Born today, you are not the most even-tempered of individuals, as you are known to fly off the handle, or sink into a dark and brooding mood, without any warning whatsoever. You are, at times, quite a slave to your emotions, and this can be quite a detriment when running on an even keel and trimming your sails to navigate hazardous winds are called for. The fact is that you are somewhat without ambition or dedication. It's important for you to have a goal, a purpose -- and it doesn't really matter what it may be, so long as it keeps you busy and allows for self-improvement and accomplishment.
You tend to be rather vain, and you do not want any kind of record kept of you or your endeavors that you have not approved -- for you never want to be represented in a negative light, no matter what you may do or say.
Also born on this date are: Coolio, rapper; Jerry Garcia, singer and musician; Tempestt Bledsoe, actress; Francis Scott Key, poet; William Clark, explorer; Herman Melville, 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A debate begins today over an issue you've tried to keep under wraps recently. You may choose to keep your thoughts to yourself for now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You prefer something old-fashioned right now, but if you don't have any other choice, the new and untried will have to do. Get involved!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not be performing up to par right now, but others are willing to slow things down so that you can do what you must to catch up.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll get the support you need if you ask for it, but you may be tempted to go it alone for a while today. Keep your ear to the ground.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to address certain difficulties without hiding behind anything today. Get everything out in the open and invite honest discussion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A friend or loved one is likely to force an issue today, and you'll have no choice but to engage. You can activate a valid point of view.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- External forces are felt all day long, and you may wish for a quiet period in which you are allowed to recuperate. That time will soon come.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be juggling two or more ideas, all of which seem valid depending on the prevailing circumstances. You can explore only one fully.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll have a little more room to maneuver than usual today. What someone else brings to the table is worth some frank discussion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll find yourself engaged in a competition that threatens to heat up more quickly than expected. You must prepare for surprises.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may discover that others are thinking very much along the same lines as you -- but that may not last long. Strike while the iron is hot!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't have to tell everyone what you're up to today. Go about your business as quietly as possible, and save an announcement for later.