Born today, you are never more comfortable or at home than when you are indulging in a favorite passion -- whatever that might be. The fact is that you are driven by passions of all kinds, those that smolder beneath the surface and those that rage like an inferno. Without them you would feel like a mere cipher, a shell, an empty, lifeless husk. You need to feel deeply in order to feel alive, and in order to apply yourself fully to any sort of project or line of endeavor. Will it surprise anyone if you wait an inordinately long time to decide on a career path for yourself? Absolutely not, for you must choose one that feeds your passions! Will it surprise anyone if you begin charting a successful course at a very young age? Certainly not, for you may know exactly what to do with your life, thanks to one of these intense urges.
You are likely to wear your heart on your sleeve far more often than not. Although you recognize that this can leave you vulnerable to all manner of predators, you are not one to keep your emotions under wraps -- or even in check. You must express yourself openly and honestly at all times, regardless of the risks involved.
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer-songwriter; The Edge, guitarist; Don Most, actor; Rory Calhoun, actor; Emiliano Zapata, Mexican 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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are not the kind of person to enjoy doing a thing if it doesn't capture your imagination somehow -- but this works both ways!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A good time may have to come to an abrupt end as you suddenly find yourself facing a situation that could be a very real threat.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take the time to sort through issues that have come up very quickly over the past few days. You're working with a new reality.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can settle an argument between two parties who don't seem to know what you know -- sharing that information can make all the difference.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may discover that you are capable of far more than you thought you were, especially with limited resources and a restricted amount of time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be driving yourself a little too hard, and you run the risk of hitting the wall at precisely the wrong moment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know how to get someone moving, but you may want to wait until you know which direction he or she will choose to go.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Putting your best foot forward may not be as easy as it sounds, as you are facing a situation that presents many personal obstacles.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can do much to make a close friend feel better about him- or herself. How far are you willing to go to do the same for yourself?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may require more information before you can begin working on a certain project. Be aware, a deadline is approaching.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are gathering steam and will soon be moving forward at a high rate of speed. Efficiency and productivity are at their peak.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you want is right in front of you, and it has been for quite some time. What is keeping you from reaching out and claiming it as your own?