Today’s Birthday (10/17/20). Nurture your garden for bounteous growth this year. Benefit through steady attention and tender loving care. Winter investigations shift direction, leading to a creative breakthrough. Revising, editing and clarifying a summer project leads to an exciting exploration. Harvest what you grow from the seeds you sow.

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 — Discover an unexpected bonus with joint accounts. Verify from a second source. Pull together to adapt to financial changes. Contribute, build and grow.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Engage in a fascinating conversation. Collaborative moves can dance around an unforeseen obstacle. Encourage each other to grow. Share resources, passions and results.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 — You’re growing stronger. Prioritize health and vitality. Focus to manage a busy schedule despite interruptions or distractions. Maintain physical practices for renewed energy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Get into something fun, despite challenges or unexpected changes. Love sweetens any situation. Share common pleasures with your inner circle. Find silver linings.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Discuss the domestic improvements desired to align on priorities. Handle simple repairs and improvements. Clear out clutter. A coat of paint works wonders.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — You’re especially brilliant. A creative project animates you. Stay alert, to respond to concerns quickly. Adapt to breaking news. Get into an intensive learning phase.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Maintain positive cash flow. Make bargains, agreements and connections. Monitor the situation in real time. Opportunities can hide under changes. Watch for them.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Polish your appearance for upcoming spotlights. Your work is gaining attention. Use your influence for good. Speak for a cause close to your heart.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Rest and recharge in peaceful settings. Avoid controversy or trouble. Savor private rituals, meditation and contemplation. Imagine how you’d like things to go.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Your friends are your inspiration. Find new ways to connect. Collaborate for common gain. Teamwork opens new possibilities. Adapt to changes with help.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Professional challenges have your focus. Assess what you’ve got and what’s needed. Find temporary solutions and make longer-term investments when you can. Adjust position.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Get into an adventurous phase. Can you travel safely? Explore new opportunities. Monitor conditions closely as changes continue. Investigate options. Make a long-distance connection.

Astrologer NANCY BLACK continues her mother Linda Black's legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @LindaCBlack. For more astrological interpretations, visit Linda Black Astrology go to


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