Born today, you are no stranger to adversity, yet your experience will teach you, when both young and old, that adversity itself is nothing to fear. If you approach it with the right mindset, you will be sure to turn adversity into opportunity and be able to use the lessons learned to tackle almost any kind of obstacle that may come your way. You are sure to win more than your share of personal support as you journey through life, but you can also expect those who are critical of you, your beliefs and your general approach to living to be quite vocal -- perhaps even aggressive -- in their criticism of you. Criticism itself, however, cannot hold you back.
You are an expert at communicating with people on a basic level, often about things that are not basic at all! You have a way of inspiring others and of focusing on the things that seem to be most important -- for yourself and for those around you. It can be said that you are a born leader.
Also born on this date are: Barack Obama, U.S. president; Louis Vuitton, designer; Cole and Dylan Sprouse, actors; Louis Armstrong, singer and musician; Elizabeth, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom; Billy Bob Thornton, actor and director; Richard Belzer, actor; Roger Clemens, baseball player; Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not fully appreciate what someone else has gone through to help you over a personal obstacle. Today your eyes will be opened.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are far more able to do a certain thing on your own than to assist another who tries to do it. It's a complicated dynamic.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may feel as though routine affairs are taking up too much time and thought. Indeed, they may not be routine anymore!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The gravity of a certain situation is not lost on you. It may be time to step up and do what you can to steer things in the right direction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're going to have to give yourself over to whatever comes, but you can make it both enjoyable and profitable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What seems possible to you today may prove more difficult than expected, but that doesn't mean it's impossible, by any means!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be facing several deadlines, and it's important that you prioritize in order to juggle all responsibilities effectively.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to help a friend or loved one through a difficult few moments today. He or she has received news that is hard to digest.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You know how to keep things running smoothly, even when you are faced with circumstances not conducive to steady progress.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your schedule may prevent you from making contact with someone who is interested in partnering with you. He or she will wait.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Environmental influences will affect you in ways that may surprise you, but a traditional method of protection will work well for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You already had a keen interest in something that is becoming much more popular at this time. You can share what you already know!