Horoscope for August 18, 2012

Today’s Birthday (08/18/12).

Prosperity comes through social connections this year. Serve your community and it comes back with interest. Whatever changes may come, your network is there for you. Get into autumn projects to prepare for winter nesting.

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 — You surprise others with your leadership. What will be best for the group? Use what’s available and make a difference. Costs are higher than expected. Postpone travel.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is an 8 — Know what you’re looking for, and then go for it. Passion, and a friend’s suggestion. help you solve the problem. Don’t mess with your investments. Get final words of advice.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is an 8 — Let them know what you need. Schedule in advance for maximum efficiency. Make sure cash is readily available, but hide away the real treasure. Don’t buy toys yet.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — Maintain your advantage. You love your new direction. They will come around eventually. New opportunities open up. Record them. Get your junk appraised.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Confidently increase efficiency, and replenish your reserves. Focus on taking care of someone you love. Balance is everything. Fix what’s broken.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Put your brilliant ideas into action. You can get whatever you need. End up on top, no matter what the challenges are. Stock up for the future. You’re very lucky today and tomorrow.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Listen for a meaningful conversation, and it will happen when you least expect it. Don’t be pushy about it. The truth comes out. Make long-range plans.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Invest in your career. Upgrade your software or operating system, and increase productivity. Ask for what you’ve been promised. Don’t be stopped by complications.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Achieve new levels of understanding. Pay back a favor. Try not to annoy the person with the checkbook. Talk things over freely. A female adds a philosophical note.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t delay, step outside of your comfort zone and shatter the ceilings you’ve built. Enjoy an increase in your luxury level, or at least an increase of space.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 5 — Your past actions speak louder than your words; keep working on them. Friends help you step up to the next level. Quick thinking now saves money.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Love is in the air, so take a deep breath and soak it all in. It’s a good time to discuss emotional topics. Your relationship, friendship or marriage benefits.