Born today, you know how to take flights of fancy whenever you feel the real world bearing down on you. Your ability to escape from the clutches of those who would demand too much of you, restrict your freedom or threaten you in any way is quite remarkable -- and you are able to do it without disrupting your life in any significant way. You have a vivid imagination, and you are often inspired by your own thoughts and visions -- a trait that certainly separates you from the crowd! The fact that you don't often have to look elsewhere for ideas makes you something of a creative dynamo. Indeed, you are likely to be quite prolific once you find the outlet that allows you to develop your talents to their fullest.
You believe that the healthiest, most well-balanced adult is one who hangs on to just the right aspects of his or her childhood while marching, head up and eyes open, into adulthood. You love to play games and engage in the kinds of fun that others might label "childish" -- but they aren't childish to you!
Also born on this date are: J.K. Rowling, author; Wesley Snipes, actor; Zac Brown, singer; Ted Cassidy, actor; Richard Griffiths, actor; Michael Biehn, actor; Geraldine Chaplin, actress; B.J. Novak, actor and writer.
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll find enjoyment in a private pursuit. Don't let anyone intrude until you have reaped all possible benefits from this endeavor.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not get as far as you had hoped, but the progress you do make will bode well for the future. Don't be in such a hurry!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A matter of personal taste must not be allowed to come between you and a good friend. Someone must compromise, so why not let it be you?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be troubled by facts that don't seem to add up. Look for an underlying cause; what you find will raise even more questions!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Cooperation is the key to success, but it may be difficult for you and a partner to be in the same place at the same time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't take things so seriously that you are unable to find the fun in what you do. Laugher can, indeed, be the best medicine.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Picture the scene you wish to create for yourself, and you can make it a reality -- especially if a friend or loved one is by your side.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be glad to have a certain someone chipping in -- though you may have to remind him or her just who is in charge.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are willing to listen to what you have to say, but they may not be quite as willing to give you free rein. Be patient.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are feeling passionate about something that touches you very differently from the way it touches anyone else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be tempted to dive headfirst into something that you don't really know enough about -- which, of course, means caution is advised.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't be unwilling to listen to what another has to say. He or she may hold the piece of a puzzle you've long been seeking.