Born today, you know the dangers of trying to do too much too soon. You are always willing to take a step back and assess your standing and progress before moving forward into the great unknown of a new endeavor. You have been endowed with tremendous skill, keen instincts and perhaps even a valuable pedigree. Indeed, you may well start out much better off in life than those who have to make their own opportunities at the very beginning. This will certainly be an advantage to you, but it can also be a liability: You may not have a full understanding of the importance of personal struggle and hardship in the development of resolve and commitment. Cultivate this kind of understanding, and the world can be your oyster.
You know how to mix and mingle, how to speak with authority and ease on a wide variety of topics, and how to open doors with a smile. Still, you must never rely solely upon your social skills or native charm. You must develop all of your talents and abilities if you want to fulfill your true destiny -- professionally, if not personally.
Also born on this date are: Prince Harry of Great Britain; Tommy Lee Jones, actor; Marco Polo, explorer; Dan Marino, football player; Agatha Christie, author; Oliver Stone, filmmaker; Heidi Montag, actress; William Howard Taft, U.S. president; Gaylord Perry, baseball player; Merlin Olsen, football player and actor; Nipsey Russell, actor; Danny Nucci, actor; Jackie Cooper, actor; Fay Wray, actress; Josh Charles, actor; Tom Hardy, actor.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're interested in doing something a little bit fancy for yourself -- even though you know you're going to have to pay a pretty price.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Though you may have heard rumors to the contrary, you're likely to enjoy a boost as events transpire to increase your chances of success.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're nearing a certain goal you've worked toward for quite some time. However, you may soon have to suspend your efforts temporarily.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The trick is not choosing what to say, but choosing what NOT to say. Judicious editing is not the same as self-censorship.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your perspective is one that takes in possibilities for everyone around you. Others can learn something from you, so share liberally!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You won't be able to enjoy a completely smooth ride, as someone traveling with you has a few surprises up his or her sleeve. Be ready!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A new situation is beckoning, but you may require some assistance, as you haven't yet gotten all the up-to-date info you require.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't lose sight of your own needs even as you help someone else extricate him- or herself from a very tricky situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to spend time away from a loved one in order to tie up some loose ends and deliver a surprise he or she will enjoy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone may spring news on you that makes it impossible for you to be anything but happy. Indeed, this means a lot to you, too.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to see yourself advance in a new situation -- though there is more going on than work, and you mustn't neglect issues at home.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A sacrifice on your part needn't leave you holding the bag. Indeed, you're likely to come out ahead when all is said and done.