Born today, you are very quick to fight back when you feel that you have been wronged, as your defensive instincts are quite keen. Fortunately, this is rare; it really does take a lot to get you riled to the point of defending yourself in any aggressive manner -- and you're never one to resort to violence. You always prefer talking things out, solving problems through analysis and discussion, and making your way via negotiation and compromise. When this is not possible, you usually just walk away from the situation at hand. On occasion, however, you will turn and face an aggressor head-on, and he or she had better be ready for you, because in such cases you will not back down.
You are dedicated and tenacious when it comes to your work; you never do anything that isn't part of a larger plan of action that is intended to yield a big payoff. You are not always after money; often it is recognition that you want, which, as far as you are concerned, is a reward worth pursuing.
Also born on this date are: Forest Whitaker, actor; Linda Ronstadt, singer; Diane Kruger, actress; Rembrandt, painter; Jesse Ventura, wrestler and politician; Alex Karras, football player, and actor; Brigitte Nielsen, actress; Clement Moore, author and poet; Jan-Michael Vincent, actor; Kim Alexis, model.
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 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're more than willing to help a friend with something "specialized" today -- but you must insist that he or she return the favor when asked.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your peripheral awareness is keen at this time and prevents you from falling into a trap set by a rival. You may want to make a change.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It is almost impossible for you to be objective about your accomplishments; trust a friend to tell you how you've really done.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're willing to try something new today, but only with the right companion. You know who that should be; all you have to do is ask.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A friend reveals something that you find remarkable -- and you're inspired to do the same in return. Surprises mount!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're eager to show someone close to you just how you feel and how close you'd like to be. Take care that you're not moving too fast.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You run the risk of misinterpreting someone else's signals today if you keep turning your back and putting your focus elsewhere.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble deciding just what you should do in a given situation that is almost upon you. Don't let any more time go by!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A collaboration yields more than you had hoped for, and the relationship that has been forged can sustain you through many difficult times.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The more unusual an idea is, the more likely you will be to find someone to support it. It's just the kind of thing people want right now!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- While you've contemplated what's been holding you back for so long, almost all restrictions have lifted. Get back in the swing of things!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may not be aware of the power you possess, but you can put on a clear demonstration before the day is out. Be creative!