Horoscope for August 12, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/12/12).

Good fortune comes through others this year, especially via participation in groups and communities. Your career may involve travel; thrive by bringing fun and play to your endeavors. Give in to romance this summer.

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 — It’s a good day for public speaking. Go on a walk outdoors to recharge your batteries. Apply creativity at home for big progress. A wonderful discovery gets revealed.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — Finish the job, and get the whole group onto the next project. Conditions are good for finances. Offer your talents instead of cash. Get it while you can.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is an 8 — Instill joy at home. Loved ones believe in you. Others are impressed by the skills you’ve acquired. Don’t assume anything. Replenish your reserves and give thanks.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 5 — There’s no shame in taking care of yourself first. Then help others that need assistance. Your experience gives you the edge. Support comes from far away.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — You’re looking good. Ask for more money now, but keep to the budget. Your discipline is admirable. Produce results ahead of schedule, and the crowd goes wild.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Keep your objective and the larger picture in mind. No need to make the mistake yourself. Things fall together, finance-wise. Make an overdue change at home, too.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Victory is achieved by looking more closely. Be careful or you’ll learn the hard way. It’s less painful to learn from the experience of others. Take a breather.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 5 — You may have more than you realize. And you’re more admired. Circumstances lead you in a practical direction. Do something you promised a loved one.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Clean up your closet and discover a treasure. The old becomes new again. Be open to new opportunities. Energy increases. Harmony gets offered. You’re better off accepting it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Let your partner take the lead, and you’ll proceed more quickly. Listen and learn. Build up reserves to provide well for family … an ancient game, with antiquated rules.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — Focus on the love, and invent the unimaginable. Use your artistic talent. Provide facts to one who needs to know. You’re very persuasive now. Return a favor.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is an 8 –– Home is where you belong right now. Nesting feels just right. Get a lot of projects complete. Your partner stirs things up, and that’s a good thing. Make the most of it.