Born today, you know how to spin a good yarn -- but your stories are more than mere idle entertainment! What you have to offer is a way for others to get a little more meaning out of their daily lives, and in this way you bring something to the table that is virtually indispensable. You are keenly aware of what others need, and you will always work to improve the lot of those around you. You are known for your empathetic approach to life, and to your commitment to causes. There may be a few times in which you choose to support a cause that is not worthy of you.
Even while you are focusing on those around you, you are able to pursue your own needs and desires with tremendous energy and abandon. You're not likely to go without while those you are helping are enjoying the fruits of your labors! You are generous and caring, yes -- but you are by no means completely selfless!
Also born on this date are: Eminem, rapper; Alan Jackson, country singer; Howard Rollins, actor; Margot Kidder, actress; George Wendt, actor; Evel Knievel, motorcycle daredevil; Jimmy Breslin, writer and columnist.
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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be taking care of business in a few unusual ways today. Some may not respond initially, but in time, all will be on board.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time to address certain issues that have been put on a back burner over the past few days. Everyone realizes what must be done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be responsible for some essential housecleaning. Others will recognize your contribution to an important group effort.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have suggestions to offer today, but it's important that you do not appear critical. Be supportive, but instructive.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself assuming a leadership position before the day is out -- even though what transpires may be outside your realm of experience.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Progress can be measured today in the smallest of increments; you mustn't expect things to happen swiftly, or in a dramatic fashion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Others may think your behavior is somewhat random today, but you have a very specific goal in mind toward which you are progressing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It will be important for you to maintain good humor throughout a day that may be fraught with difficulty. You set the tone.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Scheduling will take up much of your time today -- though not everyone will appreciate the puzzle that you are trying to put together.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Though you can claim to be an expert at certain things, you acknowledge that there is still much to learn.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be in your element today, and able to accomplish more than had originally been expected of you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't shy away from the larger issues today. You'll be acknowledged for your fearlessness before the day is out.