BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, on this day in 1983. This birthday guy has portrayed the title Norse superhero in two "Thor" movies, a role he also played in the blockbuster "The Avengers." His other film work includes "Rush," "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." Acting is apparently a family business since Hemsworth's two brothers, Liam and Luke, are also actors. Chris has been married to actress Elsa Pataky since 2010.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't be so hard on yourself. You may be surrounded by people who seem better than they really are. You could compare yourself to others when you should only examine your own progress over time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): People could misinterpret your words or actions. Put initiatives on hold for the moment and focus on appearing as hardworking and sincere as possible. You're unlikely to achieve a suitable compromise today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may dare to display a flair for making friends. You think the best of everyone even when they don't deserve it, but by the time you're done with them they're doing better just to earn your esteem.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can tell people where to look, but you can't tell people what to see. Your executive talents are in fine fettle so you get things done, but you might be overconfident about your ability to lead others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Those closest to you could display mystifying business ideas. You may need to employ your powers of intuition to understand exactly what's expected. You'd be wise to follow your partner's lead.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't push your luck, as others may be critical of your efforts. Any financial molehill you haven't tended to properly could become a mountain if you refuse to take care of obligations in a timely manner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You control the outcome if you've been practicing self-discipline. People may encourage you to fritter away hard earned cash. Put off signing contracts, which could prove more expensive than expected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You believe in the concept that someone is innocent until proven guilty. Don't think the worst of anyone until undeniable proof is presented. People might misinterpret well-meant, but probing questions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may waste tears over fears. Focus on a vision of a positive future by acknowledging the lessons of the past. Hold off on crucial investment decisions right now and simply stick to necessary routines.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Find middle ground rather than insisting on all or nothing. Tame the urge to see things only in terms of black and white because otherwise you'll set yourself up for complications and receive little cooperation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Exercise restraint and tact. A few people may be under pressure to meet deadlines or must carry a heavy load, so might not be as polite as usual. Later in the week, you can reap the rewards of appreciation.
IF AUGUST 11 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: During the next 6-8 weeks, you might believe that you can step into the limelight without paying your dues. The fact is, you need much more study, experience, or practice before you can move forward. Remain humble, responsible and cautious through the end of September and don't push your luck or initiate anything of importance. Your faults might be more apparent to others, so this is not a good time to play hooky or ignore deadlines. Ambitions could be an overwhelming force in your life, but for the best success wait until October to take on new commitments, begin a new job, or make far reaching decisions. In October, your luck will improve and you will be able to accept any opportunities that appear.
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