Born today, you must always work very hard to balance your head and your heart. At times, when you think a situation requires more intellect than emotion (or vice versa), you may find quite to your surprise that you are dead wrong. What is it about thoughts and feelings that can be so confusing to you? Indeed, you can be quite confounded by your own, to say nothing of how difficult it is for you to figure out what another is thinking or feeling -- or why. You do manage to navigate such situations very well, but that in itself is not something that comes naturally to you; it is something you had to work very hard to teach yourself, day by day, year by year.
You don't always understand communication that is unwritten; you find too many things to interpret in what someone says, and you may often fool yourself into thinking one thing when the other is quite true. But all this goes back to that balance between head and heart -- and whether or not you are in balance at any given time.
Also born on this date are: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor; Edward Norton, actor; Christian Slater, actor; Denis Leary, actor and comedian; Patrick Swayze, actor; Martin Mull, actor; Robert Redford, actor, director and activist; Roman Polanski, filmmaker; Rosalynn Carter, U.S. first lady; Shelley Winters, actress; Meriwether Lewis, explorer.
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 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The equipment you have to work with may not be quite up to date, but with a few adjustments, you can certainly erase any liabilities.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Now is the time for you to pull something from the back burner to the front burner. Prioritizing in this way can surely pay off.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Other people may be thinking something about you that is not at all true. There are certain undeniable gains to be enjoyed.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It shouldn't take you long to catch up to a rival who recently enjoyed a lengthy string of good luck. Your luck is turning, too!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- In talking with a perceived rival, you're likely to find that you have much more in common than either of you had supposed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's important for you to realize that anything new that you do is built upon the backs of those who did things before you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not realize just how strong your feelings are for a certain something -- or someone. Today, you'll have to make sense of them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If it were all as easy as you had hoped, everyone would be doing everything you do, and that would create dissatisfaction all around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a friend may have to discuss your former differences before you can really look forward to a brighter future.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A loved one needn't know just how much you talk about him or her even though that talk is almost always the highest kind of praise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's a good day to cut loose a little and perhaps do one or two things that are usually on your list of things not to do!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone is waiting for you to do what you had promised. You can surely come through, but you may have to burn the candle at both ends.