Born today, you are likely to display a cool exterior that gives others the impression that you are confident and rarely puzzled by life. The truth, however, is that there is an inner tension deep within that you must deal with throughout much of your life -- a tension born of uncertainty that is so common among even the strongest of Leo natives. Strength and doubt are two distinct facets of your personality; keeping them squarely in balance is likely to prove a lifelong endeavor. You have tremendous talents, but you can only let them shine if you are able to keep your emotions from bubbling to the surface and derailing you. You may harbor a secret fear that something in your nature is working against you, consistently, day by day.
You are able to deal with disagreement and criticism very well; you understand where someone is coming from, even when he or she is standing firmly against you. You appreciate anyone who is true to his or her beliefs, for you strive to be yourself in all situations. You can respect someone even where there is no love or affection.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Ben Affleck, actor and director; Napoleon Bonaparte, French general and emperor; Julia Child, celebrity chef; Debra Messing, actress; Mike Connors, actor; Ethel Barrymore, actress.
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 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may receive a visit from someone who has motives other than those that have been shared. Find out what's really going on!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can start the ball rolling today, but the ultimate success of a certain endeavor doesn't rest with you, but with another.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can guide others through a difficult patch today, but you cannot do everything for them. You must let them face certain challenges alone.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are likely to be the beneficiary of someone else's surprise actions today. What happens as a result is entirely up to you, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The illusion is that you are not where you need to be right now, but the reality is that you're standing today just where you had hoped you'd be.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- That which is, is, and that which is not, is not -- but you may find the issue confusing because of what a rival has recently told you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're beginning a process that is likely to be far more emotionally charged than expected; a friend is able to keep you on an even keel.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be fully confident, but what you hear from others tells you that you can get through a coming trial efficiently and effectively.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Do you have room to maneuver today? It's important that you remain mobile and flexible as certain challenges come your way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must prepare today! Expecting to be ready for what is fast approaching without doing your homework is an excellent recipe for disaster.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be called upon to bring your rare expertise to the table -- but will you be given the time you need to make a difference?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your ability to see a problem from all angles serves you and others very well throughout this complicated day. Stand your ground!