Born today, you are likely to stumble into a great many opportunities in life, but this is nothing to complain about! The fact is that you will be able to take advantage of so many coincidences, accidents and twists of fate in your lifetime that it could be said you make a lucrative career out of getting lucky! What is also true is that you are not one to get by on good looks or personality alone; you understand that an opportunity -- accidental or not -- is only as valuable as what you make of it. And to make the most of an opportunity, you must work hard, better yourself and prepare for any and all eventualities that you can anticipate. In other words, you must live your life as an active participant, not as someone going along for the ride.
You don't always share the common view with most other people; indeed, you are likely to look at the world very differently from the rest. As a result, you are likely to form opinions and principles that are uniquely your own. Not everyone understands you, but everyone is going to have to deal with you in some way, eventually.
Also born on this date are: Harrison Ford, actor; Sir Patrick Stewart, actor; Colton Haynes, model and actor; Julius Caesar, Roman emperor; Yadier Molina, baseball player; Cheech Marin, actor and comedian; Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate military leader; Bob Crane, actor; Robert Forster, actor; Cameron Crowe, director; Ken Jeong, actor and comedian; Paul Prudhomme, celebrity chef.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you offer is likely to be widely sought by others, and this should keep you every bit as busy as you want to be -- or busier!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can set a new standard of excellence, though others may not be able to match you in certain key activities.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A late start means that you're going to have to be fully prepared so that you can make the most efficient use of your time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to begin a new adventure of sorts, though when and where it starts may come as a complete surprise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is a good day to go along for the ride, but you can still be ready to swing into action when prevailing circumstances change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your search for just the right outlet for your creative energies may lead you somewhere you never expected to go.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Focus on the things you do that win you the expected reactions from others. Anything else is unlikely to prove to be a wise investment of time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're in need of a little more attention from someone who has been guiding you along the way for quite some time. Ask for it directly!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Recent changes may be making certain routine things a little more difficult for you. Perhaps you can return to the norm for a while.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're in no mood to share what you know with those who will not use the information in the best possible way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be part of a meeting of the minds and play an important role in establishing the ground rules all must soon follow.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Environmental influences mustn't keep you from fulfilling your mission. If you've prepared properly, you can progress unimpeded.