Horoscope for June 30, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/30/12).

Your new optimism keeps you powerfully active, so expect a busy summer and fall. A rise in status leads to more opportunities later. Keep to your deadlines. What’s your birthday wish for next year? Add it to your plan. Include fun, vitality and love.

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 — An adventure awaits this weekend. Hop a train, bus, bike or horse and have a good time. Whether you go to another country or a new restaurant, get out and explore.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Spend a bit of cash, and make it work for you. Don’t be persuaded by false promises. Your friends can help you regain confidence. You provide the imagination.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) —

Today is an 8 — List all the positive points. An argument could get in the way of your goals. It may not be worth the burden. Reward your achievement with some good rest.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — It’s getting super busy, so get to work. Make sense of new knowledge. Read all about it. Build your energy. A secret is itching to be shared.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Dare to look like a fool. After all, love is in the air and passions stir. Use your positive energy for an artistic endeavor. Smile, you’re on candid camera.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 6 — The next two days are good for improving your home. Encourage a loved one. Learn a new way to meditate. New career opportunities surface. A partner cheers you on.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Keeping things clean and tidy counts double now. Expand into new ideas, learning like a sponge. Avoid crazy schemes, and stick with trusted methods.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Enjoy a time of renewal and fertility. Leap over fences. Gather as much information as possible and choose. Don’t gamble away your savings.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — You’re not a helpless passenger, so take charge of the train and the transformation. Write down what you want to accomplish one bit at a time.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — It’s okay to take time off to relax and recharge your batteries. Go over what you’ve learned. Don’t spend what you don’t have. Logic is only one side of it.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 6 — Take care of your responsibilities early so that you can play later. Pay attention to what you have, and decide what you need. Pass along what you’ve learned.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Choose fun. Don’t succumb to pressure and stress. New opportunities are opening up. Take a chance, and have it work out. Use creative tactics and abandon fear.