Born today, you sometimes have trouble making up your mind, but not because you do not know your own mind or how it works. On the contrary, you are quite confident that things "upstairs" are very well-ordered, healthy, positive, productive and balanced. So what is it that makes it so hard for you, sometimes, to come up with an answer when you are offered a simple choice? The truth is that you may be too smart for your own good; you are able to see the upside of either choice -- and the downside, too -- so that you effectively talk yourself into wanting both, or neither, of the options presented to you!
Your native cleverness makes you quite a good conversationalist -- usually. There are times, however, when you simply do not feel comfortable enough either with your surroundings or with the people around you to grant yourself the mental freedom you need to hold up your end of a conversation, whether trivial or pithy.
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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may disagree with another about how to go about getting a certain job done, but you cannot argue with the results he or she gets.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Pressure is exerted from those who usually leave you alone to do things your own way. What's different? It's time to talk about it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can provide others with a great deal of inspiration. Your own enthusiasm may be enough to propel things forward apace.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Things are likely to develop quite quickly, and you must be ready to make two or three decisions before you feel truly ready.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Keep your head in the game; you cannot afford to let others see you turn in anything but a top-notch performance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are certainly not one of those who will take credit for something you did not do -- so why are you tempted to do just that?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be acting somewhat unusually, at least to others. What's really going on is a readjustment after recovering your emotional equilibrium.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to get back on track after being derailed by something you could neither anticipate nor control.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll want to be able to measure your progress in positive increments. Don't let another try to bamboozle you in any way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have many options available to you, but you're more interested in following a path that is simpler and more direct.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You mustn't let yourself become too demanding. Sure, there are things you want, but a gentler approach can be more effective.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Any research you conduct is likely to give you only a fraction of what you require to do a certain job. Instinct does the rest.