Updated: August 10, 2012 6:10AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Fred Savage, 36; Courtney Love, 48; Tom Hanks, 56; Chris Cooper, 61.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Embrace a challenge and show everyone how skilled you are. Good fortune will surface through conversations with people who work in the same industry as you. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Compromise will be needed in family matters. Concentrate on picking up information and deciphering what will work best for you in terms of personal and professional advancement. 4 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take on only what you know you can handle. Spreading yourself too thin will be your downfall. Baby steps and a strict budget should get you what you need to achieve your goals. 2 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Beautify your surroundings, inside and out. Do something unique that will complement a relationship that means a lot to you. Develop a creative skill you can use to separate you from any competition you come up against professionally. 5 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t give up or give in. Make whatever alterations are required to get what you want. Your ability to adapt will make a good impression on someone looking for services you have to offer. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do whatever needs to be done and keep moving. Avoid criticism or getting into discussions that will slow you down or cause you grief. Problems with someone you care about will surface if one of you displays overindulgence. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t believe everything you hear. Rely on intuition and intelligence to guide you when dealing with emotional matters. Focus on looking your best and taking advantage of opportunities. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t lend or borrow money or possessions. The personal changes you make to the way you live or do things will pay off. Good fortune will result from meeting someone well-connected in an industry in which you can offer your services. 3 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Concentrate on money, contracts and legal matters. A partnership with someone who can contribute equally to a project you want to pursue will change the dynamics of your proposal and up the ante financially. 5 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Protect your assets, your ideas and your job. Avoid discussions that cannot play out in your favor. Be ready to counter any changes made that can disrupt your plans or ruin your reputation. 2 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do whatever it takes to advance mentally, financially and personally. The changes you make at home will enhance your love life and help you deal with anyone who has been a poor influence on you. 4 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be too quick to judge others, or you may be judged harshly in return. Concentrate on self-betterment and you can avoid criticism and setbacks concerning friends, relatives and your way of life. 3 stars
IF JULY 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Don’t worry about change. Sometimes force is what’s needed to progress. Think outside the box and be creative in your pursuits. A new direction will help you expand your mind and realize your potential. Look at your accomplishments and you will find a way to build a brighter future. Your numbers are 6, 17, 22, 28, 32, 36, 42.