Born today, you are truly an original in thought and personal style. There is much that is mysterious about you -- both inwardly and outwardly -- and those who try to figure you out are only likely to satisfy themselves that there is, after all, much more about you than they will ever be able to learn. The one great paradox in your nature is that you are likely to rely on other people a great deal in order to do your life's work and fulfill what you believe is your destiny.
Though you are eager to enjoy a harmonious and contented home life, it is not something that will be easy for you either to acquire or hang on to -- for the primary reason that you are not always that easy to live with! This you freely recognize and acknowledge, and you accept that a traditional relationship may not be for you.
Also born on this date are: Madonna, singer; Steve Carell, actor; Angela Bassett, actress; James Cameron, director; Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality; Julie Newmar, actress; Timothy Hutton, actor; Eydie Gorme, singer; Fess Parker, 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are doing important work, but you must not toot your own horn at this time. Keep moving forward; your solo efforts count for much.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's good to update your tactics in order to be better in sync with a strategy that you've only recently finalized. Good work can be done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must be willing to forge ahead into unknown territory today if you want to recover something that was taken from you only a few days ago.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now is no time to spend money you do not have, as you don't want to get further behind. You can get out of the hole you're in very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You begin the day concerned about certain stubborn issues, but you should be pleased as punch when everything comes out in your favor by day's end.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- How things turn out today depends in large part upon you knowing when to step into the fray and when to steer clear. Make no assumptions!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can make a new plan today -- and use elements of a previous one to get everything "just right." It'll soon be time to get moving.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Travel is in the picture today, but not the kind you may expect. Indeed, the journey itself may well matter more than the destination.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can do much to prevent a scandal at home or at work today. Keep things under wraps until you know just how to tell the story.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You don't have to reveal everything today, even when asked to do so. There are certain pieces of information no one wants to hear -- yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- If someone is not willing to reciprocate and do for you what you've done for him -- or her -- then you know where you stand and what you must do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Not all conditions will be conducive to good work today. You'll surely want to steer clear of those who present nothing but negative energy.