Born today, you are not always able to keep up with the dizzying pace of the world around you, but you don't feel that this puts you at any disadvantage since you are so capable of doing everything you need to do in more traditional, even old-fashioned ways. Indeed, your reliance on the traditional spans virtually all aspects of your life, from the personal to the professional, and gives you a kind of strength and confidence that others who are more modern in their approach may not enjoy. There are even times when your retro style allows you to feel somewhat superior to those around you -- but this is a private enjoyment, and not something that you share with anyone but those closest to you.
You never hesitate to throw the dice when you feel that the potential for gain outweighs the risk you take in such a gamble. This means, of course, that you must always study what is possible to determine the odds -- and avoid placing bets that give too much advantage to the house! You always want to feel that you have a chance of winning.
Also born on this date are: Cameron Diaz, actress; Warren Buffett, entrepreneur; 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Something is happening between you and a partner that warrants some serious, honest talk. There's no time like the present!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your best bet is to give that certain someone a taste of what you yourself would like to receive. An arrangement can surely result.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Focusing on the good points feels better than even acknowledging the bad points, but you're going to have to address the latter very soon.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Even the simplest of instructions may seem complicated if you aren't armed with the tools you need to perform the required tasks.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll find yourself moving slowly but inevitably toward a goal you share with a certain someone who has motives that will please you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not have the energy to do everything on your list. If you prioritize, you can certainly tend to the things others are expecting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be spending just a bit too much time worrying about what others think, rather than tending to the business at hand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're nearing a critical point in a certain relationship. It may be time to tell the truth, whether or not you think you are ready.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can get more done than you originally planned, but only if you make an early start and avoid a habitual distraction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll have reason to look back over a lot of past correspondence to find the source of tension between you and an old friend.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can impress those around you with more than stamina. Your timing -- and your ability to shake things up -- both stand out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You and an old friend have much to talk about if you can find the time. Perhaps you can put something else off until tomorrow.