Born today, you are not likely to fit any mold to which others wish you to conform -- and indeed, the more others attempt to impose their expectations on you, the more likely you will be to respond by doing your own thing in a bold and rebellious fashion. You want to chart your own course, not follow in anyone else's footsteps. You want to reach as far as you can on your own, without the help of others to extend that reach. And you want to enjoy the fruits of your labors, confident that what you get is due to you and you alone. You are a born trailblazer, and you will always seek new horizons to explore. You appreciate that there are dangers inherent in that kind of life, but they are dangers you are perfectly willing to face.
You're not the best team player, but your efforts often contribute to the greater good. It is this seeming paradox that lends a certain unusual meaning to your life, and makes you both widely admired and often wildly misunderstood by others. Still, you go about your business with confidence and style.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lopez, singer and actress; Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer; Kristin Chenoweth, actress; Anna Paquin, actress; Lynda Carter, actress; Barry Bonds, baseball player; Rose Byrne, actress; Karl Malone, basketball player; Michael Richards, actor and comedian; Simon Bolivar, military leader; Eric Szmanda, actor; Ruth Buzzi, actress and comedian; Alexandre Dumas, author; Robert Hays, actor; Chris Sarandon, actor; Gallagher, comedian; Elisabeth Moss, 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.
SATURDAY, JULY 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A chance encounter has you doing something you didn't plan, but it may turn out to be something you want to do again, intentionally.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Take a close look at what is around you, and you'll discover that your immediate perceptions are more important than usual.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's time to put an end to something that no longer gives you the benefits it once did. You have something much better ready to go.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your own motives may not be clear to you at first, but you can trust that what you are doing will lead you toward the proper destination.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can surge ahead of the competition, provided you play the game the way you know how to play it. Peripheral issues simmer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't blame the system when, in fact, it is your own misstep that causes you to fall behind. It's time to sharpen your focus.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find that what lies in your way is not a serious obstacle at all, just something that makes you think for a moment or two.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The influence you have over others must not be overestimated; they will surely apply pressure on you as well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Yours may be just one of several bad decisions made, but ultimately it is the only one you can reverse on your own.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you see is what you get, but what you can do with it will surely exceed expectations and surprise the competition.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone younger than you, and with less experience, can show you how to navigate a surprisingly difficult patch of ground.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not feel as though everything is going as planned, but the truth is that you enjoy an advantage you don't yet recognize.