Your Daily Horoscope — August 5, 2017

Today's Birthday Horoscope:

August 05, 2017

Born today, you are a strong-willed, charismatic and often enigmatic individual who attracts the attention of others while also defying any real understanding of who you are or what your motives might be. Indeed, others are always trying to explain you, to fit you into a comfortable, familiar niche or to paint you in black-and-white hues when, in fact, much about you is often inexplicable, unfamiliar and always much more varied and colorful. Those who know you best will surely come to appreciate the fact that you cannot be pigeonholed; those who don't know you will be continually frustrated by that same fact -- they may even, at times, work themselves into a lather about it. This is something rather mysterious to you, for you see yourself as an ordinary person with little to set you apart -- except, perhaps, for certain opportunities that become available to you in life.

You don't believe that all things happen for a reason, but you certainly can find a reason to do any given thing -- and the difference, while subtle, is quite important to you. The first suggests that everything has been preordained; the second -- the one to which you subscribe -- confirms that you are in charge of your own destiny.

Also Born Today:

Also born on this date are: Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first man on the moon; Maureen McCormick, actress; Patrick Ewing, basketball player; Loni Anderson, actress; John Huston, actor and filmmaker; Terri Clark, singer; Vitus Bering, explorer; Jonathan Silverman, actor.

Aries: March 21 - April 19

You may find yourself in a surprising position before the day is out. A friend and ally is ready to prop you up when you need moral support.

Taurus: April 20 - May 20

Take care that you don't start too quickly. You'll want the tempo to build so that you can control all aspects of what is going on.

Gemini: May 21 - June 21

What's too big and too small? You'll be introduced to a new idea that will help you solve this simple but pressing conundrum.

Cancer: June 22 - July 22

You may be given a reprieve of sorts, but that doesn't mean that you can fritter away the time without a care in the world.

Leo: July 23 - Aug 22

An air of disbelief may surround your activities, as others cannot fully take in everything that you're accomplishing.

Virgo: Aug 23 - Sept 22

What you could put directly is perhaps best suggested instead. The person with whom you want to connect will pick up on your messages.

Libra: Sept 23 - Oct 22

When you're ready to move on from one endeavor to another, you must inform those who have your back. Don't neglect the supporting players!

Scorpio: Oct 23 - Nov 21

You don't want to make the same mistake that was made by the one who was last in your position; you must trust your instincts at all times.

Sagittarius: Nov 22 - Dec 21

You may react to what you see and hear with some measure of disbelief, but soon you'll get used to all those sights and sounds.

Capricorn: Dec 22 - Jan 19

You may not see things exactly as they are until a good friend tells you something you may not want to hear. The truth is best.

Aquarius: Jan 20 - Feb 18

Your position isn't about to be threatened, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement on your part. Challenge yourself.

Pisces: Feb 19 - March 20

Take care that you don't jump the gun. You will want everything to have its place, and everything to be done in the right order.

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