Born today, you are a strong-willed individual with a great deal of self-confidence and style. You're likely to plan your entire life when you are quite young, certain that things will go your way and that fortune, fate, destiny or the stars will smile upon you and yours. You have a tremendous sense of your place in the world. You seem to know that you will be remembered for something -- and that something, you are confident, will be important the world over. This may simply be overconfidence or even hubris -- a dangerous, overweening pride -- but the fact is that you can do most everything you say you'll do!
You have a great deal of charisma and sex appeal, and you're not the sort to leave such gifts unused. Others would do well to keep in mind that there is something of a "player" about you. Indeed, you are always eager to see if you can capture the heart of anyone nearby -- particularly those who capture your own.
Also born on this date are: John Stamos, actor; Bill Clinton, U.S. president; Matthew Perry, actor; Coco Chanel, designer; Orville Wright, pioneer aviator; Kyra Sedgwick, actress; Jonathan Frakes, actor and director; Kevin Dillon, actor; Gene Roddenberry, television producer; Lee Ann Womack, singer; Peter Gallagher, actor; Clay Walker, singer; Erika Christensen, actress; Gerald McRaney, actor; Adam Arkin, actor; Fred Thompson, actor and politician; Jill St. John, actress; Willie Shoemaker, jockey.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to get good reviews from those who really know what they're talking about. You can parlay these into more work!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others may be wondering why you're not front-and-center, but there are issues at play they cannot possibly understand.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're considering making a major change, but you don't yet have all the necessary information, so don't jump the gun!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Practice may not immediately make perfect, but you can improve enough that you and others will see that success is all but inevitable.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to do the right things for yourself, not just for others. Make sure, for a start, that you focus on proper nutrition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The progression of the day will take you through at least two areas marked by dangerous obstacles of all sorts. Navigate with care.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in the mood to see your dreams come true, but have you really laid the groundwork for such a game-changing development?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're going to have to get started earlier than anyone else if you want to be fully prepared to collaborate effectively.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have much to look forward to. Today in particular you have something to do that can give you quite a buzz!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may feel like throwing caution to the wind and doing something you have only considered in your dreams.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're in no mood for a fight, but you're not ready or willing to concede on all points. Try peaceful negotiation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have little to lose and much to win, but everything depends on your willingness to say or do what others think you will not.