Born today, you have such a tremendous store of creative energy that you may find it impossible to refrain from applying it to virtually every endeavor. Indeed, it will surely enable you to succeed where others have not. You were born, quite simply, to bring into the world that which is startling and new -- and when you cannot create something wholly original, you will take what others have done before and improve upon it to such an extent that it is your own accomplishment that is remembered, quite apart from what was done previously. It is not so much notoriety and praise that you are after; you simply want to put your talents to the best possible use whenever you have the opportunity to do so.
Also born on this date are: Kristen Wiig, actress and writer; Tori Amos, singer; Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef; Valerie Harper, actress; Cindy Williams, actress; Claude Debussy, composer; Ray Bradbury, author; John Lee Hooker, guitarist; Dorothy Parker, author; Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader; Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player; Bill Parcells, football coach; Honor Blackman, actress.
To say that you do not enjoy attention when you attract it is simply untrue. You do enjoy being the center of attention, and you fully understand that this brings with it a risk of criticism as well as the likelihood of praise. You take both in stride -- and with good spirits -- and remain productive and forward-thinking.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A partner may be finding difficult that which you think is quite easy -- but then, such things come more naturally to you than to most.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to give away too much information all at once. Keep some under wraps, and wait until you're asked in just the right way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be surrounded by much that doesn't really appeal to you, but you can immerse yourself in something that does give you pleasure.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to be surprised by news you receive from someone who has been testing the waters for you. A new plan may emerge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must work to achieve greater clarity in what you do and the way you communicate. Don't confuse rumor with fact.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are not the only one with certain secrets under wraps. You'll have the opportunity to share with others what you think you know.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have trouble arranging the final details of a business deal. Someone else knows what you're trying to do, and can help.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to look more deeply into the future than you have before, but take care not to act on false notions and assumptions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not know what is meant when a friend or loved one gives you certain information, but you sense his or her motive is not pure.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be ready to move in a different direction. Give a certain someone fair warning before making any permanent changes.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself in a position you did not seek, but you'll recognize that it gives you certain advantages you didn't have before.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll benefit from an in-depth look at your own motives. Knowing what you're going for, and why, will make all the difference.