Born today, you have a great deal of creative energy that, unfortunately, you are not always able to channel in a productive and profitable manner. On the other hand, when you do apply yourself to creative endeavors that can lead to something tangible and lasting, you are almost certain to attract a great deal of praise and admiration. You take responsibility very seriously, and when you have pledged to another that you will do something, you will go out of your way to ensure that it gets done on time and in a matter befitting the promise you have given. You can be rather superstitious at times, favoring certain numbers, letters and times of the day.
When it comes to doing what comes naturally to you, almost no one can claim to be your equal, but this doesn't always mean that you are doing something good for yourself. You do have a dark side, and when you are following impulses that spring from this aspect of your personality, you can endanger yourself and others.
Also born on this date are: David Hasselhoff, actor and singer; Donald Sutherland, actor; Phyllis Diller, actress and comedian; James Cagney, actor; Art Linkletter, television personality; Lucie Arnaz, actress; Diahann Carroll, actress; Erle Stanley Gardner, author.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There's no reason to think that what worked for you yesterday won't work for you today -- except for that sign up ahead that tells you so!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- With a little more flash than substance, you can win over the crowd, but you may not feel as though you've done all you can.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A second pair of eyes may be useful to you as you try to track down something that's missing. Perhaps it's right under your nose!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Something you need may have gone missing, requiring you to search high and low -- even while you tend to other pressing business.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be fighting against environmental influences, forces both internal and external. Perhaps you should just go with it if you can?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The days ahead will be shaped by what you do on this day -- and perhaps only this day. You mustn't underestimate the power of coincidence.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can work better with a little bit of aural distraction, but be sure to choose your music or conversation with great care.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be impressed with another's choice for a personal diversion, to the point that you may actually want to join in.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have a way of fitting in even when things seem awkward and unusual. Perhaps, in fact, that is your special expertise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be reminded of something from your past that you haven't gotten over completely. There's no likelihood of it happening today!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to be contacted by one who doesn't quite have the lay of the land yet. You can provide valuable information.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You know where you stand, and you know where you want to go in the days ahead. The distance is considerable, but you can cover it in style.