Born today, you are only interested in doing the right thing, no matter how difficult it may be -- but you must get used to the idea that no one, not even you, can actually achieve this lofty goal each and every day! You will fall short occasionally, as everyone does, and you must learn to accept that fact and move on in a positive and productive manner. Unfortunately, however, you sometimes have a habit of sinking rather quickly into a kind of depression from which it is difficult to recover, all because of the disappointment that comes from falling short of your own intentions.
What you must also realize, of course, is that because you are so determined to do what is right, you are likely to succeed more often than most -- if only because of your sheer determination and tenacity! Others know that things will be looking up whenever you arrive on the scene, in one way or another.
Also born on this date are: Diahann Carroll, actress; Phoebe Snow, singer; Phyllis Diller, comedian and actress; Donald Sutherland, actor; James Cagney, actor; Erle Stanley Gardner, author; David Hasselhoff, actor and singer.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You don't want to do things the way others tell you, but doing them your own way may not be the answer either. Strive for compromise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you do in and around the home can provide you with a great deal of inner calm -- and help you to realize what really matters to you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are confident that others will react to a certain situation the way you do, but in fact you are in for something of a surprise!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A minor misunderstanding is likely to require of you more in the way of compromise and tolerance, but there's nothing wrong with that, is there?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you most fear is likely to transpire only if you let yourself become stuck somehow. Forward motion cures all ills at this time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- "No" means "no," whether you are offering it as an answer or on the receiving end of it. You do, however, have alternatives.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself in an uncomfortable position as you let it be known that you are sitting firmly in the middle of a hot issue.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your fate may be in another's hands for a time, but that dangerous period is likely to expire -- so stand your ground until then!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be playing a dangerous game with someone who doesn't recognize any option but total victory.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you say may require some careful translation if others are to understand what you really mean.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are in the mood for a bit of social interaction, but not the routine kind! A loved one may be surprised by your decision-making.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- There may be some benefit to you when you keep things rather vague -- at least temporarily. Not everyone needs to know what you intend.