Born today, you live your life in a manner that is both reactive and proactive, letting circumstances reveal to you new directions in which to travel, and then deciding for yourself how best to proceed after careful consideration. This kind of self-determinism, combined with a feeling that certain things are pre-ordained, can work wonders for you, personally and professionally, especially while you are young and don't yet know quite enough to make informed decisions about the overall course of your life. You are nimble in mind and body, able to turn quickly and stop on a dime, and you don't ever feel as though you must commit yourself permanently to any idea, plan or endeavor.
You may not appear to be overly emotional, but the fact is that the current of feeling that runs beneath the surface is strong and ever-present. Nothing happens to you or near you that you do not feel strongly, but you don't always have to show others how events are affecting you. Some may call you "mysterious" for this very reason.
Also born on this date are: Whitney Houston, singer; Anna Kendrick, actress; Sam Elliott, actor; Deion Sanders, football player; Gillian Anderson, actress; Michael Kors, designer; Eric Bana, actor; Melanie Griffith, actress; Robert Shaw, actor and writer; Rod Laver, tennis player.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are able to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Trust in your ability to turn someone else's frown upside down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may fear the tempest that is fast approaching, but remember that after every storm comes a welcome calm. You can do this!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have no reason to indulge in any private concerns, but you're suspicious of the road that lies ahead. Forward motion cures all ills!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can derive a great deal of pleasure from interaction with those who are younger than you. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be captivated by something "new" in your life that has, in reality, been there all along. So what's different about it now?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What someone else does as a matter of course may take you by surprise. Your reaction has you wondering if this is worth a closer look.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be wondering if you can, indeed, have too much of a good thing. The answer can lie only within you -- very deeply within.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can combine business and pleasure in a way that seems both new and strangely familiar. You'll feel as if you can give anything a try!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Outward signs tell you one thing, but you have a feeling that something very different is going on inside. Can you get in touch with it?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You and a friend discover something new in common, and it's likely to be much more than skin deep. Is it time to reveal a secret?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Ask for help, but realize that, depending on whom you ask, you may get much more than you originally bargained for.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone's behavior is likely to raise an eyebrow, but you may find you are the only one reacting in this fashion. Ask yourself why.