ARIES: A genuinely unselfish act can bring good fortune in the future. You help yourself most when you help another. It helps to create your positive self-image.
TAURUS: August is an A-plus month for house hunting or deciding on a decorating project for the place you have now. Have fun, but be realistic about affordability.
GEMINI: It's time to make an important health decision. You know you've been putting it off, but now you have the energy and willpower to begin.
CANCER: Allow your creativity to flourish instead of doing things the way you always have. Sometimes you need to switch gears and move in another direction.
LEO: Look carefully at your lack of patience. You know the world wasn't built in a day and the goals you are working toward won't be achieved over night either.
VIRGO: In everyday activities with co-workers, it's not unusual to have differences of opinion about how things should be done. Focus on what's workable.
LIBRA: Lucky Libra, your life and your work are just about where you want them to be. Enjoy the moment, but don't rest on your laurels. Keep on keepin' on.
SCORPIO: News from afar could be shocking to others, but you had a strong premonition. Be quiet and strong as you calculate how the news could affect you personally.
SAGITTARIUS: It would be nice to please your boss with an extra or unexpected contribution. Be sure you've done what's required of you before pursuing it.
CAPRICORN: At work, if your mind keeps wandering back to a personal matter, remember this: whatever happens, you can handle it. Put worry and preoccupation aside.
AQUARIUS: You have a need to be in control of your life, but sometimes control seems to be slipping away. Be patient, keep the future in mind, and control will return.
PISCES: If the person who should be in tune with you is acting like a stubborn jerk, consider that it might be your fault (even though you think it's not). What you do have control over is your reaction.
1, Robert Cray, singer, songwriter, Columbus, GA, 1953.
2, Peter O'Toole, "Lawrence of Arabia" actor, Ireland, 1932.
3, Evangeline Lilly, actress in "Lost," Canada, 1979.
4, Barack Obama, 44th U.S. president, Honolulu, HI, 1961.
5, Neil Armstrong, astronaut, Wapakoneta, OH, 1930.
6, Patrick Ewing, basketball Hall of Fame, Jamaica, 1962.
7, Harold Parrineau, actor in "Lost," Brooklyn, NY, 1963.
8, Roger Federer, champion tennis player, Switzerland, 1981.
9, Sam Elliott, actor, Sacramento, CA, 1944.
10, Antonio Banderas, "Spy Kids" actor, Spain, 1960.
11, Stephen Wozniak, Apple cofounder, San Jose, CA, 1950.
12, Peter Krause, actor, Alexandria, MN, 1965.
13, Danny Bonaduce, radio star, actor, Broomall, PA, 1959.
14, Danielle Steele, author, romance, New York, NY, 1947.
15, Joe Jonas, "The Jonas Brothers," Casa Grande, AZ, 1989.
16, Madonna, singer, actress, Bay City, MI, 1958.
17, Sean Penn, Oscar winning actor, Burbank, CA, 1960.
18, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, "The Cosby Show" actor, Jersey City, NJ, 1970.
19, John Stamos, actor, Cypress, CA, 1963.
20, Connie Chung, journalist, Washington, D.C., 1946.
21, Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes" actress, Palisades, NY, 1989.
22, Steve Kroft, television journalist, editor, Kokomo, IN, 1945.
23, Rick Springfield, singer, Australia, 1949.
24, Steve Guttenberg, actor, Brooklyn, NY, 1958.
25, Billy Ray Cyrus, singer, actor, Flatwoods, KY, 1961.
26, Branford Marsalis, musician, Beaux Bridge, LA, 1960.
27, Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" actress, Houston, TX, 1969.
28, Jason Priestly, "Beverly Hills 90210" actor, Canada, 1969.
29, Richard Gere, actor many movies, Philadelphia, PA, 1949.
30, Lewis Black, comedian, Silver Spring, MD, 1948.
31, Debbie Gibson, singer, Brooklyn, NY, 1970.