Born today, you may not ever be as good at something as you would like to be, but that doesn't mean you won't be recognized as one of the best by others. Indeed, you are likely to build quite a reputation as someone to work with and to be relied upon, and so you are: tenacious, tireless, and loyal to a fault. If you say you'll do a thing, you'll do it, no matter what hardship may wait for you along the way. Your word is your bond, and nothing is more important to you than that! You have a great many skills, but diligence and hard work are the only things that will bring you lasting success.
There is something about you that makes others look twice, and it is at once overt and slightly mysterious. Even those who know you very well find that it's impossible to define you in your entirety and believe that there is always something mischievous in your nature. Indeed, you enjoy pranks and jokes and causing trouble -- in a purely innocent and fun-loving way.
Also born on this date are: Patrick Swayze, actor; Andy Samberg, actor; Robert Redford, actor and director; Christian Slater, actor; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor; Madelaine Petsch, actress; Roman Polanski, director; Meriwether Lewis, explorer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have a decision to make today between doing something by the book or trying a few things that are considered unorthodox by many others.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll get fine results today by doing something the way you've been trained to do it. Now is no time for experimentation or improvisation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Some things are going to look quite different today up close, so you must close the distance quickly and give yourself time to study them!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take a walk in another's shoes today before passing judgment on his or her recent decision-making. You'll understand what's really at play.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to put in a great deal more study time than usual today in order to get on top of an issue that has been affecting you for far too long.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can expect the competition to heat up today when all become aware of what the prize might be. You must surely bring your "A" game!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are not in charge, but you may be tasked with doing the job of one who is. Don't get carried away, however; this is likely only temporary.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have only so much time to devote to a certain endeavor today, and when it's run out, it's run out. An early start increases your odds.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Take the time to read through any agreements or contracts with great care today. The fine print reveals much you didn't expect.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A risky option may be the only option available to you today -- so take your time, and be sure you've completed all necessary preparations.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You see things with greater clarity today than most others, but persuading them that your view of things is accurate may prove difficult.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be engaged in a battle for supremacy with someone who brings a few rather impressive new skills to the match. You can still prevail.