Born today, you seek self-awareness, self-confidence and self-possession more than anything else, and you're likely to find them. In fact, the path that will lead you to them is bound to provide a great deal of adventure, danger, discovery and reward! For you, the journey is far more interesting than the destination. You never fret about taking longer to do something or go somewhere than you had planned, for you know that the extra time will afford you the opportunity to experience more, learn more and reflect more. You are serious-minded, and you tend to think of things in absolute terms. The world is painted in black and white as far as you can tell, and you don't often recognize when things are presented to you in shades of gray. You have a tender heart, but you also have a critical mind that doesn't allow you to become overly sentimental.
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer-songwriter; The Edge, guitarist; Don Most, actor; Rory Calhoun, actor; Emiliano Zapata, Mexican military leader; Roger Federer, tennis player; Keith Carradine, actor.
When things are simple and straightforward, you are at your best; when things become complicated, you often find yourself getting swamped, and this can threaten all that you are striving for in life. You never mind routine, but you will certainly welcome novelty and adventure when they come your way.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It may be time to evolve more quickly than usual. The times appear to be changing -- again -- and you will find yourself at the vanguard.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can indulge yourself without letting anyone know, but is that a good idea? If you are found out, you'll have some explaining to do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be reverting to an old behavior in order to get through something that is proving to be much more uncomfortable than expected.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may choose to set aside your duties and accompany a friend or loved one on a journey. You're in for a treat -- and some discoveries!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are eager to start something new, but take care that none of your decisions affects family members adversely. Reveal all options.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your attempt to speed things up may actually do the reverse. There are times when you must accept the status quo gracefully.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to have to do some things the hard way. When it comes to talking with a co-worker, you may want a third party present.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're feeling the pressure mount, but you have no one to blame but yourself if you find you are unable to adjust accordingly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are drawn to you throughout the day as you continue to do things that show off the best side of your complex nature.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You will want to experiment with one or two methods that are new and improved, but your ultimate goal remains the same.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your energy and outlook are influential. Others seeking a respite are drawn into your orbit. What can you spy that is different?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be tempted to throw out your playbook and trust your instincts to see you through a complicated period.