A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.

Happy birthday for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015:

This year you develop your abilities to problem-solve and get ahead. You will witness situations change in a more positive way as a result. Others see you in a new light as well. You are likely to receive an opportunity to augment your funds. If you are single, you will meet someone quite different, possibly while traveling. This person could turn up anytime from today on. If you are attached, as a couple you benefit from planning and taking a special, long-discussed trip. You will become much closer as a result. Aries can be even more enthusiastic than you.

The stars show the kind of day you'll have: 5 dynamic, 4 positive, 3 average, 2 so-so, 1 difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

HHHH You easily will find answers to an issue that demands creativity. A loved one might be very receptive to your ideas at this time. Be impulsive, brainstorm, and as a result, you'll be delighted by the outcome. Tonight: Resist pressure.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHH Don't overcommit. You need to be in touch with your feelings, as someone you meet today could be a little off. Be ready to follow through on a key matter that involves travel. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one at a distance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHHHH Zero in on a long-desired goal. Assess how you feel about this desire, as it will be helpful to pursue it. Be aware of what is being offered by another person, and be grateful for this new opportunity. Tonight: Let it all hang out.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHH Note how much you are bringing in as well as what you are spending. An item that appeals to you might not be worth the cost. Avoid a tendency to go to extremes. Steer clear of a power-hungry person. Tonight: At a favorite place.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHHHH Reach out to someone at a distance. You might be taken aback by all the vitality that surges around you. You are likely to find yourself in a situation that calls for more creativity. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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HHHH Deal with a friend directly and with caring. You could be overwhelmed by a choice you seem to be facing right now. Know that luck is on your side; you have more options than you might realize. Tonight: Be more caring than usual.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHHHH Others will make the first move. You will feel much better when you relax. You could feel as if you are walking on eggshells. Take your time when dealing with a personal issue that needs your attention. Tonight: Say "yes" to an offer.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHH You have a lot to get done, and quickly at that. You will see a situation far differently from how your associates see it. Your style of communication could evoke some powerful reactions. Tonight: Push to be heard on a key matter.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHHH No matter what you do, you'll find a reason to be impulsive. If you can detach, you will cease to be triggered, and you might find a solution that works better. Use caution with financial agreements. Tonight: Be playful.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH A proposition might be too intriguing for your own good. You will find the right solution. Brainstorm with someone who doesn't hesitate to question your thinking. You could change your mind about a decision. Tonight: Head home.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHH Be more upbeat about the possibilities being offered. Someone will be coming from a heartfelt perspective. You might want to follow his or her lead. Stay on top of a personal matter. Tonight Say "yes" to an unusual offer.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHH You have a way of being very dramatic in your daily life. You could draw some strong responses that might not be as positive as usual. Be aware that you will need to hear from the other parties involved. Tonight: Make it early.

Today's birthdays

Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 71. Football Hall-of-Famer John Riggins is 66. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is 60. Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton is 60. Actress Kym Karath ("The Sound of Music") is 57. Hall of Fame track star Mary Decker Slaney is 57. Actress Lauren Tom is 56. President Barack Obama is 54. Producer Michael Gelman ("Live! With Kelly and Michael") is 54. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens is 53. Actress Crystal Chappell is 50. Author Dennis Lehane is 50. Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 47. Actor Michael DeLuise is 46. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is 44. Rock singer Tom Parker (The Wanted) is 27. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse are 23. 

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