Horoscope for June 30, 2013

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (06/30/13).

Celebrate family, friends, partners and young people this year. Changes and plenty of opportunities keep the energy high; tune it down with good music and exercise. Creative arts and crafts satisfy with practical results. Learn a language or skill, and explore new cultures and flavors. 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 9 — Continue to increase savings. Stick close to home for now. Handle basics. You’ll know what you’re looking for when you see it. It may even seem like a startling announcement.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Continue to lower spending. You don’t need trinkets. Your team is especially artistic now. Cook meals at home, maybe. A distant friend contributes ideas. Creative solutions come to you.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is an 8 — Ask your friends to wait. You have some strange ideas. Changes and accidents are likely now, so pay attention. You have an emotional shift concerning career plans. It’s getting joyful. Keep your part of the bargain.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is an 8 — Continue to decrease your debt this week. Avoid distractions as new opportunities open up. With a partner, push for changes. Take extra care. Amazing thoughts affect you deeply.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Keep building your level of ability in the coming week. A partner has a financial surprise. A loved one or child may have expenses; go for smallest cost, and get what’s needed.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Simplify your plans. Stick with the solid, rather than uncertain. A crisis is possible with the arrival of a controversy. Create a persuasive pitch and change attention. Listen to considerations. Cool does not equal expensive.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 9 — No need to get extravagant. There’s a possibility for error. Relax into luxurious time with someone special, rather than spending, for a pleasant surprise. Shift gears at work with an unexpected development.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 9 — Be careful with a new skill. It doesn’t quite work, yet. Make the necessary changes. Don’t make false promises or fall for a con. Honesty is the best policy.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Another’s control may be threatened. It’s good to get this stuff out in the open. Come up with creative and unusual ideas to reassure them. Work interferes with play. Show you can be calm under pressure.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Keep increasing your understanding. Don’t tell everything, or lose your audience. Keep digging and find the facts you seek. You’re good at solving problems, too. Stick close to home, and figure it out. Present the winning solution.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is an 8 — Work through any tension. Don’t discuss money with the group, yet. Continue to decrease the number of unknowns in the equation. Review your wins and losses. Explore work possibilities. Don’t leave your wallet unattended. Shop carefully.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 9 — Duty calls, and your schedule is full. Ask for help if you need. Stand firm in a chaotic moment, and get lost in a creative whirlwind. It could get explosive. Surrender to love. Take quiet time for yourself later.