Born today, you always do things with others in mind. While this may mean that you are acting for their benefit, or simply that you want to assess how they are reacting to your own behavior, in either case the world around you will always be a key component of the life you build for yourself. You are naturally philanthropic; you do indeed care deeply for others. Still, you are also driven by a need to secure for yourself the best in life -- and while others may call this "selfish" at times, the fact is that without that drive, you are not likely to accomplish much at all. The more you try to balance your personal needs with genuine care for those around you, the better.
You shoot from the hip, and sometimes you say or do things that rub others the wrong way. This is not intentional on your part -- you surely do not try to offend! Still, you must be prepared upon occasion to engage in fence-mending and other tactics designed to smooth things over with others.
Also born on this date are: Jeff Foxworthy, comedian; Chris Christie, New Jersey governor; Macy Gray, singer; Swoosie Kurtz, actress; Jo Anne Worley, actress and comedian; CeCe Peniston, singer.
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.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You and a friend may have realized that it's time to put your heads together to maximize gains. What, specifically, can you do?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone who has challenged you from the beginning is likely to give you a welcome respite. He or she knows what you're made of.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's a good time to come to the aid of someone who doesn't yet know he or she needs assistance. You can help avoid a disaster of sorts.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Nothing stands between you and a goal you have been striving toward for quite a while. What is the meaning of your current slowdown?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You won't have to dig very deeply into your bag of tricks to come up with the perfect strategy. It will announce itself today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to defend yourself against a surprise attack of sorts. Though it sounds impossible, you can do what is required.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What you give someone is likely to come back to you tenfold before you know it. A new phase of symbiotic generosity has begun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must be sure that you are heard, especially when the clock is ticking and you have precious little time to get your message across.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Some of the ideas you're toying with are simply impractical or even impossible. One or two can really pay off, however!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your efforts aren't likely to come to fruition in the manner you originally planned -- but the surprise may be a good one!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your intended audience may not be ready to hear what you have to say. Start slowly and easily, and avoid saying anything shocking.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can prove that you've been in the right all this time, and others have been mistaken. Don't gloat, however!