Born today, you are inventive, industrious and impossible to contain when you have the bit between your teeth and ambition is driving you forward, ever forward, toward the realization of a dream. Like so many Leo natives, you are ruled in large part by your desires, and your primary desire is for accomplishment and acclaim -- two parts of the same basic need. You will charge headlong into that which is new and untried if the promise of achieving your goals is combined with the promise of recognition and praise.
You are likely to invest a great deal in other people to whom you are partly indebted for your professional advancement. This means, however, you are likely to be disappointed by people along the way, for very few will be able to live up to your standards -- or expectations. Still, you mustn't try to do everything on your own!
Also born on this date are: Henry Ford, auto pioneer; Lisa Kudrow, actress; Vivica A. Fox, actress; Christopher Nolan, director; Hilary Swank, actress; Emily Bronte, 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, JULY 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A loved one has a surprise in store for you, and you mustn't change your plans dramatically if you want to be available for what's coming.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A bashful approach is only likely to make others feel that they can take advantage of you. Be strong and confident in all things today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to expose yourself to a certain danger today in order to get something done that no one else is likely to do. Use care!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's a good time for you to look around at all that is coming your way from every direction. You're entering a phase marked by abundance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A loved one expresses concern regarding an endeavor you have yet to announce to anyone. You have it in your power to allay any and all fears.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Once you find your pace and rhythm today, you're not going to want to alter either. You must make this crystal clear to those working with you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your mental process when it comes to a particular dilemma may actually be holding you back. Free your mind, and you can surely solve the problem!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can treat yourself to a little bit of something that, when taken in larger doses, can actually do you harm over time. Don't overindulge!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may intentionally go against someone's advice today -- but your reason outweighs any potential dangers. Progress quickens some.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You needn't charge into a new situation blindly today; there is plenty of information available to you that you can absorb quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Set your focus just a little further today, and you'll realize that what you're after is really not that far away. Extend your reach!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Quality control shouldn't be that difficult today, as most everyone is in agreement that only the best will do. Maintain vigilance, however.