Born today, you are certainly not one to be overlooked in any way, and you are likely to begin making your mark at a very early age -- once you decide just what you want to do with your copious talents. You may not be as outgoing as some, but you are certainly not a loner; you know how to balance mixing and mingling with getting work done -- and those in your company often aren't aware which you are focusing on at any given time. You speak with wit and confidence, and when you don't know what you're talking about, you simply keep your mouth shut and your ears open, so that when the same topic arises again, you will have something to contribute.
And contribute you do, effectively. Others consider you a valuable ally and teammate, and you are perfectly capable of working well in small or large groups -- though you do your best thinking by yourself. You can be reserved among strangers, until you discern just what their motives are and how they relate to yours.
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; Denis Leary, actor and comic; Bob Woodruff, journalist; Meriwether Lewis, explorer; Rosalynn Carter, U.S. first lady.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Others are expecting you to come up with something new and different today, but you will be satisfied with something much more familiar.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself moving ever closer to someone you had previously tried to avoid. Is this the beginning of a major change?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You cannot put too much emphasis on manners today. Indeed, how you behave can have much to do with whether tomorrow will be successful.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can make a plan that encompasses much more than others had expected, and they may be willing to jump on board before the day is out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can expect to perform up to par today -- unless someone has changed the rules without informing you. In that case, you have catching up to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A minor setback can be avoided today. Do what you can to help another over the same hurdle that you cleared not long ago.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to focus on two very different things at once today, but your capacity for multitasking is perhaps better than anyone else's!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may receive criticism for something you recently did, but that may be outweighed by praise you receive for something you do today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to face all your duties at once, but if you break them down into smaller and simpler components, all will be well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A change must be made today before you can score any points against a new competitor. The writing is certainly on the wall.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A trip down memory lane becomes something much more than you had bargained for -- but if you keep your emotions in check all will be well.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be fearing a setback, but all signs point to progress. Where is the foreboding coming from? You may want to investigate.