Born today, you are likely to bring a great deal of enjoyment to the lives of those you touch, both personally and professionally. Your spirit is so positive that it is virtually impossible for anyone to spend any time around you without responding in kind and wearing a smile on his or her face throughout the day. You enjoy interacting with people, and you thrive on winning positive reactions from them. Indeed, almost everything you do is calculated to win good reviews from those who observe you at work or at play. The truth is that you do not respond well to criticism of any kind; even constructive criticism is merely criticism to you, and you will have none of it! For this reason, you're sure to develop a winning pattern of behavior and do what you can at all times to win over those who might not otherwise embrace your one-of-a-kind style.
You will work tirelessly to get something right, even to the extent that those who share your life are left out in the cold while you dedicate yourself to the task you have chosen to perfect. You have no problem working for extended periods of time to become the best that you can be. You are never impatient -- especially since perfection is, to you, a goal that can be achieved.
Also born on this date are: Will Ferrell, actor and comedian; Barry Sanders, football player; Corey Feldman, actor; Joe Jackson, baseball player; Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer; Jimmy Johnson, football coach; Barbara Stanwyck, actress; Stewart Copeland, drummer; Orville Redenbacher, popcorn mogul; Roald Amundsen, explorer; Michael Flatley, dancer.
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.
MONDAY, JULY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your collaboration with a certain someone will be quite memorable. It may actually lead to a deeper personal interaction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll be torn between something that only seems to be what you want, and something that actually is that. Are you willing to gamble?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can turn some hard work into a good deal of fun for everyone. Your unique style will win the day -- and point the way to the future.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may need the help of someone who has more experience under his or her belt -- but not because you're not ready to move forward yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll feel revived after reconnecting with someone who seems to know you better than most. Is something going on unseen?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to find time to make amends with someone with whom there has been too much tension for too long. This can be done today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can demonstrate your expertise in ways that do not seem at all cocky or self-important. Focus on what needs to be done -- and do it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may discover quite by accident that you've been moving in a new direction lately. Is this what you want -- and will a loved one approve?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The time has come for you to present two clear options to someone whose decision will be final and will shape your future significantly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- This is a day that will be remembered for a long time -- but not necessarily for the reasons you might have hoped!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can rally forces behind a common cause. Once your team is assembled, your progress is sure to be swift and lasting.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be held back for a time by your inability to see all of the choices laid out before you. Some are not truly viable and can be ignored.