Born today, you are quick-witted, nimble in mind and body, and always able to work your way out of a difficult situation simply because you pay attention to what is going on around you and react accordingly. You don't plan a great deal, but instead trust your instincts to tell you what to do -- often at the very moment when action is required. Others are often amazed at your ability to skirt danger, to take the bull by the horns and turn a liability into a distinct advantage. You don't feel the need to tell everyone everything about yourself, but neither are you the kind to conceal the truth. Others are free to learn about you what they wish, and you never feel compromised or otherwise disadvantaged by being an open book in this way.
You're sure to make mistakes, but you only really regret those you make when it comes to your personal relationships. Business errors are easily reversed, but a mistake that threatens a friendship is harder to undo -- and you are not always the best at apologizing when you have done someone an intentional wrong in some small way.
Also born on this date are: Lucille Ball, actress and producer; Andy Warhol, artist; Geri Halliwell, singer; Robert Mitchum, actor; Vera Farmiga, actress; Alexander Fleming, biologist; M. Night Shyamalan, filmmaker; Catherine Hicks, actress; Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet; Michelle Yeoh, actress; Soleil Moon Frye, actress; Melissa George, actress; Johann Bernoulli, mathematician; Catherine Hicks, actress.
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You don't have to do what you don't want to. Not everyone will respond well to your refusals, but no serious harm should result.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on that which is not obvious, and you'll likely solve more than one personal mystery. A family member will give you some advice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must be willing to look at yourself more honestly than ever before in order to get past a roadblock that you've put in your own way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to juggle more than one highly volatile situation. Be sure to keep your emotions in check, and don't fly off the handle!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not have heard of someone who is playing a rather important, albeit peripheral, role in your affairs. Do some research.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've been putting up with more restrictions than you can now bear. It's time to break free from anything that keeps you from progressing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to travel far from your current home base just to arrange for something that wasn't handled well by the responsible party.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can share a few secrets with a special someone without any fear that what you reveal will get out. Something is evolving here.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're trying too hard to do what isn't in your wheelhouse. It's time to stop comparing yourself to another, and do what comes naturally.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll be contacted by someone who is more than willing to give you what you feel you need -- but you had better think twice!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are more able to do something successfully on the spur of the moment than you might think. Just shut your eyes and jump right in!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are able to see things for what they are, which is not something everyone can do. Some will count on you to lead them to the truth.