Born today, you are quite astute when it comes to people and situations, and you're rarely caught off-guard by unexpected circumstances. You are a fast learner, and you respond more to experience than to facts and figures; you rely on your interaction with others to teach you all you need to know about getting on in the world. You are a fine wordsmith, and you are able to make a good argument for almost any cause -- even one in which you do not wholeheartedly believe. This can be a danger if misused; you don't want others to think that you are merely saying what "should" be said or trying to deceive in any way. You must always be sure that you mean what you say and say what you mean.
Your instincts are keen, and you are continually relying on your intuition to see you through -- especially when it comes to unfamiliar situations. You are able to rely on others when necessary, but you prefer to trust your natural responses to what you face, for doing so requires no interpretation of any kind -- and you trust yourself implicitly, of course!
Also born on this date are: Daniel Radcliffe, actor; Slash, guitarist; Woody Harrelson, actor; Marlon Wayans, actor; Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor; Stephanie Seymour, model; Alison Krauss, singer; Don Drysdale, baseball player; Raymond Chandler, author; Don Imus, radio personality.
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, JULY 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A family member makes a decision that takes you by surprise -- and this opens the door for you to do something unconventional.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Should you find yourself in a situation today that you cannot control, you can fall back on something that has served you well in the past.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You have two simple options today: Take advantage of the time you have available or make no use of it at all. You know which you must choose!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel as though little is getting done, but you've been preparing to solve problems that are likely just around the corner.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be getting advice and suggestions that you simply don't know what to do with. Perhaps the issue is a lack of overall understanding.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What comes your way today may throw you for a loop temporarily -- until you realize that part of what you've heard is actually quite true.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The faster you swing into action today, the more likely you are to create the desired result. You cannot afford to sit back and relax -- yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your words of encouragement can do a world of good for someone who has been down in the dumps lately. Don't stop now!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It may seem as if there's no end in sight, but every step forward moves you closer to your desired destination. See what you've done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be somewhat at the mercy of environmental forces today -- but you can still do what you have set out to do, with small adjustments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be facing certain limitations today. The more creative your thought process, however, the more you can still manage to get done.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A stranger offers you a lifeline of sorts and prevents you from experiencing something you've certainly not been looking forward to.