Born today, you aren't the kind to do a thing simply because you are expected to do so or supposed to do so, or because someone in authority has told you to do it. Rather, you will do a thing for one reason only: because it captivates your imagination and your will, providing you with a reason for living that takes precedence over all other motives in life -- save, perhaps, one or two key personal relationships. You are rather unusual in your tastes and desires, but those that are most uncommon, you usually keep to yourself. You don't feel the need to put yourself on display in any lurid or vulgar way.
You are likely to maintain very close ties with family members; no matter where life may take you, you will always be sure to keep those you love informed about what you are doing, where you are heading and when you might be coming back home -- for home truly is where the heart is, as far as you are concerned.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Ben Affleck, actor and filmmaker; Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor; Julia Child, celebrity chef; Debra Messing, actress; Mike Connors, actor; Ethel Barrymore, actress.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A shock to the system need not have lasting effects. If you've positioned yourself correctly, you can recover in little time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time for you to get from others what you feel you truly deserve. They're more than willing to oblige, but you must be willing to ask!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Seeking a way out of a tricky situation may actually keep you from discovering the root cause -- and a permanent solution to the problem.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Keep your eyes on the prize. You have taken some knocks, but you should be in a good position to maximize you rewards.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The favor you think you are doing for someone else is actually designed to help yourself -- so it's time to tell yourself the truth!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not appreciate everyone's opinions, but one or two will surely prove valuable as you struggle to make a key decision.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and your team may have to meet in an undisclosed place in order to get work done under the radar.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can teach those who have less experience than you, and you don't have to do it in a way that is belittling or threatening.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're playing a game with someone that could actually prove quite dangerous to you if it goes wrong. What do you really have to gain?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to take many breaks as you struggle to balance getting things done with thinking about how best to do them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Not everyone is likely to understand your sense of humor, but almost everyone will appreciate your ability and willingness to be upbeat.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Keep careful and accurate records of everything that happens -- today and, perhaps, in the days to come. You may need the evidence later.