Born today, you are dignified and well-mannered, and you are likely to cultivate a soft-spoken and unassuming approach to life. Beneath the surface, however, lie many surprises -- most significant of these are your roiling passions that drive you to overachieve. When you are around the right kind of people, you can be easygoing and quite fun; around others, however, you can be rather stiff -- which is often interpreted as aloof. The truth is that you can be quite shy, and it takes you a while to warm up to people. You are much more comfortable in groups of people, whereas a single individual can knock you off balance. You are not vain, but you are quite proud.
You progress very quickly when undertaking something new, as you have many interests that steer you. You are likely to follow a single path to success, however, and it's not likely to be anything that others envision for you. When it comes to your professional contentment, you must follow your instincts.
Also born on this date are: Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker; Fidel Castro, Cuban leader; Annie Oakley, Wild West entertainer; Bert Lahr, actor; Danny Bonaduce, actor; Dan Fogelberg, singer; Philippe Petit, high-wire artist; Debi Mazar, actress; Don Ho, singer; John Slattery, actor.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eager to get in touch with that one person who can give you the information you need right now. Why are you in such a hurry?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have no good choices to make today, but you can certainly choose to move in a direction that will allow you more personal freedom soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to report on something that you are of two minds about; for now, stick to the facts, and don't include any personal feelings.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to go above and beyond today in order to get something done in a manner that satisfies you. Others are not as demanding.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find that working with a certain partner is far more enjoyable and profitable than you had expected. Is this something you want to continue?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must give someone in charge precisely what he or she asks for today -- but you can do it, perhaps, according to your timetable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be limited by circumstances today, but your imagination will remain unencumbered. You can come up with many good ideas!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to deal with an "intrusion" of sorts when a third party arrives on the scene. Be flexible, and by all means don't be defensive.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Jealousy cannot be avoided today, but you can certainly avoid acting on it and giving it any real control over you or your affairs.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself in a situation that requires more from you than you are willing to give. The choice is yours: stay or walk away.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The rules you are being asked to follow limit your creativity and restrict your maneuverability -- both of which you depend upon highly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's time to pick up the pieces and put them back together again -- or stop mourning the loss of something that you decide is gone for good.