Horoscope for June 18, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/18/12).

With careful planning and thrifty practices, your nest egg grows this year. People and partnerships are another focus, and bonds made this year expand. Travel is better early in the year, as your career heats up in the fall. Develop practices for 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 6 — Provide excellent service, and others are saying nice things about you. Ask them for a testimonial. There’s more money coming in, too. Spend some on the house.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — Your fortunes increase, but don’t spend them on unnecessary pleasures. Stay on the right path. Listen and learn. Heed a friend’s warning.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) —

Today is an 8 — Balance doing what you know works with trying out new ways. Making mistakes is part of the learning process. Accept a bonus or tip.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 5 — You may be under a bit more pressure now, but nothing you can’t manage. Your diplomatic nature comes in handy. Reaffirm your bonds.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Don’t try to pay everyone’s way. You can play without spending money. Inquire among your friends for ideas. Find the perfect plan. The job’s more fun than you expected.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Work could interfere with a date. Slow down a bit. Let friends teach you. Enter unknown territory, one step at a time. See what you can do for others.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Accept another assignment. Excitement looms and tempers may run short. Concentrate on the finished project and on providing great service.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — The problem is finite. Try something different, and get a new result. The familiar strengthens you. A romantic connection may be hard to make now.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Imagine connectedness. Transform the limits of your mind, and discover new possibilities. The difficult part is just about over. Let your partner drive.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Rather than dwelling on what you have to do, just get to work. Complete the projects one step at a time, even in the face of expected delays. Just do it.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 6 — No more withholding. Release the love. Put your words down on paper, or work on a creative project of some kind. Complete old work with a dash of fun.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 5 — Find your balance, then put one foot in front of another to go where you want to go. Say the magic words and clack your heels. “There’s no place like home.”