Born today, you are always someone to be reckoned with, and in your youth, you are likely to have shown the promise of later years characterized by daring achievement and a commitment to excellence that is perhaps unequaled by anyone else born under your sign. More than almost anyone else, too, you know who you are, and you are very comfortable in your own skin. You seem to know, instinctively, when something you do is "important," whether it will be effective and, perhaps more importantly, remembered.
You can live quite high on the hog or quite simply, indeed. What matters most to you is that you maintain your beliefs and are able to hold your loved ones close -- for all else of value derives from these. Your life is likely to be lived in phases that, if you are given a chance to look back, will appear distinct and unique. You thrive on emotional challenges.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Ben Affleck, actor and director; Napoleon Bonaparte, statesman; Julia Child, celebrity chef; Debra Messing, actress; Mike Connors, actor; Ethel Barrymore, 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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're ready to put up a fight if someone challenges you any further on an issue about which you feel very confident. This really matters!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- That which is expected gives you a sense of security today when it comes to be -- and you'll have what it takes to deal with the unexpected.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Sometimes it's the simplest message that is most important and the simplest approach that yields the best results. Today is such a day.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The help you need today may be slow in coming to you, but once it kicks in, you'll pick up the pace and beat a rival to the finish line.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Generosity is the key to success today -- and contentment. It's not just yours that makes a difference; others can be generous with you, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept 22) -- You enjoy an opportunity that you thought you had missed. A family member offers an opinion that you'll want to think about very carefully.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Preparation -- always the key to lasting success -- will also keep your competitors guessing today. What is it that you have up your sleeve?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can perform routine tasks today in a more imaginative and creative manner. The results of your labors prove beneficial in some new ways.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can avoid some difficulties with ease today, but others must be faced head-on. In such cases, experience serves you well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll benefit from a newly adopted point of view that sets you apart from those who used to be on your team. Solo work wins praise today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You see things today in a new way that allows you to be more flexible and avoid obstacles when the need arises. Nothing is set in stone!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A decision made yesterday begins to pay off today in a manner that is quite pleasing to you and your allies -- and an enemy backs off some.