Born today, you enjoy doing things in a spontaneous manner, but you may find that this is not really all that possible until you have found your legs and have charted a course for yourself that allows you the freedom you need to do things. You have a number of remarkable talents, but they may all not interest you equally; thus, you will certainly favor one or two that are more dear to you -- and if you develop them with loving care, they will surely win you a great deal of success and notoriety. You're not one to break the rules outright, but you will bend them to suit your needs and desires.
You have a knack for communicating with all manner of individuals. People seem to listen to you in a way that they do not to others. Despite your talents and your successes, you tend to consider yourself ordinary -- and perhaps this is the secret of your communication success.
Also born on this date are: Kellie Martin, actress; Flea, musician; Suzanne Somers, actress; Angela Lansbury, actress; Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright; Noah Webster, dictionary pioneer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not be able to determine how the day will end, but you can surely apply yourself fully and await the outcome patiently.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself in need of a little more support today -- either emotionally or psychologically. You're not feeling up to snuff.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A conflict that others have created needn't affect you directly today. You can go about your business as if nothing at all is wrong.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others are expecting you to back down for some reason, but you'll have the opportunity to stand up and reaffirm your position.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to find yourself before a surprisingly large and appreciative audience. You know just what to say -- and when to say it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be able to persuade others that you are in the right -- but your behavior may sway them in a more organic fashion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may receive instructions today that are more difficult to wade through than the task you have been assigned. Be patient!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have set your sights very high, and you can reach your goal if you combine ambition with a realistic sense of what is possible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Loved ones are likely to play an important role in your affairs, even indirectly and from a distance. They are ever-present!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can avoid a major conflict with a competitor by disclosing your plans in a straightforward way -- but not all tension is unavoidable.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are waiting for a clear sign from someone before you swing into action. What you have planned can take many by storm.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Work closely with others today to document the facts and figures that will impact your work. A direct correlation will be apparent.