Born today, you are a strong-willed individual, able to face any kind of obstacle with confidence and resolve. You never back down in the face of a challenge; you know how to dig deep and come up with just what you need to overcome it and move forward -- often without changing stride or losing any time at all. You don't always succeed, of course -- who does? -- but you know how to apply what you learn from failure to a subsequent attempt, so that it doesn't take you long to get something right and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You never believe that there is a preordained outcome to anything; you trust that what happens in your life is your own doing.
You can be somewhat old-fashioned in some things, especially when it comes to personal likes and dislikes. And while you do enjoy a challenge, this doesn't mean you don't like things that come easily to you. On the contrary, you are perfectly happy to take something for nothing when it comes your way!
Also born on this date are: Mila Kunis, actress; Halle Berry, actress; Tim Tebow, football player; Magic Johnson, basketball player; Steve Martin, actor and comedian; Doc Holliday, dentist and gunslinger; David Crosby, singer-songwriter; Danielle Steel, author; Marcia Gay Harden, actress; Susan Saint James, actress; Gary Larson, cartoonist; James Horner, composer; Sarah Brightman, singer; Alice Ghostley, 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 15
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be tempted to drop what you are doing and engage a friend or loved one in some spontaneous fun -- but duty still calls.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can give yourself most of what you need, but you'll have to ask someone else for certain things only he or she can provide.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can lend your support to someone who is struggling with a key personal issue. He or she reminds you of yourself in younger days.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to be sure that no one suspects you of losing your cool. Keep a lid on your emotions, and avoid the most volatile situations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be more concerned with money matters than you expected to be, but there will be some unforeseen expenditures to account for very soon.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- While others may react to someone's antics as expected, you're likely to respond in a very unusual way. A partnership is beginning.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can deal with the most difficult issues when you must, and today you'll find yourself doing just that on more than one occasion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone may be keeping you from doing what you need to do, but his or her reasons are certainly valid. You may want to change your approach.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will want to explore a certain issue more deeply than you have before. The answers that you uncover lead to more questions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be revealing more than you had anticipated, but that will serve you well in the end. Honesty remains the best policy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not have considered every possibility, but you have no reason not to. An obscure issue demands attention.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't want to make any mistake that a rival might consider a sign of weakness. Play it safe, and pay attention to every detail.