Born today, you are not quite what you seem to be, and this is sure to give you an advantage in a great many of life's most taxing situations. Some may see you as flighty and irresponsible, others as disconnected or self-absorbed and even others as simply difficult. The truth, of course, is that while you can be all of these things, every such trait is accompanied in your nature by its polar opposite. Thus, you are solid, reliable, responsible, communicative and generous. You are likely to accomplish much that is unique and memorable in your lifetime.
You will accept burdens with grace, and you will see things through even if it means you must weather uncommon and lasting difficulties. There is a kind of deep sadness about you that others cannot truly comprehend, and it is an aspect of your personality that you must surely learn to navigate.
Also born on this date are: Sharon Osbourne, TV personality; Scott Bakula, actor; John Lennon, singer, musician, former Beatle; Jackson Browne, singer and songwriter.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's not enough to get things done according to the rules, but you must try to do so with style, paying attention to internal rhythms.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have enough time to get everything done today, provided you do it all in the right order, and focus on economy and efficiency.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your interaction with another may be colored by the memory of a past exchange that didn't go as planned. Rise above it!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others are more than willing to assist you, but you must know exactly what you need -- and how and when to ask for it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are likely to be recognized for a past accomplishment, but your focus should be on those endeavors that lie ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not feel fully satisfied by a creative endeavor that doesn't really give you the freedom of expression for which you had hoped.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Make sure that certain safety measures are securely in place today before others embark on an endeavor that could be dangerous.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself in charge of a certain series of developments that do not, ultimately, involve you directly. You have needed skills.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An emotional situation develops quickly, and you are the only one who understands how to keep things from getting out of hand.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A change of direction can serve you and others quite well -- but you must be sure you know as much as possible about what lies ahead.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time to overcomplicate things. The simple, straightforward approach keeps you from a personal entanglement.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to crave the kind of involvement that is not usually available to you -- but right now it's exactly what lies in store.