Born today, you are something of a mystery, as you seem to be so many things at once that it is virtually impossible to categorize you accurately or claim to know what makes you tick. Indeed, you thrive on keeping things very much to yourself, and you share your true self only with one or two very special people. You are keenly interested in achieving and maintaining harmony at home and abroad, and yet you will fight when your back is against the wall, or when someone close to you has been hurt in some way. You may not always lend support to another when support is needed, but this is because you are not seeing all sides of an issue -- when you do, you always come around.
You enjoy novelty in all its forms, and you're not likely to stay in one place for very long -- at least not until you find that one place that truly feels like home to you. You are willing to risk much for your happiness, and for the happiness of your significant other.
Also born on this date are: Sean Connery, actor; Tim Burton, director; Gene Simmons, musician; Rachael Ray, chef; Elvis Costello, singer and songwriter; Blair Underwood, actor; Regis Philbin, TV personality; Claudia Schiffer, model; Leonard Bernstein, composer; Monty Hall, game show host.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Simplicity can be surprisingly tricky today -- which may seem counterintuitive to you until you understand the steps that you must take.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone may be taking you for a fool, but you can respond in a way that corrects that error in perception. Don't let circumstances rule you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may fear that a storm is brewing, and yet you do nothing to protect yourself should it arrive in full force. It's time to take certain steps.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- That which transpires today will say a great deal about you -- and someone who has been considering you for a new job will have no more doubts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be frustrated at having to sit by and watch someone else make a mess out of something today that you can handle with ease.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You know what is really going on today, even though others don't want to talk about it. No good can come of trying to avoid the unavoidable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You suspect that what someone is offering you is merely a sham, but to prove it you may have to make some kind of initial investment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's time for you to put your money where your mouth is regarding something you and others have been discussing for quite some time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A partner or someone else close to you has grown tired of hearing you say "no" again and again. Today you may want to say "yes" at last.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't expect your ducks to be in a row today if you refuse to recognize certain key factors that have proved paramount in the past.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What happens today comes as something of a surprise -- but once you have recovered your equilibrium, you can handle it quite well.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may suspect that what is going on beneath the surface is not at all what you have been advertising. Try to reveal the truth today.