Horoscope for June 27, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/27/12).

Social life gets a kiss from Venus today, which goes direct just in time for your birthday. Home and family have been an emphasis, and that continues through late this year. Recent choices aim the boat that gets you there. Balance work with fun.

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 — Love drops a surprise in your lap. Learn from the experience of others so you don’t have to make the same old mistakes. Keep your money in a safe place.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — The pressure is on now. Expand your influence. Focus on making progress at work and getting ahead financially. It’s not worth taking romantic risks.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) —

Today is a 6 — Now is the time to consult with your family or sweetheart. Disagreement inspires new ideas. Solving the problem is fun when you don’t go it alone.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 5 — Don’t bet on a far-fetched scheme. It’s better to stay home now. You can handle more work in the long run, even it seems difficult at first.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Your ability to communicate is greatly improving. Get the word out and be heard. Dwell on the problem and find the solution. Friendships blossom, old and new.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — A barrier to your advancement is dissolving. Don’t be afraid of success. Friendship is the basis for a great partnership. The money is available.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — You’re luckier, even if you may end up with something different than expected. Use the resources you have to get what you need. Poetry, anyone?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 5 — A loved one could use extra attention. You may not get through right away, but be patient. Add some honey to make things run smoothly, with tea and toast.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — There’s more room for romance now. Keep your objective present in the face of emotion. Think long term. Leave the place cleaner than you found it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Get there, even if you have to find another route. Be careful with shopping and save. Stop to acknowledge yourself and the team after completion.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — It’s okay to fear the unknown, but don’t let it stop from your goal, even if things don’t go as expected. Allow your partner to take the lead.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Making a choice could be challenging, but there’s freedom in committing. Your love is empowered. Mix the old with the new. Acknowledge your accomplishments.