Born today, you have a kind of "come from behind" mentality that allows you to face even the most difficult situations in a manner that promotes energy, vision, drive and success. There are few things in life that you fear you cannot do; anything that is interesting enough to try is important enough to you to do well -- whether or not it makes one tiny bit of difference to anyone else.
You can surprise others by doing great at jobs you are "forced" into, or which others have talked you into accepting. Again, this is simply because you will not be made to look bad by anyone, and you will rise to any occasion in order to reinforce your reputation as one who can get things done. Only when confidence becomes overconfidence will you ever have to worry.
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.
Also born on this date are: Amy Adams, actress; Robert Plant, singer; Al Roker, TV personality; Isaac Hayes, singer/songwriter, composer; Ron Paul, politician; Benjamin Harrison, U.S. president; Don King, boxing promoter; Connie Chung, TV journalist; H.P. Lovecraft, author; Ray Wise, actor; Jacqueline Susann, author.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can expect to encounter some twists and turns today that will require you to be as nimble as possible in your negotiations.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not understand exactly why certain people react to you the way they do today, but your easy manner will help avoid real conflict.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can show someone how it's done today -- and you can do so without attracting too much attention to yourself. This is a private affair.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It may take you more time than expected today to get into someone's head and understand how he or she is approaching a key situation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be going around and around an issue without dealing with it directly -- and the time has come for you to dive in and make a change!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The closer you get to your destination today, the more relaxed you will feel and the more likely you will be to agree to a diversion of sorts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Answers come to you by the bushelful today, and you'll want to be sure you are in a position to make them pay off for you as soon as possible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You approach a certain key issue with more clarity than most today. Communicate as necessary with all sides without revealing your own stance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There are a few secrets at play today that, if uncovered, will make a very big difference to you and those working with and for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not understand the nuances of messages received today, but the general meaning will be plain -- and you must respond with alacrity!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- That which appears easy is likely to be surprisingly difficult -- and vice versa. At least none of your relationships is topsy-turvy!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Reveal too much today and you lose the element of surprise, but reveal too little and someone's interest will wane. You must proceed carefully!