Born today, you know how to rise to any occasion -- but this is especially true when you are under pressure, under the gun or under scrutiny from others. You know how to put your best foot forward, and this is likely to be your greatest strength in both personal affairs and professional endeavors. Indeed, you often seem most at home when things are up in the air, uncertain or difficult. You maintain a calm exterior and seem quite unflappable at times when others are letting circumstances get the better of them. You are clever, quick-thinking and always able to see more than one side of an issue. You can persuade others of almost anything; but by others, you are persuaded of very little!
You have an adventurous streak, and you are often willing to try that which no one else will. It's not that you wish to endanger yourself, but you do enjoy walking where no one has walked before. You can be quite competitive, and that will lead you to accomplish much in the name of victory.
Also born on this date are: Bella Thorne, actress; Bruno Mars, singer; Matt Damon, actor; Chevy Chase, actor and comedian; R.L. Stine, author; Sigourney Weaver, actress; Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader; Stephanie Zimbalist, actress; Emily Procter, actress; Paul Hogan, actor; Rona Barrett, columnist; Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I pilot.
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to shop around to get the best deal, but you know what you want, and that's the best place to start.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are more likely to interpret things correctly if you are willing to view them from every angle -- which takes more effort!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Organization may not be your forte, but you're going to have to make sure that you do, indeed, have all your ducks in a row.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to hear through the grapevine just how a recent effort was received by those who were not your intended audience.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are willing to offer someone more than usual in return for a certain guarantee. Such a bargain can prove quite valuable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't let your own pride get in your way. If it's necessary to keep the peace, then by all means, be willing to compromise!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- There's no getting around the fact that you'll be expected to do things the hard way. Give others what they want, and you will be rewarded.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to work harder than usual to prepare yourself for what you know is waiting for you just around the corner.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your business sense serves you well, but there may be something even you miss. You can make up for lost time toward day's end.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Reports coming in suggest that you are not progressing as quickly as you had wished, but there is something to keep your hopes up!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may simply have to lay down the law so that someone in charge will proceed in a way that suits your agenda.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't quite know which way to turn, perhaps, but someone close to you is ready to get you back on track if necessary.