Horoscope for February 2, 2013

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (02/02/13).

Taking action for good causes has more appeal this year. Take care on the road in March and April. Romance and social fun keep you playing through June, when work gets exciting. Balance creativity, prosperity and well-being, and attract attention.

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 an 8 — It’s easier to declutter for about six weeks, making room for an increase in social life, as you’re especially popular this month. Keep track of earnings and expenses.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 7 — Help the team find important data with clever requests to your social network. Smooth ruffled feathers. Talk over priorities. Get ready to decide.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 7 — Procrastination’s over. Pour energy into your career; it could begin with a month of travel. Maintain adequate reserves. Use new tricks and ancient wisdom.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is an 8 — You’ll have severe wanderlust for the next six weeks or so. You can attain your destination: you’re especially good with numbers this month. Celebrate with loved ones.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Accept a challenge. Associates provide answers today and tomorrow. Maintain moderation. Make and refine future plans. A supportive partner plays along this month.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 7 — You’re gaining respect. Delegate to get farther. Your work is especially fun this month. Figure out what you need to learn today and tomorrow. Dig deeper.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 9 — Get into peaceful productivity. Work now, and then play in a few days. Gather input from experts. Focus your energy on it for awhile. You’re especially lucky this month.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 9 — You have extra confidence nowadays. Learn from an expert. Your actions speak louder than words. Focus on home and family this month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Come up with a plan of solutions. You’re exceedingly smart this month. Make a happy lifelong commitment. Keep a bargain, and profit.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is an 8 — For the next phase, you’re spurred to take action. This month it’s easy to make money. Inventive ideas win approval. Don’t spend before the check clears.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is an 8 — Money is coming in. Don’t take on more work yet, or you’ll get swamped. Seek professional assistance. Self-esteem grows. You’re lucky in love this month.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 7 — Your power holds these days. Don’t reveal your secrets all at once. Use this time for long-range planning. A professional supports your efforts. Plan a relaxing getaway.