Born today, you are one of the creative dynamos of your sign, and you are sure to be recognized for a great many accomplishments, professional and personal, that define you in the minds of others. You are certainly an original in both thought and action; you prove this daily, whether you are in the spotlight or working behind the scenes. You are able to follow a well-laid plan to the letter, yet you are also able to be quite spontaneous when a situation requires it. Indeed, your flexibility and willingness to improvise are perhaps two of your greatest strengths. You are not a rule-breaker, but you know how to work within the rules to maximize potential.
You are ambitious, driven and often unwilling to listen to anyone who might suggest that you do things a different way. When it comes to what others do, you never insist that a thing be done a certain way, but when it comes to your own life, it's your way or the highway! Your headstrong nature can be both a strength and a liability.
Also born on this date are: Lucille Ball, actress; Andy Warhol, artist; Geri Halliwell, singer; Robert Mitchum, actor; Vera Farmiga, actress; Alexander Fleming, scientist; M. Night Shyamalan, filmmaker; Catherine Hicks, actress; Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet; Soleil Moon Frye, actress; Michelle Yeoh, actress.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- An invitation goes out that has you reconsidering your plans. Perhaps this is something that you cannot afford to miss.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others are eager for you to succeed, and you'll have all the help you need -- at times, perhaps more than is really useful.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are able to see things others aren't. You can maneuver very carefully among obstacles that needn't hold you up at all.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Things are likely to get rather dramatic today, after you make an announcement that takes those around you by surprise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can attack a familiar problem with a new level of enthusiasm and resolve. Someone in your domestic circle needs your help, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll get good ideas from various sources. Remember -- it doesn't matter where it comes from, as long as it works!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You needn't be protective of your plans. A rival isn't likely to try and disrupt them for any reason. Build up a head of steam.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can take a chance on something that seemed like a long shot only yesterday. Today the odds are much more in your favor.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone may misinterpret what you say or do. There may be some work for you to do to patch things up in the aftermath.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have only yourself to blame for a situation that has you backed into a corner. Don't react defensively; focus on undoing the damage.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have an important opportunity, and you mustn't pass it up. You may have to set aside other responsibilities temporarily.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can discard a plan that simply will not work. You'll know it won't because getting started will be so difficult.