Born today, you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve. It is therefore essential that you fashion your life in such a way that it is an advantage rather than a liability to be as emotional as you are. You take things very seriously, and you consider things very deeply when your interest has been piqued. You do not let anything happen without taking notice of it and deciding if it is something that affects you in some way, whether directly or indirectly. While there are some who choose to live in a permanently reactive state, letting life affect them, you prefer to be the driving force in your own life, and the master of your fate. You are not one to enjoy playing the victim of circumstance in any way.
You have a great deal of financial acumen. Whether the overall economy is doing well or falling into a slump, you should be able to maintain a healthy balance -- and, indeed, build on it even as others are suffering setbacks. You know how to put two and two together most effectively -- both literally and figuratively.
Also born on this date are: Kobe Bryant, basketball player; River Phoenix, actor; Gene Kelly, actor and dancer; Scott Caan, actor; Barbara Eden, actress; Rick Springfield, singer and actor; Keith Moon, drummer; Shelley Long, actress; Oliver Hazard Perry, military leader; Jay Mohr, actor; Vera Miles, actress; Willy Russell, playwright; Gary Hoey, guitarist; William Ernest Henley, poet; King Louis XVI of France; Jeremy Lin, basketball player.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Knowledge is power, as you know, but you may come to the conclusion that you've been missing something you very much need!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to take stock -- of ideas, of tools, of teammates. Are you ready for the big push that lies ahead?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your goals are similar to those of a rival, but that doesn't mean that the time has come for you to try to work together -- just yet.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- An impromptu competition is likely to demonstrate to everyone just what you are capable of -- and where your weaknesses are, as well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can expect some difficulties to arise as you begin to chart a course through unfamiliar territory. See what others have done.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Look deeper than usual to determine whether you've been missing something on a regular basis. What you uncover will make a difference.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have the opportunity to get a great deal done entirely on your own, without the distractions others often bring.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must resist the temptation to do more than you are asked, as you'll want to keep energy and resources in reserve if you can.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can make a small change in your methodology that will have an enormous impact when all is said and done. Consider all options.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be fighting against something that cannot be beaten -- yet -- but as you know, that doesn't mean it's not worth it!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The gains you score may be questioned by others at some point, but you can prove that everything has been on the up and up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Focus on what has been done before, and you'll learn what you must try to do now, whether that is familiar or brand new.