Born today, you are a good-natured and gregarious individual, but there are times when you may let your naturally energetic demeanor get the better of you -- which can result in unintentional harm to others. You are curious and industrious, and you will always explore an opportunity that is presented to you. You are never one to promote yourself, and you cannot abide those who do; you will go out of your way to avoid what is commonly labeled a "blowhard." Indeed, this trait is so strong in you that it may, at times, keep you from going after what you know is rightfully yours! You are willing to subject yourself to all manner of hardship in order to reach your goals.
Like many Leo natives, your natural strength is accompanied by a kind of self-doubt that is often very hard to shake, and that may at times keep you from doing something you know you could handle. When you overcome this weakness, you are able to acquit yourself well in all manner of personal and professional situations.
Also born on this date are: Madonna, singer; Steve Carell, actor; Angela Bassett, actress; James Cameron, director; Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality; Julie Newmar, actress; Timothy Hutton, actor; Eydie Gorme, singer; Fess Parker, actor; Robert Culp, actor; Lesley Ann Warren, actress; Bob Balaban, actor.
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to fulfill certain unusual requirements today before you can settle into a line of endeavor much more comfortable for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- An important message comes your way, and how you deal with it proves a test not only of character, but of imagination as well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not think that a certain thing is even possible, but before you know it you may be watching someone do it -- and steal your thunder.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have no good reason for continuing along the same lines with someone who is eager to ease tensions. Why not let bygones be bygones?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It may be time for you to go through your belongings and decide what to keep and what to toss. Don't be hasty, but trust your instincts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you see today is likely to pique your interest in something you've never before considered. You may make some money!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You mustn't be distracted by issues that do not directly connect with your major objective today. Maintain a narrow focus at this time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll have to pay attention to another while satisfying your desires today. A creative approach is required, but you can do it!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You've been warned about a likely development, but you haven't yet taken it seriously. That's about to change today, surely!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are more determined than ever to follow a certain path; don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it, especially one whom you distrust.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have more to offer today than you may think, and someone is waiting for you to step out of your comfort zone and put it all on the line.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you give up today is likely to come back to you tomorrow, but in the meantime, you're going to have to make due. Seek unusual options.