Born today, you are not the kind to be so enamored of the past that you are unable to charge forward into the future with enthusiasm and courage. Even so, you always maintain valuable ties with tradition and heritage that allow you to strengthen and bolster your plans with the best that others have accomplished before. You know that you, and what you do, are products of the good and earnest work that others have performed before you, and you also know that it is your responsibility to add to that body of work in a way that is valuable, memorable and just as lasting as that which has come before. You see yourself as one in a long line of contributors to human evolution.
While all of this may sound rather dour and serious, the truth is that you are nothing if not vibrant, imaginative, fun-loving and often quite cheeky in your behavior and attitudes. You like to take others by surprise, and you are perhaps happiest when you are able to surprise yourself above all others!
Also born on this date are: Amy Adams, actress; Robert Plant, singer; Al Roker, TV personality; Isaac Hayes, singer-songwriter and actor; Ron Paul, politician; Benjamin Harrison, U.S. president; Don King, boxing promoter; Connie Chung, TV journalist; H.P. Lovecraft, author; Ray Wise, actor; Jacqueline Susann, author; Peter Horton, 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A warning you receive today makes you wonder if you've missed an even more urgent warning in the recent past.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Even one who has made up his or her mind that your way is the wrong way will be affected by your ability to stay the course.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can team up with others and effect change that will prove important to all in the days and weeks to come.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't push yourself too hard! There are certain activities you should avoid if you're to protect yourself physically and emotionally.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be trying to do something in a way that has not been approved, but if you stay the course, you could bring about important changes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are not in a position to make demands at this time, but you can certainly make your desires known in more subtle ways.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are toying with a change that will require you to uproot yourself to a certain degree and make a move that others advise against.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can impress those around you with your ability to see beyond obstacles to a clearer path. Progress is made quickly at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The more maneuvering you do behind the scenes, the more likely you will be to influence things in the right way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be seeking any new outlets for your creative energies, but you're likely to stumble across one that offers much excitement.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Of course you want things to go your way -- who doesn't? You can have it so by taking advantage of a rare opportunity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A rival appears on the scene and forces you into a position where you must make a few quick decisions -- and maneuver rapidly as well.