Born today, you are one of the most aggressively talented individuals born under your sign -- and what this means is that you will pursue any and all opportunities to develop and display your talents without a thought for what you may be sacrificing in the process. You are considered by many to be a "force of nature," one of those rare individuals who isn't likely to be stopped for any reason at any time.
You have something of a "shadow self" -- that is, a side that you do your best to hide from the world at large. You do this out of the sometimes irrational fear that all you have worked for will be taken from you -- including opportunity and reward. You must ultimately answer this question: What is it about you that you fear others will punish you for?
Also born on this date are: Billy Ray Cyrus, singer; Sean Connery, actor; Tim Burton, director; Gene Simmons, singer and reality TV personality; Rachael Ray, chef and TV personality; Elvis Costello, singer; Blair Underwood, actor; Regis Philbin, TV personality.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You mustn't be pushed into something that you fear will turn out badly today. Stand your ground -- and do what you can to explain your position.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You must accept certain facts today before setting out to change what you are confident can be changed. You must work within the rules.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take the time to observe carefully what is going on all around you, and you'll come up with one or two answers to the most pressing questions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others may not react as expected to the most important things you accomplish today. Still, the support you receive will be enough.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not be as productive as you hoped today if you are working with the same tools in the same tired environment. A change of scene is necessary.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't be afraid to ask those around you for the very things you need to help them help themselves. A coordinated effort pays off today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Are you at the right starting point today? Take a look around, and be sure to make adjustments as necessary before things get going!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Once you're engaged in a certain endeavor today, it may be quite difficult for you to alter your approach. Choose the right one to start with!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Distractions cannot be avoided today, perhaps, but you can surely teach yourself to ignore them and remain focused on essential business.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself caught in a situation from which there seems to be no way out. Today, however, you'll come up with an exit strategy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be able to adjust things as required, so you must be willing to ask others to do what you cannot. The first move is hardest.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have not gotten the rest you need, perhaps, and yet you must forge ahead and trust that you are in peak condition. Opportunity knocks.