Born today, you are something of a chameleon, in that you can reshape yourself to suit the situation in which you find yourself -- with the ultimate goal, of course, of positioning yourself in the most advantageous ways in order to maximize the potential for personal reward. Your protean ability to change is not linked to a desire for safety, for you often choose the most dangerous route to your desired destination; it's all about what you can get, what you can win, what you can come away with -- for your own potential gains are always foremost in your mind.
Despite your mercurial nature, you are consistent when it comes to your primary beliefs and ideals, and you're not likely to change simply because your way of thinking is not "in vogue."
Also born on this date are: Richard Gere, actor; Chris Tucker, actor; Van Morrison, singer; James Coburn, actor; Queen Raina of Jordan; Itzhak Perlman, violinist; Buddy Hackett, actor and comic; Debbie Gibson, singer; Maria Montessori, educator.
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.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- While much goes according to plan today, there are some things that you'll have to adjust as you go, as certain variables keep changing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- All that someone is doing may make you feel rather ineffectual for a time -- until the opportunity arises for you to swing into action!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Things go smoothly for you today as long as you avoid anyone who has promised to stand against you. Conflict is certainly not for you today!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not be as focused as you'd like to be today, but you can still get things done. You may be tested by a need to multitask at times.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's a good day to make a few new rules about what you do for yourself. Always remember that your well-being is largely in your own hands.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can present a harder persona today and get what you want right away, or you can take a softer approach and win friends. Which is it?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's time to dedicate yourself to one thing or another -- or one person or another -- depending on the circumstances. You have to do something!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll know what to do when the time comes, and you mustn't fret over that sense that things are getting out of control. They're not -- yet.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can make the best of an unexpected opportunity today -- but if you don't take advantage of it now, you may have missed out permanently.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll make progress today not because of any external influence or help, but simply because you insist upon it. Your will is strong!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can reap the rewards of your own efforts today when the time comes, but if you try to speed up the process, you may be quite disappointed.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Progress is made today in easy stages; if you try to force things, they're likely to turn on you in a way that causes lasting concern.