Born today, you have been endowed with a great deal of organizational skill, but you may find that it does not bring you the results you need unless you are the one in charge, the one on whom rests the sole responsibility for having everything in order, the one whose will drives an endeavor from the top. This doesn't mean that you must always be in a position of high authority; on the contrary, you are often quite good at doing what you are told. But you will always do it in a way that allows you to use your skills for prioritizing and getting all your ducks in a row. You can get along with all manner of individuals, but anyone who tries to prevent you from doing things your way is sure to incur your wrath.
There may be some who claim that you are only in it for the notoriety and profit -- whatever "it" may be -- but the fact is that you are far more humanitarian and philanthropic than anyone might suspect. You are most happy when others benefit from your efforts in some way, either large or small.
Also born on this date are: Robert De Niro, actor; Dustin Pedroia, baseball player; Donnie Wahlberg, actor; Sean Penn, actor; Davy Crockett, politician and soldier; Mae West, actress; Maureen O'Hara, actress; Belinda Carlisle, singer.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A social gathering affords you not only the chance to relax with others, but an opportunity to get to know yourself a bit more.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- As hard as you are trying to hide your desires, they are likely already widely known. It's time to face the truth and make an active decision.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are ready to commit to an endeavor that may bring you a healthy profit -- provided you use all the tools at your disposal.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not likely to recognize the position you are now in, but if you take the time to explore, you can come to a valuable conclusion.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be surprised to learn that someone else is trying to do what you have long expressed a desire to try. Why did you miss out?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be in a position to call the shots, but only for a very short time. Make sure you know just what to ask for -- and why.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself on the wrong side of a very delicate negotiation. Ultimately, you'll be able to gain the advantage.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are keenly interested in learning more about what is going on around you. Peripheral awareness can be quite valuable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may want to replace a device that is quickly failing before you find yourself completely out in the cold.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not understand how you found yourself in your current position, but there are surely pros and cons. You can remain calm and focused.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll find yourself competing with someone who is sure that he or she can outdo you. You have something up your sleeve!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A difference of opinion must not be allowed to grow into a conflict you cannot control in-house. No one else need become involved.