Born today, you have so much going for you that you are likely to hit your stride, either personally or professionally, at an early age. However, it is very unlikely that you will be personally content and professionally successful all at the same time. There are those who are capable of balancing the personal and the professional, but you're not one of them; in most cases, the professional is likely to win out. If this is the case, you must accept the fact that you may never have the kinds of personal successes in love and marriage, with children, home and family -- that others do.
If you can face these truths with strength and self-knowledge, then all will be well. The professional world can give you all that you want from it. Because of this, you are likely to be the recipient of more than your share of praise and criticism alike. Many will fall under your particular spell, but those who do not may be quite vocal about it.
Also born on this date are: Michael Jackson, singer; Lea Michele, actress and singer; John McCain, politician; Isabel Sanford, actress; Elliott Gould, actor; Charlie Parker, musician; John Locke, philosopher; Sir Richard Attenborough, actor and director; Rebecca De Mornay, actress; Robin Leach, TV personality.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You aren't going to be inspired by much of the work that has to be done today -- but one assignment is likely to lift your spirits.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you're ready to ask for what you want, do so! Now is the time to strike, especially because you are in an advantageous position.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You will have to explore more freely the possibilities before you if you want to know just what you're getting into. Don't guess!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may fall under someone else's spell for a time today, but that doesn't mean you have to change your life in any way as a result, surely!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's a good day to accept what comes gracefully, even though it may not be what you most wanted. You can impress others with your flexibility.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are taking a situation much more seriously than anyone else right now, but that's the only way you know how to make the best of it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have trouble fitting everything in today. Make decisions with care and discuss with others how they will be affected.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Things may not be quite the same today when a certain someone fails to show up and be a part of the festivities. You must carry on, however!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be racing against the clock on more than one occasion today -- but, fortunately, each will last only a short amount of time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone close to you is in your crosshairs today, and you must avoid taking a shot before he or she is safely out of the way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What is it that tells you your judgment is more accurate -- or simply "better" -- than someone else's? Let go of any such misconceptions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have more questions than answers today, but so it goes when you jump into a situation without preparing fully ahead of time.