Born today, you consider yourself an observer, one of those keenly aware, instinctive, honest individuals who are able to look the world square in the face and react appropriately. You turn whatever you see into creative energy through a very special kind of personal alchemy. You understand and appreciate that no one is truly alone in the world, and you know that what you do is fueled -- in part, at least -- by the world around you. In short, your very life is lived in reaction to what you observe happening around you, whether overtly or in the shadows. You never judge, but you are able to discern right from wrong in a way that keeps you on an even keel at all times.
You approach your life's work with a kind of fervor that wins you praise and criticism, admiration and disdain. This is because you do things with such certainty and resolve. This is because some refuse to believe that anyone can be -- or should be -- as confident as you are! Fortunately, you don't take such criticism to heart.
Also born on this date are: Coolio, rapper; Jerry Garcia, singer and musician; Tempestt Bledsoe, actress; Francis Scott Key, poet; William Clark, explorer; Dom DeLuise, actor and comedian; Robert Cray, singer; Herman Melville, author; Yves Saint Laurent, designer.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have trouble determining exactly where you'll have the best view of the future. Perhaps you're right where you need to be!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not have to take the word of someone you don't usually trust, when the information you need is available from the original source.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You need something more than facts and figures. Let yourself experience the day in a more poetic fashion, and you'll be satisfied.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're in for something of a dogfight, especially when your rival spots a weakness that you had no idea was apparent.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're looking at a brighter future than you were just yesterday, and you know very well what has made the difference in so short a time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It may be time to take a break -- not because you are tired, but because you want to revise your plan slightly to address the unexpected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can encourage someone under your care to make a wise choice on his or her own. What happens next will take you by surprise!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be feeling the heat when things should be much more relaxed than they are. What went wrong, and how can you fix it?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to find yourself -- and your work -- under some close scrutiny throughout the day. An audience can be a good thing!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's time for you to step up to the plate. Someone is waiting for you to fulfill a promise, and the best time is right now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be happy with the way an official passes judgment, but you can recover quickly and get back on track.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can squeeze more out of this seemingly stubborn day than most. The reason is that you are not susceptible to suggestion.