Born today, you have such a down-to-earth and rational approach to life, especially when the going gets tough or when you have a difficult job to do, that nothing is likely to ruffle your feathers, and no problem is likely to be too much for you to handle -- with a little time and preparation, of course. You are quite a serious person who takes the problems of the world perhaps too seriously.
You enjoy travel, but there is no place like home as far as you are concerned. You do your best work alone, though you are able to collaborate effectively with others. When it comes to making money, you will almost surely do so in a line of work that you truly enjoy -- and any other option is no option, as far as you are concerned!
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll want to find a way out of a situation that is not giving you what you currently need -- but what can you say to a dear old friend?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You receive something for nothing today, perhaps -- but you'll also be expected to pay for something that was not really worth it. It's a wash!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The ordinary and the extraordinary are combined today in a way that allows you to take advantage of a situation you'd usually avoid.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be on your way shortly, but take care that you don't stray far from home without saying to loved ones what you know must be said.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have second thoughts today, but that only demonstrates that you're being thorough in your preparations. You needn't abandon plans.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's time to change things to suit your own needs. Others will surely assist you, provided you don't try to take what is theirs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have trouble keeping all central issues in your head today. Don't risk making an irreparable mistake; solicit a friend's help!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The more you are willing to let others do today, the more fun you'll ultimately have when things really start humming. A stranger reaches out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Plans that involve you may be more complicated than you had reason to expect -- but you can rise to the occasion and do all you must, and more.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It may be time to admit defeat today -- on one front, anyhow. You can move swiftly in another direction and recoup any losses.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You needn't take responsibility today for that which you had no part in -- but you can contribute something to help repair any damage.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to abandon regrets and disappointments. The future is looking bright, even though you must overcome obstacles to get there.