Born today, you have been endowed with a great deal of confidence. Combined with your natural staying power, this should allow you to prevail when others are meeting failure at every turn. You don't take no for an answer, and even if a task is troublesome or a long shot, you're often willing to make the attempt -- and likely succeed! You are drawn to all manner of endeavors that are difficult, unusual or both. What turns others off is often what turns you on, and you are more than willing to put yourself through the wringer in order to prove yourself -- to yourself and others. You don't have to attract a lot of notice in order to get things done; you are perfectly capable of doing and achieving without blowing your own horn. But when you are the center of attention, you can make that work for you like gangbusters!
Highly charismatic and possessed of a rare kind of sex appeal, you're sure to be an object of admiration for members of both sexes, and the stuff of romantic fantasies indulged by young and old. This is not something that interests you particularly, as you are rather old-fashioned in your romantic desires, seeking nothing more (and nothing less) than that perfect someone.
Also born on this date are: Charlize Theron, actress; David Duchovny, actor; Billie Burke, actress; Tobin Bell, actor; Wayne Knight, actor; Louis Leakey, anthropologist; Garrison Keillor, writer and radio personality; John Glover, actor; Michael Shannon, actor.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can't let another pick the where and the when without falling behind in some way. Make your voice heard when it comes to planning!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A threat to your reputation can be avoided altogether if you refuse to engage with someone who is up to no good. Don't be tempted!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Others are not likely to make clear what they expect from you, so you will have to take several shots in the dark as a result.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll encounter a challenge to your basic beliefs, but they are sure to remain intact. A lesson will be learned, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't let someone else's issues become your own -- unless you feel it is necessary in order to protect yourself or a key relationship.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You don't want to reveal too much too soon, yet you understand the need to tempt others with a hint of what is just around the corner.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A bad reaction needn't change things all that much. Focus on the positive, and be sure not to repeat any major mistakes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be deceived by someone who knows a thing or two about what you've recently been through. This is manipulation at its most dangerous.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Getting ahead should not require you to do anything that you will be ashamed of in the future. You can keep everything aboveboard.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to bend the rules just a bit in order to secure an outcome that is good for you and those working with you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you see is likely to send you in a strange direction if you aren't careful to step back and view it objectively from a distance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Now is the time to let others know, without any equivocation, just what you are capable of and why you want to do a certain job.