Born today, you are one of the most tenacious, even stubborn, individuals born under your sign. You are wholly unwilling to give up on something once you have started it. No matter how difficult the road ahead may appear, you are willing to face what comes your way if it means you will reach your destination and enjoy the fruits of your labors, which you will know you've fully earned. You have been endowed with some remarkable talents, but you don't take naturally to everything. You are, therefore, almost certain to dedicate yourself to a course of lifelong learning that will enrich your mind and spirit and make you the very best that you can be. Nothing but excellence interests you -- in yourself and in others. You do not want to waste your time on trivial pursuits or people who engage in them. You feel you are destined for important things!
You are realistic about the challenges you will face in life, but you are not a nihilist by any means! You truly do believe your efforts serve a purpose, and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Love is something you must choose to make room for in your busy life -- but when you do, it can be quite fulfilling.
Also born on this date are: Patrick Swayze, actor; Edward Norton, actor; Robert Redford, actor and director; Roberto Clemente, baseball player; Christian Slater, actor; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor; Roman Polanski, filmmaker; Meriwether Lewis, explorer; Shelley Winters, actress; Denis Leary, actor and comedian; Madeleine Stowe, actress; Martin Mull, actor; Rosalynn Carter, U.S. first lady.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be reconsidering a decision you made only yesterday. What you've heard through the grapevine may be misleading, however!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll want to work hard to maintain the status quo, at least for now. You may hold suspect the motives of one who wants to make changes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Give someone a taste of what you've had in the past. He or she will want more, and you can build a partnership from what happens next.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Something you did some time ago and forgot all about may be worth revisiting -- and examining quite closely. You may uncover an answer.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself getting involved in something that is a bit too much for you at first, but you should be able to learn quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Others are operating under the assumption that you will always enjoy the same old things. In fact, your tastes are changing rapidly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can talk about what ails you, but very soon you'll want to do something about it, lest it become permanent. No one wants that!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Progress may be slower than expected, but you can still get very far -- and farther, probably, than your closest rival.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Daylight hours must be spent solving a tricky problem; you don't want that to carry over into nighttime. A loved one longs for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to answer questions as openly and honestly as you possibly can. Any attempt to mislead will only come back to haunt you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Future endeavors are shaped by what happens today, in large part. Don't underestimate the value of the little things that happen.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Any previous experience will serve you well as you venture into unknown territory. A friend will accompany you and boost confidence.