Born today, you have been endowed with more than your share of optimism and goodwill. Even when the world seems to conspire against you, you are able to maintain a bright and positive outlook that often proves contagious as you spread your good feelings around quite liberally. You never see things in a distorted fashion; you are able to look even the most difficult situations square in the face and react to them in a calm, realistic, thoughtful manner. You trust that a smile will do more for you than a frown, even when the going gets quite tough. Anytime you can laugh at things, you know that you will soon have the upper hand!
You are not always the first to come up with a good idea, but once you recognize it for what it is, you are often the first to exploit it fully and turn it into something that offers both personal contentment and very real, measurable rewards. You know how to make the best of things.
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; Diahann Carroll, actress; Erle Stanley Gardner, author; Angela Merkel, German politician.
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may feel the need to explain yourself on one or two occasions, but you'll actually gain more by revealing little.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your views may be a bit liberal in the eyes of someone who is vetting you for a job. Maybe you can demonstrate the value of liberal views.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A disagreement arises from the most benign of topics. It will be up to you to keep the peace -- as usual.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can do someone a favor without seeming to sacrifice too much to those who are watching you closely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself surrounded by those who do not share your views, but you can acquit yourself well in some lively discussion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have to find time for someone who is eager to get closer to you for many reasons -- at least one of which is hard to discern.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Through indirect means, you can have exactly what you want by day's end. But if you are too obvious, your requests will be denied.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Exclusivity may be attractive to some, but to you it is merely an unnecessary indulgence -- at least right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not support another's views, but you will surely support his or her right to hold them in the first place.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be in need of some assistance -- not to ensure that more gets done, but rather less! You need a few moments for yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A chance encounter will remind you of something from the past that suddenly inspires you to make a bid for the future.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have only so much time to get everything done, so you must do what you can to keep distractions at bay.