Updated: August 18, 2012 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alex Winter, 47; David Hasselhoff, 60; Diahann Carroll, 77; Donald Sutherland, 77.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Modesty and generosity are required if you want to come out a winner and maintain your popularity. 2 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Discussions will help you resolve an issue you have with a friend, relative or neighbor. A trip will bring about unexpected and perhaps unwanted changes. Be careful what you wish for. Overindulgence in any aspect of life is your enemy. 4 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take charge and you will grab the attention of someone who can offer a different opinion or outlook on something that concerns you. Activities that challenge you physically will ease your stress and lead to friendships. Love is in the stars. 3 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your reluctance to be an instigator will be your downfall. You must take control if you want things to head in the direction you favor. A passionate approach to whatever you do will help bring about the change needed. 3 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Steps taken to ensure you aren’t being taken advantage of will lead to a healthy financial situation. Collect or pay back debts to make it easier to pursue your next venture. Adjusting your assets or sizing down will help. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Work quietly behind the scenes until you have something worth presenting. Giving away your ideas will lead to someone else’s advancement. Steer clear of anyone you feel is unpredictable or likely to cost you financially or emotionally. 4 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Charm your way to the top of any group you encounter. Stick to the facts and enlist friends who have something to contribute to your latest pursuit. A twist of fate will push you in a direction you least expect. 2 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Interact with people from different backgrounds and you will broaden your outlook toward someone or something that will help you excel. A group effort will lead to potential financial gain. 5 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reconsider your plans before you proceed. You may desire change and excitement, but not everyone in your circle is prepared to take the same risk you are. Give an out to anyone who doesn’t wish to tag along. 3 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stand your ground and be ready to push back should someone try to strong-arm you. A wrong move will set you back, so stick to what you know and do best. Ignore someone who tries to manipulate you using guilt tactics. 3 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Reassess your lifestyle and consider spending more time with someone you feel can enhance your prospects and your future. Love is fortuitous. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get off the merry-go-round and plant your feet firmly on the ground, or no one will be interested in what you are trying to accomplish. An envious acquaintance is likely to mislead you. 5 stars
IF JULY 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Do whatever it takes to stabilize your environment. Aim for a state of calm. Less stress and fewer arguments should be your goal. Accept the inevitable changes going on around you so you can begin to rebuild to better suit your state of mind, your goals and your needs. Your numbers are 5, 12, 20, 23, 36, 42, 49.