Born today, you are a rather emotional individual, and you often have a hard time keeping your heart and your head in balance. Too often what you feel takes precedence over how you think -- and this is remarkable in itself, for you are also a highly intelligent, incisive and clever individual capable of sussing out even the most complicated of problems.
Also born on this date are: Eleanor Roosevelt, U.S. first lady; Joan Cusack, actress; Luke Perry, actor; Elmore Leonard, writer; George Williams, YMCA founder.
You do not always focus on an endeavor with as much concentrated attention as you should, and for this reason opportunities and successes may simply slip by you on occasion. Fortunately, your successes are almost always so memorable that they remain effective for a long, long time.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Consider all options that are presented to you today -- not every one will be attractive to you, but those will give you perspective.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The instructions you receive today are likely to be clear, but you are not convinced that your boss's motives are all that pure.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can rely on someone today to help you navigate some rough terrain -- especially when your emotions are already near the surface.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Self-respect is a key issue today, as those around you behave in ways that seem not to be in sync with your way of thinking about values.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't go around thinking that you are better than anyone else -- even though there are some things you do as well as they can be done.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Priorities are in order -- but you may not trust that you have given enough serious thought to one particular key issue. Mull it over today!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A new idea has you thinking about how you do things -- and about how you may be able to change your methods in order to maximize your gains.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't let a minor difference of opinion develop into something that could threaten a friendship; don't take things personally!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be in the mood to give way to someone trying to persuade you to fall in line -- but something has got to give.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can derive a great deal of valuable insight from your own dreams and daydreams at this time. A friend plays a strange role in your mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's likely to be more difficult today to do the things that you had planned than anything that results from chance or inspiration.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't have to work too hard to maintain your autonomy -- though someone may expect you to do things against your will at some point.