Born today, you are a rather modest, self-effacing and soft-spoken individual -- in your private life, behind closed doors and when no one is watching you or demanding something from you. When the spotlight is shining on you, however, you can be quite forceful, aggressive and even ruthless in your pursuit of accomplishment and success. You tend to believe in that brand of "success" as defined by others, and for that reason you can be quite covetous of another's accomplishments and rewards. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is one of your most driving motivators -- though you must realize that to pursue what others have can pull you so very far from yourself that you risk never getting back again.
When it comes to your private life, you do all you can to keep yourself out of the public eye; what you do behind closed doors, whether commonplace or unorthodox, is simply nobody else's business as far as you are concerned.
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; Raymond Chandler, author.
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, JULY 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're grappling with uncertainty at this time. Get a friend to help you with issues that are out in the open. Time is on your side.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to spend time doing the same old things today, and yet you may not know just how best to focus your energies. Experiment!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're expecting things to change, but until they do, you must stay the course. You're ready to shift gears at the first sign of something new.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The more you focus on money matters today, the more you will find yourself in over your head. Still, you cannot avoid the unavoidable, can you?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may encounter some opposition when voicing your opinions about what should be done today, tomorrow or the next day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your approach to a problem may be picked apart by critics, but the fact is that you know best how to do what needs to be done. Don't delay!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to have to deal with internal issues that were, in the past, of no concern to you. Much has changed since the old days.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're too concerned with being comfortable today. You must focus instead on what must be done, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a friend or partner can put your heads together today and come up with a permanent solution to a very stubborn problem.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can enjoy yourself with someone who is relatively new on the scene. Something may be developing of which you are not entirely aware.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You receive an offer that stops you in your tracks today. Think about what you'll have to change in order to accept it; will it be worth it?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can enjoy yourself much more than you thought possible today if you'll just let go and allow someone else to call the shots.