Born today, you are one of those complicated and fascinating individuals who are not always accessible to others, and who can be quite a mystery to those who are not willing or able to look beneath the surface. Despite being born on the cusp, you often display more markedly the traits of a Cancer native than those of the lion. Most evident is your tendency, whenever you have the chance, to retreat into yourself -- your "shell," if you will -- and hide from the world at large, at least figuratively. You know that it is impossible to do this literally, so you will no doubt develop clever ways of retreating from the world even when you are making yourself busy in it!
Despite your tendency toward self-containment, you are keenly aware of the world around you, and you are never content with merely letting things happen without trying to influence them for the better in any way you can. Indeed, you may well become known for your philanthropic efforts.
Also born on this date are: Selena Gomez, singer and actress; David Spade, actor; Danny Glover, actor; Bobby Sherman, singer; Alex Trebek, game show host; A.J. Cook, actress; Don Henley, singer-songwriter and musician; Willem Dafoe, actor; Louise Fletcher, actress; John Leguizamo, actor; Rhys Ifans, actor; Bob Dole, politician; Alexander Calder, sculptor; Oscar De La Renta, designer; Rose Kennedy, philanthropist and socialite; Terence Stamp, actor; Alan Menken, composer; Orson Bean, actor; Albert Brooks, actor and director.
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, JULY 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be haunted by a vision from the past, but with one or two carefully timed actions, you can free yourself from its thrall.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are not required to do more than is asked of you, but remember, any extra effort is likely to be remembered and rewarded.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may feel as though you have been left to your own devices at a time when you are in need of both company and advice.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be moving with currents that cannot be seen, only felt, and you understand that you're headed in the right direction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can gain the advantage over a rival by using one or two tools that you have secretly kept in your arsenal. Keep things friendly!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- That which was lost is found, and when you find yourself losing your way, you can surely get back on track with just a little effort.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in no position to demand anything from the powers that be, but if you play your cards right, they may offer what you most want.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be remembering much that has you swinging dramatically from a good mood to a bad one. It's time to take control of your past!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not know quite how to do what you must do, but you have the feeling that if you do it, all kinds of things will get better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Once the lights go out, things really heat up -- and anything that happens before that is merely preamble to what matters most.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can keep things from getting out of hand for yourself and for others in your immediate vicinity. Few things are truly impossible today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Even the smallest gesture can have a dramatic effect. Those who are able to decipher your unspoken messages will benefit greatly.