Born today, you are the kind of person who knows how to climb to the top of the heap and make the most of your position of power -- and yet that may not be the best thing for you to do, even when given the opportunity. Sure, power is tempting, but it can also be quite addictive, and you may actually have an addictive personality -- which means you should steer clear of all those activities and behaviors that might drive you to self-destruction if you are not able to control their influence over you.
You have an affinity for history, heritage and tradition, and it is only when you lose sight of your origins that you risk losing everything else as well. The past is what keeps you grounded, and understanding those who have gone before allows you to see yourself in the proper light from the proper perspective.
Also born on this date are: Martina McBride, singer; Jason Belmonte, professional bowler; Wil Wheaton, actor; Tim Gunn, TV personality; Clara Bow, actress; Peter Jennings, newsman.
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, JULY 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There's no point in sugarcoating what you have to say today. A straightforward, honest, unvarnished tale will have the greatest impact.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may want to help someone get past a personal obstacle, but you must certainly stop short of doing the work in his or her stead.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Though you may establish a leisurely pace early in the day, you'll likely have to pick it up suddenly when you are faced with the unexpected.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The weather may not be your friend today, but you can't let it keep you from doing what must be done. Take necessary precautions and forge ahead.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be frustrated by the wait times you must endure today, but you can certainly use the time to your advantage if you think ahead!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to get ahead of the game today by doing all you can in whatever available moments you have. The competition is sweating!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Information comes to you very swiftly today, and you may need someone by your side to help you sort out what is really useful and what is not.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A loved one doesn't mean to take advantage of you, but that's how you feel today. Talk it out, and you'll realize it's not entirely true.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can help a good friend finish a creative project today. Your rather unorthodox methods may come in especially handy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can get a great deal done even while on the road today. Take advantage of all means of communication available to you at this time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is not the time to try and shout someone down; rather, you'll want to take a calm, rational approach, and be gently persuasive.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be haunted by a voice from the past today. The question to ask yourself is simple: Did you do the right thing way back when?