Horoscope for August 9, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/09/12).

Summer romance provides the scene, and you’re ready to play. Enjoy kids, sports and hobbies while managing fun at work. Good fortune comes through social circles this year, so get out and 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 6 — Continue to increase awareness of what’s needed. Let the others battle it out for awhile. Your energy is better used to create money. Sell the dream you’re living.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — Tell others about a good idea. Do what you love. Cheerfully accept a new assignment. It looks like even more wealth is flowing your way. Sock it away for later.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — A good story is a wonderful gift. Shared dreams keep you close. Don’t make promises you can’t keep, or venture far, yet. Harmony is about to be reinstated.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t confront authority directly. Continue to decrease confusion, and increase family contact. Your investments grow. Dream a little dream of love.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Pay your own way, and others can, too. Continue to organize. You may have a difficult decision. Ask a knowledgeable group, review considerations, and then make your own choice.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t let fears get in the way of your dreams, especially now. Figure out the next step to take, and go for it. Continue to increase the range of options.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Things flow easier now, even with challenges. A positive attitude and the right technology help. It’s not a good time to get extravagant, though. Relax with friends later.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Play the ace you’ve been holding. Resist the enormous temptation to buy toys. Invest in home, family or real estate. Pay down debt and replenish your stores.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Complete old projects (especially the ones that were challenging yesterday) before moving on to new ones. Ask for feedback, and follow your intuition. Friends come through for you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Confrontation could be possible. When all else fails, add playfulness. What looks like a wash could yet turn a profit, with energy and imagination. Tell everyone about it.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — The more thoroughly you clean house the better, especially if you can make it fun. Your actions inspire others. Looks aren’t everything. It’s not the results but the practice.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Mercury goes direct today, freeing communications channels. Start a smart social media campaign, and get help building your dream. Get the word out to friends. Count your blessings.