Born today, you will almost always go out of your way to assist those around you -- even to the point of setting your own work back as you help to push someone else's forward. It's that generosity that is the cornerstone of your entire personality: The fact of giving, and all that that implies, is of tremendous importance to you, and you will seek out situations that allow you to demonstrate your care and empathy as you lend assistance to those who simply may not have what it takes to help themselves.
This doesn't mean, of course, that you will attain wide popularity or fame -- and that's just fine with you, for you would rather not attract a great deal of attention as you go about your business. Indeed, you will likely be quite content to see someone you have cared for and nurtured rise to great heights because of your invaluable support.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may fear that you're being a "problem child," but the fact is that you're getting to the bottom of something that affects many.
TAURUS (April 2-May 20) -- You mustn't make the mistake of thinking your plans are inviolate. Have at least one alternative ready to go today -- before you get started.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Forces beyond your control will influence those around you, and cooperative efforts may not be favored as a result. You can go it alone.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Keep your eyes and ears open today for signs of trouble; the sooner you are aware of what is coming, the better equipped you can surely be.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are seeking something that others have sought in the past -- but your particular focus gives you an advantage. You may be satisfied by day's end.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not feel as though you are playing your best game, but you can surely remain competitive today. Rivals only think they know you well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- An "official" announcement has you wavering just at the moment when you should be most confident. This needn't last long; plans remain intact.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A new project has you feeling confident and capable -- but when the planning stage gives way to the building stage, things change dramatically.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your ability to see things for what they truly are will serve you well today as you are faced with situations that can easily fool others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Effective communication depends on a willingness to "deprogram" yourself about the differences between people. Focus on commonalities today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're going to learn a thing or two today about the methods you've used in the past to get your way. Fortunately, a new era is beginning.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to discover something that both surprises you and makes sense of a mystery you've been trying to solve for quite some time.