Born today, you tend to have a very set idea of how the world works -- which is just fine when things go the way you expect and are in sync with your desires, but you are sure to encounter serious difficulty when what you experience doesn't jibe with the way you think the world is supposed to go! You are sure to go through many alternating periods of emotional highs and lows, and your productivity corresponds directly to how you feel. Contrary to what one might expect, however, you are usually far more productive, and far more dedicated to your work, when you are in an emotionally difficult place.
You are sure to win your share of admirers and supporters in your lifetime, both personally and professionally -- though the flip side of this is that you are likely also to attract more than your share of critics.
Also born on this date are: John Stamos, actor; Bill Clinton, U.S. president; Matthew Perry, actor; Coco Chanel, designer; Orville Wright, pioneer aviator; Kyra Sedgwick, actress; Jonathan Frakes, actor; Kevin Dillon, actor.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What happens in the morning will make a difference to you when night falls -- but not before. Put it out of your mind until then.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone far from home reaches out to you -- but you may be rather confused as to the reason. You're not sure how you are supposed to react.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are quite confident at this time, but something you're sure of may turn out to be something of a crapshoot before the day is out.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- An authority figure has his or her eyes on you, and once you realize it, you'll understand just what's at stake. You must do good work.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Give a little, get a little -- that's the way it's going to work today. You must be willing and able to strike a mutually beneficial deal.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Taking what is not yours is no way to endear yourself to those under your care. Be generous when you can. Someone tries to second-guess you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in the mood to explore new ways of doing familiar things. What you've read and seen teach you that anything is possible!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've got to keep going, despite your desire to call it quits. Today the difficulties that pop up show you that you can prevail.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Not much is likely to happen by accident today. You can put on a show later, and a large audience will appreciate what you do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Give another a second chance today and you'll get the benefit of the doubt when you need it. You can teach by example all day long.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be able to break out of the doldrums today in a very exciting way. You can be back on track and making headway very soon.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- By watching someone you admire, you can figure out how to do what you need to do without any sort of fear whatsoever. This is liberating!