Born today, you may look back on your life and credit luck with much of your opportunity and success, but that is giving the stars -- and yourself -- short shrift. You have been endowed with tremendous talents -- and that's not a matter of luck, but of destiny. You also have the wherewithal and the ability to take advantage of opportunities as they arise -- and that's not luck, either! Sure, you are a lucky individual, but that's only part of the story. You are capable, skilled, charismatic, forward-thinking, opportunistic, energetic, tenacious -- and a dozen other things that contribute directly to the life you lead and the success you surely enjoy.
You are capable of doing things on your own, but you enjoy working as part of an ensemble. Group efforts bring out your best, it is true, and you have much to bring to the table when collaboration is called for -- whether it be at work, rest, recreation or your private life. You are generous, affable, loyal and quite protective of those in your inner circle.
Also born on this date are: Ringo Starr, musician, singer, former Beatle; Michelle Kwan, figure skater; Kirsten Vangsness, actress; Satchel Paige, baseball player; Jorja Fox, actress; Doc Severinsen, musician; David McCullough, author.
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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The support you've been enjoying in the past may not be there for you today, so you'll have to go it alone for the time being.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have the feeling you're being spied upon by someone who is eager to know what you know. There's nothing secret going on; tell the truth!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What someone does behind your back changes your mind about something you were very certain about only yesterday. Keep looking forward.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are sure to be surprised by certain developments today, but you're in a good place to untangle any webs that others weave.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your skills are in demand right now, but you may have little time to devote to other people's projects. You have your hands full with your own!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good day to put all you can of yourself on display. You cannot impress everyone; keep an eye out for those you impress the most.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can do much to win over someone who has been a very vocal critic in the past. Once you explain yourself, all will be clear -- and forgiven.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Just because something looks to be quite long and involved doesn't mean it's worth skipping -- and it's something you can surely tackle.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will have much food for thought throughout this rather dizzy day. You mustn't let what others are doing affect you too much.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may gain some ground today by defying the powers that be, but you must do so in a way that protects others from any possible backlash.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The more you push against someone who is pushing against you, the less progress you will make. Use his or her energy to your advantage!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are willing to say what needs to be said, surely, but you must wait until the time is right -- and you mustn't be too aggressive, either!