Horoscope for August 22, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/22/12).

These past few years have shown what’s truly important. Use this birthday as an excuse to review priorities and clear out clutter. Your relationships, always your greatest wealth, grow in depth and number. Eclipses this year benefit your career. Love prevails.

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 5 — Resolve to focus more on details for the next few weeks. Work hard and smart, and gain the advantage. Caring for others is your motivation. A compromise is proposed.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 9 — Now’s a good time to negotiate and reach a deal. It’s a great time for romance, too, until the middle of September. Keep doing the stuff that works.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — The workload is intense and not slowing down. You’ll be very busy for a while. Learn from an expert. Creativity helps you to move forward in a lovely moment.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — You’re on to something. Keep your eyes wide open, as there’s so much to learn. Let your sweetheart set the schedule. Do your inventory and pay bills. Be positive.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Handle responsibilities so you can have fun outside, and then head for a comforting evening at home. You’re lucky with money this month, and your dreams are fueled by love.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 6 — You look very good over the next couple of days, without even thinking about it. And you’re perfect. Convince yourself! You get to make the plans, but don’t forget to ask for assistance.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Score extra points if it’s on time. Today and tomorrow shine for making money. Try different ideas to create a new look. Get into home improvement this month.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Enjoy your time at the top with a valued companion. Use what you can, and arrange the setting carefully. You work especially well with teams for the next few weeks.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — Don’t be too harsh on yourself, especially now. Assume responsibility, not blame. It’s all about compromise. For the next four weeks, you can make great progress, but you will be tested.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Put your radar out for new opportunities; they’ll abound for pretty much the rest of the summer. Use what you have at hand. You don’t have to start from scratch.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 6 — You’re making a good impression. Play a bigger game than you know. Focus on a career that you love and go for it. Your organization surprises even yourself. Stay practical.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is an 8 — It’s all about who you know now. You have more connections than you give yourself credit for, so reach out. Tell folks what you’re up to, and renew your favorite friendships.