Born today, you are a charming, clever, energetic and highly motivated individual who enjoys nothing so much as exploring opportunities and developing the talents that are brought to the fore as a result. Like one who enjoys running for the sake of it, and not simply to get from here to there, you love the process of doing things, regardless of the ends to which the means may lead. Life's journey, in other words, is far more valuable to you than any rewards you may collect along the way. This is not to suggest, of course, that you will not be successful in the common sense of the word; on the contrary, you have what it takes to do a great many important things and be rewarded for them! You are not, however, obsessed with material gains.
Your taste for the unusual is likely to set you apart, but perhaps not until later in life, when you will realize that there is no reason whatsoever to conceal the stranger things that you enjoy doing or experiencing. In your early years, simple peer pressure may well have kept you from doing anything too unconventional.
Also born on this date are: Malia Obama, daughter of the president; Eva Marie Saint, actress; Calvin Coolidge, U.S. president; Gina Lollobrigida, actress; Gloria Stuart, actress; Bill Withers, singer-songwriter; Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers, columnists; Geraldo Rivera, TV personality; Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef; Nathaniel Hawthorne, writer; Neil Simon, playwright.
TUESDAY, JULY 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're going to have to act fast if you want to take advantage of a fleeting opportunity. A loved one gives you a needed boost.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to realize that you are not in a position to do what you promised to do. It's time to face it honestly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you're going to help those who are in the trenches, you'll want to gather as much updated information as you can.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your sense of fairness may be challenged, but you're in a position to exert the proper influence over people and events.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will want to remember as many details of the day as you possibly can. When the time comes, you'll recall the most important and pertinent.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be upset about something over which you had no control, and which you cannot fully remember or reconstruct in your mind.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know what someone is thinking and feeling, so why not close the gap and start a dialogue? You can help each other.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The risk of misinterpretation is great. Be sure to wait until all information is available before making a decision.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Are you tired of doing something the same way and suffering the same disappointing result? You can do it quite differently!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to guard against overspending. Before making any purchases, see what you already have of use around the home.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can save the day simply by doing something that you feel must be done. It's only a matter of following a gut instinct.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have more in common with a rival than you know, but today may not be the day to explore that area. That time will come soon enough.