Born today, you seem to many to be an open book, and yet there are aspects of your personality that even you do not fully know, and that others would be quite surprised to uncover. It's not so much that you try to keep some things hidden from view, but rather that you are never one to advertise yourself in any way that might put what you say, what you do or how you behave on display. You are also quite ambitious -- though not everyone will recognize this in you -- and you will do all you can to climb the ladder of success. You are likely to score a great many "firsts" in your lifetime, and though they may not matter to others, they are likely to be deeply personal and matter a great deal to you.
You will always do what you can to help those in your inner circle. You never expect much in return, however -- just a genuine "thank you" and a promise to return the favor if and when the opportunity to do so arises.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The powers that be will surely understand -- and give you what you require -- if you are straightforward and unashamed. Be direct.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time to frame a request in a certain way -- and if you don't, your final opportunity to make the request may be lost for good.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to fulfill one or two new duties sooner than expected today. Put other responsibilities on a back burner, but only temporarily.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Much that has troubled you in recent days or weeks will be on the mend starting today. You can do a lot to support someone who has asked for help.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be compelled to look into something today that you haven't given much of a thought to in the past. You are affected more directly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Difficulty is in the eye of the beholder today -- and how you see a problem will determine how you're able to address it. Be realistic.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your ability to see both sides of an issue will certainly come in handy today. Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't being fair!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Getting permission to do something is far more unlikely today than being forgiven for doing it without permission. Consider carefully!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must insist that others respect your boundaries as you try to respect theirs. Late in the day a problem reveals itself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been expending creative energy on a great many small projects, but today you may have the chance to sign on to something very big.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Though you are certain about a certain key issue, you mustn't be inflexible when it comes to dealing with it. Listen to reason -- always!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you are seeking may not simply be out of sight right now, but it may well be unavailable to you and others. Focus on something else!