Born today, you are one of those rare and fortunate individuals who will hit upon a satisfying and rewarding course of study and work that can carry you through your entire life, winning you widespread praise and admiration for all that you do. This is not to say that you are going to be a star, of course; though it is possible, the fact is that you may be more happy without the accolades and recognition that stardom can bring. You are compelled to grow and evolve, to improve yourself through your work, and you do not focus on any sort of prize that others might find irresistible. It's quite simple: You want to be known for being good at what you do, not simply for doing it!
You are clever, witty and always willing to find the humor in a situation -- even when others would consider it off-limits when it comes to making jokes. Indeed, you can sometimes cross lines and go too far, but what often saves you is the fact that you are always willing to laugh at yourself first.
Also born on this date are: George Hamilton, actor; Casey Affleck, actor; Erwin Schrodinger, scientist; Buck Owens, singer; Mark Knopfler, guitarist; Cecil B. DeMille, filmmaker; Pete Sampras, tennis player; Bruce Greenwood, actor; Cantinflas, actor; Jane Wyatt, actress; Pat Metheny, guitarist; William Goldman, writer; Christy Mathewson, baseball player.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll have to work harder to convince another that you do, indeed, know what you're talking about. It may take a demonstration.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Pace yourself and don't make the mistake of thinking that everything has to be done all at once -- or at the same rate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Evidence is leading you away from the truth for some reason. Take the time to step back and look at the big picture; you'll regain perspective.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Instead of looking only at the facts in a rational manner, do your best to determine what they mean -- especially when they're all added up.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's important to know your limits -- especially today, when exceeding them may endanger not only you, but also someone you love.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone may contact you regarding plans made before you had all the pertinent info. Changes will have to be made, of course -- but when?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Others want you to be involved, but you aren't in a position to give away your talent or expertise. You must ask for what you're worth.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You don't want to be caught off guard, so be sure to put yourself in a position where you can observe what goes on around you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Any confusion that arises can be dealt with in an honest, straightforward way. Don't try to hide from it at all.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be feeling somewhat strange, yet you may also suspect that this is the beginning of something familiar.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be contacted by someone who is in a bind of sorts. He or she suspects that you'll know how to ease tensions and smooth the way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The path you've taken may not have brought you to where you really want to be, but that destination is not far from where you are right now.