Born today, you think nothing of jumping into something new with little thought for what may happen, but you have a track record of coming out on top when battling tremendous odds. What is it that makes you capable of winning when others would surely lose? It's more than luck, though luck is certainly a factor. It is very likely your ability to learn and evolve more quickly than others when faced with situations or circumstances that are new and unfamiliar. Indeed, you are able to reinvent yourself completely when you so desire -- much to the dismay of those who have pitted themselves against you, for you can be quite a slippery customer, able to wiggle your way out of almost anything and leave your rivals to deal with what you have left behind. You are never afraid of extremes, and you do your best to avoid mediocrity of any kind.
You always keep yourself in mind when you are promoting the agenda of another. The simple thought, "How can this work for me?" works wonders for you! You're not the kind to see others succeed without benefitting yourself in some way. You're not selfish, exactly -- nor are you likely to put yourself last!
Also born on this date are: Mark Harmon, actor; Salma Hayek, actress; Keanu Reeves, actor; Terry Bradshaw, football player and sportscaster; Walt Simonson, writer and cartoonist; Christa McAuliffe, teacher and astronaut; Jimmy Connors, tennis player; Linda Purl, actress; Billy Preston, singer and musician.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What goes around, comes around -- and you'll want to be sure that you are exerting precisely the right amount of influence.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's not others to whom you must give the benefit of the doubt, but yourself. You've been second-guessing yourself for too long.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to swing into action far earlier than you had planned -- or hoped. Once you do, however, you'll be very glad you did.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your concerns about a younger family member are certainly not baseless, but what you are most worried about isn't likely to happen.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can care for yourself even as you care for others. In fact, just such a symbiotic relationship is developing between you and a new friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If it's quality you're after, you needn't search any further than your own front door. An old friend can put things into perspective.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You will get at the heart of a current disagreement with relative ease. Shifting priorities may have you changing your plans.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You cannot get enough of a good thing -- or can you? You'll want to guard against anything that smacks of self-indulgence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're waiting for a report that will provide all the information you need as you steer a major endeavor in just the right direction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You don't want to do things in just any order; you must have your priorities clearly set, and follow them faithfully.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Something is likely to appear as if out of nowhere and set your thinking straight regarding a certain complicated issue. Don't fight this!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have a few questions that cannot easily be answered in the usual way -- or in the usual amount of time. Patience is a virtue!