Born today, you are known for taking on all manner of challenges that test you to your physical, mental and emotional limits. While others may worry about you as a result, the fact is that these are exactly the kinds of things that you most enjoy doing, and at which you excel. You are never happy when you are engaged in mundane daily tasks that don't test you in any way. You want your activities to be difficult, complex, dangerous or at least unusual -- and you want to be recognized and admired for doing them! You have a hunger for achievement and the rewards it brings.
You will journey far and wide throughout your lifetime, in search of opportunity and knowledge. You enjoy going to new places, meeting new people and learning about their lives and their views of the world. You appreciate how each individual is different from everyone else -- and you wouldn't want it any other way.
Also born on this date are: Neil Armstrong, astronaut; Maureen McCormick, actress; Patrick Ewing, basketball player; Loni Anderson, actress; John Huston, director; Terri Clark, singer; Vitus Bering, explorer; James Gunn, filmmaker, Jonathan Silverman, actor.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can start the day in a manner that has those around you excited about what you'll do later on. You can use surprise to your advantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself grappling with a familiar personal challenge. Someone comes to your aid just in time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can focus squarely on your own needs without ignoring anyone else's -- especially those of the people closest to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll receive news from afar that takes you very much by surprise -- at first. You can adjust quickly to this new reality.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can show a great deal of drive and initiative as you address a problem that no one but you has even recognized. Expect smooth sailing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're not likely to get the reaction you had expected from a friend or loved one. In fact, it will be much better than you hoped!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Give someone a helping hand, as you never know when you're going to need one. He or she will be more than willing to return the favor.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can zip through your work with ease, provided you choose the path that offers little in the way of obstacles or distractions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Whatever direction you head off in, you'll discover something about yourself in the faces of the people you encounter.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can charge ahead with confidence. Put your primary needs on the front burner and don't settle for anything less than success.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others will appreciate your efforts, though some may not understand precisely why you chose to do what you have done.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- There's no point in grumbling about something you could not have anticipated and cannot control. Its effect should be minimal, anyway.