Horoscope: August 21, 2016

Birthdays: Hayden Panettiere, 27; Usain Bolt, 30; Carrie-Anne Moss, 49; Kim Cattrall, 60.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Express yourself creatively no matter what you do. You will stand out and inspire others to do the same.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Check out what others do, but don’t lose sight of what you want to accomplish. You don’t have to spend a lot to start something new.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take a little extra time to help friends or the youngsters in your life. Your genuine concern for others will help you alleviate a problem before it escalates.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): An emotional incident will be difficult to forget, but if you don’t try to move on, it could affect your ability to enjoy the company of those you love.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Live and learn. A short trip or getting together with an old friend will clear up a lot of confusion about things that happened in the past and what’s possible now.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An opportunity will be the result of an unusual encounter. Attend an event that promises to make you more aware of important issues.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Anger won’t help you get your way. Keep the peace, but don’t ignore the things that upset you. The experience you have dealing with others can help you avoid future conflicts.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): People will gravitate toward you. Your persuasiveness will pay off, giving you the support you need to follow through with your plans.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t give anyone the chance to take advantage of you. Your optimistic nature will be welcomed by those you love and trust.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stay on course no matter what others do. Emotional tactics should not be allowed to draw you away from what you want to accomplish.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider what you love to do, and do it. Don’t wait for someone else to give you the go-ahead. Initiate the changes you want to make and you will prove you can impress onlookers.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Question your situation and consider what you can do to ease your stress and stop others from controlling the way you do things. Satisfaction will be yours if you stand up for what you believe in.