Born today, you seem to know more about the people you encounter in the world than they know about you -- and this is sometimes by design. You do not always like to reveal the truth about yourself to others; you like to remain something of a mystery that must be figured out over time as the evidence of accomplishment speaks to your nature and abilities. There are times when you may seem rather aloof and unapproachable, but this is only an illusion; while you can seem rather distant, it is nothing for another to close that distance and get nearer.
You enjoy taking on responsibilities and demonstrating just how stable, reliable and able you are -- though, once or twice in your life, you may take on too much and risk disappointing many. Fortunately, you are likely to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat just in time -- on at least one occasion, anyway.
Also born on this date are: Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist; Carol Lawrence, actress; Raquel Welch, actress; Freddie Mercury, singer; Arthur Nielsen, TV market researcher; Bob Newhart, comedian and actor; Jesse James, outlaw.
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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have a way of boosting the confidence of those around you, making them more efficient and effective. Today is no exception.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone may be challenging you at this time. You don't want to react before you are ready to bring all your talents to bear.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Premature action on your part can only work against you today; be sure that you are ready when called upon to do your duty.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be surprised to learn that someone you thought was an ally has been working against you in ways. It may be time for an honest talk.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You want to be recognized not for accomplishments that you think will be remembered, but for those that will not. They mean the most to you right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be chosen by someone in authority to work out a problem that he or she has been unable to crack. You hold the key.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A conflict may develop over an issue that is really nothing more than a difference in personal taste. No one is wrong here!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Information comes to you from many sources, but what you hear firsthand is likely to be more applicable than anything you read.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Face-to-face communication will come in handy throughout the day -- and may prove indispensible during evening hours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are eager to get cracking on something that is truly compelling to you -- but first you must finish a routine, even dreary, project.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Avoid engaging in the kind of rampant criticism that others enjoy; you don't want to find fault with anyone.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A certain task is made much more enjoyable by the participation of someone whose company you enjoy and from whom you learn key lessons.