Born today, you tend to be one of the most self-centered individuals born under your sign, and though this is not in itself a negative trait, it can result in negative developments. It's all about balance, of course, and if you can arrive at a healthy balance between yourself and others, you can certainly do well -- both personally and professionally. You will not be underestimated in any way; you insist on receiving the respect and recognition that you feel you deserve.
You can be quite emotional at times, but you don't always share the cause of such feelings -- even with those who know you best. Indeed, you can sink into dark and dangerous moods at times, and often with little or no perceptible cause. You can be misunderstood because of this by those who think your personality is dark and dangerous.
Also born on this date are: Nick Jonas, singer; Marc Anthony, singer; B.B. King, musician; Amy Poehler, actress and comedienne; Jennifer Tilly, actress; David Copperfield, magician; Lauren Bacall, actress; Peter Falk, actor.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are trying too hard to control those things that cannot be controlled. This skews things in the wrong way; adjust strategies and tactics!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The difference between the permanent and the fleeting is not something you pay a lot of attention to -- but today it's worth some careful study.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are ready to take the first step in a new direction today -- but a loved one is eager to see you reconsider your plans. Discuss honestly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're in need of a little inspiration today, but you're not likely to get it from the usual sources. Open yourself to surprises; it will come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Others are trying to steer you in a direction in which you would not normally go -- so why be tempted today? Be firm, decisive and consistent.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You cannot afford to take things personally today, as you're almost sure to misinterpret a major issue if you do. Be objective.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're eager to get out of the rut you think you're in, but in order to do that, you must first address a personal issue directly and honestly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to say goodbye to one friend today before saying hello to another. An unavoidable period of shifting alliances begins now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're uncertain about what lies ahead, but the "here and now" is very clear to you. Don't neglect your own needs and desires.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may wish to know what lies around the next corner, and the one after that, but the only way to do that is to proceed with caution.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Not everyone is going to be fooled by what you are putting forward today. You may want to opt for more honest, straightforward tactics.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What comes your way today has already been experienced by many, so why not go to them and get as much information as you can? Use all resources.