Born today, you come across as calm, poised and highly capable -- and while you are very much the last of these, the first two may be doubtful. The truth is that you often let circumstances drive you, and you let your emotions run away with you in the process. And as for "poised," well, in most situations you seem to be unflappable, but often there is an element of crisis management running beneath the surface. While you may seem collected to others, you may well be falling apart underneath! In fact, you often seem to be something that you are not. This is not always true, but you can turn on a dime, and fool those around you very easily.
You are able to assess the value of things with remarkable accuracy -- and this makes you invaluable to those who want to make, and keep, money! The question is: Can you make money for yourself? Sometimes, yes -- but you are sometimes too impulsive and make decisions that work against your fiscal health.
Also born on this date are: Nelson Mandela, South African president and human rights leader; Vin Diesel, actor; Kristen Bell, actress; Richard Branson, entrepreneur; John Glenn, astronaut and statesman; Hunter S. Thompson, writer; James Brolin, actor; Screamin' Jay Hawkins, singer; Joe Torre, baseball manager; Elizabeth McGovern, actress; Hume Cronyn, 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 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Quality is closely related to functionality today. You cannot succeed at anything without integrating all key components into one.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone may be trying to slow you down for all the right reasons, but you're not likely to respond well. Your vulnerability increases.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't want to be part of any sort of "machine" at this time -- or at any time -- but today you may have to work in tandem with several others.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not know just when you have to reach your destination in order to maximize the potential of a current journey, but you must start now!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not have the choices today that you are used to having, so you must be willing to trim your sails as the wind changes. Trust in luck!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You should be able to do what few can do, by following your instincts and putting your natural talents on display when you have the chance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are able to see things in a new way today, and this gives you an advantage over most everyone else you encounter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You want everything to drop into place intentionally today; to avoid any accidental developments, you must exert a continual influence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have more questions today than anyone else. Take the time to examine issues in your manner; you needn't follow anyone's lead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Trust the facts to show you the way right now. Anyone who tells you that guesswork will do the trick is not to be listened to.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can make progress at a faster pace today than you have in recent weeks. Even your critics have to acknowledge your effectiveness.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be used to doing things in a certain way, but today circumstances force you into a situation that promotes a new kind of creativity.