Born today, you are rarely one to engage in any sort of frivolous behavior, trivialities or small talk, for you always feel that there is something of vital importance to be dealt with, whether at home, at work, or even when you are enjoying some much-needed recreation. You are not one to enjoy gossip, and spending time around the water cooler discussing the affairs of others is your definition of time wasted. You are the kind, instead, to talk primarily about big ideas and plans, to share serious opinions and beliefs, and to explore heartfelt notions of the world -- both how it is, and how it should be. A hard worker, you never mind putting in extra hours on the job, for you believe whole-heartedly that such commitment and dedication will pay off handsomely in the long run.
Though confident and rather opinionated, you are certainly not always right -- and you can be quite stubborn when faced with facts that refute your own notions. Ultimately, however, you will mold your thinking to suit the realities that are uncovered, and you will willingly come to live according to an adjusted opinion of the world and the people in it.
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, producer and television host; Jerry Falwell, televangelist; 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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to fight against a distraction that threatens to derail you and everyone working with you. Maintain focus!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may enjoy the opportunity to explore an environment that gives you more of what you really want. Travel may be in the picture.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your work may be scrutinized by those who are eager to know your secret. The secret, of course, is that there is no secret!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're feeling quite generous and eager for connection, but you mustn't neglect your immediate needs. Balance is key.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your spirits will improve if you surround yourself with those who challenge you in all the right ways. You're eager to make a discovery.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to confront someone directly in the wake of a misunderstanding that threatens to pull you down with one far more culpable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be asked to explain yourself, but you needn't go on and on. Keep it simple, and answer only the questions you are asked.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are not quite at the point in your personal development that you had hoped, but you can make great headway -- before and after dark.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll sense that not everything is as it should be, but a friend or loved one will take you under his or her wing and put you at ease.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take care that you don't complicate matters by offering information that is not explicitly sought by those asking the questions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have cause to question those who have had your trust for quite some time. Something has changed, and you must find out what.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Watching someone you admire will likely inspire you to work on one or two of your special skills. An opportunity beckons.