Horoscope for August 8, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/08/12).

A summer staycation would suit you fine over your fun birthday month. Business travel could crop up throughout the year, or you could even relocate. Move up a level in your education, and share what you learn. Get spicy.

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 7 — Re-establish communication, now that Mercury’s direct. The next two days have profit potential. Get into the numbers. Somebody’s got to do it. Confirm your suspicions. Follow through.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 9 — Today and tomorrow, you’re more assertive. You call the shots. Things are becoming easier, perhaps too easy. Challenge your ideas. Stash away the loot.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 6 — Finish up the more tedious jobs first, then full steam ahead with the fun stuff. You’re gaining valuable skills, and things are moving. A romance could spark.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is an 8 — Meetings and parties go well today and tomorrow. Sometimes it’s best to walk away rather than jumping into an argument. Take what’s offered, even if it’s more than you think you deserve.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Advance in your career. Mercury goes direct today, for communication ease. Offer encouragement to your teammates. Put energy into art, music or writing. Then listen.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Let go of a preconception that’s been holding you back. Clear out clutter for new freedom. Set long-range goals today and tomorrow. Give happiness top priority.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Review the financial implications of recent changes. Pay bills, and avoid a breakdown. Allow yourself to be persuaded. Achieve a compromise.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Get a partner to help. Together you can complete more projects. Talk, write, discuss, and even argue for what you want. Watch for a windfall profit. Relax and enjoy it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — See what you can do for others. Teach in a way that they can learn and gain wisdom. Your mate offers encouragement. Listening is key. Gather valuable information.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 9 — Love and beauty are on your radar, and your creative perspective makes you quite attractive now. You’re going to have a lot of fun taking on new challenges.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 9 — Family comes first now. Clean up all misunderstandings on the double. Keep your eye on your commitments. Find answers to your innermost questions.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is an 8 — Spend time in your own neighborhood and discover something new. Romance, perhaps? Your status is on the rise. Step out from under being overwhelmed, and get the job done.