Born today, you are a robust and energetic figure, full of life and good intentions, and you never let the critics, the naysayers, the crooks or the con men get you down. You strive to play aboveboard, and what you attempt and accomplish are likely to win you widespread praise both from those within your own circles and without. Success is, to you, something of an aphrodisiac; it excites you, motivates you and compels you to move ever forward, striving to better yourself at every turn.
You can be rather snooty at times, and indeed your tastes can run to the exclusive and expensive. It'll be important for you to make money, and lots of it, for you will likely have learned, even while very young, how to spend it! Fortunately, you know how to market yourself and maximize your opportunities for personal gain.
Also born on this date are: Tom Brady, football player; Martha Stewart, businesswoman; Tony Bennett, singer; Martin Sheen, actor; John C. McGinley, actor; John Landis, director.
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, AUGUST 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you are doing may not be all that enjoyable, but you know that there will be rewards coming your way if you continue making the effort.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You and a friend can enjoy making certain comparisons today -- as long as you don't take yourselves too seriously. It's all in fun, remember.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can serve others quite well today even as you serve yourself. You'll realize just how closely linked you are with someone on the periphery.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's time for you to show off what you've done -- and to solicit information from those who can help you as you continue your journey.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The idea of practicing what you preach may not come all that easily to you today, but it's important to avoid any appearance of hypocrisy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be the first to do something today, but others are going to try to match you -- and best you, if possible. Don't rest on your laurels!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your instincts are keen, but your ability to wrap your head around a certain issue may fail you at some point today. Get expert counsel.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Confusion and misunderstanding must not be allowed to reign today. Do what you can to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are likely to feel quite good about what you've done, but you may have to weather some criticism from those who don't understand you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be caught off guard by someone who is maneuvering behind the scenes. You can do much to bring him or her out into the open.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have reached a point at which you can take a moment to look back where you've been and forward to where you're going. Are you satisfied?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can finish putting a puzzle together today when someone who knows you well gives you the final piece. It's been right there all along!