Horoscope for July 13, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (07/13/12).

Your focus is still at home. There may be change to navigate or someone who needs care. Nurture yourself with rest and good food to maintain vitality. A new door opens around October for fun, creativity and educational adventure.

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 — Good conversation strengthens love, and there’s still time for fun. Choose family over money. Compliment your friends so that they know how appreciated they are.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 8 — Others may mistake your confidence for arrogance. Clear up a miscommunication. Make a solid investment, and improve your living conditions. Share a bit of success.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — Don’t force an outcome. Things are flowing into the right place. Do the work to fix the problem. Don’t be too harsh on yourself; you’re doing great. No more procrastination.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — Find what you need in your own closet, and collect an old debt. Keep your promises to your friends. Allow a subconscious clue to emerge. Problems resolve naturally.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Complete your work early so you can play. Travel with a smart co-pilot to negotiate the turns with ease. You get a gust of self-confidence as your tail wind.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — You feel stronger and more optimistic. Proceed along the logical path. Focus on the things you have in common, rather than your differences. Carpe diem.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — A new breath of fresh air and passion increases your popularity. Simplify your routine to minimize room for unwanted errors. Take risks where it really matters.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Your left side of the brain is very active now, and ideas are popping out. Write them down so you don’t forget. Your friends make you even more powerful.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 8 — Update technology and back things up before tomorrow, when Mercury goes retrograde. Your love life is going nicely, so give yourself some credit. Do something bold and generous.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Pay back a debt and celebrate. There’s an amazing discovery, but keep it quiet. Fix up your place and have company over for a luxurious romantic evening.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — A career opportunity promises better payback for your effort. You’re very persuasive now, and can close deals. You’re happy and you know it, deep inside. Profess your love.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Accept encouragement, and give back. You know more than you give yourself credit for. Invest in the best materials. Save energy (and money). All ends well.