Born today, you are confident and willing to jump into almost any new situation, certain that your abilities and instincts will see you through. Far more often than not this works perfectly well, though there may be times in which you are stumped by something you encounter; such situations are the exception rather than the rule, however, and they don't keep you from being enthusiastic about the next opportunity. On your best days, you are capable of doing anything you set out to do; on your worst, you are at the very least able to learn valuable lessons about whatever minor failure you may have experienced -- and put those lessons to good use. You're never one to be stalled for long.
You have been endowed with several remarkable talents, but it's not likely you will develop them all. When young, it is quite likely that you will receive a "calling" of sorts that compels you to pursue a certain career path -- at the expense of any other skills or interests you may have.
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; Giorgio Armani, designer; Sela Ward, actress; E.B. White, author; Lisa Rinna, actress; Mark Lester, actor; Suzanne Vega, singer; Leon Spinks, boxer; 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You find someone standing in your way today, but you won't know just how you will be affected until you've stopped and assessed the situation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll receive a boost, and you'll soon be in a position to extend a helping hand to a friend in need. You can both serve each other well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are ready for the changes that are fast approaching, and you mustn't let a family member's warning affect your resolve in any way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your willingness to "try anything once" may be put to the test today. What a friend offers is likely to confound even those who know you best.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Issues of freedom and autonomy are highlighted today. Don't let yourself be boxed in by someone whose agenda does not align with yours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've been focusing on practical matters almost exclusively lately, but today you have a chance to do a little valuable daydreaming.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are measuring gains in a way that confuses those in competition with you. They are likely to come to you with a challenging proposition.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to arrange for a certain special endeavor at some distance from a primary partner. Make detailed and accurate plans!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- One of your close friends is going through something that only you can help with -- but you mustn't step in until you are asked.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A situation arises that demands of you more than common sense; you must do a little homework before you're able to deal with it properly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Cooperation between you and a rival takes everyone by surprise today -- including you! The results are likely to be quite memorable.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Provocative behavior will achieve your desired result today -- unless you take it too far, in which case you may find yourself in hot water.