Horoscope for April 27, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (04/27/12)

Your fortune looks set for a steady rise this year, with status and income favored to increase over the summer. It’s been all about work, but relationships and partnerships are moving into the foreground. Treat the world with respect. It goes around.

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 a 7 — You present a solid case with well-documented facts by credible sources. Edit for simplicity. Get down to basics. Explore after hours.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 — Being interested makes you interesting. Confide to someone you love. A benefactor appears on the scene. Explore every lead, and publicize financial gains.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Today is an 8 — Use what you’ve acquired to go further. Discussion expands opportunities. Your partner loves sexual gestures right about now. Devote some attention to what they want.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Cast the net wide. There’s no shortage of information; the more diverse the better. Share that big picture story with others, and infuse it with optimism. It contributes.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Your earlier choices paid off. Spend a bit extra now for quality. Facilitate creativity in others by sharing your favorite projects and twachers. What you need comes.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — You move rapidly through new material. Develop a plan that uses it in a powerful way. Friends ask for your opinion. Give it straight but without gossip or insult.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 9 — Keep to the highest standards. It makes a difference. Perfection leads to abundance. Let people know what you’re up to, and find out their passions. Explore.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 9 — Ride today’s roller-coaster like you’ve never ridden it before, with the thrill of anticipation and the reward of accomplishment. Accept a friend’s encouragement.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Money may be tight now. Focus on the abundance rather than the limitations. If a door closes and another one opens, don’t be afraid to step outside.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Your self-confidence could take a punch. Get back on the horse and ride into the sunset. Time outdoors recharges your batteries. Plant a tree.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 9 — Don’t spend your earnings before you’ve collected them. You can handle all the work that comes at you and more, even if you have to delegate. Do the math.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is an 8 — Do the work with loving support and succeed. Plant a harvest for the future or a tree that will give shade to future generations. Listen to suggestions.