Born today, you are a highly creative individual, yet you are also able to see things through a lens of realism that grants you an unusually accurate understanding of the things you encounter in life. The combination of simple comprehension and the ability to create something from it, seemingly out of whole cloth, will surely give you the advantage as you pursue any number of professional opportunities -- but the one that will very likely bring you the most success is one that allows you to communicate to others the reality you observe in life, and the truth that lies beneath it, granting it meaning and significance. You're not one to let things pass you by unnoticed.
There may be times when you become fascinated, even obsessed according to some, by the unusual, the bizarre or even the macabre. What interests you most, of course, is the human element of such things. You always want to understand how people are able to do certain things, and how they in turn are affected by them.
Also born on this date are: Hank Williams, singer-songwriter; John Ritter, actor; Charles Martinet, actor; Roddy McDowall, actor; Anne Bancroft, actress; William Carlos Williams, poet; Ken Kesey, author; Baz Luhrmann, director; Rita Rudner, comedian.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don't let yourself become too familiar with someone who may present a very real danger. You must trust your protective instincts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Following in another's footsteps may not come naturally to you, but you'll enjoy an expanded perspective as a result.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you are able to gain by force is ultimately far more valuable if it can come to you as a result of gentle persuasion.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to have to stick to the timetable; when one thing is out of place, difficulties result that you cannot easily address.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to hear from someone who may have been absent for some time. He or she has often been on your mind, and vice versa.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to miss something that you've been long anticipating, but that is neither all bad nor all good.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll have a chance to do more than you had planned on, thanks to the positioning of one whose help you had not expected.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Strategy is what it's all about; if you haven't planned ahead, you're not likely to score many points -- now or in the near future.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What seems one way to you will seem another to someone else, and it's not likely that you'll be able to reconcile your views entirely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- So much information comes your way that it may be quite impossible to sort it all out. Experience serves you well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Putting one person above another may feel wrong to you, but it may have to be done for the greater good.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- At some point, the other shoe will drop, and you'll suddenly understand what someone else meant when he or she said something rather unusual.