Today's Birthday (10/16/19) Communication is your golden ticket this year. Home and family benefit from disciplined action. Love beautifies everything this winter before your work takes a different turn. Change direction with a creative project next summer, leading to a professional flowering. Benefit from connecting, listening and sharing.

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 -- Study and investigate. Conduct research and put your story together. Outline what you want to say to build your piece on strong bones. Stay succinct.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Compute expenses and allocate resources. You can make extra cash over the next few days. Your productivity can get lucrative. Don't get sidetracked.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Articulate a personal dream. Imagine what it might look like. Once you know what you want, the pieces line up with remarkable ease.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Slow down to reconsider things. Finish projects privately. Small changes can reap big rewards. Dream up an exciting future and plot your course.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Friends pull for each other, especially today and tomorrow. Strengthen bonds by spending time together. Share a heavy load and grow closer in the process.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Consider an interesting professional opportunity over the next few days. Advance toward a goal. Avoid scams and cons. You can make great things happen.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Studies and adventures appeal to you. Monitor conditions before traveling. Move quickly when you get the perfect opening. Discover new terrain through your own eyes or the eyes of another.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Consider investments, insurance and legal matters that could provide future benefits. Review and file applications and papers. Do the research and then choose.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Stay receptive to a partner's views. Compromise may be required for a happy medium. Prioritize practicalities and basic foundational elements. Walk and talk together.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Quicken the pace as demand picks up. Expand physical limitations through regular healthy practices. Put love into your work and it will energize you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Romance flowers. Integrate someone new into your networks. There's room in your circle for one more. Love and compassion connect and bind hearts together.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Home comforts nurture your family. Domestic arts and crafts bring satisfaction. Make something delicious, beautiful or harmonious. Dig in the garden. Harvest what you've sown.

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 www.nancyblack.com.

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