Born today, you are likely to arrive on any scene without much fanfare, but certainly in plenty of time to assess the situation, gather your strength, formulate your ideas and do everything you can to make sure that all works out in your favor. You are something of an amateur sleuth, capable of getting to the heart of a mystery by studying the people involved, assessing their actions and guessing their motives -- and you almost always correct! Indeed, you have a knack for understanding people, and this will surely serve you well in your personal affairs and your professional life.
Despite the fact that you love mysteries and are never happier than when you are delving into something that is little understood, when it comes to your personal relationships, you want everything to be up-front and out in the open.
Also born on this date are: Rupert Grint, actor; Dave Chappelle, comedian; Stephen Fry, actor and comedian; Cal Ripken Jr., baseball player; Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader; Steve Guttenberg, actor; Marlee Matlin, actress.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Everyone is willing to get on board with you and work toward a common goal -- but someone may try to wrest control from you. Use caution.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll want to tread lightly today, lest you telegraph your intentions and diminish your chances of success.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be able to answer many questions today, but "why?" isn't likely to be one of them. That you will simply have to accept on faith.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Reach out to someone who you think knows what you need to learn. Together you can increase each other's knowledge and prepare for the future.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A problem is ironed out today. Nobody will try to tell you what you should do, but a friend offers a warning. You are surprised during the p.m.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's important to do things for yourself today. You can still be generous with others, but don't leave yourself out or neglect your own needs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- An activity that has become something of a tradition of sorts may not give you the satisfaction you expect. Subtle changes require study.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to choose between two methods, neither of which seems to be all that efficient. Perhaps you don't have all the information you need.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are likely to display certain tendencies today that telegraph information to others that you do not wish to share. Use caution!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be sure to keep tabs on incoming calls, etc. You don't want someone to worry because he or she wasn't able to get in touch.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- That which was so valuable to you in the past has perhaps lost its luster -- but that doesn't mean you should give it up for good.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- After you sent out a reminder today, others are likely to give you all of what you've asked for -- and more. Make your needs clear!