Born today, you may seem to some to be a rather unapproachable individual, private and even secretive, the kind to retreat from the limelight -- or, for that matter, any kind of attention. On the other hand, you are hungry for the kind of recognition that only being in the public eye can afford you. In order to have it, you are going to have to work hard to accept praise, adulation, criticism, acknowledgment and even those who simply want to get close to you and get to know you. You are likely to learn, at some point, to develop a public persona that serves you in all manner of professional endeavors, one that you and your inner circle never confuse with the real you.
You care about others, certainly, but you care about yourself more. You want to do what is beneficial to others, but you will want to benefit yourself in ways that are profound and lasting. You can be sensitive, but you can also be rather abrasive and even boorish at times.
Also born on this date are: Aaron Paul, actor; Paul Reubens, actor; Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. president; Tuesday Weld, actress; Daryl Dragon, musician; Martha Raye, actress; G.W. Bailey, 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The options that are presented may all be attractive to you in different ways, but one in particular has you ready to roll.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your actions may not be entirely in character, but given the situation, you are not likely to have to apologize for anything.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be able to help someone who is not in a position to help him- or herself. Professionalism makes all the difference.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be asked to fill in for someone who is suddenly unavailable to do his or her job as assigned. Be flexible; maneuverability is key.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're keenly interested in the details, but don't lose sight of the big picture. How do you fit in the scheme of things?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll start the day in a bright and positive mood, and you can avoid anything that might dampen your spirits. Evening brings an invitation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be able to keep others from getting tripped up, but take care not to fall into the very same trap yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can enjoy yourself even as you struggle to complete a project on schedule -- and under budget. Whistle while you work!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be able to remove certain difficulties and proceed as if they had never existed in the first place.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're seeking a competitive outlet, but take care that you don't get pulled into something to which you are not suited.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The tension builds as you and a partner disagree on the proper course of action. The lay of the land may have shifted.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel that you are ready for anything, but what lies around the next corner may challenge you in ways that you could never expect.