Born today, you appreciate the fact that no one can possibly display only one personality to the world, for the human animal is simply too complex for such restrictive consistency. You also take this very much to heart, choosing to be many things to many people, and never requiring yourself to act in only one way -- either personally or professionally. You thrive on personal improvisation, exploring as many facets of your complex personality as you can and reinventing yourself whenever the mood strikes you. You don't feel compelled to follow the rules set down by others; only the rules you make for yourself can really apply to you.
Though you can be cautious, there is a daring about you that others find exciting. Some may even be attracted to you simply because you are "bad" -- but this is, like so many things, a misapplied label. You aren't bad at all; you are just unconventional and fiercely independent at times.
Also born on this date are: George Hamilton, actor; Casey Affleck, actor; Erwin Schrodinger, scientist; Buck Owens, singer; Mark Knopfler, guitarist; Cecil B. DeMille, director; Pete Sampras, tennis player; Bruce Greenwood, actor; Cantinflas, actor; Jane Wyatt, actress; Pat Metheny, guitarist; William Goldman, writer; Christy Mathewson, baseball player; Michael Ian Black, actor and comedian.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not be conscious of every little influence, but you know that someone is keeping you from settling into a groove.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are usually able to react appropriately to surprises of all kinds, but today you may miss the mark in this regard.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- When it comes to matters of taste, you have what it takes to assume a position of authority. You do know what you're talking about!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not know quite how to get yourself out of a certain tricky situation. Someone who's been watching you has the answer.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can hold someone else at a distance, but it won't last forever. You're going to have to deal with what he or she has to offer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may realize quite suddenly that what you've allowed to happen isn't good for you, and it's not what you want in the long run.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone's influence over you may be getting stronger. Right now, focus on maintaining your own sense of autonomy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to watch a rival score a major victory before you can do anything to answer him or her directly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can make a wish that will certainly come true, one way or the other. You do have control over key aspects of your life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your head is likely to be clearer than it has been in recent memory. What you see before you gives you a good charge of energy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to pay close attention not only to what someone is doing, but also to how he or she is doing it. Methodology is key, in fact.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your energy and resolve are quite high. Someone else has been trying to keep up with you, but that may not be possible.