Born today, you are a forceful individual, but you almost never find it necessary to operate at full force for the very simple reason that your personality is so compelling and your approach to life so uncompromising that you are likely to get what you want with relatively little effort -- provided, of course, that you make your desires clearly known. You are destined for the limelight, though you do not always like the kinds of things that happen to you as a result of such attention. The praise, recognition and accolades are perfectly fine, but the daily attention can get to be a bit much. As a result, you are known to retreat from the public eye whenever you can. You want to live your life on your own terms, and sometimes you have to get away to do so.
You have been endowed with so many gifts that it may be difficult for you to determine exactly what you were meant to do in life, but once you do make that determination, you will be off like a rocket to the stratosphere and beyond. You have what it takes to be one of the great success stories of your age.
Also born on this date are: Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer; Sean Connery, actor; Tim Burton, director; Gene Simmons, singer; Rachael Ray, celebrity chef; Elvis Costello, singer; Blair Underwood, actor; Regis Philbin, television personality; Claudia Schiffer, model; Leonard Bernstein, composer; Ruby Keeler, actress; Monty Hall, game show host; George Wallace, politician; Van Johnson, actor; Tom Skerritt, actor; Rollie Fingers, baseball player; Jo Dee Messina, singer; Blake Lively, 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to work harder to fulfill your responsibilities. More than the usual individuals are counting on you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Consider adopting new methods, as the old, familiar ones are not working the way they used to. Efficiency is down, as well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're using tools and methods that others may consider outdated, but to you they're the only way to go. You have a knack, surely!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can maintain a positive outlook even as others succumb to a rare kind of malaise. You know what's coming and how valuable it is.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be able to go farther than usual -- and perhaps much faster, too. You've been working on something new that can now be unveiled.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to break one of your own rules and invite yourself to someone else's gathering. You have a very good reason to do so.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a friend can put your heads together and come up with a plan that gives you a needed boost, but offers more than mere fun and games.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may demonstrate some subtle behavioral changes that make others wonder what you're up to. Indeed, something is up, for sure!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You want things to be a bit more involving than they have been of late, but that's really up to you. Don't hang back -- join in!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Tension between you and another is likely to dissipate after you come to terms with a past event. It's time to move forward.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be trying to make things a bit too complicated, but on the other hand, you have the opportunity to impress the powers that be.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Things may not add up the way you expect them to. Be willing to adopt a new way of thinking -- and, perhaps, doing.