Born today, you are never content sitting on the sidelines, but want always to be in the center of the action, making a difference, if not calling the shots. When young, you may have to exercise a kind of patience that does not come naturally to you while you gather the knowledge and experience required to do what you really want to do, and what you will almost certainly do when you reach professional maturity. You don't just want to work, but rather you want to shape whatever industry you choose to be part of. You want to be remembered for contributions the likes of which no one else could make -- and you want to be rewarded handsomely for your efforts.
You can be quite aggressive, and when you have the bit between your teeth, there is nothing anyone can do to stop you. You can also be quite sensitive and sentimental at times, and though you may consider this a weakness of sorts, those who know you best consider it a strength.
Also born on this date are: Lucille Ball, actress and producer; Andy Warhol, artist; Geri Halliwell, singer; Robert Mitchum, actor; Vera Farmiga, actress; Alexander Fleming, scientist; M. Night Shyamalan, director and screenwriter.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone's motives or methods may seem strange or even off the mark to you, but you can work together if you keep your emotions in check.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Those who share your outlook can help you reach a new goal today -- but you're going to have to make the first move. Don't hesitate!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're eager to get the big things done today, but before you do you must focus on a few very small tasks that support your larger efforts.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be playing the waiting game throughout much of the day, but your patience will surely pay off as things get moving during the p.m.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your curiosity may lead you down some very unusual paths today; you learn something about yourself that others have known for a while.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to be sure that transferring information back and forth remains a relatively easy task. You can't afford to get bogged down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You don't want to stray very far from your "home base" today -- whether or not it is actually at home. Creature comforts provide solace.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll get the chance to do something today that you've never done, courtesy of a friend who seems to know just what you need!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to keep up with everyone today, but if you hitch your wagon to a certain someone's, you'll remain in the thick of things.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You make a major discovery today, thanks to your willingness to experiment. What happens next depends on how daring you can be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The pendulum swings back and forth rather freely today, causing you a minor complication as you determine where you stand on an issue.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll be on display today, whether or not you like it. You must steel yourself against criticism, as it's almost certain to come your way.