Born today, you are one of the most powerful and provocative individuals born under your sign, and maybe even any sign! You are talented, thoughtful, reflective, proactive, daring, ambitious and always forward-thinking; you never let yourself get stuck in the past, and though you have many who have come before you to thank for paving the way, you will always put your own spin on things and do them your own way. You are quite curious about the world around you, and will find as many opportunities as possible to explore freely the places and people that share the planet with you. You aren't hung up on labels, and you're more than willing to reinvent yourself, time and again, to suit the times.
When it comes to personal tastes, you are all about experimentation and adventure. You are never confined to the "ordinary" in any aspect of your daily life.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Once you're on the job today, you'll find no shortage of inspiration. Energy and enthusiasm are already high; accomplishments can be many.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Whether or not you know it, you are likely to be the example that many others are looking to today to know how to behave. Are you ready?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be asking more questions than usual today in part because you feel that your current foundation is shifting slightly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to say "yes" before you feel you are ready for what you know will come as a result. You are going to have to learn by doing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something you thought would be a slam dunk is likely to take more thought -- and more time -- than you had reserved for it. You'll get it done!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- How you react to criticism today will teach you a lot about yourself -- and it's a lesson you'll be able to put to good use almost right away.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll want to keep things under control at all times today, which means that you will be working to keep your emotions out of the equation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll receive praise for an accomplishment today, even as you receive criticism for not being in the right place at the right time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your experiences today shed light on a certain problem that you've been troubled by for quite some time. A solution presents itself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have an idea that leads to another, which leads to another -- and so on. Is there no end to what you can dream up today?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You mustn't let anyone distract you from the job you are doing, as it must be completed today -- ahead of schedule if at all possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can be proud and soft-spoken at the same time today -- and in fact, it will behoove you to let someone else sing your praises instead of you.