Born today, you have tremendous stores of creative energy that you know how to apply to almost any problem -- whether it be a creative one, or one that is much more commonplace and practical. You seem to know just what needs to be done in certain situations, and though it is impossible for you to be right all the time -- or is it? -- your confidence will see you through even the difficult times when you are not able to reach your goals. Like so many other Leo natives, you have been endowed with great charisma -- though in you, it is much closer to that certain something sometimes known as "star quality." Indeed, you know how to shine brightly under almost any circumstances.
Your ability to take advantage of situations as they evolve -- while gracefully navigating inherent pitfalls -- is one of your greatest skills, and it will enable you to position yourself near the top of almost any profession you choose -- provided, of course, you do choose one and commit to it wholeheartedly!
Also born on this date are: Barack Obama, U.S. president; Cole and Dylan Sprouse, actors; Louis Armstrong, singer and musician; Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain; 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must spend only a small amount of time doing things that don't please you -- and once they're done, they're done!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Take care not to make a spectacle of yourself as you pursue a certain goal. Remain in control, and don't do anything out of character.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're willing to follow a new leader wherever he or she may take you, as you are confident that the benefits outweigh the risks.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You and a friend will share the burden of getting a certain key project done. Each of you brings something unique to the table.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to be sure that you have everything you need with you, just in case you're called upon to do the unexpected.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll have reason to think that others are actually quite glad to have you around. Indeed, what you offer is invaluable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can give a friend a boost simply by including him or her in a project that you have already been working on for some time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll find yourself moving slowly in a new direction, but that doesn't mean you have to give up anything dear to you -- yet.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You should be able to pick up the pace and get a great deal done in a remarkably short amount of time. Remain streamlined.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're going to have to ally yourself with someone who only yesterday was giving you bad vibes. Things are not as they seem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can proceed very much according to plan, but be prepared for slight adjustments if the weather doesn't cooperate.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The more specific you can be, the better. You're trying to impart a few important lessons, and you must be clearly understood right away.