Born today, you are never averse to doing something that may not offer the maximum in tangible rewards; often, you do things more for what they can do for your soul than for your pocketbook. You have a positive outlook, and though the world around may, at times, seem as though it is spinning entirely out of control, you look favorably upon it and the people in it -- for the most part -- and you will continue to do what you can to make things better for yourself, your loved ones and the people with whom you share the planet.
You understand that you are not in it alone, no matter what happens, and you appreciate the connections you have with those who have gone before, and those who will come after. You see yourself as part of a long chain, extending infinitely back into the past and on into the future.
Also born on this date are: Andy Roddick, tennis player; Cameron Diaz, actress; Timothy Bottoms, actor; Peggy Lipton, actress; Frank "Tug" McGraw, baseball player; Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic skier; Warren Buffett, financier; Fred MacMurray, actor; Shirley Booth, actress.
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're in the mood to play, but you still have work to do. Is it possible to combine business and pleasure? You'll find a way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be getting used to something that is, quite frankly, not good for you. Today is a good day to wake up and say no more, thank you!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You have what it takes to add a little bit of fun to an otherwise tedious affair. Those around you will appreciate your contribution.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can further your career in ways you do not yet fully understand -- but you'll have the sense that something important is happening.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be rather erratic when it comes to the things you have to do because you've been told to do them.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have a good time trying something new -- and it will be even better if you invite a friend along who shares your sense of adventure.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to work a little harder to claim the usual rewards -- but this should not last long.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself vacillating between two conflicting moods -- and both hinge upon a certain chance happening of a day or two ago.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You feel as though you are short on energy and inspiration -- but later in the day you may find both of these resources in full supply.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take care you do not cross another's boundaries unintentionally. You don't want to do anything that might be interpreted as aggression.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may be trying to get you to follow the rules -- and you are, but not in the way they are used to. Keep doing it your way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can express yourself more freely today -- and in fact you'll reap the benefits both personally and professionally.