Born today, you are never one to let your sights stray very far from anything that has become a personal goal. You are single-minded and quite tenacious, and you will, more often than not, achieve your goals despite what may seem like astronomical odds stacked against you. You consider yourself a student of human nature, and the world itself your classroom. You pay close attention to all that goes on, not only in your immediate surroundings, but also much farther afield, where you suspect the really important things are happening! Ultimately, you can be confident that wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, you will be the center of the most important goings-on!
You do, occasionally, suffer from bouts of overconfidence, which can lead to decisions and actions that you may regret -- not always for long, but often quite deeply. Still, you have a way of learning from your mistakes and applying the lessons learned to your subsequent endeavors.
Also born on this date are: John Stamos, actor; Bill Clinton, U.S. president; Matthew Perry, actor; Coco Chanel, designer; Orville Wright, aviation pioneer; Kyra Sedgwick, actress; Jonathan Frakes, actor; Kevin Dillon, actor; Gene Roddenberry, producer; Lee Ann Womack, singer; Peter Gallagher, actor; Clay Walker, singer; Erika Christensen, actress; Gerald McRaney, actor; Adam Arkin, actor; Fred Thompson, actor and politician; Jill St. John, actress; Willie Shoemaker, jockey.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're ready to take advantage of someone else's mistakes, but take care that you don't come off as being callous or mercenary.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You will want to pay close attention to the signals your body and mind are sending you. Some activities should be avoided as a result.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An old-fashioned approach can serve you quite well. Not everything should be done in the most newfangled way possible!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may become aware of some distant rumblings that begin to affect you almost immediately, though evasive action won't be required yet.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself dealing with an issue that has suddenly gotten much more complicated than it was in the past.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Others will notice a difference in the way you approach even routine affairs. Your focus and intentions have shifted somewhat.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You mustn't make the mistake of thinking that completing a current task means the project itself is complete. You have much to do yet!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll enjoy some time alone, but when that time expires, you'll feel the need to reconnect with loved ones and family members.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may come to a new understanding of issues that have been sneaking up on you for a while now. You can regain control, surely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Certain endeavors may be more complicated for you in the days to come because of a personal adjustment you are compelled to make.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can approach a key issue directly or come at it from a different direction entirely. Which you do depends on your state of mind.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Focus on style today, and substance will take care of itself for the most part. During evening hours, you're introduced to something new.