Horoscope for August 28, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/28/12).

What makes you happy? Add it to the plan. Two eclipses favor career this year, sparking overdue recognition. Education and creative expression grow in new directions. Social network communications expand it all. Relationships hold the gold. Share the love.

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 — Confer with allies for the next two days. Take your time, and step carefully around sharp or fragile objects. Your friends help surmount breakdowns.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — You’re especially fair and balanced now. The impossible seems possible, particularly around your work. Difficulties ahead translate into a learning experience.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 5 — Conditions look good for romance, but don’t bend the rules. Plan a getaway to relax. It could potentially be an expensive moment, so take care.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — It’s easier to focus on the details. Today and tomorrow are good for financial planning. Remember that the best things in life are still free. Irritation alert! Keep it soothing.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 5 — Create romance, graciously. Start by listening for the gold. Remember the rules. Family matters vie with work for your attention. Keep expenses low.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Entering a two-day busy work phase. Choose materials carefully. Avoid distractions and arguments, even if you have to admit you’re wrong. Keep a secret.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — You’re especially creative, and luckier, until tomorrow. The challenge will be to balance work with play. Hold on to what you have. Reassess priorities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Stay put. Make household decisions the next few days. Definitely choose love over money. Postpone travel. Continue to show extraordinary patience.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 5 — No trying new tricks now, and don’t throw your money around. Share feelings for a little while. Communicate with lost friends. You’re very popular now.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Work may be challenging, but it’s much more rewarding than usual. Keep costs down while increasing income. Postpone play until later. Get practical.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — You’re in the lead, but don’t fall asleep at the wheel. Be your own biggest critic, but keep it constructive. You can accomplish a lot now. Dig deeper.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Find the light within rather than looking for it at the end of the tunnel. Follow through on what you’ve promised, doing the practical things first. Use your sensitivity.