By JERALDINE SAUNDERS
Tribune Content Agency
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Gil Birmingham was born in San Antonio, Texas, on this day in 1953. This birthday guy played the role of Billy Black in the “Twilight” film franchise. Other film work includes “The Lone Ranger,” “Crooked Arrows” and “California Indian.” He’s played recurring roles on “Banshee” and “House Of Cards” and has appeared on episodes of “Vegas,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “The Lying Game.”
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take sensitivity training to heart. A tendency to be abrasive or aggressive could cause problems for you or for others. If you insist on receiving instant gratification you may be disappointed with the results.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may meet a hard-hearted Hannah even if you aren’t in Savannah. Since your public persona is much admired and your poise is at an all-time high, you’ll find it easy to deal with the tough cookies of the world.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Express your own unique strengths. Exude confidence when in contact with others. Spread some good cheer and whimsy as you pick up the phone and getting in touch with business, contacts, friends and relatives.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let doubts cloud the issues. Trust is your key to success and happiness. Have confidence in others and they’ll live up to your expectations. This is a wonderful time to snuggle up with a special someone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have the daring-do to accomplish great things. This might be an ideal time to seek a firm commitment from a loved one or get a business agreement signed on the dotted line. Hold off if you’re opposed by others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your cash in your pocket and your attention on thriftiness. A lack of funds could have a dampening effect on your plans for a few days. Focus your efforts on being creative or putting your imagination to work.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Endorse and exhibit-high minded values and principles. Don’t get personally involved in a controversy or let subtle manipulation get your goat. Stick to a long-range plan of action and save your money.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A meeting of the minds could turn a mild flirtation into a full blown fling. Social activities may revolve around work or professional duties, however, so you may need to wait to get closer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Honoring commitments to the best of your ability is key. You have that special sparkle that impresses a devoted audience. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to show someone how much you care.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Control of your temper. When faced with an all-or-nothing attitude, adopt a neutral stance. Just when you think someone is pushing your buttons deliberately, the playing field will change for the better.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take pride in the fact that you can take things in stride. Adapt cheerfully to unavoidable surprises and alterations to your plans. A special someone could have a change of heart, or upset your favorite applecart.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Suspend your disbelief and you’ll find relief. People might find you capable and alluring even if you aren’t. Sometimes it’s good to get caught up in romantic fantasies to escape from the drab and ordinary.
IF JULY 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You’re the apple of everyone’s eye and will be popular on many fronts between now and late September. August may be a favorable time to apply for a new job or make a successful change of career. Since romance and commitment are high on your priority list this summer, you might find your soul mate or create an unbreakable bond. If you’ve already found Mr. or Ms. Right, this is the time to pop the question. In November and December, don’t overestimate your abilities or let enthusiasms and fantasies get the best of you.