Born today, you are a highly creative individual, determined to fulfill what you see as your creative destiny, no matter how long it takes or how much hardship you must suffer in the process. You are also perhaps one of the most confident individuals born under your sign, and this confidence sometimes comes across as cockiness to those who do not know you intimately. Your closest friends and loved ones understand that you simply have a fully developed -- and largely accurate -- appreciation of your own talents and abilities, and you see no reason to be falsely modest about them. You aren't likely to follow the path that others want you to follow, and you're not likely to do things the way others do them. To you, individuality and autonomy are paramount, and you will follow your instincts wherever they may lead you -- even, at times, directly into danger.
You are not always the most stable of individuals, as you often let your emotions rule your thoughts and actions. You can be quite insightful when you put your mind to it, but that doesn't always lead to wise or conservative action. Just because you understand something doesn't mean you're going to behave in a sensible fashion as a result!
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 screenwriter; Dean Cain, 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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your overall outlook will be affected by a brief exchange that took place yesterday. What was it that challenged you so?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are able to skirt one or two serious problems, but there are some minor issues that will require you to act immediately.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be drawn to whatever is happening just on the other side of a closed door. The decision you make in that moment will count for much.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It will take very little effort for someone to upset the apple cart, so you'll want to be constantly vigilant from sunup to sunset.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your ability to see all sides of an issue will serve you and others well as you attempt to put a certain problem to bed for good.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Are you ready for what's on the way? It's coming fast, and you'll have little time to maneuver once it's here. A firm plan is essential.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have said one thing, but you're going to do another -- whether anyone else knows it or not. There will be consequences.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are perhaps too concerned with the behavior of others while not paying enough attention to your own.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can capitalize on one of your errors, provided you are first able to admit freely that you've made it. Take an honest look!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What happens far from home is likely to affect you far more than anyone might expect. You'll have the answer, however.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It may be time to set the most far-fetched plan in motion. Many will come to you making unusual demands, and time is of the essence.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Though others may be approaching the day's events with a more adventurous, improvisational spirit, you'll want to have a plan.