Horoscope for August 10, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/10/12).

Participation in groups and community brings prosperity for the year ahead. Opportunities arise from your social connections, so mingling is definitely recommended. After October, emphasis shifts to family, home and roots. Play outside together.

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 — You’re especially sensitive with words this weekend. Make some time to write, and get more done than expected. Productive research gives you something to talk about.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — You’re hot, and you haven’t even gotten started. The next three days are quite profitable, starting now. Search for the best deal. Obtain advice from an expert.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — Take it easy earlier in the day, and then get ready to boogie. Your persuasive and assertive charm simmers. You’re strong and creative.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Entering an intense clean-up phase. Take the opportunity to talk things over, but also make time for contemplation. Your skill at pinching pennies comes in handy now.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Clean up a mess. Do what you promised (or pay the consequences). Emotions flow closer to the surface. Treat yourself and others with kindness.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — You’re torn between work and play now. Is there a way that you could do both? Could you add play to your responsibilities? Hugs are more important than chores.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Put your eggs in several baskets. Learn to juggle, or something else that’s fun and new. Add a touch of spice. Your personal story can make headlines.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Consider the consequences ahead to see if something’s worth doing. Don’t lose what you’ve got just to get more. Stash away provisions.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Talk it over with your partner during the next few days. You’re good at listening now, which makes you a great communicator. Getting there is half the fun.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Sprinkle some pixie dust, and make some magic. Your creativity is especially appreciated. Keep checking things off your lists. Don’t buy whistles and bells.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — It’s easier to get things done these days. Where resources fall short, your imagination takes over. Don’t be intimidated. Exceed expectations.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Combine two old ideas into a new one. Some offer an academic perspective. Be extremely productive, and then reward yourself with a luxurious evening at home.