Born today, you have the kind of power over others that, while not aggressive or overbearing, is nevertheless stronger than that wielded by most others under your sign -- or any sign, for that matter. Your strength comes from your deep-seated beliefs and unshakable ideals, which evolved, no doubt, from an upbringing that showed you as much of the world as you needed to see to form the kind of outlook and attitude that would sustain you throughout your lifetime. You have not learned everything from books or travel; indeed, you are so highly intuitive that you are able to learn a great deal simply by interacting with others and feeling what they feel. You are sensitive, caring and often selfless.
You are by no means a saint, however! You do have a temper, and your motives are not always the most noble or pure. Still, you know when you are straying from the path you have chosen, and you will always work very hard to return to it, confident that it is, for you, the way to go.
Also born on this date are: Mother Teresa, religious leader; Chris Pine, actor; Macaulay Culkin, actor; Melissa McCarthy, actress; Geraldine Ferraro, politician; Branford Marsalis, musician; Michael Jeter, actor.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A compromise may be hard to strike, but it's worth working toward if it means reducing tension between you and an old friend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If it's a fair fight you're after, you can surely have it, but take care that you don't actually give your opponent the advantage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be required to do or say something that stops others in their tracks. Once the information is digested, progress can continue.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can do much to prevent things from coming to a dead stop, but a slowdown may not be avoidable. Any forward motion is valuable right now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be passing judgment on someone for doing exactly what you would do in the same situation. Try to make a fair assessment when you can.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll be concerned with notions of duty and responsibility. What happens as a result will build character, certainly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A game of make-believe can actually help you understand a tricky situation. You'll be in a better position to do something positive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- An unconventional decision has you on the path to something that can bring both pleasure and pain, but the outcome will be worth it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to know what lies around the next corner, but you're going to have to wait as the pace slows unexpectedly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll receive an offer from someone that may require you to reconsider plans you already have in motion. Changes can be made.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll discover an open door where you thought all was sealed tight. The opportunity to walk through it won't last very long.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A matter that you thought would simply go by the wayside will become a major issue. You know how to resolve it, but you must be prepared.