Born today, you sometimes feel as though the odds are stacked against you, but the fact is that in most instances when you feel that you are facing insurmountable obstacles, you are actually guilty of standing in your own way -- and that can only be solved by taking an honest look in the mirror, assessing the situation in an unbiased manner and making the changes necessary to clear the path before you of all the detritus that you have placed there.
You prefer to be low-key and laid-back, and yet some situations demand that you adopt a more formal manner and follow the rules a bit more strictly than you normally would. You can walk a narrow, upright path -- but you don't necessarily enjoy it, and you must teach yourself, perhaps again and again, that doing so can be valuable.
Also born on this date are: Charlie Sheen, actor; Shaun White, Olympic snowboarder; Ferdinand Porsche, engineer; Alan Ladd, actor; Valerie Perrine, actress; Eileen Brennan, 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to get better results today than you did yesterday, but not for the reasons you thought. Something new is happening to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to explore both your strengths and weaknesses, but not in a competitive environment. The stakes must be reasonable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not understand what another means when they tell you something you already knew; motives and methods come under scrutiny all day long.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll have more to talk about today than usual, but you must take care that you're not simply dominating what should be a two-way encounter.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- No one else can do what you can do -- and you'll want to do it today when all eyes are on you. The window is very small; timing must be right.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to set aside your own work today in order to tend to someone's recent error. Fix it and move forward with ease.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must be ready to work on two important projects at once. They are related, but each will require you to use very different skills.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're likely to encounter criticism today as a result of yesterday's unintentional miscommunication. You'll get past this whole thing soon.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not the only one in the hot seat today, but you're concerned for your own well-being at this time and not for that of a rival.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may still be troubled by an oversight made some time ago. If you reach out today, you can put to rest any lasting misunderstanding.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have all the time you need today to address a certain domestic issue -- provided, of course, you recognize it in the first place.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You will want to stay on a straight-and-narrow path today and avoid the kinds of side trips that can render your journey long and fruitless.