Born today, you are always compelled to outdo yourself -- and, as circumstances allow, others as well. You are driven by an intense need to prove yourself and to secure your place as one to be reckoned with in virtually all situations. This can be either something that does you great good or something that turns dangerous to you as your life progresses, for it can easily become an obsession. As such, it can prove destructive to you in the main. If you learn to control, shape and focus your drive to position yourself at the top, you can have what you want and experience tremendous contentment, but it's likely to be a constant struggle of sorts.
Also born on this date are: Rupert Grint, actor; Dave Chappelle, comedian; Marlee Matlin, actress; Cal Ripken Jr., baseball player; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader.
You are far more likely to say "yes" than "no" in almost all situations. You have a keen interest in discovering as much as you can about the world, especially if that knowledge can be used in your work to improve your chances of success. You are likely to enjoy some notoriety while you are still young and just starting out.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Courtesy goes both ways. You'll want to be sure you ask the right questions and make just the right polite concessions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself running in circles because you are after something you cannot even pin down.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your curiosity is piqued by something that is usually not interesting to you. Try to assess what's different this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Satisfaction is the result of knowing you are right, but also realizing there is more for you to learn. It's a balancing act.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be pleased to discover that what you've been doing for quite some time is actually good for you. There's no reason not to keep it up!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can hope for the best, but some things aren't likely to go as planned. You must also be ready to improvise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be into something far more interesting than you had originally estimated. Others are watching to see what you can accomplish.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You had best get right down to it, no delays, no distractions. Right now, a combination of pace and efficiency does the trick.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to stop yourself from pursuing something as far as it can go -- even though there are certain inherent dangers.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're not interested in sharing everything -- just some things. At one point, however, you may not be the one to choose which things.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone close to you is willing to do more than he or she originally signed on for -- but for a price. Is it something you can really afford?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can find the proof you need to seal the deal, but in the process of looking, you may find something else quite surprising.