Born today, you are a generous individual, but you always have a habit of keeping score -- how much you have given, and how much you have received in return. Some may say that this is merely mercenary behavior, but in you it is truly the result of caring a great deal, both about the lot of others, and about your own well-being, too. In short, you always have the greater good squarely in mind, but you never let it take the place of your own self-interest and concern. Indeed, you try to balance these two prime motivators carefully, and you usually succeed. So, what happens when you receive less than you give? You never cut someone off outright, but you will work to restore balance, surely!
When it comes to home life, you insist on being comfortable, relaxed, unhurried and casual. There are times, in fact, when this may result in disarray at home, but it is not something that ever really bothers you. If you feel like straightening up, you do; if you don't, you don't. You do only what you want, nothing more or less, at home.
Also born on this date are: Elizabeth McGovern, actress; Vin Diesel, actor; Hunter S. Thompson, author; Nelson Mandela, South African activist and president; John Glenn, astronaut and U.S. senator; Red Skelton, comedian and 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.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're not about to solve a current problem in the way others are suggesting; you know that it's only a stop-gap approach.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A troubled relationship receives a boost, and as a result things will be looking up on several fronts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're not abandoning your principles, but rather standing up for them, and you can prove it by the end of business today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If it's reassurance you want, it's reassurance you can have -- but you're going to have to work for it. Nothing comes to you for free today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be repeating yourself when in fact only something new and original will really bring you what you want. Make a change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be concerned for your safety today, and for the safety of your family and loved ones. You're overreacting to some things, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- That which happens by accident can have a greater impact than anything that happens by design. Fate is playing a key role.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're more than willing to give someone else what he or she asks for, provided you will get something of equal value in return.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to win a long-sought victory, but what does that get you, really, in the end? Compromise can be more rewarding.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can remain calm and face a dangerous situation with ease and confidence, and others will surely take notice.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What begins as a struggle is likely to become far easier as the day progresses, thanks to the involvement of an old friend.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't let yourself get worked up over something another does without telling you. You must strive to see all sides of an issue.