Born today, you are a charismatic character, and one to be remembered even by those who encounter you in only a fleeting way. There is something about you that sticks, and your impact on others is almost always more significant than one might suppose, even in casual situations. You don't like to be on the periphery of things, preferring instead to be at the center of the action, doing what you can to shape events in some memorable way. Since you were very young, you have had a sense that you had a destiny of sorts -- and, in fact, that everyone does. Because of this feeling, you're never one to turn away from an opportunity that presents itself, confident that it has come to you for a reason.
You can be something of a risk-taker when it comes to love. It's not that you prefer having your heart broken, but rather that you enjoy having it pump long and hard and at full capacity! You're not the kind to enjoy a middle-of-the-road romance, favoring instead one that is all-or-nothing.
Also born on this date are: Ginger Rogers, dancer and actress; Barbara Stanwyck, actress; Corey Feldman, actor; Michael Flatley, dancer and choreographer; Orville Redenbacher, popcorn mogul; "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, baseball player.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be surprised by what a member of the opposite sex proposes to you, but after careful consideration you'll see the wisdom of it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Privacy is important to you at this time, but it may be rather difficult to come by -- especially at work, and early in the day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can do something rather routine in a way that attracts renewed attention to you and the cause you have espoused.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be granted a certain amount of authority, and how you wield it will say a great deal about you. Others want to know what you'll do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be selling yourself and your ideas somewhat short at this time. There is surely a market for what you have to offer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your strategy may have to change slightly after you realize that others are not reacting to your actions as you had expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have reason to be angry, but you will be able to respond to what happens at this time with understanding and compassion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others will come into your orbit as a result of certain things that you say and do. Honest talk gets you closer to a personal goal.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A certain situation has you wondering if everyone is set against you in some way. The truth is you're being overcritical of yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You know where you are headed, but you may want to keep certain things to yourself until others realize what is really at stake.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be speeding up and slowing down again and again as circumstances demand greater flexibility and adaptability.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What seems a negative trend is really nothing of the sort. Today, you'll come to an important realization that frees you up.