Horoscope for June 24, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/24/12).

Focus on career, service and wellness this year. Relationships expand, and commitments deepen with care and nurturing. Strive for balance between work and play; prioritize wellness through diet and exercise. Notice what makes you happy, and schedule time for that. Your word is your greatest asset.

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 9 — There’s much to be done and no time to waste. Better to do a little bit at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Your charm and wits help.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — You’re in for a fun time. It’s getting very romantic. The odds are in your favor, so increase them by setting the scene: good food, music and company.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) —

Today is a 6 — Spend quiet time at home. Now is a good time to clean your abode and make it work for you. Simple is better. Take care of repairs, especially the plumbing.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Take a stroll outdoors and breathe in fresh air and new ideas. Some things you try won’t work. Get advice from a partner. Two heads are better than one.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Keep your money in a safe place. There’s more coming in (and going out). Think of ways to increase your savings. Avoid distractions. Shop for bargains.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 9 — You’re in the spotlight, so give it everything you’ve got. You may be questioning what you know, and that’s a good thing. Don’t brag about recent accomplishments.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Spending some quiet time with yourself may be a good idea. Don’t take other people’s comments personally now. Listen for morale boosters. Take a comedy break.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — It’s time to hang with friends and party like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t take yourself or others too seriously now. Rest and relax. Share compassion.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Look at yourself from an external perspective to see what you can learn. Your mind and self-esteem are growing. Give thanks for what you have (and for what you don’t have).

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Travel far and wide, even if only by imagination. Don’t hide at home. Your interactions produce great ideas, and perhaps some even some intriguing conflicts.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t push yourself too hard, and take time for rest. Patience is a virtue that’s admired now. Discuss shared finances to get on the same page.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is an 8 — Upgrade your boring old problems to new ones worthy of attention by committing to a new promise. Keep putting food on the table, and give thanks. Enjoy a quiet moment.