Born today, you are never one to suffer fools gladly, nor will you allow yourself to be pushed in any direction against your will! You insist on doing things on your own, of your own accord, without any kind of prompting, guidance or assistance -- but is it realistic to expect to make progress without accepting help from anybody? Of course not, and that is why you must learn to listen to those with greater learning and experience than yourself -- until that day comes when you can announce to the world that you know it all.
You have many facets and many moods -- but you try to maintain a positive, jovial outlook when you are among those who do not know you well. With your few close friends you are nowhere near as guarded!
Also born on this date are: Kristen Wiig, actress and writer; Tori Amos, singer; Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef; Valerie Harper, actress; Cindy Williams, actress; Claude Debussy, composer; Dorothy Parker, author; Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player; Bill Parcells, football coach; Honor Blackman, actress.
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be in a situation that requires you to stick your neck out today if you're going to solve a nasty problem.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to take aim at something that you've been studying for some time. Pull the trigger! Others appreciate you getting things going.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself in an uncomfortable position today, but an honest appraisal tells you that this is more your fault than anyone else's.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now is no time to complain; rather, you'll want to harness your energy and gather your forces to do something about what's bothering you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you're not feeling quite up to par, you should check certain health markers -- and ask if you've really been taking care of yourself. Be honest.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have thought of the "perfect" comebacks to someone's comments, but they're not likely to be said. You can fight back in other ways.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be accused of not listening after speaking your mind, but the fact is that you are saying precisely what others should be saying.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Look beneath the surface today to discover what's wrong. You've been trying to make quick fixes, but this requires more of an effort.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You benefit from one or two important realizations today -- but can you put what you learn to good use right away? Use your imagination.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't take things personally today, or you're likely to react inappropriately to remarks made off the cuff. Give your critics a break.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Take a look back at your past and you'll know just what to tell someone else in order to help them out of a difficult situation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be concerned about your own reputation today, but thoughts of self-preservation can keep you from doing the right thing.