Born today, you are likely to find yourself in the midst of a world that is far busier, more complex and even more dangerous than you had ever imagined -- and all this while you are still quite young. Fortunately, you have been endowed with the tools you need -- and, more important, the awareness -- to make your way through such a world and find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's not guaranteed, of course, that you will succeed; on the contrary, the odds are likely to be against you. But you have much going for you, and if you keep your head in the game and avoid letting yourself be distracted by the kinds of instant gratification that can be unhealthy and dangerous, you will do well.
While young, you are likely to display an unusual level of maturity. Conversely, when you are older, you will embody a unique sort of youthfulness that is sure to win you friends and admirers wherever you go -- and keep you in the game far longer than most.
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer and songwriter; The Edge, 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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be the only one to see the most viable option lying before you, so it will be up to you to lead the pack in the right direction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You've been asked to do a difficult job, but if you feel your hands are tied, you cannot possibly proceed. Restrictions must be lifted.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Combined efforts can yield memorable results, and you want to be sure that you're part of the team. Don't drift on the periphery.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's only a matter of time before you are given the key to unlock a certain door. Professional and personal issues converge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A cooperative effort can pay off quite handsomely, but each member of the team must be given a certain amount of leeway.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you find yourself in charge of a certain project, you'll know that someone out there has given you a big vote of confidence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Take care that you're not attaching too much meaning to an endeavor that is only meant to offer temporary enjoyment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know what's what, and you know what it all means -- or do you? You may soon realize that certain things are, indeed, still a mystery.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have no doubt that your plan will succeed -- and pay off handsomely. Is today the day to get things started?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're focusing on issues at work when, in fact, the real problem is one between you and an old friend. A rift must be healed!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll wonder what's going on when you notice others moving about, trying to get things done without being seen or heard.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone in charge is willing to give you all you need to get the job done, but a third party may have his or her doubts.