Born today, you are a highly competent individual, capable of performing well in a variety of endeavors, but perhaps your greatest single attribute is your persistence. You simply will not give up on a thing as long as you see success ahead -- even if it's in the distant future. You are always on the lookout for an opportunity you can gain from -- financially, emotionally or personally. Your reputation is dear to you, and you will do everything you can to protect it. You are not one to take kindly to criticism, though you do understand that you cannot please everyone all of the time! You are realistic in your relationships with others. You are not the kind to think that everyone will love you, nor do you love everyone else the same. Still, you are able to get along with many different kinds of people.
Also born on this date are: Kristen Wiig, actress and screenwriter; Tori Amos, singer-songwriter; Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef; Valerie Harper, actress; Cindy Williams, actress; Claude Debussy, composer; Ray Bradbury, author; John Lee Hooker, guitarist; Dorothy Parker, author; Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader; Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player; Bill Parcells, football coach; Honor Blackman, actress; Annie Proulx, author; Rodrigo Santoro, actor.
Always ready to act when the need arises, you enjoy being in the spotlight even though you do not require that kind of attention in order to get things done. Indeed, some of your most notable accomplishments are likely to result from work you do without attracting any attention at all.
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may wonder what happened to put you where you are, but the truth is that you know very well how you are responsible for most of it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're nearing the point of no return where a certain relationship is concerned. Now is no time to make promises that you don't intend to keep!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- They say the bigger they are, the harder they fall -- but you don't have to follow that rule as you attempt something never attempted before.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A friend or relative will show you something you've not seen before, and your whole outlook will improve. New possibilities are all around you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The completion of a pet project approaches. How you view another's efforts will say a lot about how you see your own. Try to save some money.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Look in unusual places, and you're sure to learn an unusual lesson when all is said and done. You'll have a distinct advantage.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Ask yourself just what you think you're doing, and you'll find that you don't know everything you thought you did. Avoid pure guesswork.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must resist the temptation to judge those who are simply younger and less experienced than yourself. Give them time to catch up!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You should be able to create for yourself the perfect new opportunity, but much depends on your ability to read the future in some way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take a look back at who you were two or three years ago, and much about this day will make more sense to you. Answers are easy to find.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What's going on all around you today will affect you in ways that you could not possibly have anticipated yesterday. Go for the ride!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Take care that your actions don't threaten your reputation. You are viewed favorably by a great many, and you'll want that to last.