Born today, you are deeply connected to your history and heritage, and it's likely that all that has gone before to shape your life and personality will be the subject of intense study throughout your lifetime. You are compelled, as if by some invisible force that has you in its grasp, to immerse yourself in history -- particularly your own -- and learn all you can about yourself and the world in which you live by discovering all you can about those who lived before you.
There are times that what you do is only slightly less mysterious than why you do it, but you're not all that concerned with explaining yourself to others. Indeed, you often believe that remaining something of a mystery to those who do not know you well can prove an advantage to you in some way -- even professionally.
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; 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone may try to put you in your place today, but you'll have none of it. Instead, you should be able to turn the tables deftly and swiftly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You will see things very differently today after someone you know -- a friend or loved one, perhaps? -- reveals something quite surprising.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must say only what you mean -- and mean what you say -- throughout the day. Each encounter you have will give you important information.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Some may try to tell you that it's only the "what" that counts, and not the "how" -- but you know better and can do things in high style today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must fulfill certain key requirements today before thinking about moving in a different direction -- and some of the requirements are yours, in fact!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- While others may think you're a novice, you can prove otherwise today when you engage in an activity that allows you to shine.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may receive a rather cryptic message from someone who means well but can't engage in a normal manner. Do you wish to follow up?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- There's no reason for you to get stuck today just because those you are with get stuck ahead of you. Skirt the problem and move on!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Things are likely to get much more complicated today, through no fault of your own. Still, you'll be called upon to find a solution.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- While others may think a certain behavior is inappropriate, you can prove otherwise today -- but you must do so slowly and delicately!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A friend is likely to understand your situation far more than you do today -- but that doesn't mean either of you will have an answer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The real and the unreal compete for your attention today, and a major clue to solving a mystery appears to you in a dream.