Born today, you are able to parlay accidental progress into intentional gains again and again throughout your lifetime -- and indeed, you are likely to enjoy longer periods of almost continual good luck on many occasions. There are those who would claim that you have the "Midas touch," and can turn almost anything into gold -- but the truth is that circumstances are more at play than anything else, and your ability to take advantage of moments as they arise is sure to be what propels you quickly from one thing to the other.
There may be times in which others maintain very high expectations for you, and also times in which you are unable to fulfill those expectations -- but this doesn't have to be a bad thing, does it? Consider such moments a time for learning and reflection, and you'll turn what might have been a disadvantage into an advantage, surely.
Also born on this date are: Cameron Diaz, actress; Warren Buffett, entrepreneur; Ted Williams, baseball player; Andy Roddick, tennis player; Mary Shelley, author; Peggy Lipton, actress; Fred MacMurray, actor; Shirley Booth, actress.
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.
MONDAY, AUGUST 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The difference between doing something quickly and doing something correctly is made very clear to you today. You can have it both ways.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll want to exercise your power of choice today not only to get what you want, but to send a message to those who would stand in your way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can impress others with your resolve today, but you also want to be recognized for how you do a thing. You'll have a chance to do just that.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not be able to win over your critics today, but your admirers will surely have plenty to praise you about when all is said and done.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can further your own cause simply by doing things in the most straightforward manner. Let the chips fall where they may during evening hours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll reconnect today with someone who played a vital role in your affairs only a little while ago. The electricity between you is palpable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Is everyone working toward the same end today? This is the question you must answer before you begin to influence things one way or the other.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're likely to put things in a way that is easily understood by those who know you well. What about everyone else you encounter, however?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You learn much today that could have served you well yesterday -- but there's no point in regretting what could not be controlled.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're chasing after something that may never be yours -- but you may be finding pleasure and satisfaction in the pursuit alone.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone who has been out of the picture for quite some time is likely to resurface today -- and you'll want to keep your surprise under wraps.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- That which seems to be out of place today is actually an integral part of what you are working on at this time. Don't make any rash judgments.