Born today, you are not the kind to live in someone else's shadow! You insist on being recognized for your own unique contributions to the world. Because of this, you're sure to start making such contributions at a surprisingly early age. Like so many Gemini natives, you want to be on your own, to be allowed to maneuver according to your own desires, needs and even whims, to pursue success on your own terms. And so you will, provided you are always true to yourself and avoid coming under the influence of anyone who might overshadow you. You must therefore step out on your own at the first opportunity -- and indeed, again and again.
You do not respond well to criticism, but you realize that to accept criticism is to learn from it -- and learning, in all its forms, no matter what prompts it, is essential to you and your way of life. You may not be highly educated, but you are likely to be quite street smart, having let experience shape your mind.
Also born on this date are: Tupac Shakur, rapper; Phil Mickelson, golfer; Stan Laurel, actor and comedian; Geronimo, Native American leader; Joan Van Ark, actress; Joyce Carol Oates, author; Jack Albertson, actor; Erich Segal, 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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Are you willing to admit defeat? If not, you're going to have to buckle down and assert yourself in a way you haven't in the past.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may fear doing the very thing that is best for you, and you surely have good reasons. Still, you can conquer that fear.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Putting your needs first may prove more difficult than expected, as there are others whose needs are somewhat greater than your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are proud of the work you have done recently, and you're hungry for greater recognition. You may have to go searching for it!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be surprised to discover what you are feeling, as you've been avoiding the truth in subtle, but effective, ways.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not believe what you see with your own eyes or hear with your own ears, but many are warning you that you must face the truth.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are getting something out of a certain situation that others do not see or appreciate as you do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- There's no reason to think that your current path won't get you where you want to go. Still, be prudent!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Are you sure you're sending out the right signals? Others may not react the way you hope they will. Why is that?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to see those around you having just as much fun as you are, and you can do more to make sure that they do just that!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're nearing a certain point in your anticipated path that may well be fraught with danger. You can take necessary steps.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- See if you can do something in a new way -- if only to prove to someone that you can. You certainly have room to maneuver.