Born today, you have what it takes to do one or two things better than anyone else, and this potential will be recognized in you at a very early age. Whether or not you will choose to pursue the success that is, in a sense, your birthright is the ultimate question. Do so, and your life can be one triumph after another, but if you ignore your strongest talents, then you may well sink into an abyss of mediocrity and never be known for that which separates you from the rest of the crowd. Which decision will you make? There are those who will watch you carefully to see which path you take; at times, they will do what they can to influence you. This can be dangerous because you are strong-willed and want to do things that you can call your own. You don't like to be pressured against your will.
There is something unusual in your look, your manner or your gait that will get attention wherever you go -- and invite imitation, too, on many occasions and by many people. But that very thing is virtually inimitable, and is a unique identifier of you alone.
Also born on this date are: Roger Federer, tennis player; Donny Most, actor; Keith Carradine, actor; Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Dino De Laurentiis, producer.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you expect nothing new, then you are sure to be surprised. Expect the unexpected, and you will be ready for anything!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone in charge may be expecting you to cover up something that is untimely or inconvenient. You mustn't run afoul of the law!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- That which is most important to you will be revealed in a manner that lets you get used to the idea of the change that will be involved.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are willing to move swiftly and decisively when the time comes. The difficulty will be waiting, but you can fill the time constructively.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are ready to cut a break for someone who, in days past, did you the same favor. Together, you can overcome a major obstacle.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You should be able to mix and mingle with all sorts, but at one point you will find that your patience is truly being tested.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The rules you are expected to follow may not suit you entirely, but there's no good reason to go against them -- just yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself attracted not so much to what someone says, but by how he or she says it. Style counts for much.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There is no one more important to you than that one person who has promised to be by your side through everything.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Friends and enemies both will be in your orbit. Do what you can to minimize the number in the latter camp!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- An unexpected development may have you focusing your energies in an area that is entirely new to you -- or at least unfamiliar.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can find much to enjoy even in routine endeavors today. In fact, such a day can bring you closer to yourself in many key ways.