Born today, you are determined to use all that happens to you in life to propel you forward. This will always involve learning from both your mistakes and your successes, and evolving in such a way that you are able to take the best possible advantage of all opportunities that come your way. It can be said that you are a student of human nature; you are always keenly interested in what makes other people tick, and this gives you a distinct advantage in many of your interpersonal affairs. Of course, there is a flip side: You are not always as adept at understanding yourself as others, and this can be a serious liability at times.
Once you narrow your focus to a single activity, project or line of endeavor, you can become almost obsessive in your attention to it -- to the point of neglecting those around you, or even your own well-being. You always trust that you will have time to catch up with real life when you come up for air.
Also born on this date are: Chris Hemsworth, actor; Hulk Hogan, wrestler and actor; Alex Haley, author; Pablo Sandoval, baseball player; Steve Wozniak, computer mogul; Joe Rogan, actor and comedian; Mike Douglas, producer and talk-show host; Jerry Falwell, evangelist.
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 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll finish the day with a greater understanding of your current situation, and you'll be able to choose a proper course of action.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have trouble maintaining your current ideological stance in the face of a plausible challenge. By day's end, you can prevail.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Giving others a bit of what you are enjoying can surely improve the overall mood -- but take care you're not actually doing them a disservice.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You receive news that has you scrambling to make adjustments on the fly. Once your instincts kick in, all should progress smoothly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have the chance to overtake the current leader and set a new pace for everyone who is running the race with you at this time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Despite a setback, you should be able to accomplish almost everything you had planned on. The pace may be slower than expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're not likely to comprehend everything that happens today in a way that is useful. Later, you'll assess things more effectively.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Much will depend on how accurate and up-to-date your records are. Proof that you have acted in good faith will be essential.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to show all the classic signs of emotional distress when things get too hot to handle -- but help will arrive soon.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others are waiting to hear from you about a recent decision and the changes it has brought about. You actually have little to report.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- There's no concealing what is really going on at this time. Your best bet is to come clean immediately and accept the consequences.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have misinterpreted certain signals recently, causing you to behave in a manner that defies logic at times.