Your daily Horoscope: 05 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

You always seem to be on the go but even an Aries needs to slow down once in a while and cosmic activity in the well-being area of your chart invites you to relax today and over the weekend. You will feel the benefits in the long-term.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Anything done as part of a team will go exceptionally well over the next few days but anything you do on your own will be more of an effort and may not yield the results you expected. Much as you treasure your autonomy, being a team player can be equally rewarding.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

If a friend needs a shoulder to cry on today you must offer it with no thought of criticism or judgment. Yes, they may deserve whatever has brought them to this point but you don’t need to labour the point, they know that already.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Whatever duties or chores you may have on your plate at the moment you should forget about them for the next two or three days. Nothing is more important now than having a good time with friends and loved ones. Work less, party more.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

You seem to have strayed quite a way from your original creative or artistic intentions. Make it your aim over the next 24 hours to stand back from what you are working on and remind yourself what your long-term objectives are supposed to be.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

As Venus, planet of harmony, moves into your sign today you won’t want to push yourself too hard. Devote yourself to activities that make you feel good about yourself and ignore those who say you are slacking. You desperately need some “me” time.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

You seem to believe that you are the victim of a conspiracy but more likely you are letting your imagination run riot and allowing negative ideas to creep into your mind. Enemies are for other people. You are universally loved and admired.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You may not be a sensitive type by nature but you never hesitate to offer your help when a friend is in difficulties. Today it may be a bit more difficult in that it is a stranger who needs your assistance, but you will give it anyway.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

As Venus, planet of harmony, moves into the career area of your chart today you must turn your attention to your professional status and find ways to make a good impression on powerful people. Stun them with your charm and charisma.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

If you have been thinking of taking a vacation this is the ideal time to break out the holiday brochures and start making serious plans. However, don’t get carried away and book a trip that costs a fortune – budget deals can be just as much fun.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

The position of Venus, planet of affection, in your chart suggests you have developed a crush on someone who, for one reason or another, you cannot have. You need to get over your feelings for them quickly, otherwise it will eat you up inside.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

Forget about your worries and woes, in fact forget about anything but having a good time with the one you love. No matter how far apart you may have drifted in recent weeks you now have the chance to kiss and make up. Take it.