Born today, you are the kind of individual who does things entirely your way, even when it is clear to everyone else that your way is not the best way! The fact that there are "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts" in the world is of little interest to you; you refuse to be bound by the rules that guide others, and you will always test the limits of authority, propriety and conventionality by doing things that are not authorized, proper or conventional! There may even be times when you actually endanger yourself with activities that are patently unwise or proven to be quite risky. Fortunately, you will never knowingly put someone else at risk by your behavior -- that is at least one of your saving graces.
Another is your peaceful, noncombative personality. You despise conflict and will do all you can to avoid or end it. You can be rather emotional, often wearing your heart on your sleeve. You are able to function quite well when the stakes quite high.
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're nearing a major turning point, and you know it. To prepare, you must be willing to address a certain issue with an old friend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll have the chance to head off in a new direction, but take care that you don't leave behind someone who really wants to come along.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll have someone to thank before the day is over. If you feel threatened at any time, feel free to back out of a questionable arrangement.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't let your environment dictate your mood. You will want to be in charge of yourself -- inside and out. A new relationship begins.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself running here and there to resolve a certain issue before another demands your full attention.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've been working long and hard toward a goal that is now very near. Those who have helped you along the way deserve some real credit.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may feel that you let someone down recently, but you can surely make up for it -- even though he or she thought nothing of it at all!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be wondering what is possible -- and the mere question should tell you that the answer is "anything, anything at all"!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to see someone take flight and soar on his or her own. You've provided the tools and the necessary knowledge.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It may take you longer than usual to prepare for something that is considered by many to be routine. You'll get the hang of it soon.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not think something is going to be as hard as others say it will be, but you'll want to be prepared. Don't be cavalier about it!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you say is likely to attract even more attention than what you do to back it up. Choose content and style with care.