Born today, you are a positive individual, and you are never held back by the kinds of strict traditions that rule most other people. You are driven to do what you must to make your life what you want -- regardless of anyone who might hold you back. You believe in the power of positive thinking, and you embark on every new project with confidence and conviction. You are not cowed by circumstances but accept challenges when and where you find them. You mix well with all manner of people, and there are times when you prefer the company of strangers because you thrive on new experiences of every kind. Despite being rather whimsical, you are also quite serious-minded about the big issues in life.
You see connections in life everywhere you go -- between people, events and ideas -- and you let those connections direct and shape your thinking about many topics. You are quite skilled at understanding very complex concepts, and you can solve all manner of puzzles in a variety of creative ways.
Also born on this date are: Topher Grace, actor; Richard Simmons, fitness guru; Cheryl Ladd, actress; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater; Christine McVie, musician and singer; Milton Berle, actor and comic; Henry David Thoreau, author; Oscar Hammerstein II, songwriter and producer; Andrew Wyeth, painter; Van Cliburn, pianist; Louis B. Mayer, producer.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can only make things worse by guessing today; stick to the facts and solve the problem that presents itself one element at a time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are eager to follow someone down an unfamiliar path, confident that you will be led into an adventure from which you can benefit greatly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't want to be where the action is today -- but you may want to remain within sight of the main event. Arrange things accordingly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must be willing to do more than you are asked today, as the challenges you now face require that you go above and beyond right now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can turn a game into something much more serious -- but is that really what you want? You don't want to change things too drastically.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are pitted against someone who knows better than most how you think -- and what you may do in response to any perceived challenge.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find that you are more a part of a current endeavor than you had expected. The team you are working with brings out your best.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be forced to make a change that you do not want to make -- but by day's end you'll realize that this may actually be an improvement.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are in a very good personal space at this time, and you are able to see the best in almost everyone you encounter -- including a rival.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You don't want to reveal too much too soon today. Say only what you mean to say, and what you have to say according to the rules.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are eager to get permission to do something a little out of the ordinary today -- but you needn't jump through that particular hoop.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A pattern of ill-advised behavior can be broken today -- but only with the help of a good friend. You are tested in some way after dark.