Born today, you are in no way likely to stumble into a line of work that brings you success and notoriety. On the contrary, you are likely to choose it actively and work hard to achieve the success and notoriety that you feel is yours by right. In fact, you very likely have planned on it since your earliest years. You have a good deal of natural talent, but you are the first to assert that talent itself is not enough, that only hard work will get you where you want to go. You are never afraid to expend a little more energy, take a little more time or plan in a little more detail to get what you want.
Why do you choose to excel? This is a question that others may ask, but not you. You believe that the quest for excellence is itself a worthy endeavor for an entire lifetime. You can be quite emotional at times, but this only reflects your commitment to being the best.
Also born on this date are: Julianne Hough, dancer and actress; Carlos Santana, musician; Kim Carnes, singer; Natalie Wood, actress; Omar Epps, actor; Gisele Bundchen, model; Sandra Oh, actress; Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer; Gregor Mendel, scientist; Diana Rigg, actress; Reed Diamond, actor; Dean Winters, actor; Donna Dixon, actress; Petrarch, poet.
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.
MONDAY, JULY 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Keep yourself moving, especially when you feel the urge to slow down or even stop. Forward motion cures all ills -- almost!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time for you to put your foot down and insist that those around you follow your rules, heed your warnings and focus on safety above all.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You will be thinking all day long about someone who is doing what you had hoped to be doing. All in all, things are better this way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Correspondence teaches you much, particularly when it comes to that which is unstated. Read between the lines.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may recognize certain developing trends and make the decision to undo much that you have recently done in preparation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Overlook even the most minute detail, and you're sure to find yourself somewhere you never planned to be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are ready to unleash certain powers that have been held in restraint for a while. Opportunities ask for bold action.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Keep your eye on the clock and your ear to the ground. What you learn will affect your pace, and pace is everything.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There's no accounting for taste -- and today, divergent tastes are likely to drive you and a close companion apart for a few hours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's time to get moving, and you'll have to alert others about your plans. You needn't upset the whole apple cart, however!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may be wondering where you get it, or how you learned how to do it, or why you are always so lucky -- in love and other things.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can step in and show those less experienced than yourself how to do it. Take care, however, that you don't do it for them!