Born today, you are never compelled to race full-speed-ahead through life. Rather, you enjoy what happens when you take it a little more slowly, giving yourself the opportunity to see what is around you and appreciate all that the world has to offer as you navigate your life's journey. This is not to say that you are in any way lazy or that you are a drifter; on the contrary, you have keen ambitions and the drive necessary to see your dreams come true -- but you simply aren't willing to sacrifice the momentary enjoyments for expediency or instant gratification. You understand that it is often the little things that matter most each and every day.
You have many talents, but you may find yourself exploring two very different paths at a crucial point in your life. As a result, you may not make the right decisions for yourself at that moment. Fortunately, you are likely to determine, very quickly afterward, which path is for you -- and you will almost surely take it!
Also born on this date are: Amy Adams, actress; Al Roker, TV personality; Robert Plant, musician; Connie Chung, newswoman; Jacqueline Susann, author; H.P. Lovecraft, author; Benjamin Harrison, U.S. president.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- An accidental encounter yields you a great deal of valuable information. You can change directions with confidence if you want.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have your doubts about a certain partner, for he or she doesn't seem to be warming to you or your ideas in the way you had hoped.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can have your voice heard, but only if you wait until the timing is just right. Otherwise, it will be lost among many other voices.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You and a friend can combine forces and accomplish something that others find quite remarkable.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can work with more focus, and in greater detail, than you had originally thought. What you accomplish may be the envy of others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to travel down an unfamiliar road in order to get where you are going, thanks to an unexpected and unavoidable detour.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You cannot avoid all risks, but you can minimize most of them simply by using common sense and questioning those in authority.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Now is no time to be unsafe or foolhardy. Focus on doing those things that increase, rather than decrease, your own security.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Success or failure today are the result of the use -- or misuse -- of technique. Learning is one thing; practical knowledge another.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take care that what you are seeking doesn't elude you for too long. You can maneuver carefully to get much closer to your goal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The start of something very big is likely to begin in a very small way. A lot can be said with nothing more than a glance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What another does or says in a work situation is likely to get you hot under the collar -- but is it your place to say anything?