Born today, you are a highly emotional individual, and though you do not exactly wear your heart on your sleeve, you nevertheless let others know when you are moved by something -- positively or negatively. You will learn, with time, how to protect yourself without becoming overly protective; you are likely to be an expert at channeling your emotions into activity that not only addresses whatever situation is at hand, but also rewards you handsomely with a kind of contentment that doesn't come to you any other way. You are quite empathetic, and your observational skills will serve you well in all situations; you are able to track the behavior of other people and translate that into motivation -- and in this way, you avoid being surprised by the actions taken by those around you. Indeed, in your later years, very little is likely to come as a surprise to you!
You are inspired by others, and often choose to attempt something because someone else has done it before you -- to remarkable effect. You aren't all that competitive, and yet you always seem to know how your own accomplishments rank in comparison to others. You are never one to judge others for doing what you have not, for perhaps you would under their circumstances!
Also born on this date are: Will Smith, actor; Mark Hammill, actor; Christopher Reeve, actor; Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress; Scottie Pippen, basketball player; Michael Douglas, actor; Barbara Walters, TV journalist; Shel Silverstein, writer and cartoonist; Jamie Hyneman, reality TV personality; Cheryl Tiegs, supermodel; Tate Donovan, actor; William Faulkner, author; Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer; Dmitri Shostakovich, composer.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not have the funds you need to do what you most want to do -- but if you plan accordingly, you should be able to do it sometime down the road.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself stuck in a situation that was not of your making, but that requires of you certain uncomfortable interactions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A friend is asking more of you than usual, and today you may have to say "no." This doesn't have to be your final answer, however.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone may quiz you about your whereabouts, but you have nothing to hide -- or do you? Weigh carefully the cost of letting the cat out of the bag.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know more about another's doings than you had thought, but this may not give you the advantage in what is becoming a contentious situation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Putting yourself in danger is not the way to impress a loved one; rather, you are best off protecting yourself in any way available to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may feel that you're ready to put the final pieces of a puzzle into place, but hold on! You may be overlooking one important element.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Give yourself as much time to complete a routine task as possible; you're not likely to find it as easy or "unconscious" as usual.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to reach out to someone who can help you with one or two key tasks today, but is he or she actually available?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been setting unrealistic goals for yourself, and refusing to acknowledge the natural limits of your abilities. Be more realistic!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Quality control is likely to be of primary concern throughout the day as you work hard to complete a project and present the work to others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll be interested to hear what someone else has to say about his or her involvement in a surprise development. Withhold judgment.