Horoscope for June 3, 2012

By Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/03/12).

This year encourages transformation and reinvention. Invest for the long term. You may want to contribute to charitable or community causes. A rise in status could result. New optimism inspires new opportunities, which take off. A leadership position may open this summer. Maintain a healthy balance.

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 5 — There’s an expansion phase for the next two days. Plan an adventure. You can sell your idea today, so ask for what you want. Luck favors initiative here.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 5 — Don’t believe everything you see or hear. Accept (and use) the gifts you’ve been given. Still, take plenty of pictures to share. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Today is a 6 — Trust your partner and your intuition. Hold off on making financial decisions until tomorrow. Avoid traveling for now. Consider an outrageous request.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 5 — There could be conflict between private and public obligations. You gain experience points by taking new territory. Pinch pennies, even if just for sport.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Honor a family tradition. Don’t restrain your creative impulses today. Your imagination makes you quite attractive. Do your homework first, and then go play.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Your family and home require more attention. Don’t stress about what is out of order, just get into action. Reward yourself after. A massage would be nice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Your ability to concentrate gets enhanced now, but patience may be required. Get in communication with someone who you haven’t heard from in a while.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Don’t lose what you have to get more. Invest in the highest quality. Adapt to the many changes. Your flexibility helps get you out of a bind.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — You’re on top of your game now, which is a good thing given the challenges ahead. Choose privacy over publicity and the most practical road.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 5 — Hang out around home, and keep it mellow. Slow and steady wins the race. Conserve resources. Listen to the whole story. There’s a lot to think about.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — You’re becoming wiser and more popular. Organize your time well. Your friends could help you solve the problem. Crowd-source the answer. Then have the party at your house.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — The next few days are good for making decisions. Be careful not to deplete your coffers. Save caustic comments for another day. You’re appreciated more than you know.