Born today, you have what it takes to capture the attention and imaginations of those around you and to parlay that into a successful career, but others may wonder aloud what it is you have done to deserve your spoils! The truth is that you may succeed without doing very much at all, simply on the strength of your magnetic personality, but how much more successful might you be if you chose to work at something that interests you, developing your natural talents to the fullest? Indeed, that is the path for you, as it will bring you the highest level of contentment.
You may at times be criticized not only for your opinions, but also for your tendency to voice them freely -- and at any opportunity. Still, it must be said that you almost always have the welfare of others in mind when you choose to take to the stump and persuade others to support your stand.
Also born on this date are: Ashlee Simpson, singer and pop figure; Neve Campbell, actress; Gwen Stefani, singer; Clive Owen, actor; Tommy Lee, musician; Al Sharpton, civil rights activist; Lindsey Buckingham, musician; Chubby Checker, singer and songwriter; Gore Vidal, author; James Herriot, veterinarian and author.
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 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may receive permission, at long last, to do something you've long desired to do. Are you still primed and ready?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Prospects are brightening at this time. You should be able to change someone's mind and win support from another important someone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be able to get things done in record time, but not with the level of perfection you're used to. Slow things down, perhaps.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Circumstances may seem to be conspiring against you, but you have an ace up your sleeve. Play it when the time is right.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be able to spot more than one opportunity and begin to take advantage of them before nightfall. A friend offers key assistance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're being pushed in more than one direction at once, and soon it will be time for you to put your foot down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can learn a great deal from watching someone else at work. You'll enjoy something of a revelation late in the day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The unanticipated will figure prominently throughout the day. Take care you haven't hamstrung yourself with an unnecessary duty.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Review your past work with someone who can look at it with a fresh and objective eye. He or she will still be on your side.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What begins or ends today is going to prove quite memorable. In some situations, you'll want things to be old-fashioned.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're able to get others to do precisely what you want, but this is not a skill that you'll want to misuse or abuse.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be unusually charming, especially when you are dealing with an issue that could make some people uncomfortable.