Born today, you are what might be called, in a more old-fashioned time, the "strong, silent type." You have tremendous style; you know how to enter a room and attract attention. When you have it, you know how to bend it and manipulate it to have your way. You are the kind of person other people look up to -- but still you don't let that go to your head. You understand that to be at the center of things is a privilege and a responsibility, and one that you take seriously. You cherish family and will do all you can to ensure that those in your care enjoy all that you can possibly give them -- and then some.
Your passions are known to flare now and then, and at times they may compel you to do things that are not in your best interest, or your loved ones'. When it comes to love, you can play the game as well as anyone -- but, ultimately, you want to settle down with that one special someone.
Also born on this date are: Kristen Wiig, actress and writer; Tori Amos, singer; 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.
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's time to finalize those plans! Not everyone will be willing or able to wait even a day longer before getting his or her assignment.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The more you attempt, the more confident you will feel, and the more confident you feel, the more you will be able to do -- and do well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone close to you is willing to take the heat for something you did that was not altogether intentional. Be ready to return the favor soon.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are eager to enjoy something more stable and permanent, but it won't be yours just yet. A little more water must run under the bridge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be further along than you had supposed, and yet that's no reason to stop and let the competition pass you by. Keep the engine running!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't tolerate someone throwing you under the bus today; you are doing your best work, and nothing but -- and you can demonstrate it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What another wants is likely to conflict with what you not only want, but also need. That need must take priority right now!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can be a bit more demonstrative today without risking anything. Even your critics will have to commend you for your bravery!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be faulted for what you do today, but how you do it is sure to win you praise and even admiration from your most vocal critics.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're going to want to listen carefully any time a certain someone is in the room, as you never know when key information will be dispensed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may feel unequal to the task at hand, but once you get your bearings you'll discover that you are every bit as capable as anyone else.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Sitting quietly and getting your work done can provide you with a much-needed break from the usual hustle and bustle all around you.