Born today, you can resist any and all persuasion, be it emotional, intellectual or physical. You must have a good reason for doing a thing, and if you don't have one, you don't do it. This doesn't mean that the reason has to be widely acknowledged and accepted as a "good" one; on the contrary, it simply has to pass muster to you. If you want to do a thing because it pleases you, that is reason enough! You are eager to secure your place in the memories of those who share the planet with you, and though you recognize that it is not possible for everyone to know who you are, it doesn't stop you from trying to be as widely known as possible!
You are always eager to receive payment for a job well done, and you will not brook being slighted or scammed in any way. Anyone who tries to take advantage of you in this way and withhold from you what you feel is rightly yours had better be ready for a fight.
Also born on this date are: Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and politician; Henry Ford, auto pioneer; Lisa Kudrow, actress; Vivica A. Fox, actress; Christopher Nolan, director; Hilary Swank, actress; Laurence Fishburne, actor; Kate Bush, singer; Paul Anka, singer; Alton Brown, celebrity chef; Emily Bronte, author; Jean Reno, actor; Casey Stengel, baseball manager; Delta Burke, actress.
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 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A certain situation evolves quickly today and requires of you more than just a cursory look. You must give it all of your attention!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You find, at last, a way out of a situation that is clearly not for you. Be sure to take advantage of this and other similar situations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't want to put things into motion prematurely today. You require more information before you feel ready to take that key step.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have something very good coming to you today, and you'll want to share it with those who have helped to get you where you are right now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to hang on to some information before you are able to put it to use. Don't make the mistake of sharing it prematurely!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can approach a familiar situation in a far more imaginative way today -- with the caveat that you must not invent anything new outright.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Teammates may not agree with your handling of a tricky situation. Open this up for discussion and listen to what you are told.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- An alternative course yields very much the same results as the familiar one -- but for one very small but significant improvement.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to be considered "the best," but you are not yet ready to wear that mantle if you are still plagued by insecurity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A matter of style mustn't be allowed to come between you and a friend. Acknowledge that there are several ways to do something!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may find it difficult today to position yourself properly to receive what is coming to you by rights. Time is not on your side.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to put up with a rather slow start today, only to pick up the pace later on and roar across the finish line in record time.