Born today, you often have a lot to say, but that is because you are always thinking big thoughts, reflecting on your own life and the world in which you live, and making learned assessments of the people you encounter in your daily life. You may consider yourself a chronicler of sorts, for you watch and listen to all that goes on around you in order to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to navigate the world successfully.
The bigger and loftier your reputation, the more down-to-earth you must be in your own self-assessment. Though you may well benefit from others thinking highly of you, you must never believe your own press, for you are able to maintain the best possible attitude and outlook by remembering that you are, deep down, so different from anyone else!
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must accept the fact that not everything is going to go precisely your way today. Be flexible, and recognize when change is required.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What are only fun and games to you may be taken quite seriously by someone else today, and you mustn't belittle anyone for such a stance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The news you are waiting for is still being made, so reports will be slow to come in. Anything you can do to distract yourself will be useful.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're in the midst of a frustrating slowdown that might be solved simply by an environmental change. A different view can be inspiring.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Just because things are moving slower than expected today doesn't mean you're not making progress. You can enjoy something unusual late in the day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must let your true self shine as you do something that sits squarely in your wheelhouse. Don't be afraid of attracting attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll win your share of praise today -- and then some. Don't let someone in your family misinterpret your behavior. Give a friend a break.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can get something done if you break the process down into three easy steps. You mustn't try to tackle too much at any one time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself in something of a moral dilemma today. You are the only one who knows what's at stake; you must be courageous.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have more on your mind today than you had expected, but much of it can be dealt with in a manner that suits this low-key day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're not likely to fall prey to any deceptions today. This is a good thing for you and your friends, as well! All are counting on you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- An excess of enthusiasm may result in your taking an overly aggressive stance today. Moderation is the key to success in all things.