Born today, you are always interested in how things turn out. You will therefore dedicate yourself to being a student of human nature and human endeavors in order to understand, as much as possible, the whys and wherefores of human behavior, interaction and accomplishment. You will strive to take advantage of that understanding to increase your own odds in situations that might otherwise simply be too much for you -- or anyone. You have a keen mind, a vivid imagination and the ability to express yourself in a manner that makes your words seem memorable and important to those listening. You are just the kind of person that other people want in their corner.
You can be rather emotional, and were it not for your tremendous stores of patience and your ability to control your emotions -- particularly your temper -- you might be prone to fly off the handle far too often for your own good. As it happens, you are just excitable enough -- if somewhat more so than others might consider prudent at times.
Also born on this date are: Kobe Bryant, basketball player; River Phoenix, actor; Gene Kelly, actor, dancer, choreographer and director; Scott Caan, actor; Barbara Eden, actress; Rick Springfield, singer and actor; Keith Moon, drummer; Shelley Long, actress; Oliver Hazard Perry, military leader; Jay Mohr, actor; Vera Miles, actress; Willy Russell, playwright.
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone who knows you very well may fear that you are making certain decisions for the wrong reasons. Listen to what he or she has to say.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Watching the way another faces a certain challenge can be helpful to you -- especially since you'll be facing a similar one very soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're letting things get a little heavy right now. Don't forget to smile! It will let you get through a rough patch with more optimism.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You mustn't let someone else's hard time affect you in the same way. You can remain safe and aloof -- but not completely unconcerned.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You think that you're sitting pretty, but a certain challenge may have you doubting yourself -- or another -- by day's end.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Hope for the best, and you can surely have most of what you want. Your attitude is your most important asset.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're trying to maneuver around a certain obstacle, but you're not making much progress. Try starting again -- more slowly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble seeing the best solution to a current problem because you have so many irons in the fire. Try simplifying.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You don't want anything to be merely automatic. You want to be fully engaged, and to be making things happen very carefully.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have trouble making your way through a complicated emotional landscape. Focus on doing things in your own unique way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A positive outlook can work wonders for you. Don't let those who would say no at every turn affect your decision-making process.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you want and what is possible are two very different things, but there may be one point of convergence that gives you hope.