Born today, you are one of those individuals who may prove almost impenetrable to others, so complex is your personality and so deeply hidden are your true thoughts and feelings. You do not like to reveal yourself to just anyone; you will pick and choose, opting to open up only to those you most trust, and around whom you feel safe and protected. You can be quite forceful while maintaining that still and well-mannered bearing that is likely to become your hallmark. You are sometimes capable of strong emotional responses to some of life's events -- including anger, which can flare with a surprising heat that may scorch everyone around you.
You cannot abide disapproval; you will work long and hard to win praise. If anyone shows the slightest disappointment in you or what you are doing, you can be thrown into a long-lasting funk from which it is difficult to recover. You simply do not brook criticism well.
Also born on this date are: Benedict Cumberbatch, actor; Anthony Edwards, actor; Campbell Scott, actor; Edgar Degas, artist; Samuel Colt, inventor; Vikki Carr, singer; George McGovern, politician; Ilie Nastase, tennis player; Lisa Lampanelli, comedian; Jared Padalecki, actor.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will be impressed by someone who was once thrown into the same situation in which you find yourself. He or she can show you the way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Matters of policy and rules will stand in your way for the first part of the day -- until you spot a rarely used escape hatch!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you're after may not be immediately available; you're going to have to let a certain situation evolve before getting what you want.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not ready to work in an advanced capacity just yet, as you still have certain basic functions to learn and information to gather.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be able to look back on a certain recent experience and discover something you had not ever recognized before. You're in a good place!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel as though you have been trapped by circumstances, but the truth is that you created the very situation that holds you back.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are finding a new experience wholly enjoyable, but there is something about it that makes you want to investigate behind the scenes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will notice someone's odd behavior, and this may lead you to a conclusion that can serve you and others very well, indeed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's the little things that matter most, especially when you are interacting with someone who shares certain key traits.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have only so much time in which to accomplish a great many things, but you're already well on your way. Preparation has been thorough.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's important that your emotional strength be up to the task at hand, which will require far more than mere physical acumen.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are eager to go back to a time and place when things were simpler than they are now. Perhaps you can make it happen in some way!