Born today, you have a tendency to steer toward the more clandestine aspects of life, and you enjoy very much taking part in activities that are not necessarily illegal or illicit, but certainly unconventional or even controversial -- and, in the main, carried out to a large degree in secret. What is it about concealing your identity, activities and true beliefs from the world at large that so excites you? You thrive on mystery, and you want to be one yourself, clearly!
You may at times encounter more trouble than you know what to do with, simply because you have unwittingly stumbled into something that is too much for you to handle -- and all in the name of "mystery," no doubt. You will learn by experience that it is far easier to get into trouble than out of it, certainly!
Also born on this date are: Michael Jackson, singer; Ingrid Bergman, actress; Lea Michele, actress and singer; John McCain, politician; Isabel Sanford, actress; Elliott Gould, actor; Charlie "Bird" Parker, musician; John Locke, philosopher.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are likely to be more concerned today for another's well being than for your own. When a certain danger disappears, you'll surely relax.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Today marks an important new beginning of sorts. Don't let others stand in your way as you get the lay of the land. Take a friend's advice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your attitude will make all the difference today as you find that you have to deal with those whom you usually try to avoid at all costs.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll have to work a deal with someone who, in the past, has been resistant to all overtures. Today, however, a new approach seems feasible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat today, as you figure something out just in time. Share what you learn.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It may fall to you to keep the peace -- at home or at the workplace. You must be successful or your weekend plans may have to be scrapped.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What you do for another he or she will do for you when the time comes -- and both of you will be in a better position to help others as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You should be able to do even more than you had planned today, provided you start out in the right direction. A friend rides shotgun.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Despite any assurances you may offer, someone isn't likely to believe that you can do all you say you can. Let your actions speak for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The difference between an amateur and a professional approach should be very clear to you by day's end, and you'll know which to emulate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may receive information through back channels today that boosts your standing among those in charge. Are you ready to do more?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be able to take the most direct approach today, so you will have to begin as soon as possible to plot a more circuitous route.