Born today, you like to push things into shape, to force them to your will and liking, in order to make a world for yourself that suits your fancy -- and your particular needs. The irony, of course, is that such force can often work against you, and you will find as you mature that a softer touch can often work just as well, if not better, at getting things in order the way you like them. You can use the gentle art of persuasion, in tandem with your naturally charismatic nature, to get things to turn out your way. Finesse can work wonders -- when you learn to use it! When things are going your way, you are vibrant and fun-loving and always enjoyable to be around; when they are not, you can be dark and dour and, frankly, rather unpleasant.
You are likely to know at a very early age what it is you want to do with yourself -- professionally, at least. When it comes to personal contentment, well, that may be more elusive than career advancement. You don't really know how to navigate the intricacies of personal relationships all that well; luck is always a factor.
Also born on this date are: Venus Williams, tennis player; Barry Manilow, singer and songwriter; Greg Kinnear, actor; Igor Stravinsky, composer; Thomas Haden Church, actor; M.C. Escher, artist; Joe Piscopo, actor and 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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- While those around you anticipate making quick work of something, you know just how difficult it may truly be. It's time to prepare.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Just as you mustn't mistake appearances for the real thing, you mustn't mistake posturing for action. A bold move is required today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you begin reluctantly today is likely to conclude amid great excitement and enthusiasm -- if you have your way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a choice today between doing little or doing much -- and you know full well that only the latter will satisfy you at this time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have little difficulty in getting started today, but keeping the momentum going will prove a challenge until you overcome a key obstacle.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your own enthusiasm may be dampened some today by unforeseen circumstances that make things harder than they have to be. A solution is at hand.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are better to trust in the power of a positive example today than in the force of argument. You know well that words can do only so much.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're going to have to turn a blind eye to the kinds of attractions that can pull you in different directions. You must focus today!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Alternating periods of tumult and quiet will make up your day. You can have a positive influence over others who want to be inspired.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are loath to make a prediction today, as you know just how challenging things are likely to get -- and very soon, too.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time to say "I told you so," for that will do no good whatsoever. What you can do is put your considerable experience to use.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find yourself quite unhappy in the very place that you expected to find happiness -- or vice versa. Emotions play tricks today.