Born today, you cannot always be relied on when things get out of hand. You are highly volatile; you are also rather mysterious. You aren't the kind to share your past with anyone but perhaps the single closest person to you, as you do not trust that whatever is revealed about you isn't going to be used against you in some way. There are those who might call you mildly paranoid, but as far as you are concerned, if that's what it takes to keep you safe from any serious harm, so be it. You have a temper, and it doesn't take much to set you off -- especially when you find yourself in a situation that is already emotionally draining.
You dream of being in charge -- but of what, you are never really certain. Still, you will pursue a position of respect and responsibility at all times -- even when you are not suited for it. The truth is that you are something of a child, in that you are often too quick to react to what is going on around you.
Also born on this date are: Kobe Bryant, basketball player; River Phoenix, actor; Gene Kelly, actor and dancer; Linda Thompson, singer; Barbara Eden, actress; Rick Springfield, singer and actor; Keith Moon, drummer; Shelley Long, actress; Jay Mohr, actor; 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to break one or two rules in order to get something done on time and under budget today. Go ahead, no one is looking -- yet!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are concerned about another's well-being today, and for good reason: He or she is about to attempt something that you think is impossible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An important decision is made without you today, while all along you were expecting to be asked for your input. What's really going on?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be falling under someone else's spell at this time, either personally or professionally. Or could it quite possibly be both?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know very well who is responsible for the situation in which you now find yourself -- but you must focus on finding a remedy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not get what you most want from a loved one today, but chances are you'll get what you most need -- and that's most important!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It may fall to you to get someone else's ducks in a row today. In the end, you mustn't expect any reward, but satisfaction can be yours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The more you trust another, the more he or she will be able to trust you. You can prove valuable confidantes to each other at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may realize that you've not taken the lead in quite the way that someone working under you had hoped. There's still time, however.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You want things to be orderly and, if possible, quiet -- but you're likely to be disappointed in this until rather late in the day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your day may seem quite topsy-turvy to you as you experience things in the wrong order -- and in ways that take you wholly by surprise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can help someone else, and in the process provide yourself with something you have long needed but didn't know how to get your hands on.