Born today, you enjoy doing what comes naturally and following your instincts down the path they forge for you each day. Of course, you do understand that this is not always possible, that you must sometimes do things that you have to do, rather than the things you want to do, in order to get by and live in the everyday, practical world. However, you prefer not to think about routine, mundane things like savings, budgets, schedules and the like; you would rather do whatever you want, whenever you want -- and who wouldn't? Your peculiar difficulty lies in your seeming inability to override the frustration and melancholy that can result from having to do what you don't want to do.
You are quite imaginative, and you must do something productive with the constant creative activity in your mind as often as humanly possible. You can't just sit and think; you must turn those thoughts into actions that yield results, even if only for you and you alone.
Also born on this date are: David Hasselhoff, actor and singer; Donald Sutherland, actor; Phyllis Diller, actress and comedian; James Cagney, actor; Art Linkletter, television personality; Diahann Carroll, actress; Erle Stanley Gardner, author; Regina Belle, singer.
MONDAY, JULY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You and a friend can join forces and produce something much better and more valuable than either of you could manage alone.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're on the threshold of something new and exciting, but you must be sure that you have prepared yourself for a test you know is coming.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're counting down to the moment when you can say goodbye to certain limitations and restraints. A new era is soon to begin.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Despite your busy schedule, and because of it, you're surely going to want to find a little time just for yourself -- at home or at work.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're feeling even more daring than usual. Someone who expresses interest in what you are doing can be taught a thing or two.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have recently decided that it's not worth it to continue along the same difficult path, but certain rewards begin to beckon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Working even a little bit with someone you have long admired can prove a high point -- and it's very likely you can make it happen.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to refuse an invitation that you had hoped would come. You hadn't counted on someone else arriving on the scene.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're weaving quite a tangled web, and not everyone is as confident as you are that it can be undone when the time comes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're nearing a rendezvous point. Someone who has been in touch with you is eager to share some ideas when you meet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've been trying to do everything by the book lately, but you're likely to discover that certain rules were made to be broken.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have the chance to catch up with someone who, in the past, proved a valuable mentor to you in a time of learning.