Born today, you are likely to have enjoyed a great deal of early success, and the opportunity to explore a great many outlets for your creative energies and talents when you were young. This experience will surely prove valuable throughout your lifetime, even if you ultimately choose to follow a course quite different from the one suggested by your youthful pursuits, because it will inform all you do and endow you with a kind of confidence that should enable you rise to great heights -- provided, of course, that you always remain true to yourself.
The gifts bestowed upon you by the stars include tremendous passion. Your emotional current is so strong, in fact, that it is virtually impossible for you to resist taking personally everything you become involved in -- life is, after all, a great personal endeavor!
Also born on this date are: Rupert Grint, actor; Dave Chappelle, comedian; Stephen Fry, actor and comedian; Cal Ripken Jr., baseball player; Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Marlee Matlin, 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can reap the rewards of your past efforts as they finally come to fruition. You are recognized for making a difference.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not have all the information you need to assess coming events in an accurate, useful way. Be patient.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You want things to make sense in a way that may actually be impossible. You must accept the fact that some things cannot be understood!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may prefer to go about your business without thinking too much, but certain steps require further investigation or study.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can keep someone else out of danger, but in doing so, you may actually expose yourself to the kind of danger you've tried to avoid!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are relying on past knowledge and experience to dictate your behavior, but there are new variables to deal with now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are able to progress with confidence, but you know that sooner or later you're going to have to face a self-made obstacle or two.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can combine the realistic and the idealistic in a way that attracts a great deal of attention from others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Now is not the time to turn your back on tradition. Today, you'll want to take what was done before and make your own improvements to it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're likely to find yourself embroiled in a conflict that was not of your making. Perhaps you can put an end to it permanently!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are in the mood to do things on your own, but others may misread this and think that you're turning your back on them. Use care!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to enjoy a great deal of luck today -- or is it fate? By day's end, you'll know what you'll want to call it, and why.