Born today, you are the possessor of a complex personality, and you are not easy to figure out, even by those who have known you for a long time or who are members of your chosen inner circle. You can be quite competitive, and you are always on the lookout for those who might be working against you in some way; there are those who would in fact call you paranoid, but the fact is that you often have good reason to suspect others of countering your actions or intentions. You have keen instincts, and seem to know what makes other people tick.
In your personal life you can be quite warm, generous and forgiving of those who cross you. You enjoy all manner of recreation, and you usually enjoy watching others have a good time even more than having a good time yourself. You are a gracious host, and you enjoy opening your home to family and guests.
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.
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 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to begin doing something you've long resisted doing, because your options seem to have dried up. You must make headway.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A friend comes to you with a problem that only you can solve, and you mustn't hesitate in any way. You may have to put aside your own work.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be the unwitting accomplice of someone who is trying to get something for nothing. Before the day is out, you can do the right thing.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A game of show-and-tell becomes something of a competition today, as you realize that there's more on the line than you had guessed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are ready to take on a little more responsibility today -- and just in time. You'll have more than you counted on before you know it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Showing someone else what you can do may require a careful and light touch today. You don't want to come off as a braggart or know-it-all.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must try to avoid any kind of comparison with others today as you go about your business. You don't want tensions to rise for no reason.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not like where you are and have no idea how you can get yourself somewhere else, but by day's end you can surely make the best of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're wishing you had a way to remember something from your own past with greater accuracy. Perhaps someone has a story to tell?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be overshadowed today by someone who is revealing more about himself or herself than you are. What's holding you back? Get in the game!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be impressed with what someone brings to the table today -- but soon you may realize that it is really more style than substance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your answer to many suggestions today will want to be "no" -- but that's no way to invite further cooperation. You must say yes sometimes!