Born today, you can be somewhat erratic and mercurial, but this is probably due in large part to the fact that your attention and interest are so easily drawn in different directions without warning. You are curious about the world in which you live and the people in it, and you will do whatever you must to learn as much as possible about them both. You can be quite sociable, yet you prefer to do your learning on your own -- exploring freely, without any ties to keep you from going here and there, studying this and that. You want to follow your gut when it comes to things that interest you -- this, of course, is why it is so hard for many people to pin you down. You know how to combine thought and action with ease -- and a great deal of style, to boot!
You have few genuine fears, but when you do find yourself facing something that frightens you, it can be quite traumatic, indeed! This is why it is always best for you to steer clear of any situation that might bring you in contact with something you find scary. You trust those closest to you to have your back in this regard, and they know that protecting you is an important duty to fulfill.
Also born on this date are: Kobe Bryant, basketball player; River Phoenix, actor; Gene Kelly, actor, dancer and director; Scott Caan, actor; Barbara Eden, actress; Rick Springfield, singer and actor; Keith Moon, musician; Shelley Long, actress; Oliver Hazard Perry, military leader; Jay Mohr, actor; Vera Miles, actress; Willy Russell, playwright.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone close to you may be expecting something that you simply cannot give -- and might not anyway, even if you could.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself traveling down a road that presents one hazard after another. You're well prepared, fortunately.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be surprised by something that arises at the last minute. A friend comes to the rescue, but he or she can't do it all.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Increased intimacy with someone you've known for a while is likely to bring to the surface some issues that have long been hidden away.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can profit from another's mistake. Before long, however, you'll have every reason to work together toward a common goal.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Giving another what he or she wants may seem like a good idea, but in truth you may be setting him or her back. Perhaps you should reconsider.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Getting an early start doesn't necessarily mean that you will be able to knock off early. You're in it for the long haul.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be able to keep up with the most rapid developments, but it's more important to maintain your own pace anyway.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be expecting someone to do something that is beyond the scope of their current tasks and assignments. Reassess your real needs.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to put your plans on hold as you tend to someone who is in need of something only you can provide.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may sense that things are calming down and becoming more normal. You can expect one more bump in the road, however.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- In an attempt to gain a little more control over your circumstances, you may be tempted to make an unwise decision. Think twice!