Your daily Horoscope: 04 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

You must not allow yourself to be seduced by people whose way with words is their major skill. Almost inevitably it will lead to a loss of some sort and you will be the one who has to pay up. Listen to your inner voice only.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

There will be a lot of distractions in your life over the next few days and if you allow yourself to get caught up in them it may be a long time before you find yourself heading in the right direction again. Fun and games can wait.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

It may be in your power to take what it is you desire but the planets warn if you do you will inevitably suffer some kind of long-term setback. If you cannot possess it through fair means it may mean you are not supposed to have it.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Don’t allow yourself to get so caught up in other people’s problems that they become your problems too. Give negativity a miss and focus only on the good things in life. No matter what others may say to the contrary you are not responsible for their woes.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

It might be a good idea to keep certain thoughts and opinions to yourself today, especially if they are of the sort that have been known to start fights. If you cannot say something everyone can agree with it might be best to say nothing at all.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

It may annoy you that some people are stuck in their own way of seeing things and seem impervious to logic and common sense but that’s just the way they are. Keep a safe distance and don’t let their idiot ideas rub off on you.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

You are having second thoughts about something that only a short time ago you believed in. Listen to what your inner voice tells you and don’t be afraid to go against public opinion – on this occasion you are right and everyone else is wrong.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

Don’t look back and wonder what might have been – look forward and make a bright new future for yourself. Any regrets you still have about what you should or should not have done must be cast from your mind once and for all.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

It’s not like you to be plagued by self-doubt but for some reason you are. You need to snap yourself out of it quickly because there is important work to be done, the kind of work that only a fully self-confident Sag can make a success of.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

The more others say bad things about you today the more you will know that your words and actions are having the desired effect. Redouble your commitment and your efforts and let them know you will not be cowed into silence.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

Focus on your cash-flow situation and put that to rights before turning your attention to more interesting pursuits. Once you feel more secure financially you will find it easier to get done many other things that are not directly money-related.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

If you cut corners or bend rules today the powers that be will come down on you hard. Be inventive by all means but be aware that not everyone shares your sometimes cavalier approach to getting things done. Do the right thing the right way.