Born today, you enjoy a good game of hide-and-seek. While this may seem to be a rather trivial description of your character, those who know you best understand that it is, in fact, the key to your entire nature. You thrive on being able to uncover new things daily, to seek out information and knowledge wherever you may be, to learn about the world and the people in it -- in your own inimitable way. That way is often through fun and games; you believe that laughter is the best possible mode of imparting important information, and the more fun you and others have together, the more you are no doubt learning -- about each other as well as the world. You have no qualms about getting your hands dirty as you search for something you think may be significant to you.
You enjoy romance in all its aspects -- emotional, psychological and physical -- but you are unable to separate these aspects of love and enjoy them piecemeal, one at a time. You prefer your romance to be the product of all three internal drives, and when it is not, you feel that something very important is missing -- such a romance is not destined to last for long. But when everything is working in harmony, you can love for a lifetime!
Also born on this date are: Billy Ray Cyrus, singer; Sean Connery, actor; Tim Burton, director; Gene Simmons, singer; Rachael Ray, celebrity chef; Elvis Costello, singer; Blair Underwood, actor; Regis Philbin, television personality; Claudia Schiffer, model and actress; Leonard Bernstein, composer; Ruby Keeler, actress; Monty Hall, game show host; George Wallace, politician; Van Johnson, actor; Tom Skerritt, actor; Rollie Fingers, baseball player; Jo Dee Messina, singer.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your spirits will be lifted by someone who feels a certain kinship with you -- and who is definitely in the same boat.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to do things as quickly, or as automatically, as usual. When it comes to family members, extra thought is required.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to weigh the pros and cons of an idea very carefully before even considering setting it in motion.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to get the opinions of friends and family members in order to validate your own position on a certain key issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're trying to nail down a certain situation, but it would be best to let it continue to develop until it settles organically.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are revising a certain process to accommodate your needs and the needs of a friend or partner in a new way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The exit you seek isn't likely to appear in the form that you expect. You must look inward for such an escape route.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll receive information that has you champing at the bit, but you must have patience. Be as circumspect as possible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're seeking something quite valuable, and you know that you are near. By day's end, you'll know if it will be yours or not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Signs and signals are pointing you in a certain direction, but your every instinct is telling you to go the other way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone is likely to recognize you not for how you look, but for the trail of accomplishments you have left in your wake.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find yourself assisting those who really know what they're doing, but something unforeseen has you working in a different way.