Born today, you can be either shy or very expressive, and this can prove confusing to those who first encounter you, whether in a social setting or a professional environment. The truth is that "shy" is merely a label, and an erroneous one at that; others may think that you are shy, but the truth is that you are simply reserved and perhaps standoffish -- not timid or bashful. This, in turn, means that when you choose to, you can be highly demonstrative, displaying a depth of feeling -- appropriate to your Leo nativity -- in ways that surprise many as they get to know you better. It is really all a matter of image -- and you know how to control your image expertly.
You are something of a chameleon, in fact, and one may never know which "you" they are going to encounter when you arrive at the door. Ultimately, however, you are affable, generous, kind, caring and always looking out for the other guy -- especially one you perceive as an underdog.
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, television host and actor; Mike Douglas, talk show host; Jerry Falwell, evangelist; Viola Davis, actress.
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 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not know everything about a key topic, but you know enough to enable yourself to progress, if only slowly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your inner strength may not be able to keep you from falling victim to forces that have targeted your vulnerabilities from the beginning.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be quite emotional about something that is only routine. This shows you are aware that you're about to turn a corner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Pay careful attention to symbols of all kinds. That which is most obscure to you is worth the closest possible look.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something long awaited may finally arrive, but you are not likely to be satisfied. There is something missing, and you know what it is.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to explore all of your options, especially when it comes to a partnership that is only now in its infancy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have more time available than you had originally thought. Use it to your advantage, and be more creative than usual.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You needn't do things in a routine way. Focus on methods that give you a bit of a buzz, and you'll have the advantage.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're keenly aware of what the competition is doing, but you may not know exactly why. Observe all maneuvers with great care.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to settle down to work as early as you can. Don't let anything pass you by that might enrich your perspective.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may feel trapped by circumstances, but at least you can say that what is happening is not at all your fault!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're nearing the end of a highly creative phase during which you worked with a great many interesting people. Is it time to move on?