Born today, you are, in many ways, the role model's role model, the hero's hero and the shining example's shining example -- in other words, the very person the best people try to emulate, whether personally or professionally. This is not to suggest that you are perfect -- nor that you should think you are perfect, which is potentially quite dangerous in the extreme -- but merely that you have much that is sought after by others and present yourself in such a way that you inspire those around you to be the best they can be.
You are not at all as emotionally sensitive as you may seem to others; you are certainly able to embrace and talk about the most sensitive of issues -- but you do not do so in a way that is overly emotional or reactive.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Difficulties arise today when you oppose someone without a clear reason. This can be solved by acknowledging your own culpability.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- An inconsistent approach will only confuse those who are trying to work with you today. Make the rules clear, and follow them faithfully.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Questions of duty arise today when you realize that not everyone is doing what you think they should be doing. This is worth discussing.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must be ready for criticism to come your way today. Only that which is clear and well-supported is worth listening to, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can turn a chore into a very enjoyable social event today; all you have to do is approach routine needs from an unusual perspective.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't let yourself be pushed around today -- especially when it comes to following the rules. You can be counted on to do the right thing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Turn on the charm today and you can get much of what you want for very little -- though someone may prove resistant because of a moral conflict.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have many skills that can be used to good advantage today. Make sure you respect your own priorities as you move ahead according to plan.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can reinvent yourself today in such a way that even those who know you best are amazed at what you seem to be able to do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Things are likely to go your way for much of the day, but you mustn't become complacent! Be ready for things to turn toward day's end.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You feel empowered today, but you may not know where exactly to apply your talents. Watch what someone you admire does; that can work for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be much more hot-tempered than usual today; the cause may not be clear to you until a friend reveals what happened to you recently.