Born today, you seem to be at your most content when things are just a little off-balance -- when things don't add up perfectly, when events don't transpire exactly as planned or when the day's events simply don't pan out as anticipated. This doesn't mean, of course, that you like to be disappointed; on the contrary, you are as pleased with success and enjoy smooth sailing as much as the next person. But there is something in you that appreciates the little challenges that arise each and every day, and you find great excitement in those moments that are not what they should be.
Your creativity is sure to see you through a great many difficult situations in your lifetime, and your ability to see things from unusual angles and to understand alternative perspectives and points of view will surely enable you to acquit yourself well when the going gets really tough.
Also born on this date are: Kellie Martin, actress; Angela Lansbury, actress; Suzanne Somers, actress, singer, entertainer; Tim Robbins, actor and director; Eugene O'Neill, playwright; Oscar Wilde, playwright and humorist; Noah Webster, lexicographer.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been giving someone else plenty of something that you really should be giving to yourself as well. Turn your attention inward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not expect to be forgiven so quickly for an unintentional offense, but the wounded party is likely to let you off the hook quickly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders, and by day's end you'll know just whom to thank for the favor.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your schedule may be stacking up, requiring you to prioritize with greater care than usual. You may have to ask for help!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're not likely to get any accolades for second place, so you'll want to make a strong start and get ahead of the pack early.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are reaching the point of no return, and you're confident that what you are doing will serve you well even after passing that landmark.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to make an important discovery that increases your own self-knowledge and opens a few doors for you in the process.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may realize, quite by surprise, that you've been traveling down the wrong path for a long, long time. A change can be made today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Focus on doing things that feed your creative side. Usually you try to be more intellectual and pragmatic, but not today!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're used to doing things for others, but today is a good day to do something important for yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You don't have to go on and on to make your point. One brief comment, made at the right time, can work wonders for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are nearing a junction which may demand a quick decision from you -- but you can certainly prepare ahead of time.