Horoscope for August 29, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (08/29/12).

Embrace priorities and release unnecessary fluff. This year’s potentially brilliant for your career. Creativity, expression and communications shine, and your circles open new doors. Relationships get particularly interesting after autumn. Love’s the new currency: spread it around.

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 — There’s plenty of work to be done, and it’s the lucrative kind. But there are also plenty of distractions. Add a dash of fun and spice to keep it interesting.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Feed on other people’s ideas, and add your personal brilliance. Others look to you for advice; see how you can make it work for you, financially.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — Go for it. There’s really nothing stopping you, even if it seems so. You may fail, but you won’t know if you don’t try. Restore your power through yoga.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 5 — Reinvention is called for. Your intuition and creativity come to the rescue. Co-workers get inspired and join the project. At the end, you’re all stronger.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Do the necessary research, and find the very best deal so you don’t spend the money that you’ll need later. Don’t overthink it, though. Trust your instinct. Add respect.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Make an educated decision. They’re saying nice things about you at work. Ask for more (and get it). Friends help you get the word out. There’s fun going on, and you’re in the thick of it.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Take on a leadership role. With your excitement, everything seems easier now. Close the door for more privacy. Discard junk and gain creativity.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Improve your home with a touch of love. Listen for miracles. Don’t force the issue, though. Your fame precedes you. Walk the walk.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Dedicate some time to write, as you’re very persuasive now. A walk outdoors helps clear up your ideas. Play the game, listen to your intuition and score.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — It’s worth the extra effort to put your ideas in action. You’re getting more and more curious. Revamp your wardrobe. All it takes is a little juggling.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — Work from home, and use money to make money. Your friends cover for you, but you have to ask them. A happy secret gets revealed. Provide information.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 5 — Your genius and efforts are appreciated. Grasp the new opportunities coming your way. Don’t be afraid to assume authority. A familiar routine is comforting.