Horoscope for August 27, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/27/12).

Take a moment to write personal, professional and community priorities. This year your career takes off through networking. Follow your passionate curiosity to learn. Share what you’re up to. Celebrate and appreciate people: They’re your opportunities and resources.

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 gain keener insight. Invent new opportunities and exceed your expectations, especially around the workplace. Push through to where you want to go. You win through persistence.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — What you need is closer than it appears, but your spirit of adventure may take you farther. Transform your expectations to enjoy the experience. Don’t touch your savings.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — There’s no point even getting into the argument; nobody wins now. Don’t play favorites, either. Friends and lovers could compete for attention. Save for a special treat.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — A female shows you what really matters. Don’t forget to call if you’re going to be late. Save up enough to get the highest quality. Postpone advertising expenses.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Think about what you can do for others, but don’t forget to have your own oxygen mask in place first. Consider all possibilities, while saving as much as you can. Romance beckons.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — You’re a love magnet. Your mind is on fire and full of ideas. Tight scheduling is the key to your success. Check work orders for changes.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Wait until things cool down to travel. Sexual magnetism is on the radar. New methods temporarily upset the routine. Jump-start your next project. Studies lead to a discovery.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — This job is almost fun, but you may have to ask for help. In being gracious, you have the power. Change is good. New chores could interfere with family plans.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — There are new income opportunities, but save time for family, too. They love you. Let go of something you don’t need for a new sense of harmony.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — Romance fills the frame now, if you know how to think for two. You’re on top of your game and that could provoke jealousies. Schedule carefully. Delays cause irritation.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 5 — Stay out of a controversy that doesn’t involve you. Put family first. Get the facts you need before taking the next step. Keep enough out for necessities.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Don’t be judgmental. Take care not to offend your friends. Soak up the love, grow and bloom. There’s still much to learn, and that’s part of the fun. Stash away the surplus.