Updated: August 17, 2012 6:07AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: AnnaLynne McCord, 25; Jayma Mays, 33; Corey Feldman, 41; Will Ferrell, 45.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Face your troubles head-on. Your ability to stand up to anyone will put you in command and enable you to show your talent. 4 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Say less and do more. Opposition will surface if you are too vocal. What you accomplish at the end of the day is what will count. Take action and you’ll be the one who reaps the rewards. 3 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Set your priorities and strive for attainable goals. Discussing plans with family will lead to a challenge that will motivate you to make alterations to your life. 3 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t give anyone the opportunity to take over, but you have to be honest about your capabilities. Rewards will develop if you do what you say and say what you do. 3 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Share what you have to offer, and your leadership ability will surface. Push your way to the top and own your position openly. 4 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Success will come from following your heart and using your skills to get ahead. Concern over what others do will slow you down. Focus on the moment and what you have to offer. 2 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel, intrigue and learning should be your goals. Getting together with inspiring people will help with an important decision. Love is highlighted, and planning romance is recommended. A partnership will improve your future. 5 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Refuse to let someone who doesn’t understand the nature of what you do intervene or push you in the wrong direction. Disregard any complaints you receive. You’ll surpass expectations when everyone sees the results you get from your hard work. 3 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone close to you will reveal what you really have to offer, so don’t exaggerate. A past lover or business partner will offer you something interesting. Consider the changes entailed before making a commitment. 3 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An idea brought to your attention has potential. Develop a plan that will benefit everyone with a vested interest in what you are doing. Experience will help you recognize why something similar didn’t work in the past. 3 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Improve your home life with a minor adjustment. Sharing what you have with someone will open up opportunities to do more of the things you enjoy doing most. Love is on the rise, and a promise will stabilize your life. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Less talk and more action will help you avoid complaints. Focus on what you can do to make your surroundings more comfortable. Don’t be fooled by what someone says. Chances are good the truth is not being told. 5 stars
IF JULY 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Look for ways to use your skills more diversely. Make your home more conducive to creativity, work and getting ahead, and you will find a way to bring in extra cash. Romance is highlighted this year, if you are open to change. How you perceive others will improve your relationships both personally and professionally. Your numbers are 8, 13, 24, 28, 32, 39, 43.