Born today, you have a competitive streak about a mile wide, and this figures prominently in almost everything you do. The fact is, you want to be better than the person next to you at anything you try -- or everything, for that matter. You are seldom happy until you prove to yourself, and others, that you are better than everyone else! You are sure to be disappointed at times when you are overshadowed by another, but you are quite adept at convincing yourself that this is because of recognition and taste rather than because you are actually less skilled than a competitor.
You don't really like small talk, so you don't participate in those kinds of social situations willingly, if at all. You prefer your conversations to be substantive and even profound, and if you find yourself learning something from another while you talk, so much the better!
Also born on this date are: Danny Bonaduce, actor; Dan Fogelberg, singer; Don Ho, singer; Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator; Alfred Hitchcock, director; Bert Lahr, actor; Annie Oakley, sharpshooter.
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 14
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to be impatient with those who do not seem to know what is at stake. Don't take it out on everyone else, however!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You've been listening to what another has to say, trying to absorb the information therein, but certain elements are elusive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's time for you to step up and demand what has been due to you for quite some time. You've been a little too polite for a little too long!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to pull it together rather quickly today in order to answer a challenge offered by someone who is taking the current situation very seriously, indeed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be surprised by an offer received from a friend or loved one. You had no idea he or she had been making such unusual plans!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Out of respect for another, you may want to withdraw your name from consideration. Your turn will come, surely -- and soon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Others are curious about your unique way of looking at a certain situation. You can explain yourself, but they may never understand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Understanding and agreement are two very different things, and only one is necessary to domestic harmony at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a friend are wasting energy and manpower going at the same problem in the same way. Try coming at it from different directions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There are those who will remain supportive of you no matter how many mistakes you make, and mistakes there will be, no doubt.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be quite ready for the kind of detail work that is required of you. There's no harm in acknowledging this to the boss.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The more you try to pretend you are one thing or another, the more others are likely to distrust you. Be yourself, by all means!