Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): You will be productive at work today because you're in the mood to work, plus you're clear thinking and won't overlook details. It's a good day to make long-range plans.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): This is an excellent day to study your technique or do the groundwork for a creative, artistic project you want to explore. This applies to arts and crafts, music and anything that takes practice.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): A discussion with someone older, especially in the family, will be productive today. (It never hurts to listen, because you might hear good advice.)

CANCER (June 21 to July 22): This is a good day to make long-range plans for the future because you are in a sensible, practical frame of mind. Discussions with others also will be about practical matters.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): If spending money today, you will want to buy something long-lasting and practical. You won't be frivolous with your money.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): You're in a sensible frame of mind today, and you have excellent concentration. Therefore, choose work that requires attention to detail, because you will succeed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): You'll find it easy to research something or study the past because your mind is focused today. Furthermore, your powers of concentration are excellent.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): In a group situation today, someone older or more experienced might have something valuable to offer. Listen to this person, because it could be to your advantage.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): You make a great impression when talking to parents and bosses today because they see you as sensible, grounded and reliable. (Don't do anything to change this impression!)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): You will find it easy to study today or to finish a paper or a writing project because your mind is focused and you won't be distracted. You also might learn something valuable from a teacher.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): This is an excellent day to tie up loose ends regarding inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property because you're in the right frame of mind to tackle these subjects. You won't overlook a thing!

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20): A serious discussion with a partner or close friend will be worthwhile today. Discuss how to divide duties. Who takes out the garbage? How do you share expenses?

BORN TODAY: You are fearless. You are also friendly, open and futuristic in your outlook. Service to others is your theme this year in terms of responsibilities to family as well as to yourself. Therefore, take care of yourself so you are a strong resource. Invest in the relationships that you value. Tap into your personal creativity and hobbies.


Today's Birthdays

Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker is 92. Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 90. Actress-singer Carol Lawrence is 87. Actress Lucille Soong is 84. Former NFL All-Pro quarterback and college football Hall of Famer Billy Kilmer is 80. Actor William Devane is 80. Actor George Lazenby is 80. Actress Raquel Welch is 79. Movie director Werner Herzog is 77. Singer Al Stewart is 74. Actor-director Dennis Dugan is 73. College Football Hall of Famer Jerry LeVias is 73. Singer Loudon Wainwright III is 73. Soul/rock musician Mel Collins is 72. "Cathy" cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is 69. Actor Michael Keaton is 68. Country musician Jamie Oldaker (The Tractors) is 68. Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (Marta in "The Sound of Music") is 63. Actress Kristian Alfonso is 56. Rhythm-and-blues singer Terry Ellis is 56. Rock musician Brad Wilk is 51. TV personality Dweezil Zappa is 50. Actress Rose McGowan is 46. Actress Carice Van Houten is 43. Rock musician Kyle O'Quin (Portugal. The Man) is 34. Actor Andrew Ducote is 33. Olympic gold medal figure skater Yuna Kim is 29. Actor Skandar Keynes is 28.