Born today, you like to live life on the edge, pushing yourself to experience more and accomplish more day after day. You are quick to set goals and quick to swing into action to reach for them. Yet despite the fact that you always set your sights high, you are careful to remain realistic in your outlook and expectations. You're not the kind to build castles in air, but rather you keep your feet firmly on the ground and deal in hard-and-fast realities as you reach for the stars. You are never so concerned with your own success that you don't give a thought to those around you. Indeed, you are very careful to do what you can to support any who may need your assistance, whether on rare occasions or on a daily basis. You are always willing to form alliances that can last a lifetime.
You don't agree with everyone, of course, nor do you expect everyone to agree with you. You are far more eager to engage in productive discussion than combative argument. You believe in the power of persuasion, and you know that anything resulting from true consensus is of great value. You are the ultimate team player.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be under the mistaken impression that someone close to you will want to tell you what to do, when he or she is merely interested.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can surprise someone into doing what you need done, but you'll want to come clean and explain your motives eventually.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't have any good reason for taking a certain big step -- apart from the fact that it will ease tensions between you and a friend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not understand another's reasoning, but you can surely get on board with what he or she is choosing to do -- and even play a part!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Share your hopes and fears with someone who will understand where you are coming from. In this way, a new friendship may be forged.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You don't have to act on the very first idea that comes into your head. Wait until you have greased the wheels and gotten up to speed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're expecting a handsome reward for doing something outside your comfort zone, but it's not likely to happen the way you envision.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Don't let another tell you what is best for you. You know what is best, what is right and what is necessary. Remain in control.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can do something quite difficult even while protecting yourself from outside dangers. Don't let yourself be imposed upon.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others will be interested to hear what you think about current developments, but your views may rub them the wrong way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must be willing and able to ask for help when you need it. Trying to do it all on your own is asking for trouble -- and likely to get it!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to get certain things done early in the day so that you have the time you need to attend to family issues when they arise.