Born today, you do not like things to happen by accident, and you will do everything you can to control as many aspects of your life as completely as possible. Some may say you are rather obsessive about order and routine, and in fact there will be times when having things a certain way is indeed all-important to you. But this is not always the case, and you are perfectly able to cope when life throws you a curve, whether or not you enjoy it. You are a hardworking, principled, disciplined and even highly idealistic individual. You're not the kind to change often; you will stay your course regardless of the winds or the tide.
You may at times seem rather aloof, but this belies a natural affinity for others that drives you throughout much of your daily life. The simple truth is that you like people and enjoy their company, provided they do not threaten your sense of self, and you are able to tolerate a wide variety of beliefs and perspectives.
Also born on this date are: Alicia Silverstone, actress; Susan Sarandon, actress; Anne Rice, author; Jackie Collins, author; Charlton Heston, actor; Buster Keaton, actor and comic; Damon Runyon, writer; Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. president.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not have the words you need to express yourself fully until you get timely inspiration from another who shares your plight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your instincts serve you well. Focus on what can be manipulated and shaped to suit your needs and fancies.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be partnered with someone who doesn't really trust the system, but you can prove that doing things the right way gets them done.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not always good at self-promotion, but today you'll realize that it's now or never. What you have to offer is highly valued.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What goes around comes around, so you'll want to behave in a way that makes it unlikely that anything bad will happen to you!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your efforts may be thwarted for a time by someone who gets the jump on you. Soon, perhaps even by day's end, you'll be back on track.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The support you are looking for is at hand, but you're going to have to be quite explicit when explaining just what you need.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Don't be late for that appointment! Others are waiting for you to put your hat in the ring, and big things are in the offing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to complete everything on time, so you're going to have to prioritize. Once you do, you'll know what must be done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You mustn't ignore those around you. You're not living in a vacuum, and what you do affects others in ways you may not understand.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're going to have to apologize at some point. Why wait? Things will be smoothed over more quickly if you start with "I'm sorry."
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's up to you to let another off the hook, and you can do it through the simple act of sincere forgiveness.