Born today, you are not always the strongest, the fastest, the most capable, the most beautiful, the smartest or the most clever individual in the room, but you have what it takes to be one of the best at what you ultimately choose to do, provided you work hard and approach it with dedication and a desire to excel. You are likely to be met with good fortune when you are young, and if you recognize the opportunities that come with it, you are sure to do well both professionally and personally, though you understand that success in one area does not guarantee success in the other. You want nothing more than to be thought of as serious and capable.
You are a deeply caring individual, and you will often set aside your own needs and desires in order to help another satisfy his or her own. You are confident that the good feelings that come from being helpful to others will sustain you, for they often do! Still, you must never neglect yourself completely.
Also born on this date are: Cameron Diaz, actress; Warren Buffett, investor and philanthropist; Ted Williams, baseball player; Andy Roddick, tennis player; Mary Shelley, author; Peggy Lipton, actress; Fred MacMurray, actor; Shirley Booth, actress; Michael Chiklis, actor; Joan Blondell, actress; Elizabeth Ashley, actress; Timothy Bottoms, actor; David Paymer, actor; Huey Long, politician.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll learn a lesson or two about saying precisely what you mean and not whatever pops into your head. Avoid being impetuous!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone is testing you in a way that could possibly make you quite impatient -- unless you focus on the gamesmanship involved.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're in need of a few answers, but if they don't come to you in time, you have one or two options that can liberate you just a bit.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know you're not at fault, but that doesn't mean you know who is. Avoid pointing fingers, as that never solved anything!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have solid plans in place, but not everyone knows that or is willing to do what you need to see those plans come to fruition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may fear that you will be unable to keep up when things really get rolling, but you're forgetting that you have an ace up your sleeve.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can derive a great deal of pleasure from sharing knowledge with those around you, but it must be an honest give-and-take.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can do much that makes a mark and proves memorable, but perhaps not in the way that you may be anticipating.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can share moments from your own childhood with someone who will benefit greatly -- someone who never enjoyed the same experiences.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're in the mood to cut loose a little, but there are those who may frown on your timing, if not your intentions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to get good news, but you mustn't make any permanent decisions as a result just yet. Things may change by day's end.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You must consider the feelings of those around you even as you work to improve your own standing. Fairness and parity count for much.