Born today, you have a certain inimitable style that is the product of your own eclectic and often-changing taste, and a gift for self-awareness that the stars have bestowed upon you. Because of that astrological influence, you may find it all but impossible to avoid being noticed, simply because you have been endowed with so much that is attractive to others -- looks, personality, inner strength, resolve and a wicked, unorthodox sense of humor. It is this last that you may discover can cause you a good deal of trouble, for you are able to laugh at things in ways that others do not always understand -- and they will surely fault you for it.
You can be quite easygoing when not challenged, but when someone comes up against you, the results can be quite startling. You can become cold, duplicitous, aggressive and uncompromising -- and woe betide anyone who gets on your bad side.
Also born on this date are: Elizabeth Gillies, actress; Sandra Bullock, actress; Mick Jagger, singer; Kate Beckinsale, actress; Kevin Spacey, actor; Helen Mirren, actress; Vivian Vance, actress; Stanley Kubrick, director.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Putting your best foot forward may be much more difficult than usual today -- still, it must be done. Familiar tools come in handy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Things are likely to speed up and slow down almost at random today, yet you have the feeling that someone is calling the shots. Investigate!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you say or write is likely to have a long-lasting effect over those around you, so you must be sure to choose your words with great care.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- An early start allows you to pack more into your day than usual. If travel is in the picture, you'll want to pack all necessities ahead of time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will always hope for the best, no matter how difficult things might get. The unexpected serves to propel you forward very quickly today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You know what's going on, but you may doubt that others have complete control over their own parts of the overall project.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can demonstrate, in no uncertain terms, what is at stake today. After you have the floor, others will be willing to step up, surely.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may feel as though someone has backed you into a corner, but the position you are in is not quite that dire. You can maneuver freely.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You want to be a part of something that is developing very quickly and that promises to yield handsome rewards when the time is ripe.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have the feeling that no matter what you do, you'll be making very little progress. Be patient; things will surely pick up!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone is likely to give you all the time you need to think things through very carefully -- but you must make a decision by day's end.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You will be satisfied by the progress you make today, but you may not be quite as pleased with how someone else uses the time available.