Your Daily Horoscope: 19 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

No matter how strong your opinions on a certain subject may be you must keep them to yourself today. If you go too far – and you know you will – you will make an enemy of someone it might have been wiser to keep as a friend.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Be very careful who you rely on today and over the weekend because there is a great deal at stake. Help partners and co-workers make the right choices – if they don’t, employers and other important people may put the blame on you.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

Be wary of people who flatter you over the next 24 hours because they are hoping to feather their own nests at your expense. That will only happen if you allow it to happen. You don’t need flattery, you know you’re the best.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

You need to get serious about what you own and what you earn, but not so serious that you forget about everything else. Money is important, of course, but only as a means to an end, not as an end in itself. Love trumps everything else.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

The reason other people are so demanding and expect so much of you is because you have set such high standards for yourself that they think you are capable of anything. Maybe you are but they have no right to demand it of you.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

If you start something new today it may not work out the way you were expecting, so put it off a while and focus on making the best of what you are already doing. In a matter of days your life will get a lot more interesting.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

No matter what partners and loved ones may have said or done to annoy you in recent weeks you must put it behind you now and focus on the simple, everyday things that you will always have in common. Don’t let differences drive you apart.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

If you have something to say – or, more likely, something to complain about – you must get it off of your chest immediately because no one will have the time to listen to you over the weekend. Speak up while you have the chance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

No matter how anxious you may be about a certain situation you must stay calm at all costs. Identify what the problem is and then come up with a plan to take care of it. Chances are you will find it’s not as bad as you thought it was.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

There is no point looking back at the things you have done and wishing you had done them differently. The past is over and done with and all you can do now is learn from your mistakes and start moving forward again. Action will banish regret.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

What happens today will in some way or another remind you that in the greater scheme of things how much you earn and what your social or professional standing may be does not matter in the slightest. It’s love that makes the world go round – always.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

The old solar cycle is coming to an end and in a matter of days a new and more positive cycle will begin, for you at least, so don’t take on any new tasks or chores because you are unlikely to have the time to finish them.