Born today, you are a confident and capable individual, but you are not always as focused or efficient as you might be, and this deficiency in your approach to life can at times threaten your success. You may discover that by allying yourself with someone who complements you and brings what you lack to the table, you can avoid any lasting setbacks and negate the overall effects of any shortcomings you may have -- and do the same for your partner! It is likely that you will know, from an early age, what it is you wish to do with your life; reaching your goals, then, is simply a matter of accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative.
It may seem to some that you have a habit of coming out of nowhere and taking your professional world by storm. You know, however, that such overnight success is a myth, and that success of any kind is the result of long-term effort and planning.
Also born on this date are: Benedict Cumberbatch, actor; Anthony Edwards, actor; Campbell Scott, actor; Edgar Degas, artist; Samuel Colt, inventor; Vikki Carr, singer; George McGovern, statesman; Lisa Lampanelli, comedian.
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 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your seeming excitement about a planned endeavor is actually masking some very serious doubts. Talk about it with those closest to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can turn your critics around today and have them praising you in no uncertain terms -- provided you do what comes naturally!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Despite your confidence, you're likely to have doubts about a certain endeavor today -- or a certain aspect of it. Something seems out of sync.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel as though your moods are not as stable right now as they might be. Perhaps you are letting the uncontrollable control you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can't plan your day based on what you think someone else will do, but only on what you know you can do. Focus on the facts at all times.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your proficiency at a certain endeavor will certainly be on display for much of the day -- despite any obstacles you may encounter.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Something you want is just out of reach, but spanning that short distance may take planning -- and much more time than you had anticipated.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can startle others with your alacrity today -- and they may not be ready for all that you are ready to do in the coming days.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your mere presence can make the difference today between smooth sailing and rough seas -- and others know just how influential you really are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You mustn't shirk any responsibilities today; others are depending on you, some for the simplest of things. You must accommodate them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can have an unexpected effect on events today. The difference between reality and an illusion may become blurred at some point.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Even as you strive to solve a puzzle today, you are likely to make things more complicated by overlooking the obvious for a time.