Born today, you are always one to stand up for yourself and your rights. You never let a personal wrong stand unanswered. But you are just as quick to defend others; you will always step in to protect anyone who seems unable to defend him- or herself. Indeed, you are likely to consider it a personal mission in life -- one that can indeed last a lifetime -- to do what you can for others in need. You are caring, generous and eager to see others grow and evolve. You are not the kind to do everything for another -- for that may yield only more failure and disappointment -- but rather you will teach others how to prevail on their own.
You are highly creative, and you will always do things in a way that can be recognized as yours and yours alone. Some may claim that there is no real artistry in what you do, but this is only sour grapes, the opinion of those who cannot match you in some way. The truth is that you do, indeed, have the artist's touch.
Also born on this date are: Venus Williams, tennis player; Barry Manilow, singer-songwriter; Greg Kinnear, actor; Igor Stravinsky, composer; Thomas Haden Church, actor; Mark Linn-Baker, actor; Newt Gingrich, politician; Jason Patric, actor; M.C. Escher, artist; Joe Piscopo, actor and comedian; Ralph Bellamy, actor; Will Forte, actor; Dan Jansen, speed skater.
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, JUNE 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is no time for you to back away from a threat. Indeed, you have every reason to face it head-on and do what you can to neutralize it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- While saying one thing, you've been doing another -- and someone is likely to call you on it. Perhaps it's time to come clean.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not be able to profit from a certain course of action quite as much as you had hoped, but progress can certainly be made.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must keep careful track of time throughout this busy day. Take care not to skip a step inadvertently -- or worse, choose to skip it!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's time to connect yourself more solidly with others who share your interests and outlook. You've been aloof long enough.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If it's inspiration you're looking for, you can certainly find it -- and you know precisely where! You've stayed away for far too long.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- This day is chock full of possibilities, but because of your own uncertainty, you may recognize only a few. It's time to let go!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble with a routine task, and this will give you good reason to ask yourself a few key questions. Answer truthfully!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may feel as though you are sitting pretty, when in fact there are certain threats you do not yet recognize. Use caution.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've reached a turning point of sorts, and while you recognize that something must be done, you're not quite sure what that is.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to be impressed by someone else's ability to get in touch with his or her true self. Indeed, you'll want to follow suit.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You haven't been getting messages that are vitally important, but you may have no one to blame but yourself. It's time to fix the problem!