Horoscope for July 10, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (07/10/12).

Your heart’s still at home. Savor the summer together, and a new branch of the family tree grows the roots. After October you’ll be in expansion mode with a creative new project. Your career grows as you learn new skills.

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 — No need to spend, travel or flirt much today. Emotions fuel your creative efforts, so get them down on paper. Meditate on it, and then express your devotion. Persistence pays.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — Build up your equity. Research leads to the best bargain. There’s an interesting development. Continue to decrease clutter. Reaffirm a commitment, and make only promises you will keep.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 6 — You’re invited to join a group with new friends. Increase responsibilities and decrease your workload through delegation. Accept a nice benefit. There are all kinds of possibilities.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — There could be a disagreement about priorities. You’re forced to choose, so draw upon hidden resources. Challenge old assumptions. Stir in a cup of love. Pool your resources.

Leo (July 23-August 22) —

Today is a 6 — Use wits as well as cash to vastly improve results. Accept a generous gift. Be patient with a loved one. Family can help. Establish better understanding easily now.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) —

Today is a 7 — Your status is rising. Complete a domestic project with lots of work involved. Ask a friend to help, and offer support in exchange. What comes around goes around.

Libra (September 23-October 22) —

Today is a 6 — Work smarter, not harder, to generate a team victory. Love and money could clash. Keep track of earnings. Focus on the romance of the product or idea.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) —

Today is a 7 — Trust a hunch. Get on the same page as your partner, and visualize the objective. Beauty is a valuable asset that inspires you to create. Smell the flowers.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) —

Today is a 7 — You’re surrounded by love, although controversy is rampant. There’s something interesting in the mail. Follow stress relief strategies, and an older person’s good suggestion. Venture out with your partner.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) —

Today is a 7 — Keep expanding personal responsibility. Confessions to family make life easier. Inventive ideas win approval. With clear priorities, efforts prove fruitful. Get the word out as a group.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) —

Today is an 8 — New information could alter your decision. Read poetry, play some music, experience some art or watch a video. Moderate an artistic disagreement. Consult an expert. Then choose.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Coast for a while. Friends help out. You’re very persuasive now. You can increase your area of influence this week. Accept this gift. You’re gaining wisdom.