Born today, you don't always seem to be the most charismatic or influential of people, and yet you can be both when circumstances demand it of you. The truth is you like your privacy, and when you are by yourself or with close friends, you don't feel the need to "advertise" yourself in any way or show off any particular aspect of your nature or personality. Because you are likely to choose a line of work that brings you into the public eye at least now and then, you will have plenty of opportunities to step up and win the attention and loyalty of those around you.
You are idealistic to be sure, but you are also a realist, and you never fool yourself into thinking that things are anything but what they are. This doesn't mean, however, that you cannot envision a world in which things are universally better! Indeed, you spend a great deal of your time conjuring up a better world for yourself and all those around you.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have more options available to you today than you had supposed, but you won't be able to put all of them in motion. You must choose!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You aren't in the mood to attract attention today, but what you do is sure to cause something of a stir. Can you ignore this and move on?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The answers to your questions may be unclear today -- and perhaps for the next few days. Be patient, and all will be revealed, surely.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can exert a positive influence on someone who has been down in the dumps lately. Take care that you don't take on the mantle of a bad mood.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Why not start on a note of high drama and expectation? You can do something that attracts quite a crowd -- literally or figuratively.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may encounter certain difficulties that require you to take a refresher course about something you thought you knew quite well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Lessons are learned in the right order today, and you'll be able to make up your mind about something as a result. Don't overcomplicate matters.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone close to you is able to keep things in his or her head much more efficiently than you. This is someone you can lean on!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Before heading off on a new adventure, you'll want to be sure that you've tied up loose ends and that you're leaving no messes to clean up.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can keep others in a fine mood, even as they delve into things that might not warrant smiles or laughter. Maintain a positive outlook!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The little things make a big difference when you add them up -- so you'll want to be sure to tackle everything that arises, even the minute.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone you know may offer only criticism today, and that's not how to maintain enthusiasm about a project. Steer clear if you can.