Born today, you are likely to pursue one single line of endeavor throughout your lifetime until it brings you the success, notoriety and financial security you want in life. This single-mindedness of purpose will be on display from an early age, and those who come in contact with you will recognize the tenacity and willpower that can make you virtually unstoppable. Your ambitions are never hidden from view; you make no apologies for wanting what you want -- and wanting to be the best. You are willing to work hard to reach your goals, but take care! There may be times when you are also willing to bend the rules to ensure a victory that is already in the bag. Do you really want to risk everything that way?
You can be quite sensitive to criticism -- a hallmark of the otherwise strong and independent Leo native -- and it may be that you have lost friends simply because you could not face the truth when you heard it from them. You must try to be less sensitive to contrary opinions; they can be very good for you when offered at the right times!
Also born on this date are: Tom Brady, football player; Martha Stewart, homemaking expert; Tony Bennett, singer; Martin Sheen, actor; John C. McGinley, actor; John Landis, director; Ryan Lochte, Olympic swimmer; James Hetfield, singer and musician.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can trust that someone close to you has your best interests at heart and will keep you from any real dangers. Show your gratitude.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone may want something from you that you are not necessarily prepared to give. Or perhaps it's just that you don't really want to!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are expecting your creative energy to rise very soon -- and it will. In the meantime, you can deal with mundane issues very well.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The one who recently offered you precisely what you want isn't going to wait forever for a reply. Make a decision as soon as possible!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be called upon to tend to an issue that is too sensitive for others. You know the history better than anyone else.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can do much to ease someone's tension over a necessary evil. You know that things will be looking up very soon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have the ability to make things much more pleasant for someone who is going through a difficult time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can share your views with a certain acquaintance without any risk of being misunderstood. He or she gets you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are not in a position to make demands of a certain individual -- yet. Soon, however, you'll be able to ask for whatever you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't neglect your own physical needs. If it's rest you require, get some! Be sure to eat right and stimulate your mind as well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have something very big on the docket. Tend to lesser issues as soon as you can, and give yourself ample time to prepare.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not have understood precisely what steps you had to take to get where you are, but it all should make sense now.