Horoscope for August 1, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/01/12).

Your luck this year comes through friendships, organizations and networking. Autumn reflections could get nostalgic … plan future adventures to inspire. Take a leap forward in education and leadership. You’re ready for the next level.

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 9 — You may be asked to try something unusual or slightly bizarre. Figure out which route to take. Gather input from others today and tomorrow. Spend on minor luxuries.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 9 — Expect new directives and some surprises in the next few days. You gain a sense of closeness with your partner. Turn that collaboration into shared prosperity. Cinch a deal.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 9 — Set long-range goals to advance your agenda. Don’t be hasty. Make travel plans. Consult an expert. Let them do most of the talking.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Plan your purchases instead of spending on treats. Avoid gossip. Use your wiles. A lucky break allows for a productivity increase. Don’t be afraid to commit.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Handle negotiations soon. Don’t talk about what you have or don’t have. Share insights, and work it out in partnership. There’s money coming in. Enjoy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Focus on work in the coming days. Don’t fall for a trick. Look people in the eye. Re-affirm a commitment. After a feast, harvest under the Full Moon.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Choose family. Today and tomorrow are perfect for fun and games, and it sure enlivens the copy. Your assignment is being changed. Give praise where it’s due.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 9 — Home and family take priority. Take care of each other, and stay balanced for health. Check out an interesting suggestion. Authorize improvements.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 9 — Studies are key. Fix something at home instead of buying new. Take a low budget ramble with your clan. They keep you on track.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Keep communication channels open, and there could be a bonus coming. Today and tomorrow are good for making money. Confer with your team. Harvest the low-hanging fruit.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 9 — Your work routine shifts this week. You have extra confidence today and tomorrow. Tie up loose ends and discover hidden treasure. Celebrate under the Full Moon in your sign.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — There’s a beneficial development. Find the facts that support your theory, for persuasive power. Finish up projects today and tomorrow, and enjoy a bounteous harvest.