Born today, you are a powerful, charismatic individual with tremendous gifts, but whether you choose to use those gifts for good or ill may never be determined with any certainty. While you may contribute great things to the world as a result of your native talents, those same talents may at times become somewhat distorted, leading you to do that which is more notorious than beneficial. The issue, of course, is ego! If you are able to contain your ego and remember to apply your talents to endeavors that benefit those around you in addition to yourself, then all will be well. If not -- if you become obsessed with yourself and your own power and success -- serious trouble is likely to result.
You have a unique way of looking at the world; you see things in black and white. As a result, many endeavors may seem much simpler for you than they are for others. Of course, there is always a flipside to this: Your clear-cut assessment of things may be entirely wrong, and that can result in tremendous difficulty, indeed.
Also born on this date are: Martina McBride, singer; Wil Wheaton, actor; Josh Radnor, actor; Tim Gunn, television host; Clara Bow, actress; Peter Jennings, newsman; William Powell, actor; Paul Taylor, dancer and choreographer; Alexandra Paul, actress; Stephen Dorff, actor; Melvin Belli, lawyer; Ken Burns, filmmaker.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not agree with what someone is trying to do, but you have to admire the way he or she is going about it. Try to follow suit.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The work you have to do cannot be done if you are distracted by the demands of others. Find the right place for solitary efforts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have missed a recent opportunity, but -- as if by magic -- it's likely to be presented once again. Don't miss it this time!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be wishing for "one more time" before the day is out. With the help of a special friend, you can have what you've always wanted.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Not everyone is going through what you are going through, but you can find one or two who genuinely understand -- and want to help.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to be rather blunt with someone who simply isn't seeing the truth. Once a breakthrough has been made, you can use a lighter touch.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It is quite possible to have too much of a good thing, as today's events will surely prove. You can back out just in time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's time for you to decide whether you want to take part or go your own way. Be prepared, however: This choice may be permanent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're eager for others to see what you've been working on, but are you really ready to unveil the whole thing?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A friend or loved one is likely to cross your mind again and again, reminding you that things may not be quite the way they have seemed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're trying to please too many people at once. Slow down and pick only one or two whose expectations are realistic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been waiting for just the right moment to make a dramatic announcement. That moment is upon you -- don't miss it!