Horoscopes for Aug. 24, 2016

Birthdays: Alex O’Loughlin, 40; Dave Chappelle, 43; Marlee Matlin, 51, Cal Ripken Jr., 56.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Making comparisons will be a mistake. Do your own thing and don’t rely on others to pitch in and help. Keep your personal information a secret and store your money in a safe place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do something about your current vocational situation. If you aren’t happy with the way things are going, take initiative and increase your knowledge.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can accomplish a lot if you put your energy into personal gains, improving your health or taking care of legal matters.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your friends will be supportive and give you the boost you need to move in a new direction. Put your skills to work for you and you’ll be surprised.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The help and openness you offer will be appreciated by your colleagues, peers and family members. Planning a trip will give you something to look forward to.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Push for everything you want. Get your responsibilities out of the way and move on to the things that will help you get ahead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A deal going on behind your back can cost you. Take the initiative on handling important issues. Don’t leave important problems to others to take care of.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Partnerships are featured today, making this an ideal time to make improvements to your home, your business or the personal connection you have with someone.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Live and learn. Listen to the advice offered by others, but follow your own path. Good things will come your way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do something that will make you feel good about yourself. Start an exercise regimen or make changes to your personal environment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t allow someone else’s negativity to stop you from heading in the direction that makes you happy. If you want something, take the time to make it happen.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Share information and talk matters through, but don’t let anyone pressure you into something you don’t want to do.