Born today, you are a strong-willed, charismatic and often enigmatic individual who attracts the attention of others while also defying any real understanding of who you are or what your motives might be. Indeed, others are always trying to explain you, to fit you into a comfortable, familiar niche or to paint you in black-and-white hues when, in fact, much about you is often inexplicable, unfamiliar and always much more varied and colorful. Those who know you best will surely come to appreciate the fact that you cannot be pigeonholed; those who don't know you will be continually frustrated by that same fact -- they may even, at times, work themselves into a lather about it. This is something rather mysterious to you, for you see yourself as an ordinary person with little to set you apart -- except, perhaps, for certain opportunities that become available to you in life.
You don't believe that all things happen for a reason, but you certainly can find a reason to do any given thing -- and the difference, while subtle, is quite important to you. The first suggests that everything has been preordained; the second -- the one to which you subscribe -- confirms that you are in charge of your own destiny.
Also born on this date are: Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first man on the moon; Maureen McCormick, actress; Patrick Ewing, basketball player; Loni Anderson, actress; John Huston, actor and filmmaker; Terri Clark, singer; Vitus Bering, explorer; Jonathan Silverman, actor.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You and a partner can put your heads together and come up with a plan that will put everyone else's to shame. You can win the day!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have a request to make of someone who is not in the mood to grant it, but after some delicate negotiations, you'll have what you want.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Trust your instincts -- and your emotions -- and don't let an overly rational approach limit your options. What you can't see counts for much!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can see the path laid out before you, but rather than proceeding immediately, you may choose to examine other options first. This is wise!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to make sudden adjustments throughout the day in order to keep up with someone who has the wind in his sails. You can do it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've been having trouble contacting someone who has been trying to get in touch with you for some time. Today you can make a connection!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can return things to the way they're supposed to be after a period of upheaval that has seen confusion reign for too long.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be facing a challenge that has you doubting yourself, but you'll be able to do a few things to restore your courage.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A newly concocted plan will have you drifting on the perimeter. You can make a change that will result in more direct involvement.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to follow the recommendation of someone who has proven his or her acumen where finances are concerned.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Are you ready for the kind of competition that is likely to heat up? You'll be required to step outside your comfort zone.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to move closer to someone who has been distant recently. The most important reason is to understand his or her motives.