Born today, you are nothing if not confident, and that confidence will see you through all manner of situations, giving you the strength you need to rise out of the gloom of failure and disappointment and look forward to the next opportunity. You're not the kind to let setbacks hold you down, nor are you the kind to rest on your laurels when you have met with success. You are constantly on the move, working hard to better yourself and create that which can be considered new, cutting-edge and groundbreaking. You are never interested in simply doing that which others have done before.
You can be rather hot-tempered, especially when you sense that someone is standing in your way -- and it doesn't matter what the reason is. Someone may actually be trying to help you and keep you from harm, but if you feel you are being restricted in any way, you will lash out -- and your words can sting mightily!
Also born on this date are: Madonna, singer and actress; Steve Carell, actor; Angela Bassett, actress; James Cameron, director; Kathie Lee Gifford, television personality; Julie Newmar, actress; Timothy Hutton, actor; Eydie Gorme, singer; Fess Parker, actor; Robert Culp, actor; Lesley Ann Warren, actress; Bob Balaban, 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are likely to come up with some profitable employment for yourself and a compatriot. The day progresses almost according to plan.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to get permission to do something you've long wanted to do, but once you have secured that, you'll have free rein.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't think that a happy ending is yours until you have made sure that everyone understands that the game is indeed over.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's finally time to share your honest feelings with someone you have been hiding from for no good reason. He or she is ready to listen!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can make some mischief before the day is out, but be warned: Not everyone will think of it as innocent fun, as you do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What a trusted counselor does is something you must consider doing yourself when your turn comes. You are fortunate to have this role model.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must resist the temptation to take something that is not yours. The legal issue is the least of your considerations.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're torn between duty and desire. Have you considered that there is perhaps room for both? That would make for a busy day!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There's no business but the business of the heart, whether that means games of love, or a love of games. Play awhile!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may discover that you and a rival are actually working toward the same goal -- though working together is not yet an option.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will have to work hard to control a bitter mood that threatens to rise to the surface. Much depends on the maintenance of harmony.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Something said in jest could sting the hearer in a way you did not expect. Make amends before nightfall if you can.