Born today, you are a team player at heart, but there may be times in your life when you stray from a social lifestyle and let yourself indulge in more solitary pursuits. Is this good for you? It is neither good nor bad, inherently, but the decisions you make will determine whether you are engaging in something self-destructive or not. As in all things, you can choose the good or the bad that comes with virtually every opportunity; the difficulty is that you're not likely to know which is which until the decision has been made and going back is impossible. Fortunately, you have been endowed with tremendous inner strength and staying power; you are able to stick with a thing, for better or worse, until you have opened doors to new and ever more exciting opportunities.
You are not always quick to learn from what happens to you; there are times when you will have to relive an experience more than once before you are able to make the right choices for yourself and those under your care. Once you have seen the light, however, you are not likely to repeat yourself. Instead, you will continue to do only what is good for you.
Also born on this date are: Charlie Sheen, actor; Shaun White, Olympic snowboarder; Ferdinand Porsche, engineer; Alan Ladd, actor; Valerie Perrine, actress; Eileen Brennan, actress; Garrett Hedlund, actor; Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and author; Nick Wechsler, actor; Costas Mandylor, actor; Kitty Carlisle, actress and television personality.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You know just where you stand on certain key issues, but others may consider that stance to be soft in some respects. You'll prove otherwise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want anyone to think that you are engaging in certain activities simply for personal gain -- but that may well be the truth.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An error from long ago will come back to haunt you -- but not for long. As a result, you'll think twice about taking certain actions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your strong feelings may be cause for concern as you try to set forth on a journey that requires a great deal of objectivity at the start.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A personal discovery has you thinking that maybe, just maybe, you can do that one thing you've been dreaming of for quite some time. Try it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- This is a fine day to finish what you started just yesterday. Something so important needn't last forever, as you well know.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It may be time to put away certain toys -- if not for good, then certainly for the duration of the phase in which you now find yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Time and wisdom go hand in hand. The more you have of the first, the more you will gain of the second. Your thought process is unique.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be waiting until the last minute to address an issue that could prove to be a major sticking point. Your confidence is high.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What is so apparent to another may not be at all clear to you -- or vice versa -- and this development makes certain interactions difficult.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you are planning may not be entirely conventional, but perhaps it can serve to shake things up in just the right way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to hear both "yes" and "no" -- each from a different source. Can you get them to meet in the middle and compromise?