Born today, you are likely to enjoy a few trial runs in life before you choose to settle down and pursue a single line of professional endeavor. This means that you will rarely if ever have occasion to regret that you did not do this, that, or the other thing in your life -- or at least give them a try. The fact is, you most likely did try everything that piqued your interest in one way or another. It also means that once you do decide to devote yourself to a single career track, you are likely to immerse yourself fully, wringing every last drop of success from each and every opportunity it brings.
You can be rather shy, and you may find it necessary to cultivate a more social side in order to navigate the situations that you are sure to find yourself in throughout your lifetime. You mustn't let native bashfulness hold you back; with work, you can be as outgoing and freely expressive as the next person!
Also born on this date are: Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef; Tori Amos, singer; Cindy Williams, actress; Valerie Harper, actress; Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player; Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. military leader; Ray Bradbury, author; John Lee Hooker, musician; Dorothy Parker, writer; Claude Debussy, composer.
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may think that you're at the end of an important phase, but in fact this part of your life is only getting more and more interesting!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're on a strange path, and you must pay close attention to the tracks of those who have gone before.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Identifying what is most needed -- by you and those around you -- will be essential. Progress depends on honest self-assessment.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You might have lost your faith in a certain line of endeavor, but you may soon hit on something new that provides opportunity and excitement.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may think there is nothing you can do to help a quickly escalating situation, but you'd be wrong! Now is the time to play that hole card!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You like things to conform to a certain mold. Today you may be disappointed at first, but then quite satisfied with a new layout.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll be required to make a decision that affects others in a significant and lasting way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The battle that lies ahead can be fought successfully, but the lay of the land figures prominently. Do you have the best vantage point?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be working with more and more limitations and restrictions at this time -- and you may have to say "enough."
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others are likely to turn to you for guidance. The best thing you can do is to be a good example to anyone watching.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can alter your schedule somewhat in order to take advantage of an unexpected surge in both energy and inspiration.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been a little off balance lately, but today you can regain your equilibrium and recover your accustomed confidence and certainty.