HOROSCOPES FOR 8.5.16

Birthdays: Lolo Jones, 34; Jesse Williams, 35; Jonathan Silverman, 50; Maureen McCormick, 60.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Problems with peers will develop if someone doesn’t pull his or her weight. Make sure you do what’s expected of you. Getting along with others will improve your reputation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Focus on professional goals. Learn from those one step ahead of you, and do your best to keep up. An unexpected promotion to a better position is possible.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tempers will surface if you try to get others to do things for you. Try using an unusual method to bring in more money. Put more effort into showing how much you care.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look at life from a new perspective and you will find a way to solve any problems you face. A short jaunt to visit someone important to you could make a positive impact.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): False information will result in a loss. Keep your money in a safe place. Don’t let anyone pressure you into a deal that sounds too good to be true.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your sensitivity toward others will help you understand what you are up against. You can’t change the world, but you can make a difference to those you love.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep personal secrets to yourself. Once you have finished what you started, you will be in a better position to share information.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Ask for help if you need it. The information offered will encourage you to step things up a notch and aim for a higher position.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close to home. Avoid heading in a direction that will lead to bad habits. It’s important to be honest, and asking questions is helpful.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Consider what you want to see happen. Make a list, negotiate a contract and put your plans into play.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Strive to bring about positive changes regarding important relationships. An idea you have considered in the past will have a much better shot at success if launched now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep moving. Don’t let unfinished business slow you down. Organization will be necessary to fulfill your responsibilities.