Born today, you are supremely talented, but talent alone isn't going to bring you the happiness you crave. You may have to struggle to find your niche in life, and professional success will come to you only after you identify both what it is you are "meant" to do and what it is you must do to train for such a line of work. You must invest yourself fully in whatever endeavor you choose -- emotionally, psychologically and physically. It is not enough simply to do a thing; you must do it well. You will never lack praise or admiration in your life -- but these can be misleading: They are not always true indicators of what you have done or will do.
You are compelled to explore not only what you can see but also what you cannot -- and that will involve getting to know other people very deeply. You are rarely satisfied with casual relationships of any kind -- which is why you may have only a few good, close friends.
Also born on this date are: Jennifer Hudson, singer and actress; Yao Ming, basketball player; Andrew Luck, football player; George Jones, singer and songwriter; Barry White, singer; Jesse Owens, Olympic champion; Paul F. Tompkins, comedian; Hans Zimmer, composer; Linda Gray, actress; Ian Holm, actor.
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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can make a good deal of progress today, but not everyone will measure it in the same way. Your assessment is the only one that counts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can relieve yourself of a certain burden you've been carrying for some time -- but the window to do so is small, so you mustn't hesitate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone who knows you quite well is likely to say something to you today that has you reflecting on certain aspects of your character.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to have to take a certain issue more seriously today than you have in the past, as a loved one expresses a hidden desire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must be sure your strategy is sound before putting it into motion. One misstep today can set you back and make catching up difficult.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A trip down memory lane has you considering options that you couldn't recognize before. A friend is willing to accompany you on a journey.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The family dynamic is likely to be affected today by someone's misinterpretation of another's words or deeds. You must step in right away.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may feel as though no one is supporting you in a difficult time, but today you'll benefit from assistance offered by an old friend.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Events of the day will test just how well you can listen and how quickly you can react. A rival is watching; you must gain the advantage.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't make the mistake of assuming that thinking alone can solve the problem you are currently facing. There is a psychological component.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to go on something of a journey today simply in order to acquire the knowledge you need to complete an assigned task.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can rally your forces and win the day -- but not until you have determined how to best get around an obstacle that sits in your way.