Born today, you are sometimes prone to dramatic, even violent, mood swings that you can neither explain nor understand. The best you can do, throughout your lifetime, is to learn to anticipate when they are likely to happen, and what to do when they occur. The thing not to do, of course, is to let them affect you without trying to minimize their negative consequences, or maximize the positive. Indeed, you can learn to take full advantage of any change in your spirits or state of mind -- provided you know what each shift means to you as far as behavior and emotional stability are concerned, and provided you've learned to work with them rather than fight against them. Trying to be someone you're not, to appear stable when you are actually quite mercurial, would be a mistake!
You have a great deal of personal magnetism and charisma; you know how to attract attention and keep it, and others are sure to gravitate toward you as a matter of course. You are far more intellectual than anyone might assume, and this will serve you well in all aspects of your daily life, both personally and professionally.
Also born on this date are: Freddie Mercury, singer; Michael Keaton, actor; Rose McGowan, actress; Raquel Welch, actress; Bob Newhart, actor and comedian; George Lazenby, actor; John Cage, composer; Jesse James, outlaw; Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist; John Bradley-West, actor.
TUESDAY, SEPTEBMER 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A rival may have pulled ahead of you, but you can come up with a new plan of action by which you can regain the lead very quickly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you tell a friend in confidence is sure to remain between you until you lift the veil of secrecy. You can trust him or her implicitly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're very interested to learn what is going on behind the scenes, and you can do so without intruding on anyone's privacy.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your enjoyment will stem from another's success. You will want to lend all the support you can to something that is newly in the works.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What appears on the horizon is likely to attract you in a new and unfamiliar way -- and you're willing to risk much to explore it fully.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have news for a close friend, but you must make sure that he or she will hear it in the way it is intended -- and not as a challenge.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Leave certain things undisturbed or unexplored, and you're likely to fall behind the curve. You must know what's going on!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be waiting to hear from someone close to you about a recent decision. He or she has some questions for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be asked to explain yourself at some point. You have good reasons for everything you're doing, and you can express them clearly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone at a considerable distance is likely to have a clearer view of what is really going on than you do. Listen to him!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have keen instincts, but they may not serve you very well when you are forced into a situation before you are ready to assess it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have something to reveal that you fear will not go over well, but this mindset underestimates those who know and care for you.