Born today, you are likely to make your name doing something that is at once traditional and at the same time quite new and different. This will be possible because you do only the things that seem right to you in the moment, even if they are unorthodox, controversial or against the rules. You will often act with complete disregard for your own comfort or safety, confident that if you do get into any serious trouble, you will be able to get yourself out of it again -- and quickly. What appeals to you most is any endeavor that allows you to explore who you are -- deep down beneath the surface.
You're more than willing to keep up with those who push you to your limits, and to prove that you have what it takes to do a thing better than it has been done before. This is a defining trait that you have in common with many other Cancer natives. You have faith in hard work as an avenue to much that you consider important in life.
Also born on this date are: Will Ferrell, actor and comedian; Barry Sanders, football player; Corey Feldman, actor; Joe Jackson, baseball player; Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer; Jimmy Johnson, football coach; Barbara Stanwyck, actress; Stewart Copeland, drummer; Orville Redenbacher, popcorn mogul; Roald Amundsen, explorer; Michael Flatley, dancer.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to come up with one or two clever shortcuts before you can get everything done according to plan.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You cannot avoid doing things one at a time. Trying to double up and multitask may only gum up the works.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Productivity is threatened by conditions that are beyond your control, but you should be able to circumvent any serious obstacle.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You and a friend may find yourselves engaged in a friendly competition that heats up quite dramatically toward the end of the day.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know full well that you will be unable to outsmart an opponent, so you're going to have to use other skills to gain the advantage.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may find yourself playing catch-up throughout much of the day. Don't let those who are merely hanging around distract you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your competence may be questioned by someone who really doesn't know what you're capable of -- and who considers you a threat.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Now is the time for you to begin checking up on those who have promised to help you out in any way they can. You must start seeing results.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You don't want to be distracted by things that happen as a matter of course. It's the unusual that warrants your full attention.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may experience technical difficulties that slow you down for a time. Check all connections and communications top to bottom.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're going to feel as though you are in a hurry all day long, but you will have one or two opportunities to catch your breath.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to employ a bit of deception in order to avoid a threat that is coming at you from an unexpected source.