Born today, you are likely to make quite a splash when you are young, without even really trying! The truth is that you were born into a time and place that allows you to bask in a kind of admiring attention, one that in turn opens many doors for you socially, professionally and personally. This is not to suggest, however, that you don't have to work hard for the success you desire! On the contrary, it is opportunity alone that the stars will give to you -- perhaps again and again while you are young -- but you will have to use your own skill, awareness and wiles to take full advantage of those opportunities. An open door is not, in itself, a guarantee of achievement, success or contentment.
You may discover that you have a rival when you are just reaching your maturity -- and that person is one who will challenge you in every way possible. The result, of course, will either be a finely honed desire to excel or a withdrawal from the contest altogether. One of these is ultimately acceptable to you; the other most certainly is not!
Also born on this date are: Amy Adams, actress; Robert Plant, singer; Al Roker, television personality; Isaac Hayes, composer; Ron Paul, politician; Benjamin Harrison, U.S. president; Don King, boxing promoter; Connie Chung, television journalist; H.P. Lovecraft, author; Ray Wise, actor; Jacqueline Susann, author; Peter Horton, 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may take a journey down memory lane, but you'll also realize that most things are much better the way they are now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It may be time for you to confer some of your own authority onto someone else who has been training under you for some time -- unofficially.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- As you explore your surroundings, prepare yourself for something you could not possibly have anticipated.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not able to do everything you promised, but no one will be displeased with the results when you swing into action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can give yourself more of a fighting chance if you will pay more attention to the clock and avoid any knee-jerk reactions.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be on call for someone who definitely needs your expertise, but only in certain situations. Be patient, and be ready to roll.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The natural give-and-take that occurs will actually give you the advantage when you need it, but you must be highly aware at all times.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A question of profit is likely to arise when you realize just how much you are dedicating to a certain project. Is it worth it?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must care for yourself just as you would someone in your charge -- and you must do it without feeling selfish or guilty!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're likely to encounter someone who challenges you in a manner that you are not used to -- but soon you'll be working together.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Patience will be necessary as you let someone else take charge for a while and explore the limits of his or her abilities.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Take advantage of an opportunity to explore what is going on around you. This should result in a new and exciting plan.