Born today, you have two strong forces deep within that are always fighting for control over your conscious self and the life you lead -- but fortunately, there is a third "you" that is able to moderate this struggle and see to it that neither one nor the other is ever exclusively dominant or influential. You are, on one hand, a magnetic, ambitious, capable go-getter, one who will brook no insult nor pause long when an obstacle rises up in your path. On the other hand, however, you are none of these things; you can be quite retiring and careless, content do as little as possible to get yourself through the day, and rather submissive when faced with challenges -- whether in the form of people or circumstances. The fact that you know yourself so well and understand these facets of your personality so deeply is what helps you avoid being at war with yourself over the most minute aspects of your life.
One difficulty you may have is that you often fail to parlay one success into another. When you do something for which you are recognized and rewarded, you enjoy it as much as anyone can, but you seldom try to double down and make more of it than it already is. Curbing this tendency to rest on your laurels will be a lifelong challenge.
Also born on this date are: Selena Gomez, singer and actress; David Spade, actor; Danny Glover, actor; Alex Trebek, game show host; A.J. Cook, actress; Don Henley, musician; Willem Dafoe, actor; Louise Fletcher, actress; John Leguizamo, actor; Oscar de la Renta, designer; Terence Stamp, actor; Alan Menken, composer; Orson Bean, actor; Albert Brooks, actor and filmmaker; Rhys Ifans, actor.
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, JULY 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eager to reconcile with someone who has been out of the picture ever since a certain falling-out. You must admit to culpability.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Now is the time for you to do what you know you can do better than anyone around you; never mind that some may misinterpret your efforts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may discover that a situation is very different from the way it was only recently. You'll want to discover the reason quickly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Honest, open talk about the differences between you and a friend can bring you closer together -- if you are willing to listen to reason!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- One or two of your most secret fears are likely to rise to the surface quite unexpectedly, but you are equipped to face them head-on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be in the mood to talk with a loved one about a sensitive topic that rests very close to your core. Find the time!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are likely to face a few people who are more insistent than you are about certain matters -- but don't let them walk all over you!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Background issues are worth a good deal of attention, and indeed may be more important to you in the long run than featured activities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're vulnerable to someone who knows when your weaknesses are near the surface. In this regard, only you can protect yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Praise will come your way as a result of something you did quite some time ago. You'll remember a lesson taught to you by a mentor.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your mood is likely to swing wildly between two unusual extremes. You may need to talk to a friend who is far from home.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can get closer to someone with whom you have much in common. By the time the day winds down, you will have made an important new plan.