Born today, you believe firmly in the old French saying "chacun a son gout" -- or, "to each his own." Indeed, just as you will not criticize another for his or her own likes and dislikes, so you will not be criticized for yours -- and, in fact, you revel in the fact that different people have different tastes. Not so much of the world agrees, alas, and you will therefore encounter perhaps more than your share of difficulty when you run up against those who believe that all people should live a certain way, love a certain way, eat and drink a certain way, etc. You are not one of those, and you know deep in your heart that not only is variety the spice of life, but that the world is certainly big enough for everyone, no matter what his or her tastes may embrace.
You are not to be satisfied in your room alone with your thoughts; you want to be out and about, among the living, exploring all you can of this big, wide world. You are determined to build a life that allows you to travel -- and you may, indeed, see all corners of the Earth in your lifetime. While you may not ever marry, you will certainly enjoy many lasting and often fiery love affairs!
Also born on this date are: Shania Twain, singer; LeAnn Rimes, singer; Armie Hammer, actor; Jason Priestley, actor; Daniel Stern, actor; David Soul, actor; Luis Guzman, actor; Charles Boyer, actor.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been avoiding reaching out to someone who seems to be critical of your current methods -- but he or she can help you immensely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are likely to be remembered not for what you do today, but for what you don't do -- and this is not at all a bad thing!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- There are those who have a major decision to make, and they can't do it before hearing what you have to say. Don't make them wait too long!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are not immune from the kind of emotional pain that can come from feeling detached from like-minded individuals. Seek them out today!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place today, and only by careful maneuvering will you be able to extricate yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- After discovering some common ground, you'll forge an alliance today with someone whose principles are diametrically opposed to your own.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may receive news from a family member that has you making plans very quickly today -- or changing those that you have already made.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Travel is in the picture, but you may want to consider taking a different route from that recommended by those who have taken the trip before.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not fully understand just how your behavior of late has affected others. Today is a good day to consider making changes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Try to do things out of order today and you're not likely to get them done at all. You must be able to follow a certain established protocol.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You don't want anyone else to speak for you, and yet you don't feel ready to speak on your own behalf. You must compromise in some way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll be able to work well with those who do not think the way you do, but only for a short time. Efficiency is the key to success today.