Born today, you combine a great many qualities that will allow you to progress quickly and succeed at almost any task you choose to undertake. This doesn't mean your success is a foregone conclusion, of course; there is always a chance that you will fail to hold the course and find yourself drifting with the tide, unable to pull your life together toward a single aim because you are unable or unwilling to focus on what must be done day after day. If you keep yourself from falling into this trap, however, you can do a great deal in life that is valuable.
You must always guard against falsehood -- whether it's told to you by others or what you tell yourself -- for it can serve to bring you down from any heights you may achieve.
Also born on this date are: Sir Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker; Annie Oakley, Wild West entertainer; Bert Lahr, actor; Danny Bonaduce, actor; Dan Fogelberg, singer; George Shearing, pianist.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You mustn't give up today. Stick with it -- whatever "it" is -- and prove to yourself and others that you have what it takes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time to put the genie back in the bottle -- and you must be sure that when you do, it's not likely to get out again. Be firm and determined!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're tired of doing the same old things in the same old ways -- and in the same old surroundings. Get up and out, and find new inspiration!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may find that very few are in a position to help you at this time. Put an end to your own uncertainty, take a stand and get things done.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not know quite how to approach someone about a certain problem, but being sheepish and reluctant isn't the way. Try being up-front!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You want things to be shipshape before opening your doors to someone from afar. Get the job done -- and make a few fun changes in the process.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll be relieved to learn you're not the only one working on a certain problem. Today, the team comes together for a concerted effort.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to add things up and figure out where you stand today. When everything has been tallied, you should come out on top.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your study of something from long ago helps you address a problem that is very much a product of the modern age. Be creative!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be inspired by someone who is facing his or her demons at this time. By day's end, you can take steps to address a few of your own.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's a good day to shower those around you with love and affection. Any and all gestures of goodwill are sure to be appreciated.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have something to hide today -- or so you think. The truth is that someone already knows the truth; facing it directly is your best course.