Born today, you are not one of those individuals who must be right all the time, but when you are, you know it -- and you're not afraid to use it to your advantage. You are not naturally quiet; you prefer to talk, and talk freely, in almost any situation, with anyone who will listen. It's not so much that you crave attention, nor is it about telling others what you think or how much you know. Rather, it is about communication, pure and simple: You thrive on the free and honest exchange of ideas, information and beliefs. Even the most trivial-seeming notion can be quite important to you! You like to listen to what others have to say, of course, but you can be counted on to fill the void when they fall silent.
Your romantic inclinations can be quite traditional, even old-fashioned, and those who seek to win your heart should understand this. You are not forward or in any way assuming. You err on the side of caution, and you leave it to the object of your desire to let you know if he or she will be receptive to your advances before you make them. You may be what some call a "serial monogamist."
Also born on this date are: Phil McGraw, television personality; Gloria Estefan, singer; Conway Twitty, singer; Rocky Marciano, boxer; Barry Gibb, singer; Lily Tomlin, actress; Yvonne De Carlo, actress; Padma Lakshmi, actress; Edgar Rice Burroughs, author; Alan Dershowitz, lawyer; James Rebhorn, actor; C.J. Cherryh, author; Scott Speedman, actor.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The phase you are currently in will soon segue into another that requires you to dig into your personal history for answers.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The completion of a certain task depends on your willingness to turn away from the distractions in which you've indulged in the past.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Timing is everything, but you needn't start the clock until you are sure you are fully prepared to go the distance.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may misinterpret a friend's advice and do something that surprises both of you -- but this can be turned to your advantage.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can pick up the slack when a friend or partner has to abandon his post because of family issues. You may face your own very soon, as well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Anyone who tells you that you can have everything you want is surely suspect -- today and every day. Dig deeper before making a commitment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can't afford to make any mistakes that might be noticed by those in positions of authority. Be careful and check your work -- twice!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not know it, but you're putting an unnecessary strain on certain family members because your thinking is just a bit outdated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are walking on the edge, but you can avoid falling off if you listen to what a good friend has to tell you. Don't be defensive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Because of your unique situation, you may have to take precautions that others don't. You shouldn't have to explain yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Any attempt to do what you know you shouldn't do is only going to keep you from fulfilling your true potential.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may encounter someone who challenges you in unexpected ways. How you respond will tell you a lot about your readiness for a coming task.