Born today, you are a highly creative individual, and you have been driven to excel from an early age -- with your first notion of what was possible for you in life, both personally and professionally. You're not the kind to fear failure; indeed, you understand that you are going to fall short of the mark many times in your pursuit of excellence. What you also understand, however, is that when you get it right, it's likely to be recognized as top-notch by most who have the privilege of observing your work. When you put your stamp on a thing, that stamp is sure to be recognized as a mark of excellence. You have many talents in many different areas, but it may be quite clear to you from childhood just what you want to do with yourself and those talents, and what goals you wish to reach in life.
You're not about to sacrifice personal contentment for professional success. You will always want to be happy in your home life while you work hard to get to and remain at the top professionally. This will take some careful balancing, but it's something you can surely do -- and others will certainly see you as a role model.
Also born on this date are: Beyonce Knowles, singer; Wes Bentley, actor; Mitzi Gaynor, actress; Dick York, actor; Tom Watson, golfer; Ione Skye, actress; Damon Wayans, actor and comedian; Mark Ronson, DJ and producer; John DiMaggio, voice actor; Max Greenfield, actor; Mike Piazza, baseball player; Khandi Alexander, actress and choreographer.
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.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The difference between what you want and what you need will become clear to you before the day is out. Don't deny yourself the essentials.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to set aside your own work in order to help someone who is in dire straits. This crisis can be solved quickly, however.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Focus on that which is brought to your attention by a good friend, and you'll find yourself benefiting in many surprising ways.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be shown something that will affect you in a far more personal way than anyone might have anticipated. A new phase is beginning.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not have the skills required to keep up with a rival, but if you follow as closely as possible, you can surely improve.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll find yourself doing more waiting than moving, but you can use the time to your advantage if you open up a book or two.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have errands to run and certain chores to complete, but you may be distracted by a sudden desire to indulge in something unconventional.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can entertain yourself and others while performing even routine tasks. A friend will give you a reason to shift gears after dark.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to use more than the usual amount of caution in order to protect yourself from a danger that is lurking in the shadows.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Something new will have you exploring more facets of your personality than you are used to seeing in one day. You'll be eager to progress.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to hear a lot of excuses why something cannot be done, but you can respond by doing it without much effort at all.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be taking too much control of a certain endeavor. Let someone else call the shots for a while -- especially when fatigue sets in.