Born today, you are able to maintain a healthy worldview even in the face of endless struggle. You are a balanced and thoughtful individual who knows the value of a promise, and who is able to embrace a cause in such a way that success is virtually guaranteed. At the same time, however, you would be the first to acknowledge that nothing is a certainty. You have an adventurous spirit, and you're willing to do the kinds of things that most people avoid. This isn't because you make a habit of throwing caution to the wind, but rather because you like to learn as much as possible and believe that you will learn invaluable lessons about yourself and the world around you.
There are times in which you may seem to be waiting for something to come along and give you a greater sense of purpose or meaning -- and in most cases that wait will be rewarded, as you are sure to experience much in life that gives you exactly what you want. Like so many Leo natives, you are eager to do that which is important and memorable.
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, director; Terri Clark, singer; Vitus Bering, explorer.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Harmony at home depends on your attitude and point of view. You can disrupt things by spreading bad feelings, but why do that?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't have as much time as you think to solve a particularly tricky problem involving someone from your past. Act now!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're eager to see a certain mistake forgiven and forgotten -- and it will be, once you acknowledge the reasons for it in the first place.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Not everyone is willing to play by your rules today. Be patient with anyone who doesn't understand where you're coming from.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your instincts are keen, but you don't have all the data you need to make a truly informed decision. You cannot afford to guess wrong today!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Circumstances seem to conspire against you today, when in fact it is a lack of preparation that holds you back. This can be remedied!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's not too late to revise your thinking about a certain individual or situation. What you are facing today requires an honest assessment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You receive both good news and bad news today, and what you do with each makes all the difference. You needn't be adversely affected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You understand what is going on around you today, and you appreciate the efforts others are making -- but you know success depends on you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A misunderstanding is quickly and easily cleared up today -- provided that you recognize it to begin with. You are eager for nightfall.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A celebration of sorts takes on a strange new meaning today when things don't come off exactly as planned. This could be something big!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are tempted to follow in someone else's footsteps, but you must realize that doing so will have far-reaching effects. Think twice.