Born today, you never enjoy having your work -- or anything else about you -- criticized. It may be said that you have this in common with most other human beings, but the fact is that you are so averse to criticism that you can be sent into something of a fury when it comes your way, even when you have actually solicited the opinion of another. It is important that you maintain a kind of autonomy in life and in work that allows you to do exactly what you want to do, without having to alter your strategies, tactics or intentions to suit someone else's expectations, needs or desires. You simply don't like to feel as though someone is watching over you for any reason. You prefer to be free to do what you will, for any reason, at any time -- period.
Of course you understand that this is not often possible in real life -- but then, real life doesn't interest you all that much. You live in a kind of fantasy world of your own making, which gives you strength and confidence while you work to make your dreams come true.
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.
Also born on this date are: James Baldwin, author; Myrna Loy, actress; Mary-Louise Parker, actress; Victoria Jackson, actress and comedian; Peter O'Toole, actor; Carroll O'Connor, actor; Wes Craven, director; Edward Furlong, actor; Tim Wakefield, baseball player.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The assistance that you have been counting on may not come to you in time, so you must be willing to venture forth on your own.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You see better than anyone else what needs to be done. Soon, you'll be put in a position of authority that allows you to act on a hunch.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Give yourself credit! You've done a great deal, and you will do even more. You're showing signs of improvement every step of the way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can dispense with an unpleasant duty early in the day, leaving you free to enjoy time with friends and family.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can proceed with more gusto than usual. Obstacles are few and far between. As you pick up the pace, identify the competition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll be more interested in doing something the old-fashioned way rather than trying to break new ground.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have more to say about what someone does than anyone else. When the time comes to take charge, you can do so in a manner unique to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're going to consider yourself lucky by nightfall, no matter how difficult things may seem during daylight hours.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself gravitating toward someone who shares your overall outlook -- or perhaps there is something else going on!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You want to be close to someone who has sheltered you in the past. Do you feel as if an old threat is about to resurface?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be asking questions that no one else has ever dared to ask, but they are necessary to your overall development.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll find yourself longing for an easier time, perhaps, but the truth is that you wouldn't really want it any other way.