Born today, you are likely to go through life in search of just the right niche for yourself, and whether you find it when you are young or not until you are much older depends in large part upon luck -- though you believe much more in destiny than in chance. The stars have blessed you with several talents, any one of which could be the basis of a strong and successful professional life.
You will learn rather quickly to use your natural charm and charisma very much to your advantage, whether personally or professionally. In fact, you may have trouble, when young, separating the personal from the professional -- which can result in disappointment in one or the other because of your mismanagement. Later in life you'll know better how to balance the two, surely.
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Fortune is ready to smile upon you, but you're going to have to do something unexpected in order to give yourself a true advantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Whether you lie or tell the truth, you'll surely have to answer to someone whose authority is undeniable. You know what will happen.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The further into the future you look today, the more you'll wish you were living in the past -- but that's only you playing tricks on you again.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a way of laying things out that helps others see not only what you are doing, but why. The "how" you must keep to yourself for now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone for whom you've done a favor in the past is likely to come to the fore today and ask you to do more. There's something to investigate here.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- An unusual endeavor proves unusually attractive to you -- for reasons you cannot quite fathom. It's the start of an unusual phase.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may play with words all you like today, but others are going to know what you mean -- and what to do about it. Don't be disingenuous.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself immersed in a situation that has you differentiating between right and wrong without seeing shades of gray.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Anyone who chooses to criticize you for doing what you must do today has no idea what you're going through and isn't worth your time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to make a quick and rather harsh judgment of someone today in order to get yourself out of a potentially risky situation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The more you are able to think about things today, the more you'll stay on top of issues that have proven to be too complicated for others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Despite having others tell you that it's all in your mind, you know for a fact that you're being affected by something you cannot define.