Born today, you do not have to throw your weight around to get things done, nor do you have to raise your voice to sway others toward your point of view. Your powers of persuasion are subtle, and others are likely to be influenced by you without even knowing it. You combine style and substance in a way that is uniquely yours. You are likely to be remembered, even when your first impression is not a resounding success; indeed, you are likely to resurface in the minds of others long after you have first encountered them -- simply because there is something about you that gets under their skin.
You are quite adept at understanding anyone whose point of view is different from yours; it's rather like understanding one's enemy -- the more you know about another, the more likely you will be to prevail if a conflict arises between you. You know what makes people tick, and that certainly gives you the advantage.
Also born on this date are: Ringo Starr, musician, singer, former Beatle; Michelle Kwan, figure skater; Kirsten Vangsness, actress; Satchel Paige, baseball player; Jim Gaffigan, comedian; Doc Severinsen, musician; David McCullough, author; George Cukor, director; Billy Campbell, actor; Robert Heinlein, author.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have far more control over yourself and your affairs today than you had anticipated -- and a certain firm decision can be made.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are surprised to learn that someone has been keeping his or her eye on you all this time. Methods and motives are combined effectively.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- After seeing someone do all that can be done today, you'll want to go and do your homework in preparation for tomorrow. You must be ready!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A little research uncovers certain key information and points you in the right direction. You can address problems as they arise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be met with objections as you share your plans. Don't let the naysayers keep you from doing what you know in your heart to be right.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to sever ties with someone close to you -- but only temporarily. What happens after dark gives you much food for thought.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be asked to fall in line and do precisely what you are told -- but that's not for you. Rather, you must follow your heart.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your respect for someone who continually shows you how things should be done allows you to see things in the proper perspective today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are farther from your intended destination today than you were yesterday -- and you must identify a reason. Questions demand answers!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- In trying to approach a situation in practical terms, you may be misunderstood by someone who is being far more emotional about it all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You cannot stop a thing today before it has reached its maturity; you must be willing to go the distance and follow where it will lead.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your admiration for someone who is doing what you would like to be doing can either cause frustration or offer inspiration. Which will it be?