Born today, you know how to transform a negative into a positive with the seeming magical skill of a medieval alchemist. In your hands, black is white, rainy is sunny and lead is turned into gold -- figuratively, at least! You have such a positive outlook that it is rare when anyone else sees you struggling. Just as you keep your outlook bright and optimistic, so do you keep your behavior calm and productive, promoting a cultivated air of ease. Indeed, that is the key: Much of your image is cultivated -- that is, you have worked hard to establish and maintain it, despite any influences that might work against you. The real you, then, is the result of both thought and effort.
You have a romantic bent that will see you falling in love a great many times in your lifetime. While this may happen to others with the same remarkable frequency, what sets you apart is your tendency to stay in love, even when the relationship has come to an end.
Also born on this date are: Fred Savage, actor; Courtney Love, singer and actress; Kelly McGillis, actress; Tom Hanks, actor and producer; Jimmy Smits, actor; John Tesh, musician and TV personality; Chris Cooper, actor; O.J. Simpson, football player; Richard Roundtree, actor.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are facing a few difficult choices, but there's no reason to back away from them now. The timing feels right, so don't hesitate.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Today, first impressions are going to be more important -- and more necessary -- than usual. Listen to your instincts at all times.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can score points with someone who has been difficult to deal with in the recent past. Things may be changing in a few important ways.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What you would do in a given situation isn't really the point, but you can offer your perspective when asked.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The time has come for you to lay down the law to someone who has been doing things his or her own way for far too long. You're the boss.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be ready for everything all at once, but if you divide things into parcels, you can tend to everything one step at a time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's a good day to present ideas in a clear and concise fashion; the more direct you are, the more likely you will be to win support.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must take a certain amount of time to evaluate certain situations that you suspect may affect you more directly than others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can work a little magic and have a critic singing your praises before nightfall -- or soon after. Timing counts for much.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you've been planning is coming to fruition, but you mustn't rush things in any way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to stand up to someone you respect, but who also stands in the way between you and something you dearly desire.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been asked to do something or take part in something that is clearly not for you. Play it safe and know when to say no.