Born today, you are perhaps one of the most independent of all Leo natives, but this is meant in no way to suggest that you are solitary or reclusive. On the contrary, you thrive in the company of others, and you work best as a member of a finely tuned, carefully integrated team. That said, however, you insist on doing your part in your own way, and though you can certainly learn from others, you are by no means a copycat. Everything you learn becomes part of a highly unique and carefully layered approach -- to work and to life -- that is yours alone.
You are drawn to any good cause, and the more the odds are stacked against you, the more you are willing to go to the ends of the earth to see your cause prevail. Fortunately, you have been endowed with great resourcefulness and good luck, and these are likely to combine to bring you a great many remarkable successes.
Also born on this date are: Robert De Niro, actor; Dustin Pedroia, baseball player; Donnie Wahlberg, actor; Sean Penn, actor; Davy Crockett, politician and soldier; Mae West, actress; Maureen O'Hara, actress; Belinda Carlisle, singer.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Others may try to persuade you against your own will, but you are confident that you are in the right and feel you will prevail.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Despite a minor setback, you should be able to perform your duties well. You may even complete certain tasks ahead of schedule.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The task of cleaning up another's work is likely to fall to you, but you have the know-how necessary to make any changes seamless.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're beginning a phase marked by transition, and this will result in a certain amount of uncertainty. Don't be afraid to ask questions!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You catch sight of something in the distance that provides you with both inspiration and trepidation. You can achieve a balance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be startled by comparisons between you and someone with whom you had assumed you had little in common.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct 22) -- You may be engaged as a messenger at some point. Take care to understand and deliver the message exactly as given to you!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be asked to share opinions that you fear may not be all that popular. One or two others will surely be on your side, however.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't simply stand by and let others pass judgment on you. Step up, explain yourself and support your own position.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Manners and presentation will count for much, but nothing will make up for a lack of content or quality. Have both in abundance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have the opportunity to recount an episode from your past that provides an important lesson to all your listeners.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll give others food for thought as you do certain things that no one else is able to match. What is your secret?