Born today, you are not always what you seem to be, and though you do have a cultivated and even graceful public persona, you can be rather rough around the edges in your private life. This is because you never want to have to work at being something you are not, even though you know that doing so is always a part of navigating the outside world. It's not so much that you are trying to fool anyone; rather, you are trying to be someone who can travel through daily life with little or no friction -- and you often succeed. It is almost impossible, however, for anyone to avoid all tension and conflict!
You have both a serious side and a lighter side, as does most everyone, but you are not always able to control which is predominant in any given situation. For this reason, you are sometimes at the mercy of your own moods and particular point of view -- and, by extension, at the mercy of the world around you.
Also born on this date are: Pete Sampras, tennis player; George Hamilton, actor; William Goldman, author; John Derek, director; Jane Wyatt, actress; Cantinflas, actor; Cecil B. DeMille, director.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're not likely to get the answers you are looking for just by sitting by and waiting for them to come to you. You must search for them!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have much in order, but there may be one or two pieces of the puzzle that you have yet to put into place. There's no reason to rush.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Dangers ahead can be avoided if you are willing to sacrifice a bit of luxury in favor of increased safety and security.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can give others a glimpse of the real you today -- but only a glimpse. They'll find this intriguing and will want more very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're not likely to get all the information you need, but you can put things together in the right order using your keen instincts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be feeling somewhat homesick today even though you may be very near home all day long. You have a hunch that is bothering you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What you do as part of a well-oiled team is far more rewarding than anything you can do on your own. Your skills are sought after!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble deciphering a message that comes to you through unusual channels. A friend has gotten it before, and can translate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be feeling as though you are the first person to go through what you are going through -- but there are others, and they can help.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Now is a good time to attempt to keep a difficult time from getting worse -- even though it is only anticipated trouble.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will want to be supportive of those with less knowledge and experience, as the tables may be turned on you sometime soon.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been listening to the ramblings of someone else for quite some time, and you've decided that you've had enough. What to do?