Born today, you are a serious-minded and businesslike individual, and nothing frustrates you quite so much as wasting your time and casual, meaningless conversation. You would rather simply acknowledge another person and move on, free to go about your business, than stop and pass the time by exchanging pleasantries, talking about the weather or otherwise engaging in an encounter that -- as far as you are concerned -- will get you nowhere. This can occasionally work against you, but then how would you ever know? The fact is that sometimes -- rarely, but sometimes -- a chance encounter and pleasant talk with someone could result in a new and exciting opportunity for you.
Like many Leo natives, you can be quite aggressive when pursuing your agenda, and you must take care that people around you are not in any way threatened or harmed when you are at your fighting best. Sometimes, you simply don't know when it is best to use a lighter touch.
Also born on this date are: Dustin Hoffman, actor; Esther Williams, swimmer and actress; Connie Stevens, actress; Mel Tillis, singer and songwriter; Rory Calhoun, actor; Emiliano Zapata, war hero.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're not about to change your thinking on a key topic without being presented with solid evidence -- and that's not likely to happen today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time for you to make up your mind about something that has been in play for a while. Others are waiting to receive your approval.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to travel farther today than you had planned, but you'll make the decision to do so eagerly because something fun awaits.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be growing tired of a situation that you've not been able to change in any significant way. Is today the day for you to disengage?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find a certain social gathering too stressful today, but while you do not have to stay for long, you must surely make an appearance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your expectations may be outside the realm of the sensible today. Look back at what's happened in recent days and reconsider.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're not likely to behave the same way in public as you do in private today, but it's not really something that you should give much thought.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must keep certain things in mind today as you move forward into new territory, though those thoughts may not add up to much.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You needn't be critical of someone's efforts today. Try to consider everyone's point of view as you adjust your own.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your attempts at communicating with one who has been distant for a while may not yield the desired results today, but keep trying.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will be grappling with an issue that has recently come between you and a friend -- but take care it doesn't become all-consuming.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you do with a partner will come to fruition far sooner than anything you try on your own. This partnership shines.