Born today, you are one of those strong-willed individuals who is able to prevail in any situation to which you commit yourself -- but the trick, of course, is to assess a situation carefully ahead of time so that you know you are committing to something that can, indeed, be done! You are no fool, and you are certainly no daredevil; you are confident but not foolhardy, and you spend your time, energy and money wisely. You have a deeply creative soul, and you are never content with merely finishing a project; you want to finish it in style, performing your accepted tasks to the best of your ability.
You never underestimate the power and value of humor; indeed, you use laughter to communicate all manner of things -- and others respond well, for you strive to be universal in your application of a well-timed joke. You have a knack for inspiring others.
Also born on this date are: Sigourney Weaver, actress; Stephanie Zimbalist, actress; Rona Barrett, gossip columnist; Matt Damon, actor; Chevy Chase, actor and comedian; Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader.
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, OCTOBER 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- When all is said and done, you'll find that you have accomplished less than you had hoped, but more than others might have expected.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Repetition today is the only way you can get things just right -- and even then you may wish you had more time to make certain adjustments.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself pulled in a certain direction against your will. An attitude adjustment can help you fit in more securely.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to put yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression. Appearance and behavior go hand in hand.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can learn a great deal by watching someone with more experience do what you want to be doing. Pay particular attention to the little things.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to work out of order today in order to take advantage of resources and use the time most efficiently.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll have to wait for others to catch up to you before you can kick it into high gear. Even then, gains must be carefully measured.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself a hot topic on the rumor mill once again -- but you don't have to take what you hear seriously.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A scheduling error is likely to affect you more than others -- and you'll have to pull more than your share of the weight as a result.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What appears to be one thing today is likely to be something else quite different once you have a chance to look at it more closely.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must try to keep in touch with those who are not in your immediate vicinity today, as they can help you -- even from a distance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Protestations are not likely to do you much good. You can only reverse a negative development by taking positive action.