Born today, you often display a mild temper and a willingness to get along with everyone, and yet this quite effectively conceals an aspect of your personality that can be vitriolic at times. Indeed, when you feel your rights or beliefs are being challenged, you can become downright aggressive in your own self-defense, and even thoughtless in the ways you lash out at those making the challenge. Still, you are widely admired and liked by a great many people -- and it is not uncommon for you to meet someone who claims that you are a role model.
You like things to be "just so," and your passion for having things in their place is widely known -- and even sometimes criticized. You may accept such criticism in stride, for you know full well that even the slightest irregularity in something that should be carefully organized can drive you to distraction! Your remedy, then, is to fix such errors as soon as you can.
Also born on this date are: David Hasselhoff, actor; Donald Sutherland, actor; Phyllis Diller, actress and comedian; James Cagney, actor; Art Linkletter, TV personality; Lucie Arnaz, actress; Erle Stanley Gardner, 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can be anything you want to be, as long as you take the time to fully prepare and equip yourself with all the right tools.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Agreement is not the be-all and end-all today, but debate can surely improve everyone's awareness of certain key issues. Lead the discussion.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You shouldn't have to give up on a dream today. Do what you can to further your plans, and someone else will benefit as well. Stay on schedule.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A decision made early in the day pays off quite handsomely. If you are forced to delay, however, there may be a heavy price to pay.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know just what has to be done today, and you're ready to do it. Someone reminds you that something else must be accomplished simultaneously.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Certain pressures mount today, but you can take everything in stride -- provided you are not pushed out of your comfort zone by a rival.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- How you view a coming trial will make all the difference today; you'll want to remain positive, confident and forward-thinking at all times.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't let anyone tell you you're not doing something for the right reasons. You are, though you may be the only one who knows it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Travel is in the picture, but you may be heading off in a direction that is quite different from the one you had originally planned.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- All manner of influences keep you from doing something the way you had anticipated. Still, you can get it done on time and under budget.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may adopt one or two very unusual methods today, but they are likely to prove more effective because you are the one employing them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be surprised at how fast things happen all around you today. You can keep up, surely, but you may have to make one small sacrifice.