Born today, you are likely to be on the front lines of the battle of the sexes. Men and women born today have just enough in common as well as much that is dramatically different to result in heightened tensions and rather comical interactions as personal desires and opinions vie for supremacy. All Leos born today are talented, charismatic and forward-thinking, but each can spot others born on this date merely because of an inborn feeling of a certain kind. When it comes to ambition, you are hard to beat; you want a great deal, you want it sooner rather than later, and you are willing to work hard to get it. Reputation is far more important to others than it is to you. You want to acquire material things -- and acquire them you will!
Also born on this date are: Tom Brady, football player; Martha Stewart, homemaking expert and entrepreneur; Tony Bennett, singer; Martin Sheen, actor; John C. McGinley, actor; John Landis, filmmaker; Jo Marie Payton, actress; Isaiah Washington, actor; James Hetfield, singer and musician; Molly Hagan, actress; Jay North, actor; Gordon Scott, actor.
No one born on this date should ever be tempted by shortcuts, for these can result in a great deal of disappointment and heartache. You must commit to things fully, without a thought for relative ease or difficulty. You'll always know how to work hard for what you feel you deserve, so there's no excuse for doing otherwise.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- That one piece of information that is so essential to your continued progress may prove to be rather elusive. Don't give up the search.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Routine serves a purpose: Without it, you're likely to feel off balance. Trust what has always worked for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're in no mood to be patient, though you know that patience is required. You must employ an unusual amount of self-control.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can help someone without straying far from concrete plans. He or she can make adjustments that will serve you well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are eager to complete a current project and set it aside. It's been all-consuming lately, and you're in the mood for something else.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're willing to take the long way around to get where you want to go, but perhaps you shouldn't involve anyone for whom it may be dangerous.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your attempts to reach out to those who can aid you in this time of need may frustrate more than help. You are probably on your own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be considering a few subtle changes that will have dramatic consequences in the long run. You must warn your cohorts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are eager to hear what you have to say, and they certainly want to see what you will do next, but you may not be ready just yet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Some may consider you overeager or unaware, but you know full well what's going on, and you're excited about it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're looking down the barrel of a unique threat, but you may be afforded just enough time to figure out a way to avoid it altogether.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have waited just a bit too long to get a certain thing started, but the help you get later on will enable you to catch up.