Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! You may not be the inventor or initiator of a process or brilliant concept, but you could be the person that perfects an idea until it’s wildly successful. Always in motion and terrifically hopeful, you bet on winners. You have no patience for sad sacks who whine and moan - just like you little interest in ideas or inventions with limited applications. You’re not tough as nails, but you are a realist. You know that you have limited time and resources and choose to hitch your wagon to a star instead of a broken down mule. This makes you a strong competitor, successful salesperson and Svengali-type motivator. People don’t want to disappoint you and generally do their best to please. This could create prodigious results in your career arena but wreak havoc in your private life. You’re a creature of the world and not easily tamed or domesticated. Your priorities may trump the desires of a friend or mate, and most of your priorities concern worldly success. Because of your intense ambition and dedication, there is no guarantee that your private life can compete with a profound need to make your mark in the world. Since career and success probably come first, be fair and honest with loved ones - let them know that you’re not (and may never be) entirely house broken. You probably get more satisfaction from career endeavors because they feel safer than putting your heart on the line in personal relationships. Like all Sagittarians, you should avoid smoking, excess alcohol and fatty foods. You're a great candidate for yoga and meditation - if you can sit still long enough. No matter how casually you seem to approach things, you're a planner. Very little is accidental in your fascinating life. Either you've spent hours thinking through every possibility or you follow what appears to be a preordained path. Inspired by something otherworldly or divine, you may take a circuitous route on the way to finding your bliss. True to your beliefs and honorable to the end, your word is your bond. You don't make idle threats or casually issue ultimatums. If you say it, you mean it. Many of you are painfully shy, and as a result, battle anxiety. Some of you resort to periods of isolation, heavy drinking or drug use just to soften edge of tough times. Imaginative throughout life, you exhibited signs of creative ability as a young child. Whether you expressed yourself linguistically, artistically or in some other way, you seemed 'different' from the rest of the kids. Many of you are fascinated by mystery, death, crime, sex, magic and unlimited power. Some of you may choose law enforcement, medicine, or forensics as your career. Because you demand so much of yourself and can be relentless in your pursuit of excellence or perfection, you sometimes push yourself past the breaking point physically, mentally or emotionally. You, more than most, require 'down time' apart from others' demands. Quiet walks in the country, private evenings alone, and a peaceful home are life enhancing. Although you may be labeled excessive, seductive or misguided by some, no one underestimates the spell you cast. Your charisma, talent and charm continue to attract interest and attention throughout your active, rambunctious life. Your flame burns very hot, making you a passionate untamed lover. You're a true original that learns by doing, and often defies gravity, common sense and tradition in the process. When others warn you against a person or activity, you tend to obsess about the forbidden object. Secrets, science, death, rebirth, power, money, sex and excesses of emotion and experience fascinate you. Perhaps that's why you began questioning the nature of God and spirituality in your childhood. Although you have friends and may excel in sports, school, or music, you're basically a loner that may go into seclusion for extended periods of time to finish a project, write a book, or create a perfect symphony. You arrive on planet earth with no sense of boundaries, fear, or balance and may go to great lengths and extremes before discovering the value of structure and limits. At first, the word "structure" is grossly offensive to you. You don't take orders or accept others' control, particularly in your youth. You can be reckless, rebellious and dangerous, and plunge into very dark waters that could suck the life out of you. Be careful with addictive, obsessive behaviors. Many of you are drawn to intense sex or gothic love affairs. The exquisite pain of falling hard for a dangerous person feels strangely "right" to some of you. Only after suffering the aftershocks from such a relationship are you ready to consider the merits of moderation and balance. You are a hardheaded Sagittarian, determined to learn the hard way. Although you defy authority figures, you may still be a total slave to love. Because of your sexuality and powerful energy, others experience a formidable vibe when they're close to you. You emit waves of energy that fascinate and seduce others. Given to taking almost everything to the extreme, you learn by doing, and live a very eventful life. Born this weekend are KIMBERLEY SKIVER, Laura Rottman, Patricia Guillory, Patrick Bauchau, Xander Berkeley, Rosie Bolton, Dave Brubeck, Peter Buck, Rick Buckler, Eve Curie, Richard Edlund, Tom Hulce, Jonathan King, Jay Leonhart, David Ossman, Kin Shriner, Wil Shriner, Janine Turner, Miroslav Vitous, Ben Watt, Jo Beth Williams, Steven Wright, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Lynn Fontanne, Ira Gershwin, Joyce Kilmer, Agnes Moorehead, Babyface Nelson, Hugo Peretti, Claude Renoir, Randy Rhoads, Ryan White, Kurt J. Braybrook, Jennifer E. 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