Horoscope for July 14, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (07/14/12).

It’s a fine time to review the ground taken and yet to come. You’ve accomplished more than you think. Set new intentions. Home and family are still the bottom line. Double-check finances for July with Mercury’s retrograde (today). Throw a delicious party.

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 — Concentrate on your studies for the next two and a half days. Ask a friend to help with tutoring. There’s exciting news from afar. Dream about love and passion.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 8 — The days ahead are good for making money, but this is not a excuse to splurge. There’s almost too much work. Hold your position. Be discreetly bold.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 9 — Abundance is available. Inspire rather than demand. It’s easier to be decisive. Revise group objectives and procedures for the next few weeks. Follow through with your ideas.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — You’re entering a pensive phase. A female is there to help. Be present to new opportunities, and slip through the opening. Go back over data to find the truth.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — It’s party time! Celebrate your amazing friendships. Spend your precious time generously in the company of your favorite people. Love is a good reason. Notice the tingle?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — There’s more analysis required for the next few weeks. Advance in your career today and tomorrow, and scoop up treasure. Express your feelings to be free of them.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — With Mercury going retrograde later today, it’s a good idea to back up digital files. Miscommunication could emerge around finances. Double-check statements and handle invoices early.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Surround yourself with those you can trust. Rethink your core beliefs over the next three weeks. New opportunity brings luck. Romance looks good now.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 8 — Messages of love arrive, and romance is still on the upswing. Balance work with play. Compromise where necessary, and make the best choice. Dreams provide answers.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Focus on work today and tomorrow without big risks. Listen carefully for the next three weeks, and repeat what you heard. Get creative with solutions, and add glitter.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 9 — Let a child show you the way, and don’t be afraid to play. Finish up what you started. The odds are in your favor now. You have a lot. Confirm reservations.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Don’t let old insecurities drag you down. Worrying doesn’t help, but getting in action does. Listen carefully and be respectful. What goes around comes around.