Born today, you are an explorer by nature, and you will insist on being free to go here and there in pursuit of knowledge and discovery, regardless of what your routine daily life may have in store for you at any given moment. You will cut ties in order to assert your independence and autonomy, and others must be resigned to that if they wish to be part of your circle -- or they may soon find themselves out of your life for good. You are not one to insist that anyone else live according to your rules and precepts; you encourage others to live as freely and as unencumbered as you do. You have a knack for sensing when something might threaten to pin you down, so you are usually able to avoid any sort of limiting force before it becomes a real issue to you.
You may seem to some to be rather reserved when it comes to love -- and some may even think that it is impossible for you to be in love at all. This is nonsense, of course, for you are far more able than others to express yourself in ways that are memorable -- but only to the true object of your affection! You save such outpourings for private moments, where you can be uninhibited and free with any kind of romantic expression.
Also born on this date are: Rupert Grint, actor; Dave Chappelle, comedian; Stephen Fry, actor and comedian; Cal Ripken Jr., baseball player; Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Marlee Matlin, 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can share more than a laugh with someone who has been by your side for quite a while. Something new has a very good chance of lasting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're in charge of more than you know. Think things through carefully, and don't make the mistake of believing you're invulnerable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can do much to help a friend, but remember that there will be moments that require you to step back and let things just happen.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to be unusually limber and flexible throughout this complicated day. A certain change of direction is quite meaningful.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your expectations are shaken by events that seem to come out of nowhere, but you can recover quickly. A former love surprises you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your vision is understood by someone who can really help you get things started when the time comes. You can share more than just a dream.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're uniquely qualified to deal with the things that are coming to the surface, whether you feel truly ready or not.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be able to listen to everyone who wants to speak with you, but certain warnings will come through loud and clear.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are headed in a direction that may surprise those who know you best, but recent changes mean that this new phase makes sense!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You feel confident that your plans, once set in motion, will lead directly to the threshold of a new kind of success. Get started!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're not invisible, certainly, but there are some who may not pay attention to what you are doing for reasons that are entirely their own.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A loved one is waiting for you to break through a perceived personal barrier and express yourself more honestly and openly.