Born today, you are a clever individual, always thinking about things in a way that can make them useful to you either immediately or in the long run. Your cleverness and mental agility will certainly be your greatest assets in life. Even when you find that you are boxed in for some reason and cannot be as active as you might wish, you will always have your formidable brain to fall back on and see you through. You are not just quick and clever, but also highly creative; you are likely to come up with many new ideas that ultimately become widespread -- they will no doubt benefit a great many over time and become routine to those who know a good thing when they see one. You always strive to be positive and forward-thinking.
You have many talents, but those talents may often take a back seat to your natural idealism; your words and deeds are often more important to you -- and to others -- than your native abilities. When it comes to good and evil, you know which side you belong on, unequivocally.
Also born on this date are: Rupert Grint, actor; Dave Chappelle, comedian; Stephen Fry, actor and comedian; Cal Ripken Jr., baseball player; Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Marlee Matlin, 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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself at the helm of something new and unlikely, but this shouldn't take you entirely by surprise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You suspect another of doing things for reasons that have not been made public. Dare you dig deeper and reveal what you discover?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's not too late, no matter what anyone might be telling you. You know that much can be done after business hours.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to have to push back when someone else begins pushing you. You don't want to move too far in the wrong direction!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have in mind the beginnings of a plan that could, very likely, increase your social and professional standing considerably.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Fluctuations in energy will occur all around you, requiring you to be flexible and willing to go with the flow, perhaps more than usual.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll want to take a look at what someone else has done recently in order to determine what you can and should do when your turn comes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble getting started, but when you finally get moving, you'll reach all of your important goals ahead of schedule.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not understand all of what you are shown, but you'll grasp the notion that important things are getting ready to happen.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may disagree with someone in authority, but you must be able to work with whatever limitations are imposed upon you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have the feeling that others are watching you for a different reason than normal. Things are not progressing in the usual fashion.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to do certain things out of order, which could force you to look at them in a whole new light.