Born today, you are able to bear the kinds of burdens that are simply too much for most other individuals. This is sure to win you tremendous admiration, which you appreciate -- and yet there are times when you wish someone else might take the pressure off! The truth is that you thrive on pressure of all kinds -- emotional, physical and psychological; there is something about you that is rendered stronger by having to deal with things of which others are usually spared. Your unique outlook helps you maintain your strength when the going gets tough. You can appreciate any situation that allows you to grow and to evolve.
You are very simple in your philosophical leanings; you don't like to overcomplicate things by considering issues that are, as far as you are concerned, beyond your capacity to fully understand.
Also born on this date are: Kevin Bacon, actor; Toby Keith, country singer; Anjelica Huston, actress; John D. Rockefeller, businessman; Steve Lawrence, actor and singer; Wolfgang Puck, celebrity chef; Beck, singer, songwriter and producer; Marty Feldman, actor; Hugo Boss, designer; Nelson Rockefeller, politician.
MONDAY, JULY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's time for you to step up and do what you had promised to do some time ago. You shouldn't be held accountable for any time lost.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A casual approach is recommended today, as any forceful attempt to get what you want is likely to reflect badly on you for some time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A knee-jerk reaction drives someone away, but only temporarily. Once you are communicating again, you can get much done together.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel that someone is intentionally standing in your way, but that is not the case. A little honest talk yields a productive agreement.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to do a little more research before you have enough knowledge of a certain subject to satisfy the demands currently being made of you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Travel is in the picture, but you may choose an unconventional way of getting to your destination. As it happens, you do not have to go far.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be waiting on an official verdict before acting on whatever decision is made. There are several things in the air at this time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A past situation allows you to see a current problem in a new light once you make the connection between the two. Things are looking up!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can do a little more for someone else than you had planned -- and the results do much for you as well. Focus on solutions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have a second chance of sorts today, despite any word to the contrary by those in charge. You know better what's really going on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You receive news that puts how you are feeling in perspective. Now you know that there's nothing wrong with you. Examine details.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not see things clearly at first, but later in the day the clouds lift and what you were expecting is likely to be revealed to you.