Born today, you know how to meet all manner of challenges head-on, yet you prefer to avoid them altogether if that is at all possible. You are eager to live a life of calm, harmony and ease if you can have it -- and you usually want to leave the tough stuff to other people. This may earn you a reputation for being one who doesn't like to get involved, or even perhaps a coward -- but you know that's not at all true.
You are never afraid of responsibility, and you will often bear more than anyone else would in the pursuit of the life you wish to lead. You prefer the kind of work you can do on your own, yet you recognize that in order to maximize your success, you must cooperate with others on a regular basis.
Also born on this date are: Colin Firth, actor; Arnold Palmer, golfer; Ryan Phillippe, actor; Karl Lagerfeld, designer; Roger Maris, baseball player; Randy Johnson, baseball player; Bill O'Reilly, TV host; Chris Columbus, director.
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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Memories take you down a different road today, and you may find yourself staring at a version of yourself that causes you no end of concern.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're involved in something that isn't going to turn out well -- and you know it. Today is the day to decide where to turn instead.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone else is likely to gain from your own hard work today. This isn't going to be a problem so long as you remain an ally -- no matter what.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have all the tools you need today, and all you have to do is get started. Once the first few steps are behind you, success is assured.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What is it about another's performance that rubs you the wrong way? Take a closer look; you'll see how much you actually have in common.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can afford to bend the rules just a bit today -- but take care you don't do anything that will put a superior in an awkward position.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Disagreements are likely to arise when you steer the conversation in a certain direction. You can soon restore harmony, however.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're on the verge of a discovery that will almost surely propel you into a new realm of accomplishment. Don't be in a hurry, however!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You know what has to be done, and you know the time constraints, but you aren't yet ready to take the first step. What's holding you back?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You and a friend can gain a great deal today by synchronizing your efforts. This is the kind of thing that others want to be a part of.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The same old thing can provide you with much more than it has in the past, and that's all because you're engaged in a more positive way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're ready to take someone else on quite a journey, but you may have to wait until he or she has jettisoned any lingering fears.