Horoscope for August 5, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/05/12).

Invite everyone to your birthday party: your social network can provide everything you need this year. Expand your boundaries and grow opportunities. Take on community leadership. Travel virtually, when you can get away with it. Fall for romance.

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 5 — You’re strong, and getting stronger. Try a new hairstyle, maybe. Review options before two days of intense activity. Get the word out about a project. It’s getting good.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — You’re under pressure regarding deadlines. Don’t try a new trick now, or pay everybody’s way. Finish and clean up. Then relax.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — Talk it out privately over the next few days to resolve an issue. Set budget priorities. Extra paperwork leads to extra profits. Your team comes to the rescue.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Be attentive, and gain an edge at work. Get ready to tango! Don’t even try to buy love. A female gives the green light.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Control your blood sugar by eating regularly. Set long-range goals today and tomorrow. Discover a hidden treasure or collect an unexpected debt. Stick to the familiar road.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Handle financial matters now, and establish new accounts if needed. Keep credit cards locked up. Get by on your ample charm.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — The next two days are good for negotiations … it’s a good time to ask for money. Don’t buy toys. Accept an interesting assignment. Work takes precedence.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Don’t dip into savings. Focus on your work, as the pace picks up. Something you try doesn’t work. Your partner has essential information.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Keep the faith. Today and tomorrow are good for fun and games. There’s more work coming in. Despite a moment of confusion, it gets lovely. Add music.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Home and family take priority. File away your papers, and get organized. Do you have the financing in place? Listen carefully to a partner.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 6 — Rest. Concentrate on your studies. Listen for the deeper truth. Postpone an excursion until after now. Put your feelings down in writing.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is an 8 — Keep costs down, and more benefits come. Today and tomorrow are good for making money. Talk about your own feelings. You’re especially charming now. You draw others to you.