Born today, you succeed, on the one hand, at controlling many of life's unpredictable developments better than most and using what happens to you as a source of inspiration and, ultimately, creative fuel. On the other hand, however, you can be swept this way and that by the winds of fate -- usually with regard to personal issues that you cannot understand or control as well as other areas of your daily life. Indeed, you may actually set traps for yourself at times, and if you fall into them you can expect them to be all-consuming for some length of time and quite difficult to get out of.
Like many Cancer natives, you can be quite secretive when it comes to your innermost feelings; you certainly do not wear your heart on your sleeve! You do, however, have a way of getting others to open up to you and reveal to you the things they would normally keep hidden. Is this fair? Perhaps not, and it is a skill you must never abuse!
Also born on this date are: Topher Grace, actor; Richard Simmons, fitness guru; Cheryl Ladd, actress; Erik Per Sullivan, actor; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater; Christine McVie, musician and singer.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What happens early in the day will have a tremendous effect on what goes on later -- but in the middle, you'll have to improvise a bit.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone is ready to admit that a recent error was not your doing, but it's not likely to matter since you've hit on a way to correct the problem.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can get someone's attention today by doing something very much out of the ordinary -- or perhaps it's the timing that does the trick.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been working on a plan that may, if everything falls out just right, be put into motion before the day is out. Don't force it!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Surprises abound today, but only one is likely to get close to home. You can deal with it in your usual energetic way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have been assigned a task that seems to go against the grain. Nevertheless, there are those who are depending on you to get it done.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can afford to give yourself something of a treat today -- and, if you handle it just right, you can include a special friend as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- That which you most desire is nearer to you today than it has been at any time in the past -- but that doesn't mean it's within reach just yet.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Any adjustments you make today are sure to remain for quite some time, despite another's efforts to undo what you have done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A smile and a wave can work wonders today; keep things light, and let your penchant for good humor save the day whenever possible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Something feels not quite right today, but you're in a position that doesn't allow you to address the problem -- yet.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What little you know about a certain difficult situation is likely to get you into trouble if you aren't careful; keep it under wraps for now.