Born today, you are adept at mixing and mingling with all types of people, from all walks of life, whether at work or at play. This is not, however, the result of some talent with which you have been endowed by the stars; on the contrary, it is simply the result of years of hard work applied to overcoming your natural tendency to steer clear of that which you do not know or with which you are not comfortable. You do not like to operate outside your comfort zone, but you understand that success in life depends upon your willingness and ability to do just that -- and so, at an early age, you set yourself to learning how to do whatever is necessary with whomever you meet. This ability to overcome your weaknesses is your single greatest asset, and one that will ensure your eventual success -- though it may not come easily!
You are a great deal more clever than you may seem, and this may well be entirely by design. You want to appear average at times, so that you can surprise those around you with abilities that they did not suspect you possessed. This is more than a game to you; it is a method of doing business that works for you again and again.
Also born on this date are: Sofia Vergara, actress; Jessica Simpson, singer; Jake LaMotta, boxer; Fred Gwynne, actor; Arlo Guthrie, singer; Arthur Ashe, tennis player; Fiona Shaw, actress; David Brinkley, news anchor; John Calvin, religious reformer; Roger Craig, football player; Robert Pine, actor; Adrian Grenier, actor; Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor; Peter Serafinowicz, actor.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 11
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you learn from the media may not be in sync with your own experiences, but you can't avoid being influenced by recent events.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Before you give someone else the attention that he or she is asking for, you must tend to a certain duty that is hanging over you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your responsibilities are likely to multiply, in part because of someone else's actions. Avoid overreacting; be positive and productive.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are able to see through most attempts at deception, and this will save you and your friends a bit of trouble in the days to come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be tempted to take a financial risk, but you know better than to throw good money after bad -- don't you? Take a conservative stance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're concerned about how external forces will influence you. You are prepared to resist, but there's only so much you can do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Now's the time for you to tell a friend what's been going on, and why you've been out of touch for a while. He or she will be supportive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're feeling guilty about certain decisions you've been compelled to make, but someone close to you may reshape your perspective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's not good to do the same things as always in response to more stubborn problems. You've got to come up with something new!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been trying to grasp an issue that simply won't let you in -- but a deeper understanding can be yours very soon. Don't give up!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are concerned that others will be all too willing to criticize a recent decision, but you cannot avoid their company for long.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're eager to see what's going on in the world, but you must take stock of the goings-on in your immediate environment as well!