Born today, you are a rather adventurous individual, willing to forge ahead into unknown territory whenever you have the chance, confident that you will gain valuable experience. You do not follow the guidelines that usually rule the activities of others, and your personal tastes run to the unusual, the uncommon and perhaps even the bizarre. You like excitement, but you appreciate more the kind of character-building that excitement -- and even a dose of danger -- can provide you.
You do not always consider your professional development as much as your personal evolution -- but they often go hand in hand. You ignore practical business matters at your peril -- for despite your apparent disdain for such things, a healthy financial pragmatism is required in this day and age.
Also born on this date are: Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin; Zac Efron, actor; Esperanza Spalding, musician and singer; Wynton Marsalis, musician; Erin Moran, actress; Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor and martial artist; Martina Navratilova, tennis player.
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 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to interrupt yourself two or three times today in order to deal with an issue raised by others.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be tempted by another's offer, but you know in your heart that it's not for you. You can refuse gracefully.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself wondering at the behavior of a friend or family member -- until you realize that he or she has actually been taking a leaf out of your book!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may want to approach the day's assignments in a new way; even though you haven't tried this method before, it can pay off in a big way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't hesitate to solicit help if you feel you need it; being too proud to ask will only cause you trouble and lead to disappointment.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may conflict with someone who is not willing to let you get away with anything. It's time to deal with the real issue at hand!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be fighting against circumstances that cannot be changed. It may be wise to spend no more time on this particular issue.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A glimpse into the past will give you a better perspective today, and will allow you to see into the future with a bit more clarity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Inspiration comes to you from a surprising source today, and you may realize you had wrongly prejudged someone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll have a chance to prove your worth during an important project today -- even though most of your activity is behind the scenes.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's important to be a team player; offer assistance whenever possible, and be ready to accept more responsibility than planned.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to sit back and let things happen without you, if you can; not everything requires your direct, hands-on involvement.