Born today, you are not likely ever to be overlooked at any point in your life. As a child, you are likely to have attracted attention either for breaking the rules or for following them -- but in either case you will have no doubt demonstrated remarkable talents of some kind. As you mature, you will no doubt have discovered the one or two things that really turn you on and that you identify as "life pursuits" -- and yet there may have been distractions keeping you from early success.
Though even you must recognize that you are not "the best" at everything you choose to try, that to which you dedicate yourself is surely something that you can excel at -- and your record of accomplishment is one that is not likely to be equaled for a very long time.
Also born on this date are: Wilt Chamberlain, basketball player; Kenny Rogers, singer; Kim Cattrall, actress; Count Basie, musician; Aubrey Beardsley, artist; Melvin Van Peebles, actor; Clarence Williams III, 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Be direct and up-front about what you want or need today -- that's the only way you're going to get it. You mustn't beat around the bush!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll do things in your usual way today, attracting attention because you cannot avoid "showing off" in some way. You have style, surely!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may wish you were somewhere else today, but the fact is that you are where you are and you must deal with certain issues head-on.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to count your money and make sure all of your available resources are at your disposal today. Some hard work lies ahead.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have cause to remember an exciting adventure from your past -- but you mustn't make the mistake of thinking that you can relive it now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can expect a surprise to knock you off your plate today -- but then, if you expect it, you can probably minimize its overall effect!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not agree with the way a friend or partner is addressing a certain situation, but you can't come up with anything better. Lend a hand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're in the mood to share something with a special someone. Toward midday a chance encounter gives you the "perfect" idea.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're entering a period in which you will be certain about much, but some of what you encounter will still throw you off balance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're happy with the status quo overall, but there's one thing you want to address before you give it your stamp of approval.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Take a close look at what someone else is doing, and you'll realize that you are on the right track yourself -- despite any recent doubts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may hear from someone who has a few secrets to tell -- but perhaps you don't want to be part of something that is going on "under the table."