August 16th

Aries- Are you happy with the way your life is going? If not then you must do something about it. Whether you see your life as hard or easy is, ultimately, nothing more than a choice - and reality will follow that choice.

Taurus- Don't waste time on things you cannot change. You have only a limited amount of time and energy at your disposal so your aims must be limited too. Focus on what you are good at and forget the rest.

Gemini- See what happens today as a challenge rather than as a setback. Even if a friend or colleague lets you down you should look on the bright side: it means one less person with whom to share the rewards!

Cancer- You may have to admit, if only to yourself, that one particular aim or ambition is going to stay beyond your reach, at least for the foreseeable future. But what of it? You've got plenty of others to go after.

Leo- There is no such thing as luck and the sooner you realize that the better your "luck" is likely to be. A social occasion of some kind will bring opportunities to meet interesting new people and make important new contacts.

Virgo- There will be a degree of chaos today as those around you realize they have only limited time to get things done. You, of course, can sit back with a smug look on your face - as you are well on top of your tasks.

Libra- It should all start to come right for you now. The entry of Venus, your ruler, into your sign will encourage you to believe that life is good and about to get even better. Believing it will make it come true.

Scorpio- You may lack a certain enthusiasm today but that is not necessarily a bad thing. You have been so hard-working in recent weeks that you could probably do with a break. No one will give it to you, so take it yourself.

Sagittarius- Even if you feel you have not achieved as much as you should have recently don't let it worry you. In a matter of days you will be doing things you never dreamed you would be able to master. Have fun!

Capricorn- As Venus changes signs today this would be a good time to resolve any outstanding disputes you may have with employers and people in positions of power. Next time, try not to rub them up the wrong way!

Aquarius- Someone will make you an offer you find hard to refuse but refuse it you must because the planets warn it will mean a mountain of extra work for you. Keep things simple - the less you have to worry about the better.

Pisces- You need some time to think through the changes that have taken place in your life in recent months. More importantly you need some peace and quiet as you can't think clearly with voices coming at you from every direction.