Horoscope for June 23, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/23/12).

Invent your perfect fantasy career on a sheet of blank paper. Measure the gap between that and where you are now. New opportunities develop around July, and autumn heats up. Where do you imagine yourself in a decade? The trick will be to balance work and play without stinting either. Fun is essential.

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 — Disconnect and play for a bit. Victory is at hand, and there’s a break. Drink it in. You’re overdue for some major relaxation before the busy times ahead.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — Consider improving your home with some sweet details. Keep it simple. Old experiences are useful again. Ask for more, and get ready to get it.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) —

Today is a 7 — Buy only what you love, and stick to your budget. Walking on a nature trail is refreshing. Accept assistance from others. Find beauty in art.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 9 — Revise your long-term budget, and create new goals. Taking one step at a time makes everything easier. A solution is presented. Make a date with friends.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Your confidence could be interpreted as arrogance. Nevertheless, go for what you believe in. Take advantage of the energy boost. Ask for more. Use what you’ve got.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Focus on keeping old commitments. Imaginative work pays well now, and leads to new friends. Consult a wise friend. Allow things to flow.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Spend today surrounded by people you love. Keep your space tidy, even if you have to ask for help. Your charm and optimism are captivating.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — You set the rules … just make sure they’re fair. Take care of a loved one, and you both benefit. Enjoy some quiet time. Honor your intuition.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is an 8 — You can go on an adventure without breaking the rules. There’s some discovery involved. Be considerate of others. Things are falling into place now.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — A partner’s encouragement empowers you. Invest in what you believe in, and put in the extra effort. Don’t let a windfall slip through your fingers.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — Implement cost-efficiency measures, but don’t neglect your deeper commitments. Love and be loved. Increase respect. Behave honorably, and honor others.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 9 — Your enthusiasm can be quite attractive. Rediscover your secret passions. Someone appreciates your childish side. Shine that love right back at them.