Born today, you are a true original, and you move to the beat of your own drummer at all times, no matter what it may lead you to in life. You are so determined to maintain your autonomy as you travel life's highways and byways that "being you" is likely to become your single most important occupation -- more important by far than any conventional job you may hold. Indeed, you are likely to be widely known for being a singular, original, highly influential individual -- and that influence is likely to be the result of who you are, not what you do. You don't think like anyone else, and your ideas and plans are likely to be considered by the masses to be far-fetched or even impossible. But you know how to make them real by dedicating yourself to what comes honestly and naturally to you and you alone.
You can be drawn into all manner of dark and mysterious paths and experiences in your life, as you are always interested in alternative choices of every kind. You must take care, however, that you do not expose yourself to dangers that you cannot control, for that way disaster may lie. You must always remember that you are, above all, merely mortal.
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 and musician; Herman Melville, author; Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer; Jason Momoa, actor.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- An instinctive shift is taking place right now, but you may not become fully aware of it for a day or two -- or perhaps as long as a week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It may be time for you to put aside your playthings and concentrate instead on the job you have before you. You may soon be racing the clock.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone who has been circling you for quite a while is likely to get much closer after you give him or her a sure sign.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must prepare yourself for something you cannot see approaching. Trust in your experience as you develop a game plan.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The questions you ask throughout the day may have others wondering what you're up to -- and that was your goal all along!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Teamwork is essential, but you may have to take a moment every now and then to explore what lies ahead entirely on your own.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are ready to make a recommendation to someone who will then be ready in turn to do what he or she has been planning for some time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It may be time for you to give up one of your favorite duties so that you can concentrate more squarely on something more pressing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your ability to jump through hoops as they are presented will serve you well when the powers that be decide to challenge you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be developing a fondness for a certain behavior that is not actually good for you -- and that will soon become clear.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's time to ready yourself for a coming trial. Although you know what it will entail, there are sure to be a few surprises.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been promising much, but delivering little, and that's going to have to change soon. Get in the practice of keeping your word!