Born today, you are likely to be known for a combination of daring and circumspection, a willingness to go out on a limb and to consider carefully all the possible pros and cons of your actions, an ability to look beyond yourself to the greater good while still thinking of your own needs and desires. Balance, indeed, is the key to your life's progress -- and, ultimately, to your eventual success. Be too much of any one thing, and you will throw yourself out of balance and threaten everything for which you strive; maintain a careful equilibrium, and you will find that nothing is out of your reach.
What you must fear, of course, is losing your balance to such an extent that you are unable to get it back. If this happens, you are likely to be in very serious personal trouble indeed, of the kind that may threaten your work, your ideals and your very life.
Also born on this date are: Kobe Bryant, basketball player; River Phoenix, actor; Gene Kelly, actor, dancer, choreographer and director; Scott Caan, actor; Barbara Eden, actress; Rick Springfield, singer and actor; Keith Moon, drummer; Shelley Long, actress; Oliver Hazard Perry, military leader; Jay Mohr, actor; Vera Miles, actress; Willy Russell, playwright.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The emotional tenor of a certain situation may surprise you; you had thought everyone was going to be rational and calm!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are able to come up with a new way of doing something that others have found quite difficult. Everything changes as a result!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find it difficult to read someone with whom you are expected to collaborate. He or she plays it all very close to the vest.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a way of keeping things light and buoyant throughout the day. Others appreciate the tone that you promote.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must rely on a certain crutch today, but soon you're going to have to set it aside and proceed without that kind of support.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good day for repeating certain activities that feed your mind, body and soul. Avoid overindulgence if you can, however.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The focus today is on something that you're not used to paying attention to in such a committed fashion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The first thing you do today will set the tone for the entire day. Be sure you are fully prepared for what you see coming your way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your schedule may be more demanding than you had expected, but you have what it takes to go the distance. Pace yourself!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself limited by an unexpected infirmity, but recovery should be swift. You'll be up to par again in no time!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may not expect you to be as productive as you have been in the days past, but you have an ace up your sleeve!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are seeking a way out of the doldrums. Certain recent events can keep you from making a costly error.