Born today, you are never one to let "no" stand in your way. Whether it comes from someone else or yourself, "no" is tantamount to "yes" as far as you are concerned, for it fuels your considerable drive and motivates you to do the very thing you have been told you cannot do. It's not that you do not hear warnings or take them seriously, but you do have a tendency to think they do not really apply to you.
While others look at situations and see the dangers they conceal, you see only opportunity -- even while acknowledging the dangers. You are driven to do things that others have not done, not so much for the recognition they can bring you, but for the unparalleled contentment that comes from knowing you can prevail where others cannot.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you see in the mirror isn't exactly what others see when they look at you -- but when you swing into action, all of that will change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can learn a great deal today, thanks to someone close to you who makes a suggestion that, at first, seems calculated to confuse.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your sense of humor may make it hard for others to take you seriously today, but under the laughter, you're taking things seriously enough.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone in need will pull at your heartstrings today -- unintentionally, of course. You are likely more willing to lend a hand than others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can do someone a favor today while promoting your own agenda. At some point, however, you must give yourself even more attention.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Despite starting the day on the wrong foot, you can surely accomplish much that you have set about doing -- especially if a friend offers help.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- One of your favorite pastimes is likely to afford you more than mere enjoyment today. Your career may receive a welcome boost as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're tired of engaging in arguments with people over issues that should actually bring you together. You can do much to heal a certain rift.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The plans you make today may not pan out exactly as you've drawn them up, but you'll be in a position to approve any suggested changes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Careful thought leads to progress that is slow but steady. If you want things to go faster, you must be willing to throw caution to the wind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time to highlight the differences between you and a rival. Much good can come of revealing all you have in common.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your self-image may have to undergo change at this time if you're going to develop the confidence you need to tackle a certain task.