Born today, you likely have many, many friends -- but only a precious few of them are likely to know you intimately. Indeed, you tend to hide much of yourself from the world at large, and let only one or two very special people become intimate with your heart of hearts. Your loves, hates, aspirations and ambitions, and even your motives and methods are your business and yours alone; you do not feel the need to share your inner secrets with anyone but a very precious few. You know how to make plans and stick to them; you know how to visualize what you want -- and get what you want as a result.
You are likely to meet with great success at a remarkably early age, and you must always work to better yourself and avoid resting on your laurels. The moment you become complacent is the moment your momentum will give way to a dangerous kind of stasis -- and this is anathema to the "real" you, for you always want to be on the move!
Also born on this date are: Barack Obama, U.S. president; Cole and Dylan Sprouse, actors; Louis Armstrong, singer and musician; Elizabeth, Queen Mother of Great Britain; Roger Clemens, baseball player; Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet.
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can build momentum throughout the day. After dark you will have a chance to slow down and enjoy yourself in a more personal vein.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone has been trying to contact you, but to no avail. Today, you'll want to determine who it is and what his or her motives may be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may wake to discover that there is something very different going on from what you were led to expect. You can make quick adjustments.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your creativity is on the rise, and you can apply it to many otherwise routine activities. Others are impressed by your commitment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to add things up more than once today in order to get an accurate total. It's not your calculations, but an assortment of variables.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you're doing may have an unexpected impact today -- especially on the young people in your life. You can learn much from their reaction.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can get a great deal done today if you're allowed to work alone -- which is your preference right now. It may not be possible, however.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been waiting for just the right moment to put a certain plan into motion, but how will you know when it arrives? It may be today!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will want to consider all possibilities today before making a move one way or the other. You can get a friend to back you up.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Minor ills are nothing to worry about today; you can get much done even if suffering from fatigue, headache or other discomforts.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may tell you that now is no time for showing off, but you may not have another chance to put certain skills on display.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Preparation is everything today. You may want to postpone certain events to ensure that you have done everything you can to ready yourself.