Born today, you are determined to have fun in life, regardless of what may come to pass or how hard you have to work. Indeed, you have a way of making your work fun -- for you and for those around you. You are not the kind to take things so seriously that you are unable to laugh, socialize and appreciate the beauty of the world around you. You are even able to see through the darkness to the light, unwilling at all times to let that darkness get the better of you. Your optimism is inspiring to others, and many people try to adopt your outlook as their own, but it is natural to you, and you rarely have to work at it.
You appreciate the value of friendship, and you are quick to cultivate friends wherever you go. You do not, however, respond well to those who seem to make friends simply as a means to an end. For you, friendship itself is the end, and you strive to have no ulterior motives.
Also born on this date are: Claudia Schiffer, model and actress; Rachael Ray, TV chef and talk-show host; Billy Ray Cyrus, singer and actor; Tim Burton, filmmaker; Elvis Costello, singer and musician; Gene Simmons, singer and musician; Rollie Fingers, baseball player; Regis Philbin, TV personality; Sean Connery, actor; Monty Hall, game-show host; Leonard Bernstein, composer; Mel Ferrer, actor; Van Johnson, actor.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The more you know what's at stake, the more you'll be willing to do what is necessary to ensure a positive outcome.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Some things may seem obvious to you and not to others. Your discernment can make the difference in several key endeavors.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to avoid even the slightest glitch or error, especially early in the day when you are settling in and reaching your stride.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're tempted to do something different with your time, but you still have certain responsibilities to fulfill. Use care.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The more detailed your plans are, the more likely you will be to have a contingency in place for when things don't go as expected.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Cash flow may be an issue, perhaps because you've become interested in an activity that is more expensive than you expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're after certainty, and the feeling of security and confidence it brings, but today it's likely to elude you. Keep on asking questions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Random events keep you guessing, but if you pay attention long enough, you'll sense a pattern. Then you will have something to work with.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your desire to control what goes on around you, in ways both large and small, may keep you from focusing on the real issue at hand.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll be playing "connect the dots" for much of the day, but what you learn as the picture takes shape proves quite satisfying.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Focus on conserving resources. Inspiration may be in short supply for a while, so you must rely on your sense of responsibility.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're in no mood for resistance, so you'll want to be sure you do not follow a path that takes you into a rival's territory.