Born today, you have a unique way of looking at the world that informs everything you do in life, both personally and professionally. You are truly empathetic, and this holds you in good stead in all things -- but especially in your professional endeavors, where understanding and the ability to see things from another's point of view really do give you an advantage. Your creativity is palpable; you approach all situations from a neutral point from which you can head off in any direction, doing what your instincts tell you is right and working toward a result that is entirely of your making. You are not the kind to do what "should" be done; rather, you do what you must -- whether others approve or not.
Despite the fact that you can be quite serious-minded, especially about your work, you are a favorite on the social scene, as others enjoy how easily you fit in and your infectious laugh. Indeed, you are able to laugh at anyone or anything -- including yourself, which is irresistible to others.
Also born on this date are: Martina McBride, singer; Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator; Wil Wheaton, actor; Tim Gunn, TV personality; Clara Bow, actress; Peter Jennings, newsman; William Powell, actor; Paul Taylor, dancer and choreographer; Alexandra Paul, actress; Ken Burns, filmmaker.
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.
MONDAY, JULY 30
SCOPRIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others may question your motives, but you can demonstrate that everything is being done in good faith at this time. Stay the course.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are in no mood to do things the same old way today; you want to experiment and to find a new boost that can nourish your soul.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you see all around you can provide plenty of inspiration today, provided you are receptive to it in whatever form it takes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be in the groove very quickly today, but that doesn't mean someone else cannot best you if he figures out your overall rhythm.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are facing more possibilities today than expected. Take the time to consider the odds before jumping into something new.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are fully aware of what someone else is trying to do at this time, and your endeavors may be affected in ways you cannot anticipate.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be facing an opponent you haven't yet figured out -- but a little experimentation is likely to give you the advantage.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are trying to send a message, but your behavior may only be fooling you. It's time to get back to basics and do what needs to be done.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You've had a hard time of it recently, but today is a new day, and you can approach everything with a brighter attitude.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone you know well requires more than casual assistance. Once you're committed, you'll be involved for the long haul.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Time is on your side today, whether you want to move quickly or slowly. You mustn't make the mistake of being too consistent, however.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are intrigued by someone who seems to be doing things the wrong way on purpose. What do you suppose could be his or her intent?