Born today, you are not always as in touch as you might be, and there will be periods in your life in which you wander through your own affairs in a kind of daze, unable -- or perhaps unwilling -- to acknowledge the most important people. Of course, there are those who will claim that this is just an act -- a strategy you have adopted to avoid the harsher aspects of life and live in a kind of fantasy world of your own creating. This is certainly an overstatement, but there may be an element of truth in it. You prefer life to be what you make of it, rather than what it so often is.
You have a choice: You can ignore the things you do not like, or you can strive to change them, to correct them, to alter them to fit your view of the world better. Certainly, the second choice is more involving, more demanding and harder -- but it is likely to be far more worth it in the end!
Also born on this date are: Kim Kardashian, reality TV personality; Carrie Fisher, actress; Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister; Judy Sheindlin, TV judge; Dizzy Gillespie, musician; Alfred Nobel, inventor; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet.
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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Current trends may not favor your own unique way of doing things -- but you can shape them accordingly and come out on top.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll feel comfortable with the way things are going today -- until a rival throws a wrench in the works and demands a response.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't be afraid to ask questions that cannot, at first, be answered. You'll get people thinking -- and that's never a bad thing!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll learn a great deal by simply throwing yourself into the most routine tasks. Everything demands dedication.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not be able to avoid a controversy today as you try to do something that some would say is very much against the rules.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll be asked to lend your support to a cause you do not fully believe in -- and you're going to have to say so before the day is out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll find yourself in need of a little more counsel today before you head off in a new direction, doing something you've not done before.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're taking things quite seriously at this time. You're forgetting there are times to laugh, even when you are working very hard.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must focus on the task at hand with renewed concentration today. Don't let a new and valuable prize slip through your fingers!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A casual beginning may fool you into thinking there's really little of value going on -- but soon things take on a whole new tone!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have put off an important task for a little too long -- and today you'll find yourself behind the 8-ball as a result.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's the little things that make the biggest difference today. Don't turn away from that which doesn't at first capture your interest.