Born today, you know how to gather the finest around you day after day -- in talent, in goods, in style and in substance -- and you also know how to put it to good use in your life and in the lives of those around you. You are never one to enjoy the good things in life without sharing them liberally with those who may be less fortunate than you. Always thinking about your fellow human, you are generous to a fault, and that generosity is something for which you are likely to be long remembered. You always feel best about yourself -- and about the world at large -- when you can give of yourself, in as many ways as are required.
You want nothing so much as to leave the world a better place, yet this desire may not always be a conscious one; indeed, it may take many different guises throughout your lifetime. You're not the kind to do the same things again and again, so your philanthropy often takes others by surprise.
Also born on this date are: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; Penny Marshall, actress and director; Linda Lavin, actress; Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef; Ginuwine, singer-songwriter; Lee Iacocca, automaker; Mario Puzo, author; Dominic West, actor.
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 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will want to go straight for the essentials, skipping those things that you suspect will be mere distractions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You won't be able to resist certain influences. Fortunately, they are the ones that are most consistent with your own personality.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Intolerance is likely to get you nowhere, so avoid it! You can find a way to accept what another is doing, can't you?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Life is too short to complicate it with issues that cannot be resolved. Today, you can avoid at least two such issues -- for now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There are warnings to be given, but all in the right time. You don't want to jump the gun in any way, and scare anyone off.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can get an early start today, provided you have prepared adequately. No ill-conceived project will fare well at this time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be fighting two conflicting impulses. Your best bet is to avoid a certain situation altogether if you can.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If you can't change the rules to suit your particular situation, then you must change your behavior to suit the rules, mustn't you?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A matter of taste brings you into conflict with someone who claims to know much more than you do -- when in fact he or she does not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A crisis of sorts demands resolution, but you may not be in a position to draft the final terms of reconciliation. Trust another.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're getting bogged down in an issue that is best left for another day; it requires more time than you have right now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be drifting away from center. Friends and loved ones have noticed a difference, though you have not.