Your Daily Horoscope: 24 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

Social activities and travel arrangements are well starred today but you must not take anything for granted. Make sure you know where you are going, and who you are going with, before you start out so there are no nasty surprises.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

You like to help people when you can but sometimes it’s better to keep your distance and let others work things out for themselves, and such a time is now. Don’t let friends and colleagues get into the habit of assuming you will do it all for them.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

You are in one of your more assertive moods at the moment and that’s good because you will have to deal with people who respond best to a firm hand. Compromise is nice but every now and again you need to remind people that you are the boss.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

If you throw yourself into your work today you will get an amazing amount done, but for best results you should work on creative matters rather than everyday chores. Take that big idea you have and turn it into a piece of art that others can enjoy.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

Today’s Mars-Saturn link makes it easy for you to take what you want but that does not mean there won’t be consequences. If someone questions your right to make up the rules as you go along give them a blast of your Leo charm.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

The more you try to stop friends and family members doing what they want to do the more effort they will put into doing it. You need to accept that different people have different needs and different ways of doing things. Don’t be so judgmental.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

The spotlight is very much on you now and you must not try to avoid it. Even if you are the kind of Libra who prefers to keep a low profile you will find you actually enjoy being the centre of attention, at least for a while.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You don’t have to be a hero or a saint, you just have to be yourself. The problem is you have played so many roles of late that you may be unsure what your real nature is. What happens today will remind you of who you have always been.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

Yes, you have a lot of work on your plate but there is no point complaining about it. Today’s Mars-Saturn link in your sign means you must knuckle down and finish what you started – most likely something that should have been finished weeks ago.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

It’s not like you to be scared of your own shadow but cosmic activity in the most sensitive area of your chart makes you believe you have secret and powerful enemies. You don’t, but with an imagination like that you should be writing fiction!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

Don’t be too hard on someone who lets you down or makes a simple task look difficult. Not everyone can be as talented as you, so make allowances for those who will always be second class. Praise them even when you don’t really mean it.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

You need to assert yourself more and with Mars strong in the career area of your chart right now that should not be too difficult. Make sure those who have been taking you for granted get the message that you are no longer such an easy touch.