Born today, you are a positive, affable, easygoing individual for the most part, and you are able to navigate life's trickier passages with aplomb -- mostly because you try very hard not to let things bother you too much! Though there will certainly be times when you prefer your own company and the company of a few dear friends or loved ones, you are quite able to enjoy the social scene. Indeed, your presence at parties is often sought after. You know how to speak well, dress well and brighten a room simply by walking into it, but at the same time you never feel the need to monopolize the conversation or attract more attention than necessary.
You have a good deal of drive and stamina. When you are working, there is very little that can distract you from the task at hand. You are not always a good multi-tasker; you prefer to focus on one endeavor at a time to ensure that it is accomplished to the best of your ability.
Also born on this date are: John Lithgow, actor; Peter Max, artist; Jack Anderson, columnist; Robert Reed, actor; Evander Holyfield, boxer.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll want to check and double-check your calculations before taking any irreversible step.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can put in a good showing even though you may feel you're behind the eight ball in certain respects.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to explain your motives to those who are not as in tune with you as your friends and supporters are.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's a good day to forgive someone for an unintentional offense that really did you no harm whatsoever. Let bygones be bygones.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The time has come for you to step up and prove that you're the one for the job. For learning and a willingness to work hard, you are unmatched.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good day for you to keep your feelings under wraps, at least until you've gotten the lay of the land and understand those around you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can prove that it doesn't take a gold mine to accomplish something, as long as resources, imagination and ingenuity are in balance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone else knows what you know, but what really matters is who makes use of that knowledge first -- and in the more creative way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- "The empty vessel makes the greatest sound" -- so today you'll want to be sure that you are filled with proper thoughts and words.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When talking to others, you'll want to be sure your thoughts are in order and you know how to speak the proper language.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be able to offer someone in charge a progress report of sorts. He or she will then know how to encourage you to proceed.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have all the major components of a current project in place, but today is the day for you to concentrate on details and fine-tuning.