Born today, you don't always do or say things that are true to yourself and your deepest feelings and beliefs, and this may result, on several occasions in your life, in a plunge into melancholy. Why? Because by being false to yourself, you are constantly fighting against those instincts and currents within yourself that cry out for liberation -- and this can, and will, cause a rift that frustrates, saddens and, at times, even paralyzes you.
When given the freedom you so clearly need and deserve, you can be one of the most accomplished individuals born under this or any other sign. You have a great many talents and a great deal to say that is best said by committing yourself to excellence in all things. What you do in life surely speaks louder than words.
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.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may suspect someone of wrongdoing today, but he or she is really only doing what you've done in the past. Get it straight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A group of friends is likely to get in touch before the day is out, and though you are sure to be surprised, you'll want to catch up.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If it's fairness you want, it's fairness you must dispense -- liberally. Others aren't likely to give you what you aren't willing to give.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Pay attention to all that goes on around you today, and know that once you get your cue, you'll have only so much time to swing into action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Things begin today on a note of very high promise, but you understand that they can take a turn before you know it. You must be ready for anything!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The sooner you pitch in and help someone, the sooner someone will give you the formation you need. You deserve this kind of payment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Real quality is available to you today, but take care you don't throw away your money on something that only sounds good. Get the real thing!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Are you available for someone else today? He or she may want what only you can provide, but the timing might be tricky. Do what you can.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A premature response to something that hasn't yet come to fruition can only damage your prospects. Take all things in stride.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- One thing must be completed today before you move to the next. Your priorities are clear, and you must stick to them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are ready to put a project to bed, but you must hear from someone in charge about what lies ahead for you as a result of your success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Why do you think you are the right person for a certain job just because someone is unable to complete it? Be honest and realistic.