Horoscope for August 23, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/23/12).

This year could be great for your career. You’ve been developing strong financial habits, and things are moving forward, even if you’re lacking recognition. It’s coming. In October, the focus shifts to relationships and even romance … you know: the important stuff.

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 — Take your ideas public. Say them out loud and describe yourself anew for the next six weeks. Love blossoms. If it’s hard to put feelings into words, try finding a song that fits.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Ask a friend to help you learn what you don’t already know. You’ll do well to delegate for about six weeks. Hold on to your money. Success is assured. Wait.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 6 — Conditions for making money improve over the next two months or so. Put in necessary corrections and work faster. Treat yourself to something sweet.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is an 8 — You’ll pass this test. Gather all the information you need and get into action. Beware of misunderstandings that could turn into silly arguments. Put on a good appearance.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Come up with a plan for fixing everything in the next six weeks. Ask for a referral from someone who knows. Don’t buy unnecessary toys or touch your savings.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — If you’re talking, you’re not listening. Make a beneficial commitment. Do it over and over until you get it right. You get a better deal now. Water the flowers.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Explore the territory. A female creates a perfect setting for love. You’ll find lots of things to buy, but don’t believe everything you hear. Make sure you understand.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Deliveries get delayed if sent now. For about six weeks, focus on personal development and get into action. When the plan doesn’t work, change it. Draw upon hidden resources.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — Focus on the work that you love doing. The boring stuff seems even more boring and repetitive. Start an exercise program that you can keep. Write a letter.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Follow the yellow brick road. Don’t forget to bring some friends along for the ride. Get romantic, but don’t be misled by the hype. Write up meeting notes.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — Figure out what you want professionally, and go for it. The odds are in your favor now, and will be for a long while. Revive some old leads and create new opportunities.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Put in corrections carefully, and avoid misunderstandings. You can be very persuasive now, as long as you don’t forget your commitments. It’s a better time to travel.