Born today, you are not "classical" in your approach to life; you don't do things in a learned or stylized way, but only in that way which comes naturally to you. Fortunately, you are also quite curious about the world around you, and you are compelled to observe and learn as much as you can. You combine book learning with instinct and are able to do much that others simply cannot do -- and it is that instinct, of course, that makes everything you do unique. Others can only hope to follow in your footsteps, but they are not likely to copy your methods with any real success.
When it comes to other people, you can be rough around the edges; you don't always have the best manners, and you don't always say or do the right things. When it comes to first impressions, you are at the mercy of the stars -- for you will be who you are, regardless of any expectations, and the chips will fall where they may!
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer and songwriter; The Edge, guitarist; Randy Shilts, author and journalist; Rory Calhoun, actor; Emiliano Zapata, war hero; Keith Carradine, actor.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There is more to a certain situation than meets the eye -- or the ear -- today. You may want to begin an in-depth investigation and analysis.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on the things you cannot clearly see, and you will be able to understand more of what's going on because your other senses engage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're in a difficult situation that no one but yourself can clarify and ease -- and that is possible only at the right time today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not be able to do precisely what you want to do exactly as you would prefer to do it, but a few changes can do anyone good -- even you!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can consolidate today and become far more efficient -- and all it takes is that first step. It's something you can get used to, surely!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have to rely on some others to help you through an accelerated period of work that begins today. You can set a productive pattern.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You will want to trust in fate just a bit more than usual perhaps, after you see what happens to a good friend who does just that today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may want to step back from a currently bubbling situation and figure out where the pressure is really coming from. You'll be surprised.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The harder you try to put something nicely, the more likely you will be to arouse someone's suspicions. Just tell it like it is.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't afford for current circumstances to remain in effect indefinitely. You must do something to change your course right now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Trial and error isn't likely to make the impossible possible today, but you're willing to give something at least one more try.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A warning you receive from a friend or loved one must be taken seriously today. Now is no time to turn away from a trusted ally.