Born today, you are a highly studious individual, always willing to dig deeply into any topic that catches your attention and go above and beyond to ensure that you understand the given subject better than others. This doesn't mean, however, that you don't have any fun; on the contrary, you are perhaps more capable of laughing at yourself and at the world around you than anyone else born under your sign, and you enjoy nothing so much as a game well and fairly played. What this suggests, then, is that you are able to balance intellect and feeling. You are able to be flexible and realistic about everything you undertake.
You enjoy activities that are considered unusual or even controversial -- not because they are such, but because they happen to attract you more than others. You are entertained by those who insist on criticizing you for following your dreams; after all, why should that matter to anyone but yourself?
Also born on this date are: Will Ferrell, actor and comedian; Barry Sanders, football player; Corey Feldman, actor; "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, baseball player; Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer; Jimmy Johnson, football coach; Barbara Stanwyck, actress; Stewart Copeland, drummer; Orville Redenbacher, popcorn mogul; Roald Amundsen, explorer; Michael Flatley, dancer.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can approach a certain "stalled" situation in a more creative way. Others are willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You receive more than one important message from an unusual source today, but they may seem contradictory. What's really going on here?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- How you see a certain problem has everything to do with how you devise any potential solutions. Is your vision clear?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A little idea that you almost ignored is likely to give way to one that is much bigger, and its potential knows no bounds!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You don't want to do anything but your very best today, especially where family members are concerned. You can and must lead by example.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A puzzle waits to be solved, but perhaps you're not the one to solve it -- at least not yet. Soon you will have an epiphany of sorts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be trying to do too much all at once today; take things apart, look at their components, and focus on one small task at a time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not have much time to devote to a certain problem today, so you'll want to attack it as soon as possible upon waking. Don't wait!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's very important for you to understand what makes someone else tick, as he or she is an important part of your inner world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be interpreting someone else's words or deeds in a very unusual way -- which is resulting, of course, in a lack of synchronization.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to make changes to your primary environment -- either your home or office. Even a slight adjustment yields a big payoff.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A personal mystery may actually be solved today -- and you must take care not to make things more difficult in its aftermath.