Your Daily Horoscope: 22 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

Your head may be full of wonderful ideas but what are you going to do with them? Confidence is a trait you have never lacked but it will take more than self-belief to turn those big ideas into concrete realities. It will take commitment too.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Start something new this week, something of a creative nature. The planets indicate that if you try your hand at something different you will discover a talent that has lain dormant for many years. Use it well and it could make you rich.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

The more the critics say that what you are doing is misguided the more determined you will be to prove them wrong. The fact is you don’t need anyone’s advice – your own inner voice will guide you, if you have the guts to trust it.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Get out and about today and make sure family and friends know what you are up to. Positive influences in the communications area of your chart will make it easy for you to get your message across. Don’t let them pretend they do not understand.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

Try taking a fresh approach to a money matter or business issue today. For too long you have allowed yourself to be overly influenced by what friends and family think you should be doing. Ignore what they say and follow your instincts.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

The Sun moves into your sign today and a new solar year begins. You have done a lot of thinking in recent weeks and you should by now have some sort of plan. What is your first step going to be? Don’t think any more, just take it!

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

You may be more suspicious than usual over the next few days but that’s okay as it will keep you on your toes. Just don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the world is out to get you – that’s not healthy suspicion, that’s paranoia.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You may have a tremendous urge to interfere in matters that have nothing to do with you but if you are smart you will use your formidable willpower to pull yourself back from the brink. If you don’t you will probably regret it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

As the Sun crosses the career angle of your chart today this is the ideal time to start thinking about whether you are happy in your work and, if not, what you can do to improve things. Don’t be afraid to make a major change.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

Ignore what friends and family members say you should be doing and do what feels right for you. No matter what their opinions may be you must trust your instincts and, most important, act on what they tell you – not later, but now!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

You need to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to do with your long-term finances. If you act on impulse over the next few days you will most likely regret it later on when you realize how much you have wasted or lost.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

Try not to fall into the trap of thinking that those who disagree with you are your enemies. It’s far more likely they are your friends. The Sun in your opposite sign means you must meet others halfway. Life is not a war.