Born today, you are not always going to be front-and-center in life. Fortunately, you are perfectly comfortable being in the background, for you know that you can often have just as much influence over events, if not more, than if you were leading the charge. You enjoy the spotlight, surely, but you don't crave it. Yet when it shines upon you, you are able to perform well -- often better than those around you -- though what you have to offer may not always be to everyone's taste. Still, everything you do can be said to be honest, genuine and well-meaning. You're not the kind to do anything in an artificial or spiteful way.
You may have to weather some stormy times in your life, primarily because of decisions you make that do not lead where you thought they would. Still, you can trim your sails and choose a course that minimizes danger, recovering quickly once the seas have calmed. You may experience a dramatic change of heart at one point in your life.
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer-songwriter; The Edge, singer and guitarist; Don Most, actor; Rory Calhoun, actor; Emiliano Zapata, military leader; Keith Carradine, actor.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have one chance, and only one, to redo what was done yesterday in haste. Others recognize that you are under duress.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on those who seem to know where they are going without looking. This can come in handy when you have to navigate by instinct.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you imagine to be the ultimate result of your continued efforts may not mesh entirely with a reality that presents itself today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your personal style is likely to prove irresistible. Others will follow suit as best they can, but you're actually inimitable.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may wake to find that things have changed in some subtle but important way. Never fear; you can always reclaim what is missing!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- With the help of someone who understands your plight as if it were his or her own, you can rise above current problems.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may want to embrace some old-fashioned methods as you pursue your goals. Nosegays and promenades may be the order of the day!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll enjoy what another brings to the table even though it may require some work to integrate it fully into your affairs.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You don't want to let go of a certain goal just yet. You'll pursue it until you realize that failure is not an option, but a certainty.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can recover quickly and permanently from a minor setback. Teach others how to avoid it in the first place, if you can.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be expected to learn something quite complicated in very little time. Fortunately, previous experience sees you through.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have skipped a step, delaying the completion of a job that is more important to you than you had imagined. Get it done!