Your daily Horoscope: 1 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

It does not matter what feuds you had with certain people in the past – what matters now is that you work together. You cannot change the world on your own but you can do a lot of good if you join forces with those who share your ideals.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Just because you think you know what is good for other people does not give you the right to force them to change. Others must be free to make their own mistakes if they choose to, no matter how ridiculous their actions may seem to you.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

Cosmic activity in the communications area of your chart means you have plenty to say for yourself and, being a Gemini, you will say it long and loud. Just make sure that what you say is positive and progressive. No one loves a moaner.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

You must now get to grips with a problem that has taken up far too much of your time and your energy. If that means making an unpopular decision then so be it – this is no time to worry what other people might think of you personally.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

The sun in your sign gives you the courage to take risks but they are more likely to pay off if you allow yourself to be guided by your inner voice. Deep down you know what must be done, so put your feelings aside and get to work.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

If you do not feel comfortable where you are then get up and leave. There is no law, cosmic or man-made, that says you have to put your own needs on hold just to make other people feel good. Your first duty must always be to yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

You will find it easy to get people to support you over the next few days. Everyone wants to do right by you. Everyone wants to be your friend. If you succeed – when you succeed – make sure your backers get a share of the spoils.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

There have been times of late when you seemed to lose direction but now your target is crystal clear: You know exactly what you are doing and why you are doing it. Make sure you don’t lose sight of your aims and ambitions so easily again.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

You need to bring problems into the open where they can be dealt with once and for all. So long as you don’t go looking to blame other people for your woes you will find it easy to reach a compromise that everyone is happy with.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

At some point today you will realize that it is time to move on. There may be one or two regrets, even tears, but that is natural. The good news is that what comes next will be much more enjoyable and productive than what went before.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

Someone will place an obstacle in your path today and your first reaction will be to smash it out of the way. But the planets warn such an extreme reaction could have negative long-term consequences. Look for a compromise solution instead.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

The most important thing now is that you trust other people, because if you let your suspicions get the better of you it’s possible you will miss out on something good. Don’t be so defensive – people are more friendly than you think.