Born today, you seem to display two distinct sides of a complex personality at all times. On one hand, you can be relaxed, sociable, fun-loving, exuberant and jovial -- especially when engaged in social activities that do not test your professional determination. On the other hand, when it comes to work and responsibility, you are often cold, stern, aloof, judgmental and highly reactive -- and this can result in you being feared more than liked. It is important for you to know which of these two very different personalities is called upon in any given situation, for if you behave inappropriately, you can cause rifts.
You are quick to learn the basics of virtually anything, and to some you may be seen as a jack of all trades. To know a little, however, is not enough for you. If you do something, you want to do it well -- and indeed achieve a level of mastery -- and so you are driven to be the best that you can be in almost any situation. No personal reward may ever be quite enough for you.
Also born on this date are: Maya Rudolph, actress and comedian; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor; Jerry Van Dyke, actor; Betty Thomas, actress; Taylor Schilling, actress; Peggy Fleming, Olympic figure skater; Norman Lear, TV producer.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- No one wants to be the one to point out the elephant in the room, but you know that if you don't, there will be a price to pay later.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not have the chance to correct an error today, but you can certainly learn from it and prevent it from having a lasting impact.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are eager to prove the truth of something you've been asserting for quite some time. Today, the opportunity arises but is fleeting.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now is the time to pay outstanding debts -- especially where friends are concerned. You want nothing hanging over you in the coming days.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll have the chance to look back at something you did a while ago and assess its effectiveness once and for all. Are you satisfied?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can fulfill a certain responsibility like no one else today -- and give yourself a necessary boost at the same time. Critics are silenced.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's not too late for you to turn around and address an issue you overlooked the first time. Those in charge appreciate your vigilance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you know about certain key issues will give you a leg up today -- but take care that you don't come off as brash or arrogant.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You fear that continuing along your current course will ultimately do damage to your reputation. This is a misinterpretation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must strive to complete a certain job correctly the first time -- for you are not likely to have the opportunity to redo it later.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can definitely make out a light at the end of the tunnel -- but it is still quite a long way off. A friend provides perspective.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel as though you are stuck between two realities, neither of which gives you what you need. Is there a third option you've overlooked?