Your Daily Horoscope: 21 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

The next few days will require a lot of hard work on your part, and also a lot of self-control, but if you keep your cool and keep a smile on your face you will come through unscathed and maybe even with your reputation enhanced.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

The world will be a happier place over the coming week – well, your world will be anyway. No matter where you might be or what you might be doing you will find ways to have fun. Friends and colleagues will be inspired by your example.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

If you need to win your way back into the good books of someone you have fallen out with then now is the time to kiss and make up. You can charm your way past their defences with ease and soon you will be best friends again.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Take each day as it comes over the coming week and be ready to move in whatever direction fate chooses to point you. Good fortune will come not just from your own efforts but also through the influence of powerful friends.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

You need to let someone know that the past is over and done with and you don’t hold any grudges. They may need a bit of convincing but they will come round when they see that you are serious about working out your differences.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

This is one of the best times of the year for you and the Sun’s move into your sign tomorrow will give you the confidence to try things that may have been too much for you before. Do your homework first though. Don’t take foolish risks.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

You have so many great ideas but not much of an idea what you can do with them all. Don’t worry. The next few weeks are more about thinking and planning than actually doing. You will know when the time is right to act.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

It won’t be long before you get the chance to impress some very important people, so make sure you know what you want and make sure they see you as the kind of person who knows how to get things done. Always aim to be the best.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

You will be called upon to lead by example over the next few weeks, both in your personal life and in your work. Show others that it is possible to do well and reach the top without resorting to underhand methods. Be noble in everything you do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

The Sun’s change of signs tomorrow means you cannot put a foot wrong. Lady Luck is on your side 100 per cent and you can and you must make the most of it. Just be careful you don’t take on too much and exhaust yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

The only thing that is holding you back at the moment is your fear of failing and making a fool of yourself. But you will look a bigger fool in the long term if you fail to act and miss out on something huge. You have to go for it.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

You have to accept that people you deal with on a one-to-one level have the upper hand at the moment. The good news is if things go right you will share in the credit, but if they go wrong it won’t be you who gets the blame.