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  • For decades, Katherine Hepburn lied about her birthday.

    She claimed that she was born on November 8 when her birthday was actually May 18.

    I don't blame her. I'd rather be a Scorpio than a Taurus too.

    But does the day we're born really matter?

    Yes, say Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers, authors of 'The Secret Language of Birthdays.' In their book they present spreads for each day of the year, culled from astrology, numerology, and surveys.

    Kyle, a portrait artist living in Brooklyn and taking the 14 to a bookstore party, says their insights are uncanny. He was born on July 31, also known as The Day of the Human Portrait. He is observant, expressive, visual, anxious, disturbed, isolated, they say.

    The meditation for July 31: All words are lies.

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