Born today, you are both imaginative and realistic about your place in the world; you can picture yourself having it all, and yet you recognize that to have it all in life you must work hard, be tenacious and not settle for less than what you feel you deserve. You are quite able to take advantage of almost any situation you may encounter; even those that others would call negative or unfortunate can provide you with something that you consider positive and even advantageous. So what is it that separates you from the masses? You are very positive and so willing to make the best of whatever you encounter that it is all but impossible for you to come up short.
It is quite likely that one day you will spawn an idea that can, in fact, change your entire life -- not because of its immediate transformative potential, but because of the innumerable successive ideas to which it gives way.
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, TV host and actor; 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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're trying so hard to do the right thing that you are coming perilously close to making the kind of error that you cannot undo. Use care!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Compare your tactics with those of a rival to see just how much you have in common. Still the contest continues, with you on top.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take a moment to stop and count your blessings and you'll realize that things are stacked up pretty neatly in your favor. Stay on course.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A day of reflection yields some important personal discoveries. A friend gives you a dose of your own medicine -- and you both enjoy the result.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Comparing your own affairs to those of a close friend, you may wonder at the similarities while at the same time appreciating how different you are.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have more irons in the fire today than expected. You can keep your own overexertion from affecting others in an adverse fashion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll realize that you are held in much higher esteem by most than you might have thought. Have you been selling yourself short lately?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your own development has been swift of late, but now it's time to turn your attention to someone else; you know who this should be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are depending on you to make one or two decisions that will set things in motion. You've been stalling -- but for no good reason.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've started something that's likely to prove important to you when all is said and done, but it may be hard to be enthusiastic just yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A review of the past few days leaves you with the conclusion that things are not what they seem to be. You may want an expert opinion.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've settled into a routine that promises to be rewarding eventually -- but what are you getting out of it right now? Is that enough?