Born today, you are a natural planner, and you are always coming up with some idea or other that you cannot wait to present to your team of supporters, eager to see what they can do to turn a mere notion into reality with you. You are not the kind to do much entirely on your own; while you may start something, and others may willingly give you the credit for setting goals and making plans to reach them, you almost always require the assistance of those who are experts in their own right. But with that help, you can often make the best of circumstances, turning a thought into action and action into triumph. You will come to more than one leadership role in your life almost by accident, and when filling these, you will discover much about yourself -- and others -- that you can use to your advantage.
You are able to withstand all manner of hardships, be they intellectual, physical or psychological. What seems to affect you quite deeply, however, is the loss of a friend -- you may actually find that you are unable to function properly when this happens. Recovery, though slow, is virtually assured, however. Even under duress, you can perform heroically.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Ben Affleck, actor and director; Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor; Julia Child, celebrity chef; Debra Messing, actress; Mike Connors, actor; Ethel Barrymore, actress; Edna Ferber, writer; Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice; Stieg Larsson, writer; Alejandro Inarritu, filmmaker; Princess Anne of England.
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 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- All you want is a chance. If you get it, you can very likely make a dream come true -- if not today, then tomorrow or the next day.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to be the one who spills the beans. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open, and you'll make your way very safely.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your choice of words may be the single most important element of a rather complicated day. Win, lose or draw -- it's up to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It may be your responsibility to gather forces and mount a campaign that can further another's agenda beyond expectations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're ready to do something good for someone, but you must wait to see if he or she is going to reciprocate. Yes or no, you can be of help.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be confused by the actions of someone who has claimed to be a rival. He or she will do something to further your cause.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Don't make a secret of your agenda. Share what you are planning and why, and help others understand how they can play important roles.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are hungry for recognition, but it isn't likely to come until you have done the one thing you are most fearful of doing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may break the rules without knowing it. Before nightfall, you'll discover the possible consequences of your actions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are able to inspire others simply by doing what comes naturally, but it's something that you clearly do better than most.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can take full advantage of a situation that was not at all of your making -- but take care that you don't become overconfident.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your ability to laugh at yourself will ease tensions wherever you go. Others are likely to learn a better way as a result.