. Don’t blow it on treats and toys. Review budgets and plan for the future. Compromise for what you need.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — You’re especially charming and powerful today and tomorrow. Proceed cautiously, or risk breakages. Fact and fantasy clash. Harsh words could fly. Decrease clutter. Go for clarity.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Relax and recharge your batteries over the next two days. Find a peaceful spot for contemplation, planning and organizing. Review the past and plot your course.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Good things come through social connections over the next two days. Hold meetings, parties and gatherings. Keep things simple. Talk about your passions.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Take care of business over the next two days. Someone influential is watching. Keep up the great work! A rise in status is available.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — For three weeks, with Mercury retrograde, reminisce, review and update. Try a new direction. Today and tomorrow are good for travel, studies and exploration.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Work together to grow your family assets and savings. Contribute to household expenses. Double-check statements, with Mercury retrograde for three weeks. Revise budgets.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations like today’s Gemini horoscope, visit Linda Black Astrology by clicking daily horoscopes, or go to