Born today, you are not always ready for what is right around the corner or just over the horizon. This is because you are so immersed in the here and now that you do not give the future much thought at all. This can surely be both an advantage and a disadvantage, personally and professionally, but it is the only way you know how to live. You refuse to be chained down by any notion of the past, and you will not tie your wagon to any impossible notion of the future. You want to enjoy today, right now, this minute, for what it brings you -- and you are sure to find some reward in even the bleakest of situations. Your smile is never merely pasted on; it truly springs from within.
You have romantic notions that are sure to shape how you approach most situations and people. When those notions are shaken by reality, you can be rocked to the core. Still, you always recover quickly, wiser for what has happened. Your ability to learn from life is largely unequalled.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A good friend is likely to tell you something you need to hear. What you do with the info is up to you, but the clock is ticking.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You know precisely why you are on the path you're on. Even though others may question your motives, those motives are as pure as can be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not be feeling quite yourself -- physically, mentally or emotionally. The cure can be yours if you know whom to ask.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to take a chance on something that carries a certain risk, but you can protect yourself as you step out on that ledge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not know where to turn, at least as the day opens. Consider what lies ahead, and focus on each option that emerges from the fog.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You want to be counted on, and you will be, if you prove to others that you deserve that kind of reliance. You know you have what it takes.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are in no mood to explain to anyone what you are doing, or why. Fortunately, you can enjoy that kind of independence for a while.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The most important things to you are going to present themselves in ways that you have never before anticipated. You receive a boost.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must prepare yourself for a certain reversal. The position you will soon find yourself in does give you some flexibility.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're likely to become embroiled in a conflict that is nothing more than the battle of the sexes in another guise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- While you're up and at it, you will want to give someone a warning you've long been thinking about. He or she may not react as expected.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're ready to look more deeply into certain secrets that have only recently been revealed -- even though you may not like what you find.