Born today, you are not always to be counted on to espouse the popular view of things. In fact, you are more than likely to embrace the more controversial view of most things, so independent are you in your thinking about the world around you. You are no stranger to criticism, but you have the confidence you need to weather any kind of negativity that might come your way; you know that you are also bound to enjoy your share of praise when all is said and done. You know how to communicate well and how to talk openly and honestly about even the touchiest of subjects. There is no subject too sensitive for you! You can be quite persuasive, sometimes aggressively so.
Like almost all Cancer natives, you try to balance your natural talent for attracting attention with your innate need for privacy and, in your case, healthy doses of solitude. You do some of your best work entirely on your own, out of the spotlight, so you insist on being left alone when the mood takes you.
Also born on this date are: Jaden Smith, actor; Kevin Bacon, actor; Toby Keith, singer; Anjelica Huston, actress; John D. Rockefeller, businessman; Steve Lawrence, actor and singer-songwriter; Wolfgang Puck, celebrity chef; Jeffrey Tambor, actor; Marty Feldman, actor; Hugo Boss, designer; Nelson Rockefeller, politician.
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your willingness to let things be forgiven and forgotten is not your strong suit, but you will find it accessible and necessary.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You must remind yourself, again and again throughout the day, that some things are just too good to be true.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're eager to hear the results of an evaluative session in which your work was scrutinized. Many expect you to receive high marks.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have to part ways with someone who enjoys your company a great deal. You'll be missed, but you can surely keep in touch.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Others may be slowing you down somewhat by not doing things exactly as you had instructed. It may be time to clarify -- more than once.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What begins as a game will remain fun, surely, but the consequences may ultimately become much more serious than you had expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to want to get things right, but you mustn't appear to be going only for results. Remember, the process counts as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have a great many skills that others are not yet aware of, but today you'll have a chance to put at least one on display.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find it difficult to concentrate because of either environmental distractions or those that are man-made.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone far from home is keeping track of you, thanks to modern technology. Some things, however, you may want to keep to yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be waiting for an indication that you are on your own in some way before you begin something that could be controversial.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone whose talents you admire is likely to express his or her admiration for you as well. Today offers a chance to collaborate.