Born today, you have an aversion to any kind of reproach or criticism, and you will do all you can to keep your interactions with others smooth, positive and forward-moving. There will be times when this means you must put yourself and your own needs last, focusing instead on doing for others what you think they want, need and appreciate rather than pursuing your personal agenda. This will no doubt make it difficult for those closest to you, who see you shortchanging yourself again and again. But the truth is that the greatest reward you can imagine in life is harmonious interaction with others, so you will do all you can to fulfill that one desire. You have a way of seeing all sides of a complicated issue; in this way, you can be sympathetic -- even empathetic -- with those for whom that issue is important.
You are unusually emotional and sensitive. Even the slightest harsh word can send you into a funk that lasts for days. You are perfectly capable of recognizing when someone has done you wrong, but you are seldom able to speak up and demand better treatment. You are not always able to keep your heart and head in balance or alignment.
Also born on this date are: Lil' Kim, rapper; Andre Johnson, football player; Yul Brynner, actor; John Quincy Adams, U.S. president; Richie Sambora, guitarist; John Henson, comedian; Giorgio Armani, fashion designer; Sela Ward, actress; E.B. White, author; Lisa Rinna, actress; Mark Lester, actor; Suzanne Vega, singer; Leon Spinks, boxer; Bruce McGill, actor; Tab Hunter, 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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to win over a number of critics -- not with what you do, but with how you do it. Your personal style gives you the edge.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Put yourself in another's shoes, and you'll finish the day with a greater understanding of what is in store for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're about to begin a fight that will take you very far -- and teach you a few lessons that nothing else could impart. Be ready!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have more than your reputation at stake, and any misstep is likely to set you back considerably. Make opening moves with care.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to face a rival who seems to know you better than most, but he or she doesn't know that you've been working on a secret weapon.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are eager to set a new plan in motion, but first you must be sure that everyone around you is in place and ready to perform as assigned.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have a great deal of information to wade through, so you may want to enlist the help of someone who's been through it before.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know what has to be done, and how to do it -- but you may not know when you'll be able to find the time. Adjustments can be made.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have been operating under certain assumptions lately, and they are likely to be proven false. Measure your response.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have few defenses left as a certain conflict draws to a close. You'll have to trust in timing and luck to see you through.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will have to work your way through established appearances before getting to the substance of a key personal issue.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be able to tell in advance just what decisions are going to be made, but you can prepare your responses in any event.