Born today, you will be remembered for a great many accomplishments, but you are just as likely to value something you do in life that is not recognized by others at all. This is the product of your unique self-image and world view: You don't subscribe to the common notions of success (though you will almost surely be successful); instead, you cherish certain quiet accomplishments that will not gain the attention of the world at large -- the same world that gives you acclaim for other, more colorful things you do. You are intelligent and insightful, and you're not the kind to settle for doing the things that you are supposed to do. Rather, you insist on charting your own course, breaking new ground and challenging the common notions of what is right and wrong.
You can be quite a taskmaster, but if someone in your company or under your care is able to hold him- or herself to the same high standards that you do, all will be well. You have little use for anyone who takes the easy route; you prefer to collaborate with those who value hard work and personal challenges.
Also born on this date are: Bill Cosby, comedian and actor; Topher Grace, actor; Richard Simmons, fitness expert; Cheryl Ladd, actress; Erik Per Sullivan, actor; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater; Christine McVie, musician and singer; Milton Berle, actor and comic; Henry David Thoreau, author; Oscar Hammerstein II, songwriter; Andrew Wyeth, painter; Van Cliburn, musician; Louis B. Mayer, producer; Cheyenne Jackson, actor and singer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're curious about things that are happening around you in ways that you could not have anticipated. Are there changes in the wind?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to go back on your word for any reason, so you must look carefully for an opportunity to fulfill that promise.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An offer of assistance may not be what you think it is, so be sure to ask questions and get the details beforehand.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Are you sure that you are making necessary decisions in the right way? You may want to be more cautious than usual.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone you know quite well is waiting for a reunion that hasn't been scheduled, but that is likely to take place spontaneously.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're not ready to take on a new responsibility just yet, but you will surely be willing to do so when you can. Anything for a good friend!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a partner may clash over stylistic differences. Take care! You don't want to be so stubborn that you threaten the relationship.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must be willing to bend a little when someone comes to you with a request that you would usually decline. Compromise!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You won't get everything done if you go at it in fits and starts. Once you begin, you'll want to carry through to the end.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The powers that be are expecting you to fend for yourself entirely, but they don't know that you have a few tricks up your sleeve!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A loved one is willing to give you just a little more freedom than usual, which you can use to your advantage in a fresh, new way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have more time to do certain things than you had originally expected, but that doesn't mean you can be leisurely about it!