Born today, you are steady, reliable, honorable, loyal, honest, forward-thinking and always willing and able to do what is necessary to further a cause and better yourself, others and the world in which you live. You are never the kind to go back on your word; your word is your bond, and you will stand behind your words and deeds through thick and thin. You are responsible and willing to face the music at all times, even when it means paying a high price. There may be times when your words or actions result in some controversy -- not because they are themselves unacceptable, but because of the reactions they inspire in others.
You're not the kind to lash out in any way, even when you feel you have been attacked or taken advantage of. You will instead answer with rational thought, clear expression of ideas and a genuine understanding of your rivals' methods and motives. You try, at all times, to be fair in your dealings.
Also born on this date are: Nelson Mandela, South African president and civil rights leader; Vin Diesel, actor; Kristen Bell, actress; Richard Branson, entrepreneur; Red Skelton, actor and comedian; John Glenn, astronaut and politician; Hunter S. Thompson, writer; James Brolin, actor; Screamin' Jay Hawkins, singer; Harriet Nelson, actress; Joe Torre, baseball manager; Elizabeth McGovern, actress; George "Machine Gun" Kelly, outlaw; Dick Button, figure skater and commentator; Hume Cronyn, actor.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself in something of a pickle after pretending to be something -- or someone -- you're not.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It may be hard to shake the sense that someone is watching you closely. Indeed, you are certainly not alone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You want to get just far enough that you can call it quits when the time comes, confident that you will finish the journey tomorrow.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Those around you will have certain objections to what you are trying to accomplish, but you can inspire their loyalty anyway.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is a good day to stack the deck in your favor if you can, as you're likely to need more luck than usual when night falls.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel unusually isolated, but it may be that you're misinterpreting certain signals. An invitation is to be taken seriously.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to put a certain plan into motion, but take care that you don't attract too many critics as you are just starting out.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to disguise your feelings for a time. It is important not to become defensive in any other way, however.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to play a very important part in another's affairs. The more personal they become, the more prominent your role.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to enlist someone to vouch for you, lest your doubters turn others against you -- even temporarily.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're able to do many things very quickly, and you may be able to do them without any forethought at all. Your instincts are keen.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are traveling down a path that can reveal much to you, provided you are not so self-absorbed that you cannot enjoy the ride.