Born today, you are far more interested in the way things were than the way they are or might be, and this attention to the past is sure to win you a great deal of respect and many professional accolades -- if you are careful not to ignore the present or the future entirely. You must always remember that you live in the here and now.
Also born on this date are: Charlize Theron, actress; David Duchovny, actor; Billie Burke, actress; Tobin Bell, actor; Wayne Knight, actor; Louis Leakey, anthropologist; Garrison Keillor, writer and radio personality; John Glover, actor.
While you are totally capable of understanding the mathematical and the scientific, you tend to see things more from the artist's perspective in that you focus on the very human elements of all that you study. You have a vivid imagination that allows you to translate facts and figures into practical concerns -- and a deeper understanding of people in general.
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's a good time to decompress a bit, and you may want to allow yourself to drift somewhat as you take stock and consider your options.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Do what you are asked without objection today; you will make more progress than expected while also impressing one of your superiors.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself allied with someone today whose motives have been very different from your own, but right now you are more closely aligned.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The last thing you want to do today is repeat yourself, so forge ahead with confidence when you are given the chance to explore new territory.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're going to have to deal with someone in charge in order to get a new idea up and running today when a surprising obstacle appears.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Competition with a friendly rival is likely to heat up some today, and you may find yourself trying to get your bearings in a strange setting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What others have done can be done by you as well today -- but is that really how you can best fulfill a need? Trust your instincts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Mental or physical health may require some attention today after you realize that a recent project has taken more of a toll than expected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be willing to do or say what is required early in the day, but later on, you'll understand just how important it is to do so.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone comes up with a theory that you are able to back almost immediately -- but soon you may think that you have overlooked a key point.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have a clear view of what lies ahead, but your interpretation of certain trends may lead you astray temporarily. Get back on track.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't let anyone get the best of you today by doing something you cannot see. You must be fully aware of all that goes on around you.