Horoscope for July 11, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (07/11/12).

Your friends are your greatest gift, and today is perfect to celebrate. An emphasis on work, home and family continues this year. Household projects thrive between now and August. October brings a new direction. Education grows opportunities.

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 8 — Finances are looking good from now until Friday. Schedule carefully so you don’t miss anything important. Listening is your secret weapon. You’re an inspiration.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — Things are looking brighter, even if you don’t see it just yet. Hang in there. It’s not worth getting into somebody else’s argument.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 6 — Psychic dreams inspire romance. Use your calendar, and make time for work in your busy play schedule. A traffic jam seems likely. Get plenty of rest tonight.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — Controversy looms at a friend’s gathering. Your standards get challenged, and this is good. Voice your opinion with enthusiasm, and listen to others. A wider view develops.

Leo (July 23-August 22) —

Today is a 7 — Lots of new assignments develop over the next few days, for the good and for the better. Keep all your deadlines by working smarter. Share your dreams with a trustworthy person.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) —

Today is a 6 — Clear confusion before proceeding. All work and no play makes for a dull game; see how you can have both. Use common sense, and don’t fall for a con game. Hide the keys.

Libra (September 23-October 22) —

Today is a 7 — Changes are coming. Don’t react without thinking first. There’s no time for blind mistakes. Focus on one task at a time. Connect with one you love. Ignore critics.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) —

Today is a 8 — Upgrade technology or your way of thinking to increase productivity. There’s plenty of work to go around. No need to test the limits now. Follow the instructions.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) —

Today is a 6 — You’re entering a workaholic phase. The busier you get, the easier is to stay out of your head. Dreams are abundant and provide clues. You can solve the puzzle.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) —

Today is an 8 — Creativity and play take center stage. Take some time to secure data before Mercury goes retrograde. It’s a good time for love.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) —

Today is a 6 — The person yelling the loudest isn’t always right. Be patient and spread calmness. Slowly your home is improving. Save a trip and visit someone by chat or Webcam.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) —

Today is a 8 — You’re entering a learning phase. A loved one is upset if you’re late. Cheer up your partner by doing something totally practical. Share feelings for the next couple of days.