Born today, you seem to have about you a certain calm that will often help smooth your way in the world -- the kind that inspires others, gives them confidence and promotes the sense that you are a person to be trusted, relied upon and known as closely as possible. You are also capable of tremendous floods of feeling -- particularly in situations that take you by surprise -- and though you may seem, on the outside, to be very much in control, the fact is that on the inside, you may be a churning cauldron of emotion. It is at these times that you may feel like two very different people: the one others know and love, and the one that you often struggle with on your own -- the one that can, at the slightest provocation, make things quite difficult for you.
When young, you may not know how to reconcile these seemingly conflicting facets of your nature, but when you are older, you will not only be able to reconcile them, but you will actually learn how to make them work together to maximize your chances of success in any trying situation.
Also born on this date are: Wilt Chamberlain, basketball player; Kenny Rogers, singer; Kim Cattrall, actress; Count Basie, musician; Aubrey Beardsley, artist; Melvin Van Peebles, actor; Clarence Williams III, actor; Hayden Panettiere, 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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is the time for you to put forward your name for consideration. The opportunity that will soon open to you is not to be passed up!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may discover a common link between yourself and someone with whom you have maintained an ideological conflict for some time. Explore this further!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's not going to take you long to determine what you need most in order to proceed with your plans. It's a small thing -- but essential.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know something that someone else doesn't, and this will give you the advantage in one respect -- but it is a double-edged sword!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your emotional fortitude will serve you well as you have to weather a certain assault that is not physical, but psychological.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept. 22) -- Others may look to you to keep things firmly in hand when they seem to be spiraling temporarily out of control.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be able to get much more done in the short time available than you had first anticipated -- thanks to the stars' intervention.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- How your day plays out will depend in large part upon how you interpret certain developments that don't directly concern you -- yet.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A surprise encounter has you thinking that perhaps, just perhaps, the impossible is indeed possible -- or vice versa.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're in it for the long haul, and there's nothing a rival can do to scare you into doing anything else. You're feeling confident.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be waiting a little longer than expected for the information you need to proceed with a carefully outlined plan.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel as if you are being hit from all sides by unfavorable developments. In truth, your reactions are simply out of proportion.