Born today, you are one of the most straightforward, honest, affable individuals born under your sign. While this may seem to be quite admirable, the truth is that sometimes it might actually be wiser to be more standoffish than is your wont, and more profitable to negotiate deals rather than to accept whatever arrangement is presented to you. You will learn, with experience, that sometimes it is better to say "maybe" than "yes," and that saying "no" can sometimes put you in a far better position to succeed in the long run. This will prove difficult for you, of course, because you crave nothing so much as friendship and harmony. Still, you should be able to maximize your opportunities without sacrificing too much good will.
You may find that you are the heart and soul of your family, the one to whom everyone else turns in time of trouble, as both a practical and spiritual guide. You seem to tap into a kind of wisdom that is certainly not found in everyone, and you can use this to make of your life precisely what you will.
Also born on this date are: Antonio Banderas, actor; Suzanne Collins, author; Angie Harmon, actress; Herbert Hoover, U.S. president; Eddie Fisher, singer; Jack Haley, actor; Rosanna Arquette, actress; Norma Shearer, actress; Sam Warner, movie mogul; Rhonda Fleming, actress; Jimmy Dean, singer; Betsey Johnson, fashion designer; Brenton Thwaites, actor; Kylie Jenner, television personality; Ronnie Spector, singer.
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 11
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is no time to let those in authority run roughshod over you -- or anyone else, for that matter. Protect your personal space.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're nearing the finish line, but there is much to be done before you can consider this race won. A last-minute challenge has you fretting.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are after certain goals that will challenge you both inside and out. Your personal well-being is at stake, so be sure to replenish resources.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have reached the point of no return where a friend or loved one is concerned, and you must be willing to go where the road now leads.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be unusually uppity, and you'll want to steer clear of anyone who habitually pushes your buttons. A warning comes your way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Look beneath the surface, and you'll realize that what you have been most afraid of is nothing to fear at all. You can move on at last!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your current path may be more fraught with danger and uncertainty than you had expected. A side trip can be more than a diversion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your view of what lies ahead is not as clear as you might have hoped, but you can fill in the blanks with what you've learned in the past.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Any change in direction is going to cost you, so the best choice is to stay the course -- regardless of any dangers.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can stake your claim to a certain level of notoriety if you take advantage of an opportunity that presents itself at the last minute.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you see is not at all what you get. Be sure to understand what others are trying to do, and how that affects your own efforts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel as though you can do no wrong, but in fact you are very close to making an error that will affect you for quite some time.