Born today, you are an idealistic individual with no illusions, which makes you a force to be reckoned with in almost any endeavor you choose and will enable you to succeed in almost any career. You know how to get things done in a way that lasts. Working from the bottom up, you build things with a strong foundation, never letting them teeter or be threatened by bad planning or subpar execution. Your communication skills are perhaps among the highest of anyone born under your sign -- which is significant, since Leo natives are known for their ability to persuade. Whether you are speaking to one person or to hundreds, you seem to make each listener feel as if he or she is the most important person in the room. In this way, you inspire others to join forces with you in working for the kinds of progress that can really make a difference in the world overall.
You cherish your privacy, and you are the kind of individual for whom parenting comes naturally, because it also provides you with more contentment than any other endeavor. Despite the fact that you work hard and are likely to dedicate yourself to important causes, nothing will be more important to you than family, come what may.
Also born on this date are: Barack Obama, U.S. president; Cole and Dylan Sprouse, actors; Louis Armstrong, singer and musician; Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain; Billy Bob Thornton, actor and director; Richard Belzer, actor; Roger Clemens, baseball player; Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet; Jeff Gordon, auto racer.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
PICSES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Take care that you don't jump the gun. You will want everything to have its place, and everything to be done in the right order.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself in a surprising position before the day is out. A friend and ally is ready to prop you up when you need moral support.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Take care that you don't start too quickly. You'll want the tempo to build so that you can control all aspects of what is going on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What's too big and too small? You'll be introduced to a new idea that will help you solve this simple but pressing conundrum.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be given a reprieve of sorts, but that doesn't mean that you can fritter away the time without a care in the world.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An air of disbelief may surround your activities, as others cannot fully take in everything that you're accomplishing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you could put directly is perhaps best suggested instead. The person with whom you want to connect will pick up on your messages.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- When you're ready to move on from one endeavor to another, you must inform those who have your back. Don't neglect the supporting players!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You don't want to make the same mistake that was made by the one who was last in your position; you must trust your instincts at all times.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may react to what you see and hear with some measure of disbelief, but soon you'll get used to all those sights and sounds.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not see things exactly as they are until a good friend tells you something you may not want to hear. The truth is best.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your position isn't about to be threatened, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement on your part. Challenge yourself.