Horoscope for August 7, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/07/12).

The group is the thing this year. The solar eclipse (5/21) and lunar eclipse (11/28) are both in Gemini, emphasizing friendship, networking and organizations. Set long-term goals. Expand your world and participation. Home and family take greater focus after autumn.

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 an 8 — Have anxiety motivate, not cripple you. For four weeks, focus on home and family. Listen to all their considerations. Your discipline is admirable. All the pieces come together.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 5 — For four weeks, you’re even smarter than usual. You’ll get farther with good manners. Your experience helps you avoid a mistake. What you know in your heart is accurate.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — The next month can be quite profitable. Note changes in family schedule. It’ll be easier to come to an understanding for the next few weeks, as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Your luck in love has just improved immensely. Practice patience over a busy period. Revise your routine. Try a new hairstyle. Stand tall. Don’t get stopped by past failures.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Do something special for your partner. Improve your living conditions. Be prepared for physical labor. Add more organization to really jam. Make it work for the whole family.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 5 — You’re especially popular for the next month. Messes are lighter for a while, too. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Private work benefits the team.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Avoid reckless spending. Costs are higher than expected. For several weeks, your mind’s on social activities, and it’s easier to advance. Ask for an extension to a deadline.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Stay grounded, with your finances in line. It’s easier to move forward for the next month, and there’s a brain boost in your future as well. Re-assess aspirations.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is an 8 — A glass ceiling is dissolving. It’s easier to save (especially if you’re paying attention). Repairs or unexpected expenses could cause complications. Find a sweet deal.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Transform your thinking. Your partner’s support is key this month. Your wealth increases. Resist temptations. Compromise comes easier for the next three weeks.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — There’s more work than there has been in a long time, and it’s fun. Be ready to change assignments at a moment’s notice. Your concentration’s keen this month. Books provide vicarious thrills.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — You’re extra lucky in love, and for nearly a month, it’s easier to express feelings. Postpone chores, and delegate responsibilities. Follow your heart.