Born today, you consider life to be one grand adventure, and you are not in any way frivolous in your pursuits. On the contrary, you are driven to do things that are memorable and important and that are true to your beliefs, ideals and principles. You are attracted to endeavors that require you to step confidently out of your comfort zone, that demand of you a certain daring that at times precludes the possibility of sensible caution. You recognize and understand the dangers that you are sure to encounter, yet you never feel that danger itself is anything to fear. You refuse to be held back by any sort of apprehension.
What may be a great surprise to others is the fact that you are actually quite shy; your willingness to step into the spotlight is a cultivated aspiration, and your ability to acquit yourself well in public is a learned skill. Despite this, you can be quite an entertaining individual!
Also born on this date are: Kristen Wiig, actress and writer; Tori Amos, singer-songwriter; Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef; Valerie Harper, actress; Cindy Williams, actress; Claude Debussy, composer; Ray Bradbury, author; John Lee Hooker, guitarist; Dorothy Parker, author; Deng Xiaoping, Chinese politician; Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player; Bill Parcells, football coach; Honor Blackman, 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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's up to you to say something to another that he or she almost certainly does not want to hear. Only you know how to say it right!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're not after the same things as a friend or loved one, but that doesn't mean that you must allow tension to increase or a rift to form.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're headed in a new direction, yet you may still be unsure just where you are going to end up.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know what is most important to you, and you are not getting it from a loved one who seems to misunderstand you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to be sure that you've covered all your bases. Leaving something unattended can be dangerous at this time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You don't believe in ghosts per se, but you may be haunted by a vision from your own past.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The more you try to hide from a certain issue, the more likely it is to require attention -- not tomorrow or the next day, but today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble keeping track of what you are supposed to do over the next several days. Today, however, the order of events is clear.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be setting yourself up for quite a fall if you are not careful. Avoid doing anything that takes you far out of your comfort zone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The approach of something rather threatening will be evident to you throughout the day. You can do much to avoid disaster.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are not interested in being perfect, but you are certainly interested in taking a journey that allows you to improve on many levels.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can enjoy the ride that a good friend takes you on, literally or figuratively. Much is revealed to you about yourself.