Born today, you are highly intelligent and often engage in flights of the imagination that are virtually impossible to describe to others. You enjoy mixing and mingling only with those who seem to understand you -- or, at the very least, who tolerate you -- and you do not suffer fools gladly. You are not all that adept at explaining yourself to those around you, nor do you appreciate having to take the time to explain ideas or concepts that, to you, are fundamental. You do not always take into account that your brainpower is often far above that of those you encounter in either work or play, and so you can become quite impatient with such people.
With friends and family members you are not the impatient and often irascible person so many others know you to be; rather, you are warm, generous and at times easily reduced to tears when emotions get the better of you.
Also born on this date are: Will Ferrell, actor and comedian; Barry Sanders, football player; Corey Feldman, actor; Joe Jackson, baseball player; Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer; Orville Redenbacher, popcorn mogul; Roald Amundsen, explorer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The "official" rules and regulations seem devised to stand in your way, but you're taking personally something that is entirely random.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are playing an important role at this time, but not everyone understands what you have to gain by doing so. You can explain!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can surely be remembered for what you do today, but you must be sure it is for all the right reasons. You want to be famous, not infamous.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel your self-control slipping away as the day progresses, but you must do all you can to keep yourself from lashing out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have been making many small changes lately, and not everyone is going to be supportive. It's time to deal with the naysayers.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to weigh your chances with great care today before putting a new plan in motion. Your critics are silenced by day's end, however.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You've been trying to reach someone whose attention has been elsewhere -- but that's likely to change today. Your skills make a statement.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- How you get along with teammates and rivals will make all the difference today. You don't want to be forced to behave out of character.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can win now, or you can win later -- but "later" brings with it one or two additional gains. This decision will be tough to make.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to listen to someone who is eager to share all he or she knows about this, that or the other thing. You'll learn something!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to step in and separate conflicting parties today. Use care, and do all you can to keep yourself and your teammates safe.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- An early start yields results almost immediately, but that doesn't mean you'll be ahead of the game all day long. You can expect a delay.