Born today, you live a life of certain key contradictions that only you seem to understand fully, if at all. Those who share your life are content to maintain only a passing acquaintance with all that you really are. This is for the best, for you wouldn't share your true self with anyone openly, even if you knew how to do so. You are seemingly open and generous, yet there are times when you can be quite stingy and covetous -- especially when you are on the verge of a personal success that might be snatched from you at any moment. You are often deeply concerned about the welfare of those around you, yet you never let your own needs and desires drift far from the center of your awareness; you focus on yourself no matter what, at all times, day and night. You can be quite loving -- the very picture of romance -- yet you will let practicalities overshadow this aspect of your personality again and again.
What you do is who you are; it is virtually impossible for you to separate your actions from your beliefs and intentions. You would be far more likely to admit to a wrongdoing than to try to cover it up in any way. You enjoy travel, but you are always eager to get home again, where you can let down your hair and relax.
Also born on this date are: Tom Hanks, actor and filmmaker; O.J. Simpson, football player and actor; Courtney Love, singer and actress; Fred Savage, actor; Jimmy Smits, actor; John Tesh, television host and musician; Kelly McGillis, actress; Chris Cooper, actor; Richard Roundtree, actor; Donald Rumsfeld, politician.
MONDAY, JULY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may think that a certain issue is merely a peripheral distraction, but the day's events will prove that it is a major concern.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Just hoping that something will begin or something else will come to an end isn't enough. You must be willing to make an effort!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're ready to start something that will catch on and become wildly popular -- at least among those who are habitual supporters.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Goings-on between you and a friend are likely to attract some criticism from those outside your circle of influence. Maybe they just want in!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A chain reaction leaves you wondering just how far something can go before the day is out. The question is: How much influence can you exert?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not appreciate all that is going on just beneath the surface. You can get more info from a more connected friend.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a rival may find yourselves locked into a contest that neither can win, so why not find a way to cooperate instead? Now's the time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Follow instructions and do what you are told -- at least until you are offered the opportunity to call the shots yourself. Be a team player!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Negotiations may be tricky, but you can get what you need without putting anyone else at a disadvantage. This is a rare victory!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Try to give everyone around you as much information as they need to keep up the pace during this period of accelerated activity.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can inspire others, but once they are energized, you cannot simply cut them loose. You must guide with a firm, steady hand.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Why are you so eager to explain yourself? Nothing need be revealed just yet. Your supporters are likely to speak for you.