Born today, you are not the kind of person to make things harder than they have to be, and when the going gets tough you can always be counted on to find a way to ease the struggle -- for yourself and for others. Indeed, you believe that life is to be enjoyed, not suffered through, and you will do all you can to raise the level of overall enjoyment in your life and the lives of those who come in contact with you. You recognize, of course, that this is often only possible if you are willing to work hard for a certain period in order to earn some lighthearted fun. You aren't all playful, and you do know how to apply yourself to all manner of endeavors -- if you feel they are going to bring you the rewards that can help you lead the life you want.
You possess several skills that have the potential of paying off handsomely -- provided you develop them fully. What is also necessary, of course, is that you take advantage of situations as they arise, whether expected or not. This means that you must be ready for anything -- at any time -- in order to maximize your ultimate rewards.
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your take on a familiar situation has everyone around you buzzing about the new potential it carries with it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone may be trying to persuade you to do that which you have sworn not to do -- and for very good reason, too. Stand your ground today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not be able to resist certain temptations today, but fortunately you are likely to encounter very few genuine dangers.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be surprised -- and relieved -- to learn that a certain difficult task isn't really all that difficult after all. Why not try it again?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone gives you some information before anyone else, and what you do with it can ensure that you remain in the lead for quite some time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may find yourself embroiled in a situation that tasks you in ways for which you were not prepared. You can learn quickly, however.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You receive a promise today that reassures you on the one hand and raises certain doubts on the other. There's more here than meets the eye.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Putting yourself first is only natural, but today may demand that you focus on someone else's needs rather than yours.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Everyone knows what you are capable of, and yet you still feel compelled to prove yourself -- to yourself, most of all.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself drifting between two extremes today; be sure that you can contain a situation that threatens to blow up on you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Be sure to get the rest you need, and by all means eat right and guard against any dangers that might sneak up on you. Play it safe today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to know just how someone else is able to get the results he does without sacrificing too much in the process. Watch and learn!